Wesley Snipes

Film Actor + Martial Artist + Film Producer
Born Jul 31, 1962
Age 53
Hometown Orlando
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater Los Angeles South...
High School Fiorello H. LaGua...
Other Names Snipes, Wesley Trent

Wesley Trent Snipes is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous films, thrillers, and dramatic feature films. Snipes is known for playing the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy, among various other high-profile roles. Snipes formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991 and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television.… Read More

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1962 Birth Born on July 31, 1962.


1986 23 Years Old He made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcats. … Read More
1987 24 Years Old In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese–directed music video "Bad" and the feature film Streets of Gold. … Read More


1994 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 34 Years Old In 1997, he won the Best Actor Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival for his performance in New Line Cinema's One Night Stand.
1998 35 Years Old In 1998, Snipes had his largest commercial success with Blade, which has grossed over $150 million worldwide. … Read More
2000 37 Years Old In 2000, the business was investigated for alleged ties to the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors. … Read More


2003 40 Years Old …  In 2003, Snipes married painter Nakyung "Nikki" Park (born 1974), with whom he has four children: son Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, daughter Iset Jua-T Snipes (born 2001), son Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes (born 2004), and son Alimayu Moa-T Snipes (born 2007). … Read More
2005 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Snipes sued New Line Cinema, and David S. Goyer, director of Blade: Trinity, which Snipes also produced. … Read More
2006 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 12, 2006, Snipes, Eddie Ray Kahn, and Douglas P. Rosile were charged with one count of conspiring to defraud the United States and one count of knowingly making or aiding and abetting the making of a false and fraudulent claim for payment against the United States.
2008 45 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 1, 2008, Snipes was acquitted on the felony count of conspiracy to defraud the government and on the felony count of filing a false claim with the government. … Read More
2010 47 Years Old 1 More Event
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed Snipes's convictions in a 35-page decision issued on July 16, 2010.
2011 48 Years Old On June 6, 2011, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear Snipes' appeal.


2013 50 Years Old Snipes was released on April 2, 2013.
2014 51 Years Old In 2014, he appeared in the sequel The Expendables 3. … Read More
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