Wesley Snipes Net Worth, Salary, Early Life, Career, Affairs and MorePosted By: Haider Ali | March 13, 2018
Wesley Snipes Introduction:
Wesley Snipes is an American actor, author, martial artist, and film producer. He portrayed his outstanding work in a lot of films. Here is some of the most prominent work of his actings such as 1990s Mo’ Better Blues, 1991s New Jack City, 1992s White Men Can’t Jump, 1993s Demolition Man and in the Blade film trilogy which broadcasted from 1998 to 2004 and in this trilogy he portrayed a Marvel Comics character Blade.
In 1991, he founded a production company and chose Amen-Ra Films as this company’s logo. And also he has formed a subsidiary of the production with the title of Black Dot Media to create projects for television and film.
When he was just 12 years old he has started training in martial arts; he has awarded by 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido and a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate. In 2010, Wesley Snipes had captured for the allegations of tax evasion and punished for three years behind bars.
Childhood & Early Life of Wesley Snipes:
Wesley Snipes was born as Wesley Trent Snipes on 31st of July, in the year 1962. His father name was Wesley R. Snipes, and his mother name was Marian Snipes. By profession, his father was an aircraft engineer, and his mom was a teaching assistant.
After some time his family moved towards New York City, and at their, he grew and spent his all childhood. The family lives in The Bronx, while young Wesley had enrolled in an elementary school P.S. 132. After some time he has migrated from P.S. 132 and got admission to the I.S. 131 for his intermediate studies.
In 1975, he completed his high education from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. In 1980 he completed his degree of graduation from the Jones High School in Orlando. In the school plays, he actively participates and also performed.
After completing his graduation, he got enrolled at the State University of New York, and from there in 1985 he completes his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Wesley Snipes Professional Career:
Before 1986, he appeared as a minor role in many movies and TV projects. But after some time he met first time with a casting agent. This man influenced him to do acting and also helped him to get his debut role in the 1986s movie titled ‘Wildcats.’
After some time of that and at the start of 1987, he appeared in the song video of Michael Jackson. In this song video, he appeared in opposition to the Michael Jackson as a gang leader.
This song had gained a lot of popularity, and also its impact appeared on the character and career of Wesley Trent Snipes. As many famous producers and filmmakers seen him in this video and impressed by his work, so many of them decided to cast him in their projects.
According to that in 1989, he got his first major role in the comedy movie ‘Major League.’ One of the very prominent directors named Spike Lee cast him with Denzel Washington for the movie ‘Mo’ Better Blues.’ This movie was released in 1990 and got much popularity.
He appeared in one more project of Spike Lee in the drama film ‘Jungle Fever.’ This movie released in 1991 and also this film had honored with many prestigious awards, nominations and critical appreciation.
In 1994s TV film ‘Sugar Hill’ he has portrayed the role of a drug dealer. The movie was a much good project, but it was failed on the box office and also got mix reviews. After that, he has appeared in a lot of action movies.
Recent Projects of Wesley Trent Snipes:
But in 1998, he appeared in the blockbuster ‘Blade.’ The story of this movie was based on the vampire action film. The movie was a massive hit at the box office and also got many prominent awards and nomination.
As well as, the success of the movie encouraged its director and producers to make its sequel. In 2002, he also appeared in the sequel of the film titled ‘Blade II,’ and also this was a major hit just same like the first one.
In 2004 they released one more part of the movie titled ‘Blade: Trinity’, also known as ‘Blade III.’ In this movie, he appeared with some famous actors such as Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds.
After Blade he appeared in the theatrical crime drama film ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ this was released in 2010. His latest movie ‘Gallowwalker,’ a horror film, is set to release in 2013.
Awards & Achievements of Wesley Snipes:
In 1997 he had awarded the Best Actor Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival. He got this cup for the portrayal of an unlovable husband in the film titled ‘One Night Stand.’
As well as, this film was not getting many best reviews from critics, but this movie had a massive hit at the box office. He was awarded a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 21, 1998, after the success of ‘Blade.’
Wesley Snipes Personal Life & Legacy:
In 1985, Snipes first time tied the knot of his marriage with April Snipes. Both of them blessed with a son named Jelani Asar Snipe. Although, the marriage was not much lasting and in 1990 the couple got divorced.
After that in 2003, he second time wedded to Nakyung ‘Nikki’ Park. She was from South Korea and also by profession she was a painter. Both of them blessed with four kids. On April 24, 2008, he found accused of tax evasion and sentenced to three years in prison.
As well as, he was compelled to pay taxes amounting to $2.7 million. At that time when he was in prison, he appealed to the Supreme Court, but the court rejected to hear his appeal. On April 2, 2013, he released from the prison.
Wesley Snipes Net Worth:
According to latest reports and analysis, Wesley Snipes Net Worth has an estimated value of 10 million USD. He earns his entire fortune through his acting career.