Wesley Snipes is a popular American actor, movie producer, and a martial artist. He is famous for his appearing in “Brooklyn`s Finest”, “White Men Can`t Jump”, “New Jack City”, “Demolition Man”, “The Expendables 3” and his best-known role in a movie “Blade”. He founded his movie production company “Amen-Ra Films”. He was sentenced at three years in prison for evading tax. He got many nominations and he won numerous awards for his work as an actor. Let us show you his short biography and his net worth.
He was born as a Wesley Trent Snipes on the thirty-first of July 1962, in Orlando, Florida. His parents are Maryann Snipes and Wesley Rudolph. He started his education at Jones High School. After that, he participated in the State University of New York. Plus, he was a part of Southwest College in Los Angeles, California.
In 1985, he married April Dubois, and they have one son named Jelani Asar. They divorced in 1990. In 2003, Wesley married Nikki Park, with whom he has four children Akhenaten Kihwa-T, Iset Jua-T, Alimayu Moa-T, and Alaafia Jehu-T. He was raised Christian, but in 1978 he converted to Islam. However, he decided that he wants to leave Islam ten years later, in 1988.
While one of his early performances, he was noted by one agent who helped him to start his acting career. His first appearance on a film was on a movie called “Wildcats”. During the eighties, he appeared on “Critical Condition”, “Major League”, and “Streets of Gold”. In 1991, he was cast for a role in a movie called “Demolition Man”.
Six years later, he starred in “One Night Stand”, where he played a character named Maximillian Max Carlyle. His other roles from the `90s are “King of New York”, “Sugar Hill”, and “The Fan Money Train”. The year 1998 was a year of his breakthrough because he was chosen to star, do choreography, and produce a movie called “Blade”. That same year, he was an actor and an executive producer for “Down in the Delta”.
Later, he worked on movies such as “Blade 2”, “Blade: Trinity”, “Undisputed”. In 2009, he was cast in “Brooklyn`s Finest”. He served as a producer, and he had the main role, in a tv movie called “Disappearing Acts” that was filmed and released in 2000. Also, he appeared in six episodes of “H.E.L.P.”. Apart from his work as an actor, he co-wrote a book called “Talon of God”, together with Ray Norman in 2017.
Wesley Snipes became one of the most interesting celebrities since he appeared for the first time on a movie. One of the most interesting things about him is his knowledge of oriental martial arts. He worked as a choreographer, producer, and an actor on many hit movies. He is an owner of one more company called “Amen-Ra”, which is training bodyguards in law enforcement techniques and martial arts for VIPs. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at $12 million.