34 Facts About Wesley Snipes

1. In 1991 Wesley Snipes won notice for his performance as a black architect who has an affair with his white secretary in Jungle Fever, directed by Lee.

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2. In 1990 Wesley Snipes gained recognition when he played a musician in director Spike Lee's film Mo' Better Blues.

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3. Wesley Snipes is a badass martial artist and he incorporates it into the training system.

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4. In 1986, Wesley Snipes made his theatrical film debut as one of the high school football students Trumaine in the film Wildcats.

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5. Wesley Snipes is an American actor who started his acting career in 1986 by appearing in the film Wildcats.

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6. Wesley Snipes made his film debut in Wildcats, starring Goldie Hawn, in 1986.

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7. Wesley Snipes was fast rising to prominence and he bagged the 'Best Actor Volpi Cup' in 1997 for his remarkable performance in the movie One Night Stand released in the year 1997.

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8. Wesley Snipes is quite active on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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9. Wesley Snipes was born on 31st July 1962 in Orlando, Florida, US He was the son of  Marian and Wesley Rudolph Snipes.

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10. Wesley Snipes is an actor, film producer, martial artist as well as an author.

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11. Wesley Snipes dated Halle Berry, but that did not last more than a year.

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12. Wesley Snipes used the occasion to praise Stan Lee for inspiring people "to be creative.

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13. Wesley Snipes stayed as quiet as he could regarding a new Blade project from Marvel Studios.

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14. Wesley Snipes was released from federal prison on April 2, 2013, finishing his period of house arrest on July 19, 2013.

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15. Wesley Snipes reported to federal prison on December 9, 2010 to begin his three-year sentence, and was held at McKean Federal Correctional Institution, a federal prison in Pennsylvania.

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16. Wesley Snipes responded to his indictment in a letter on December 4, 2006, declaring himself to be "a non-resident alien" of the United States; in reality, Snipes is a birthright US citizen.

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17. The government charged that Wesley Snipes sent three worthless, fictitious "bills of exchange" for $14 million to the Internal Revenue Service.

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18. In 2003, Wesley Snipes married painter Nakyung "Nikki" Park, with whom he has four children.

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19. Wesley Snipes has trained in Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including kung fu at the USA Shaolin Temple and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing.

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20. Wesley Snipes has a 5th degree black belt in Shotokan karate and a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido.

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21. Wesley Snipes began training in martial arts when he was 12 years old.

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22. In 2005, Wesley Snipes was in negotiations to fight Fear Factor host Joe Rogan.

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23. Wesley Snipes had to turn down the part of Hale Caesar in The Expendables because he was not allowed to leave the United States without the court's approval.

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24. Wesley Snipes made a comeback performance in Brooklyn's Finest as Casanova "Caz" Phillips, a supporting character, it was his first theatrical release film since 2004.

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25. Wesley Snipes was originally slated to play one of the four leads in Spike Lee's 2008 war film Miracle at St Anna but had to leave the film due to tax problems; his role eventually went to Derek Luke.

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26. Wesley Snipes has discussed reprising the role of Blade as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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27. In 2004, Wesley Snipes reprised his role in the third film, Blade: Trinity, which he produced.

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28. In 1998, Wesley Snipes had his largest commercial success with Blade, which has grossed over $150 million worldwide.

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29. Wesley Snipes has appeared in dramas like The Waterdance and Disappearing Acts.

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30. Wesley Snipes played a drug dealer in the 1994 film Sugar Hill.

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31. Wesley Snipes made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcats.

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32. At the age of 23, Wesley Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition.

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33. Wesley Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marian, a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer.

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34. Wesley Snipes formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991, and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television.

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