Produced in Florida in 1962, Wesley Snipes made his movie debut in Wildcats in 1986 and was cast in Mo’ Better Blues in 1990. In 1991, Snipes took the leading part in Lee’s Jungle Fever and in addition played among his most memorable characters—fashionable offense lord Nino Brown in New Jack City.
Wesley Trent Snipes was born on July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Florida. Raised with WesleySnipes sisters in the South Bronx by his grandma and mom, Snipes attended the High School for the Performing Arts in nyc.
After attending the State University of New York at Purchase, Wesley pursued his acting career in earnest.
Snipes made his movie debut in Wildcats, starring Goldie Hawn, in 1986.
The next year, Snipes not only took the leading part in Lee’s Jungle Fever, but also impersonated one among his most memorable characters to date, that of fashionable crime lord Nino Brown in Mario Van Peebles’ New Jack City.
Throughout the 1990s, Snipes stayed among the most important celebrities in Hollywood thanks to following turns in such successful movies as the emotionally wrought The Waterdance, the large-budget action film Passenger 57 as well as the comedy White Men can not Jump.
On April 24, 2008, Snipes was sentenced to no more than 36 months in prison on tax evasion charges.
Snipes wed April Snipes in 1985. They had a son together, Jelani Asar Snipes, in 1988. The couple divorced in 1990. In 2003, Snipes married painter Nakyung “Nikki” Park. They will have four kids.