Wesley Snipes is an actor who has appeared in many films in his career. He is also a martial artist and film producer. In 1991, he formed his own production company called Amen-Ra Films. His company is a subsidiary of Black Dot Media Company. He has appeared in the Blade film series, New Jack City, White Men Can’t Jump, Demolition Man, Brooklyn’s Finest, Chi-Raq, and The Expendables 3. He has also appeared in a number of TV shows. In 1986, he appeared in the Broadway ‘Execution of Justice’. The estimated net worth of Wesley Snipes is $12 million US dollars. He has won several awards and nominations in his career.
Wesley Trent Snipes was born on July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Florida. He was born to parents Wesley Rudolph Snipes and Maryann Snipes. His mother was a teacher’s assistant and his father was an aircraft engineer. He was raised in The Bronx, New York. He went to a high school of performing arts in New York but did not graduate as he moved to Florida. He then went to Jones High School located in Orlando and completed his graduation.
Later, he came back to New York and went to the State University of New York located at Purchase. Snipes also attended the Southwest College located in Los Angeles, California. When he was 23, he performed in a competition and was discovered by an agent.
In 1985, Wesley Snipes got married to April Snipes. Together, they have a son named Jelani. The couple separated in 1990. In 2003, he married Nikki Park. He has got four children with Nakyung “Nikki” Park.
In 1986, Wesley Snipes made his debut by appearing in the film ‘Wildcats’. In the same year, he went to appear in the show Miami Vice. He then went on to appear in the film Major League. This was followed by appearing in the films like Mo’ Better Blues, King of New York, New Jack City, and Sugar Hill.
Snipes has appeared in many action movies like ‘To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar’, ‘Rising Sun’, ‘U.S. Marshals’, ‘Money Train’, and ‘Passenger 57’. In 2005, he became the actor and producer of the film ‘Blade: Trinity’. This was followed by the film The Contractor and also by starring in the film Gallowwalkers in 2012. In 2014, he was seen in the movie ‘The Expendables 3’. He has also appeared in many Direct to DVD films. In 2017, he will be seen in the movie ‘Armed Response’.
Apart from films, Snipes has opened a security firm with his brother named Royal Guard of Amen-Ra. He also owns a film company called Amen-Ra Films. In 1996, his production company released its first film called ‘A Great And Mighty Walk – Dr. John Henrik Clarke’. The company has been established in Florida, Africa, and Antigua.
Wesley Spines has been nominated four times for the MTV Movie Awards in his career. He has won the Volpi Cup at the 1997 Venice Film Festival. He has won two Image Awards and has also won the CableACE Awards. He has won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award out of 2 nominations. Snipes has also been nominated twice for the Black Reel Awards. He has also received an Independent Spirit Award nomination.
How much is Wesley Snipes Net Worth in 2017
Wesley Snipes has successfully appeared in many films and TV shows. He has also produced many films through his production company Amen-Ra Films. In doing so, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth. Wesley Snipes’ net worth is an estimated $12 million US dollars as of 2017.
Part of this wealth also comes by producing TV films. He starred and produced the television film ‘Disappearing Acts’ in 2000. He has appeared in many TV shows like H.E.L.P., The Player, and A Man Called Hawk. His Direct-to-DVD films include Chaos, The Detonator, The Contractor, Art of War II: Betrayal, The Marksman, and Game of Death.
Wesley Snipes was raised as Christain. However, in 1978, he converted to Islam. A decade later, he left Islam. His apartment was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. Snipes has a second-degree black belt in Hapkido and also has a fifth-degree black belt in Shotokan karate.