Wesley Snipes Biography, Real Name, Age, Height, Weight and More

Wesley Trent Snipes is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist. His prominent film roles include Major League, New Jack City, White Men Can’t Jump, Passenger 57, Rising Sun, Demolition Man, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!

Name Wesley Snipes
Real Name Wesley Trent Snipes
Date of Birth July 31, 1962
Age 60 years old
Birthplace Orlando, Florida, United States
Height 5 Feet 9 Inches
Weight 78 kg


Wesley Snipes along with his brother began a security firm named the Royal Guard of Amen-Ra, dedicated to providing VIPs with bodyguards trained in law enforcement and martial arts in 1990. He was given the decision to 3 years in jail on April 24, 2008, for tax evasion. It was found that he was expected to do payment for taxes amounting to $2.7 million, but did not file any returns between 1999 and 2001. When he was in jail, he pleaded to the Supreme Court but the court refused to hear and see him plead. The actor was finally out on April 2, 2013, after completing his punishment.

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Hobbies: Hapkido, Capoeira

Favorite Destination: New York City’s South Bronx

Favorite Food: Green Curry Chicken

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Cars: Chevrolet C65, Econoline E-350

Favorite Pets: Dog

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  • 1997 Venice Film FestivalBest Actor: Winner
  • 1993 Independent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting Male: Nominated

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  • Began studying martial arts as a child
  • Had an aunt who signed him up for talent shows, which led to a role in the off-Broadway play The Me Nobody Knew when he was 12 years old
  • Performed with a traveling puppet group called Struttin’ Street Stuff
  • Had a job installing telephones before making his feature film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn movie Wildcats
  • Appeared in the video for Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” as the rival gang leader
  • Was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion in 2008, and began serving his prison term in 2010
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