Wesley Snipes

Actor, Producer, Author (1962)
Sun Jan 03 2021
By   Ruku

The Black Reel Awards-winning entertainment personality Wesley Snipes is gaining wider media attraction from his incredible acting skills. Snipes's notable movies and TV series include his role in Blade, America's Dream, New Jack City, Demolition Man, and others. 

The actor was born Wesley Trent Snipes on July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Flordia, USA. He is the son of an aircraft engineer, Wesley Rudolph Snipes (father), and a teacher's assistant, Marian Long Snipes (mother).

Wesley graduated from Jones High School located in Orlando. Later, he earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) degree from the State University of New York at Purchase.

Present Relationship Status: Married

The 58-years-old Blade actor Wesley is in a marital relationship with Nakyung Park, aka Niki. Snipes' wife Park is a South Korean painter and artist. 

The American actor Wesley Snipes is married to a South Korean painter Nakyung "Niki" Park since March 17, 2003.
Snap: The American actor Wesley Snipes is married to a South Korean painter, Nakyung "Niki" Park, since March 17, 2003.
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How and when Nakyung and Wesley met is unknown. But as per the sources, they began their romantic relationship in the late '90s. After dating for several years, Snipes and Park decided to take their relationship to the next level.

The couple exchanged the wedding vows on March 17, 2003, at a County Courthouse in Hackensack, New Jersey, in attendance of the bride and groom's family members, friends, and relatives. 

Wesley Snipes and Nakyung "Niki" Park attend the premier
Picture: Wesley Snipes and Nakyung "Niki" Park attend the premiere of the film 'Brooklyn's finest' in Venice, Italy, on September 08, 2009.
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As of now, Mr. and Mrs. Snipes are sharing a healthy bond as a perfect married pair. Nakyung attends various high-profile events, award functions along with Wesley. Additionally, they are also parenting their kids jointly. 

Wesley & Nakyung Shared Four Kids

From the romantic bond, an actor Wesley and a painter Niki shared four adorable kids. They welcomed their first kid, a son, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, in early 2000

Similarly, before the wedding, the love bird shared their second child, a daughter, Iset Jua-T Snipes, on July 31, 2001. Likewise, the Snipes couple became parents for the third time on May 26, 2004, who shared a son named Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes.

Nakyung and Wesley Snipes children's childhood picture.
Image: Nakyung and Wesley Snipes children's childhood picture.
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Nakyung shared their fourth child, a son, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, in March 2007. As of 2021, the Snipes siblings are living merrily with their parents. They are also gaining media attention as celebrity children. However, they are kept far away from paparazzi and are also not spotted on their father's social media posts.

Was Married To April Snipes

Before sharing an intimate life with Nakyung, an actor, Wesley was in a marital relationship with his first wife, April Dubois Snipes. Wesley and April tied the wedding knot back in 1985.

From the marital relationship, the formerly married pair (April & Wesley) also shared a son named Jelani Asar Snipes in 1988. Wesley's first-born son Jelani is also an actor. He has starred in the 1990 musical comedy film Mo' Better Blues.

Wesley Snipes shared a son, Jelani Asar Snipes, with his former wife April Dubois Snipes.
Photo: Wesley Snipes shared a son, Jelani Asar Snipes, with his former wife, April Dubois Snipes.
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Wesley and April were parenting their kid jointly. Everything was going fine. However, after five years of the marital bond, they ended their relationship. The reason behind their separation is unclear.

Enjoys Net Worth Of $10 million

The 5-feet-9-inch (175 cm) tall entertainment personality Wesley has a net worth of around $10 million. He accumulated these hefty sums of wealth from his professional acting career. Snipes has starred in several box-office hit movies. Some of them are listed below;

Movie NameIMDb RatingsProduction BudgetBox-Office Collection
White Men Can't Jump (1992)6.8/10$31 million$90.8 million
Rising Sun (1993)6.3/10$40 million$107.2 million
Demolition Man (1993)6.7/10$77 million$159.1 million
U.S. Marshals (1998)6.6/10$45 million$102.4 million
Blade (1998)7.1/10$45 million$131.2 million
Blade II (2002)6.7/10$54 million$155 million
Blade: Trinity (2004)5.9/10$65 million$132 million

Similarly, Wesley has worked in TV series like All My Children, America's Dream, Futuresport, Disappearing Acts, The Player, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, What We Do in the Shadows? etc. 

The actor Wesley Snipes, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has a net worth of around $10 million.
Snap: The actor Wesley Snipes, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has a net worth of around $10 million.
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From the appearance in movies and series, Wesley not only collected an impressive sum of wealth, but he also gathered fame as one of the talented and successful actors. Wesley has also served as a producer in films and series such as The Recall, Down in Delta, Blade, and others.

Likewise, Wesley is also an author. He has co-authored books like After Dark (August 2010) and Talon of God (July 2017). For the information, Wesley is also a martial artist. He has earned a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan belt in Hapkido (Korean Martial Art).

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