Fun Fact 2 Wesley Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida in the United
States of America. After relocating as a child, he grew up on the
streets of the Bronx, New York City, where he was raised by his mother
Fun Fact 3: Wesley Snipes married April Dubois in 1985; they have one
child together called Jelani Asar Snipes. The coupe divorced in 1990.
Fun Fact 4: Wesley Snipes remarried in 2003 to Nakyung Park who is known
as Nikki. They are still married and have four children together - their
names are Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Iset Jua-T
Snipes and Alimayu Moa-T Snipes.
Fun Fact 5: Wesley's mother's name is Maryann Long and she was a
teaching assistant. His father's name is Wesley Rudolph Snipes and he
was an aircraft engineer.
Fun Fact 6: On August 21st, 1998, Wesley was awarded a Star on the Walk
of Fame on Hollywood Blvd in recognition of his outstanding
Fun Fact 7: In April 2008, Wesley was charged with tax evasion and was
sentenced to a maximum of three years in prison.
Fun Fact 8: Wesley Snipes attended the High School of Performing Acts in
New York City. After leaving here, he continued his education at the
State University of New York where he could pursue a career in acting.
Fun Fact 9: In 1991, Wesley Snipes appeared in Spike Lee's 'Jungle
Fever'. He played a lead role alongside another famous American actor
called Samuel L Jackson.
Fun Fact 10: Wesley's first film debut was in 1986 in movie called
'Wildcats'. He starred alongside Goldie Hawn, a well known actress. He
has also starred alongside other famous actors such as Denzel Washington
in Mo' Better Blues in 1990.
Fun Fact 11: Wesley Snipes has studied the martial art of Shotokan
Karate and Hapkido, he has achieved black belt status in both arts. He
began studying martial arts at the age of twelve.
Fun Fact 12: Wesley Snipes is best known for his Marvel comic character
Blade, the Blade trilogy.
Fun Fact 13: Wesley Snipes appeared in Michael Jackson's music video
'Bad' in 1987 which was directed by Martin Scorsese. He caught the eye
of Spike Lee in this video which later led him towards a career in
Fun Fact 14: Wesley Snipes was born a Christian but he decided to
convert to Islam in 1978. After approximately ten years, he converted
Fun Fact 15: In September 2001, Wesley Snipes' apartment was destroyed
when the World Trade Centre collapsed. Fortunately, he wasn't at home at