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Did you know that this famous black America actor was born in Florida but raised in the Bronx? Did you know that he continued his studies at university? Do you know what his middle name is? Find out the answers to all of these interesting questions below.

Fun Fact 1 Wesley Trent Snipes was born on July 31st, 1962, he belongs to the zodiac sign of Leo and he is a famous American actor and film producer.

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 and grandmother.

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 achievements.

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 acting.

Fun Fact 14: Wesley Snipes was born a Christian but he decided to convert to Islam in 1978. After approximately ten years, he converted back.

Fun Fact 15: In September 2001, Wesley Snipes' apartment was destroyed when the World Trade Centre collapsed. Fortunately, he wasn't at home at the time.

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