Wesley Snipes young
July 31, 1962
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
82 kg | 180 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Wesley Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, U.S., on July 31, 1962, is an American actor. Young Wesley Snipes made his big screen debut in the sports comedy film Wildcats (1986) in role as Trumaine, opposite Goldie Hawn and Woody Harrelson. Wesley's breakthrough roles came as Thomas Flanigan in crime thriller film King of New York (1990) with Christopher Walken and as Simon Phoenix in science fiction action film Demolition Man (1993) opposite Sylvester Stallone.
He portrayed Blade, a human with vampire genes in Blade film trilogy: Blade (1998), Blade II (2002) and Blade: Trinity (2004).
New Jack City (1991) action gangster with Ice T and Chris Rock
White Men Can't Jump (1992) sports comedy with Woody Harrelson
One Night Stand (1997) drama with Robert Downey Jr. and Kyle MacLachlan
The Fan (1996) psychological thriller opposite Robert De Niro and Benicio del Toro
Jungle Fever (1991) romantic drama directed by Spike Lee
U.S. Marshals (1998) action crime thriller with Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Downey Jr.
Mo' Better Blues (1990) musical drama with Denzel Washington
Rising Sun (1993) thriller drama opposite Sean Connery
Passenger 57 (1992) thriller action with Bruce Payne and Elizabeth Hurley
The Expendables 3 (2014) action thriller with Sylvester Stallone
Money Train (1995) action with Jennifer Lopez and Woody Harrelson
Gallowwalkers (2012) western horror in role as Aman
Brooklyn's Finest (2009) drama crime with Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere and Don Cheadle
Armed Response (2017) thriller action in role as Isaac
The Recall (2017) science fiction in role as "The Hunter"
Wesley practices Capoeira, Brazilian martial arts and several forms of Kung Fu, since the age of twelve
He is a fifth degree black belt in Shotokan karate.
Close friends with Woody Harrelson.
Has been married twice, to April Snipes, they had one son and to painter Nakyung "Nikki" Park, they have four children.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Lives in Alpine, New Jersey.
Certain roles are more challenging than others, but I haven't come across one yet that I can't tackle.
I have a great deal of fun playing Blade. The lifestyle of it, the controlled rebelliousness, is wonderful to me. And it's therapeutic, too. A role like this lets you vent.
I love the idea of the man to man, against one another. I like that. I don't know why.
I didn't go into this business to do action because I'm a classically trained actor. But I'm good at kicking and punching.
I have a whole other side that has yet to be seen on screen.
I never really planned on making action films. It just kind of happened.
I grew up in the Bronx. The Bronx teaches you to survive. It's like, 'Bring it on!'