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Wesley Snipes is a Actor, Producer and Martial Arts Choreographer American born on 31 july 1962 at Orlando (USA)

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes
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Birth name Wesley Trent Snipes
Nationality USA
Birth 31 july 1962 (61 years) at Orlando (USA)

Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer and martial artist. He is best known for his role as the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy. He formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991, and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, earning a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.


Snipes began training in martial arts when he was 12 years old. He has a 5th degree black belt in Shotokan karate and a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido. He has also trained in Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including kung fu at the USA Shaolin Temple and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing. During his time in New York, Snipes was trained in fighting by his friend and mentor Brooke Ellis.

Snipes has been married twice, first to April Snipes, with whom he has a son, Jelani Asar Snipes (born 1988). Jelani had a cameo role in Snipes' 1990 film Mo' Better Blues. In 2003, Snipes married painter Nakyung "Nikki" Park (born 1974), with whom he has four children: son Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, daughter Iset Jua-T Snipes (born 2001), son Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes (born 2004), and son Alimayu Moa-T Snipes (born 2007). Snipes spends considerable time in Park's home country of South Korea, which he calls his "second home".

Snipes, who was raised a Christian, converted to Islam in 1978, but left Islam in 1988. During a 1991 interview, Snipes said "Islam made me more conscious of what African people have accomplished, of my self-worth, and gave me some self-dignity".

Snipes' apartment was destroyed by the collapse of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers during the September 11 attacks. He was on the West Coast at the time.

Best films

The Expendables 3 (2014)
Blade II (2002)
Blade (1998)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Rising Sun (1993)
White Men Can't Jump (1992)

Usually with

Spike Lee
Spike Lee
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Avi Arad
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wesley Snipes (56 films)

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Coming 2 America
Directed by Craig Brewer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Monde imaginaire
Actors Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Leslie Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, Tracy Morgan
Roles General Izzi
Rating53% 2.665262.665262.665262.665262.66526
Alors qu'il est sur le point de devenir le nouveau roi du Zamunda, le prince Akeem Joffer découvre qu'il a un fils, Lavelle, qui vit dans le Queens. Honorant la dernière volonté de son père, Akeem décide donc de retourner aux États-Unis avec son fidèle acolyte Semmi.
Dolemite Is My Name, 1h58
Directed by Craig Brewer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Snoop Dogg, Mike Epps, Chris Rock
Roles D’Urville Martin
Rating71% 3.5981353.5981353.5981353.5981353.598135
Dans les années 1970, l'humoriste-comédien de talent Rudy Ray Moore est mis de côté par Hollywood. Il décide alors de se débrouiller en développant ses propres œuvres. Il crée ainsi le personnage du proxénète Dolemite notamment dans le film de blaxploitation du même nom réalisé par D'Urville Martin et sorti en 1975.
The Recall
The Recall (2017)
, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Wesley Snipes, RJ Mitte, Jedidiah Goodacre, Vicellous Reon Shannon
Roles The Hunter
Rating41% 2.0603252.0603252.0603252.0603252.060325
La petite retraite à la campagne de cinq amis se transforme en un enfer quand ils réalisent qu'une invasion extraterrestre et un enlèvement collectif se préparent.
Armed Response
Directed by John Stockwell
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable, Mo Gallini, Anthony Azizi, Gene Simmons
Roles Isaac
Rating37% 1.8937051.8937051.8937051.8937051.893705
Une unité de l'armée se retrouve prisonnière d'une enceinte gérée par une intelligence artificielle...
Chi-Raq (2016)
, 1h58
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors John Cusack, Nicholas Cannon, Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Piven, Samuel L. Jackson, Common
Roles Sean 'Cyclops' Andrews
Rating58% 2.94932.94932.94932.94932.9493
Après la mort d'un enfant tuée par une « balle perdue », un groupe de femmes mené par Lysistrata s'organise contre la violence dans les quartiers de South Side à Chicago.
The Expendables 3, 2h6
Directed by Simon West, Avi Lerner, Patrick Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren
Roles Doc
Rating61% 3.0512053.0512053.0512053.0512053.051205
The Expendables—led by Barney Ross and formed by Lee Christmas, Gunnar Jensen, and Toll Road—extract former member Doctor Death, a knives specialist and team medic, from a military prison during his transfer on a train. They recruit Doc to assist them in intercepting a shipment of bombs meant to be delivered to a warlord in Somalia. Arriving there, they reunite with Hale Caesar, who directs them to the drop point, where Ross is surprised to find out that the arms trader providing the bombs is Conrad Stonebanks, a former co-founder of the Expendables who went rogue and was presumed dead. In the ensuing firefight, The Expendables manage to kill all but Stonebanks, who shoots Caesar twice. As the team attempts to aid him, they are forced to retreat due to Stonebanks' advanced weaponry, and Caesar is severely injured in the process.
Bad 25
Bad 25 (2012)
, 2h3
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Michael Jackson, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey, Rubén Blades, Glen Ballard, Sheryl Crow
Roles Himself (Archive Footage)
Rating78% 3.936333.936333.936333.936333.93633
The film includes behind the scenes clips of the recording session of Jackson's seventh studio album, Bad. It also features various people that had worked with Jackson during the Bad era (1986–1989) talking about the production of the album and the tour, acting or starring in some of Jackson's Bad singles and music videos including Sheryl Crow who was the duet partner with Jackson on the Bad World Tour for "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", Siedah Garrett, the original duet artist, talks about her experience with Jackson and many others. There are also interviews with influenced entertainers and artists.
Gallowwalkers, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Wesley Snipes, Riley Smith, Tanit Phoenix, Patrick Bergin, Dallas Page, Jenny Gago
Roles Aman
Rating36% 1.8229151.8229151.8229151.8229151.822915
After a group of outlaws kills his lover, Aman (Wesley Snipes) goes after them and kills them. When he is killed himself, his mother, a nun, breaks her covenant with God to save his life, which in turn curses him for life. His curse brings his victims back to life, and as undead, they pursue him endlessly for revenge. Forever suffering this curse and still seeking revenge, before Aman enlists Fabulos (Riley Smith), a young gunman, to fight by his side against his undead victims.
Game of Death, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Wesley Snipes, Zoë Bell, Aunjanue Ellis, Robert Davi, Ernie Hudson, Ron Balicki
Roles Agent Marcus
Rating47% 2.354582.354582.354582.354582.35458
The story is told in flashback. CIA agent Marcus Jones recounts his final mission in the form of a confession to a Catholic priest. The mission begins when Jones's mentor in the CIA, Dietrich, informs him that his next assignment is to gather intelligence for the possible prosecution of American citizens Frank Smith, an arms dealer, and John Redvale, a hedge fund manager. Jones succeeds in being hired as Smith's bodyguard and accompanies Smith to the Redvale building, where Smith is supposed to obtain $100,000,000 in cash. Unknown assailants attack the vehicle in which Smith and Jones are travelling. While Jones is distracted, Dietrich, flying above them in a helicopter with several other CIA agents, discovers that the others are traitors when they kill him. They are after the $100,000,000.
Brooklyn's Finest, 2h12
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Will Patton, Vincent D'Onofrio
Roles Casanova 'Caz' Phillips
Rating66% 3.3472653.3472653.3472653.3472653.347265
Bobby "Carlo" Powers and Detective Salvatore "Sal" Procida are having a conversation in a car when Sal unexpectedly shoots Carlo, grabs a bag of money from Carlo's lap and flees, then confesses to a priest, asking for help with his dire situation; his wife is pregnant with twins, in a house too small for their four children and has wood mold, which jeopardizes his family's health. Desperate to move, Sal has arranged to purchase a larger home through a woman who owes him a favor. The down payment is due the following Tuesday, and Sal is still short. Sal is a highly skilled and accomplished narcotics detective, but has begun to pocket drug money from raids.
The Art of War II: Betrayal, 1h43
Directed by Josef Rusnak
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Wesley Snipes, Lee Sung-hi, Athena Karkanis, Lochlyn Munro, Treach, Pascale Hutton
Roles Neil Shaw
Rating43% 2.160292.160292.160292.160292.16029
When Agent Neil Shaw comes out of hiding to vindicate his former mentor's murder, he winds up on the trail of betrayal and lethal corruption. Under the charge of his friend and a senatorial candidate, his mission is to set things straight. But when more people turn up dead, Shaw realizes that he's been set up as bait.
The Contractor, 1h38
Directed by Josef Rusnak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Wesley Snipes, Eliza Hope Bennett, Lena Headey, Ralph Brown, Charles Dance, Gemma Jones
Roles James Dial
Rating55% 2.7516252.7516252.7516252.7516252.751625
A retired CIA Black-Ops hitman James Jackson Dial (Wesley Snipes) is living his life in seclusion on his ranch in Montana when he is offered the chance to redeem himself by his former employer, Jeremy Collins (Ralph Brown). Some years earlier, Dial had been seconds away from taking down notorious terrorist cell leader Ali Mahmoud Jahar (Nikolay Sotirov) but his carelessness allowed Jahar to escape, marking his assignment as a failure.
The Detonator, 1h31
Directed by Po-Chih Leong, Po-Chih Leong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Wesley Snipes, William Hope, Tim Dutton, Silvia Colloca, William Hope, Matthew Leitch
Roles Sonni Griffith
Rating48% 2.40132.40132.40132.40132.4013
Undercover C.I.A. agent Sonni Griffith (Wesley Snipes) travels alone to Romania to expose an arms dealer and stop the sale of a nuclear weapon. When the arms dealer is tipped off to Griffith's identity, he lands himself in prison...but is quickly released by the C.I.A. only to be given a new mission: to escort a beautiful Russian woman named Nadia (Silvia Colloca) back to the United States.
Hard Luck
Hard Luck (2006)
, 1h41
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Gangster films
Actors Wesley Snipes, Cybill Shepherd, Mario Van Peebles, James Hiroyuki Liao, Luis Guzmán, Kevin Thoms
Roles Lucky
Rating52% 2.606232.606232.606232.606232.60623
As the film begins. A former criminal and drug dealer Lucky (Wesley Snipes) was released from prison and tries to lead a respectable life despite his troubled past. However, Lucky once or twice reflects on the wisdom of his grandfather who supposedly told him "sometimes without bad luck, it would seem you don't have any luck at all." Shortly after his release from prison, Lucky tries to get back on his feet but inexplicably ends up a victim of Hurricane Katrina's wrath, and loses his newly found life.
7 Seconds
7 Seconds (2005)
, 1h41
Directed by Simon Fellows
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Politic
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Wesley Snipes, Tamzin Outhwaite, DeObia Oparei, Pete Lee-Wilson, Adrian Lukis, Stephen Boxer
Roles Jack Tuliver
Rating48% 2.4122452.4122452.4122452.4122452.412245
After professional thief Jack Tulliver and his crew pull off a meticulously planned armored car heist, they are ambushed in Bucharest by a group of Romanian racketeers. This rogue group, tipped off to the heist by an unknown turncoat, kills Tulliver's associate Bull and most of his crew. Tulliver escapes with a mysterious sealed case that was the most valuable part of the stolen loot. After car-jacking Sgt. Kelly Anders' car, he makes a getaway through Bucharest, but leaves Anders under the suspicion of her fellow officers. Meanwhile, Tulliver tries to save a team member who has been captured by Alexie Kutchinov, a sadistic Russian millionaire gangster in charge of the Romanian racketeers that ambushed Tulliver. Jack and Sgt. Anders are saved by Bull's brother Mikail Mercea, a Romanian mobster who shoots Alexie to avenge his brother's death. Ultimately, the content of the case is revealed, and we come to know why it is in such high demand.