Top 10 Facts - Wesley Snipes
Fact #1

His full name is Wesley Trent Snipes. He is an American actor, film producer and matrial artist. He is best known for his role as the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy.

Fact #2

He formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991, and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television.

Fact #3

He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12. In martial arts he earned a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.

Fact #4

He made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcast. Later in 1986 he appeared on the TV show Miami Vice as a drug-dealing pimp in the episode "Streetwise".

Fact #5

In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese-directed music video "Bad" and the feature film Streets of Gold.

Fact #6

In 1997, he won the Best Actor Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival for his performance in New Line Cinema's One Night Stand.

Fact #7

In 1998, Snipes had his largest commercial succsess with Blade, which has grossed over $150 million worldwide. The film turned into a series.

Fact #8

He also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, SUNY/Purchase.

Fact #9

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. He trained in a number of other disciplines including kung fu at the USA Shaolin Temple and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing.

Fact #10

Snipes has been married twice, He was married first April Snipes. He and April have a sonm Jelani Asar Snipes. In 2003, Snipes married painter Nakyung "Nikki" park. He and Park have four children.

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