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Wesley Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist. He has starred in numerous action-adventures, thrillers, and dramatic feature films and is well known for his role as Blade in the Blade trilogy. Snipes formed a production company titled Amen-Ra Films in 1991 and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. Snipes has been training in martial arts since age twelve, earning a high ranking 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido. He has also trained as a student of Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including various styles of kung fu. At age 23, Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition. He made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcats. Later that year he appeared on the trendy 1980's TV show Miami Vice as a drug-dealing pimp in the episode 'Streetwise' (first aired December 5, 1986). In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese directed music video "Bad" (he is seen in only the long version of the video) and the feature film Streets of Gold. That same year, Snipes was also considered for the role of Geordi La Forge in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Snipes' performance in the music video "Bad" caught the eye of director Spike Lee. Snipes turned down a small role in Lee's Do the Right Thing for the larger part of Willie Mays Hayes in Major League, beginning a succession of box-office hits for Snipes. Lee would later cast Snipes as the jazz saxophonist Shadow Henderson in Mo' Better Blues and as the lead in the interracial romance drama Jungle Fever. Another important role for Snipes was the powerful drug lord Nino Brown in New Jack City, which was written specifically for him by Barry Michael Cooper. Another film in which his character was involved in drugs was the somber movie Sugar Hill. Although Snipes is more known for his roles in action films like Passenger 57, Demolition Man (with Sylvester Stallone), Money Train, U.S. Marshals (a sequel of The Fugitive) and Rising Sun (with Sean Connery), he has also had success in comedies like White Men Can't Jump, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar where he played a drag queen together with Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo. Snipes has also been critically acclaimed for his roles in dramas like The Waterdance and Disappearing Acts. Snipes has been married twice; first, to April Snipes from 1985-1990 with whom he has a son, Jelani Asar Snipes, born in 1988. Jelani had a cameo role in Snipes' 1990 film Mo' Better Blues. In 2003, Snipes wed painter Nakyung 'Nikki' Park, who is the mother of his four youngest children: son Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes; daughter Iset Jua-T Snipes (born July 31, 2001); son Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes (born May 26, 2004); and son Alimayu Moa-T Snipes (born March 26, 2007). Snipes spends a lot of time in Park's home country of South Korea, which he calls his "second home."  


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Родился:
Jul 31, 1962 в Orlando, Florida, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
59
Впервые появился:
на series Полиция Майами: Отдел нравов 1984-09-16
Последний проект:
Кино Чирак 2015-12-04
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Блэйд 2
Poster of Бей в кость
Poster of New Jack City
Poster of H.E.L.P.
Фильмография
Кино Чирак Cyclops 2015-12-04
Series Игрок Mr. Johnson 2015-09-24
Кино Неудержимые 3 Doc 2014-08-04
Кино The Making of The Expendables 3 Himself 2014-11-25
Кино Висельник Aman 2012-10-27
Кино Bad 25 Himself (Archive Footage) 2012-11-22
Кино Игра смерти Agent Marcus 2010-11-27
Кино Бруклинские полицейские Caz 2009-01-16
Кино Искусство войны 2: Предательство Neil Shaw 2008-08-12
Кино Стрелок James Dial 2007-07-10
Кино The Contractor James Dial 2007-07-10
Кино Тяжелый случай Lucky 2007-08-22
Кино Детонатор Sonni Griffith 2006-04-25
Кино The Marksman Painter 2005-01-01
Кино Хаос Lorenz / Jason York 2005-01-17
Кино 7 секунд Jack Tuliver 2005-06-28
Кино Девять жизней Dean Cage 2004-10-20
Кино Блэйд 3: Троица Blade 2004-12-08
Кино Под прицелом Joe 2002-01-18
Кино Блэйд 2 Blade 2002-03-22
Кино Zig Zag Dave Fletcher 2002-03-10
Кино Ultimate Fights from the Movies Blade Trio (Blade) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Кино Обсуждению не подлежит Monroe Hutchen 2002-08-23
Series Шоу Берни Мака Unknown 2001-11-14
Кино Искусство войны Neil Shaw 2000-08-23
Кино Disappearing Acts Franklin Swift 2000-12-09
Кино Бей в кость Himself (Ringside Fan) 1999-12-25
Кино Служители закона Mark Sheridan 1998-03-06
Кино Спорт будущего Obike Fixx 1998-01-09
Кино Джеки Чан: Моя жизнь Himself 1998-07-17
Кино Блэйд Blade 1998-08-21
Кино Down in the Delta Will Sinclair 1998-12-25
Кино Murder at 1600 Detective Harlan Regis 1997-04-18
Series Взгляд Unknown 1997-08-11
Кино Свидание на одну ночь Max Carlyle 1997-11-14
Кино Фанат Bobby Rayburn 1996-08-15
Кино Вонг Фу, с благодарностью за всё! Джули Ньюмар Noxeema Jackson 1995-09-07
Кино Денежный поезд John 1995-11-21
Кино Waiting to Exhale James Wheeler 1995-12-22
Кино Sugar Hill Romello Skuggs 1994-02-25
Кино Зона высадки Pete Nessip 1994-12-08
Кино Boiling Point Jimmy Mercer 1993-04-16
Кино Разрушитель Simon Phoenix 1993-10-08
Кино Восходящее солнце Lt. Webster Smith 1993-07-30
Кино Белые люди не умеют прыгать Sidney Deane 1992-03-26
Кино The Waterdance Raymond Hill 1992-05-13
Кино Пассажир 57 John Cutter 1992-11-05
Series Ночное шоу с Джейем Лено Unknown 1992-05-25
Кино New Jack City Nino Brown 1991-03-08
Кино Лихорадка джунглей Flipper Purify 1991-06-07
Кино Король Нью-Йорка Thomas Flanigan 1990-07-18
Series H.E.L.P. Off. Lou Barton 1990-03-03
Кино Блюз о лучшей жизни Shadow Henderson (Sax) 1990-08-03
Кино Высшая лига Willie Mays Hayes 1989-02-16
Кино Critical Condition Ambulance Driver 1987-01-16
Кино Bad Mini Max 1987-08-31
Кино Streets of Gold Roland Jenkins 1986-01-01
Кино Дикие кошки Trumaine 1986-02-14
Series Полиция Майами: Отдел нравов Unknown 1984-09-16