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Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Wesley Trent Snipes

Birth Date :

July 31, 1962

Birth Place :

Orlando, Florida, USA

Spouse :

April (1985 - 1990), Nakyung "Nikki" Park (painter, since 17-Mar-03)

Claim to fame :

As Blade/Eric Brooks/'The Daywalker' in the Blade trilogy

Biography


Wesley Snipes born on July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Florida is an American actor and producer. Snipes was grown up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he decided early on that he wanted to be a dancer until he took some acting classes. Started the high school for the Performing Arts, he began to build his dream to get in the musical theater and commercials that definitely faded as his mother filed in divorce from his father and decided to move to Orlando, Florida before he could graduate from high school. Lived in his new environment, Snipes went to local high school while he also did puppet theater, mime and musical theater in many competitions and festivals. Finished his high school, he attended the State University of New York College at Purchase and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1985. Soon afterward, he began performing in local dinner theaters and regional productions before an agent finally spotted and got him a role in "Wildcats" (1986), a film tells about a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet.

Since then, Snipes who is a 5th Degree Black Belt and practices Capoeira, Brazilian martial arts, often played tough characters in action movies that demonstrate considerable athletic and fighting ability. One such movies he had ever played in was "New Jack City," a 1991 crime thriller where he played as Nino Brown who with his gang become the dominant drug ring within the city when crack cocaine is introduced to the city streets during the 1980s. For the role he played in that thriller, Snipes received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture. Besides, he also played in "Passenger 57" (1992) where he portrayed John Catter, an airline security expert who must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it. The next year, in 1993 Snipes was known for his action in "Demolition Man," an American motion picture tells about two men, one an evil criminal and another a policeman. There he played as Simon Phoenix who has been released from his confinement in a "cryoprison," which is a huge freezing device used in place of traditional prisons, and soon embarks on a reign of terror throughout the city of San Angeles.

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Wesley Snipes Put Under House Arrest After Released From Jail

April 06, 2013 02:40:36 GMT

is back home after serving a jail sentence stemming from a 2008 tax-evasion conviction. The "Blade" actor was supposed to spend three years in prison but he was released early after living for nearly 28 months behind bars.
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Wesley Snipes Surrenders to Federal Prison Camp

December 10, 2010 02:06:35 GMT

has started his three-year sentence at a minimum security prison in Pennsylvania, following his conviction for tax evasion. The "Blade" star has spent two years fighting his 2008 conviction for failing to file tax returns and recently lost an appeal and a request for a retrial.
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Wesley Snipes Insists His Tax Bills Have Been Fully Paid

December 09, 2010 02:52:34 GMT

has dismissed rumors he continues to owe American authorities millions of dollars in back taxes, insisting his bill is fully paid up. The Hollywood actor was convicted of failing to file a tax return in 2008 and is preparing to report to jail this week to begin serving a three-year sentence.
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Wesley Snipes Still Hopes Avoiding Prison Term

December 08, 2010 09:11:02 GMT

is still hoping for a "miracle" to stop him going to prison on Thursday, December 9 as his lawyer seeks a review of his tax evasion case. The "Blade" star and his attorneys have spent two years fighting his 2008 conviction, which found him guilty of failing to file returns or pay tax on earnings of $38 million, dating back to 1999.
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Wesley Snipes' Request to Delay His Surrender Date Denied by Judge

December 07, 2010 06:41:02 GMT

Prison-bound will spend the upcoming holidays behind bars after a judge denied his request to delay his surrender date until the New Year. The "Blade" star and his lawyers have spent two years fighting his 2008 conviction, which found him guilty of failing to file returns or pay tax on earnings of $38 million, dating back to 1999.
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Wesley Snipes Ordered to Check Into Prison by Dec. 9

December 02, 2010 02:32:23 GMT

must report to prison authorities in Pennsylvania by December 9 to begin his three-year sentence for tax evasion. The "Blade" star and his lawyers have spent two years fighting his 2008 conviction, which found him guilty of failing to file returns or pay tax on earnings of $38 million, dating back to 1999.
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Hoping to Remain Free, Wesley Snipes Asks for Bail Extension

November 25, 2010 04:01:33 GMT

is requesting a federal judge for a bail extension on Tuesday, November 23, in a bid to stay out of jail, ABC News reported. The "Blade" star hopes to remain free on bail while his lawyers attempt to pursue a second appeal of his three convictions of willful failure to file income tax returns and his three-year prison term.
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Wesley Snipes Not Given Deadline to Surrender to Authorities

November 23, 2010 07:58:08 GMT

' attorney has dismissed reports the actor has surrendered to authorities to begin his prison term after he was listed by federal officials as "in transit". On Friday, November 19, a Florida judge ordered the "Blade" star to turn himself into police immediately to start his three-year sentence for tax evasion.
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Surrendering to Police, Wesley Snipes 'in Transit' to Prison

November 23, 2010 05:02:56 GMT

has turned himself into authorities and is on his way to prison after a judge ordered him to surrender and begin serving his three-year sentence for tax evasion. The "Blade" star, 48, has spent the past two years fighting his 2008 conviction, which found him guilty of failing to file returns or pay tax on earnings of $38 million, dating back to 1999.
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Wesley Snipes Remains Strong Ahead of Jail Sentence

November 22, 2010 03:36:13 GMT

Actor is remaining "strong and positive" ahead of his three-year jail sentence for tax evasion, according to his lawyer. The "Blade" star was found guilty of failing to file returns when he stood trial in 2008, but his lawyers appealed the verdict and he was freed on bail to challenge the ruling.
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Wesley Snipes Must Surrender to Cops to Begin Three-Year Jail Stint

November 20, 2010 02:56:32 GMT

Actor has been ordered to surrender to federal authorities immediately and begin serving his three-year sentence for tax evasion. The "Blade" star was found guilty of failing to file returns when he stood trial in 2008, but his lawyers appealed the verdict and he was freed on bail to challenge the ruling.
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Wesley Snipes Granted a Postponement Over Tax Trial

November 03, 2010 06:50:55 GMT

"Blade" star is fighting to take his tax trial to Florida, insisting he did not receive a fair ruling when he was found guilty of failing to file returns, and sentenced to serve three years behind bars. Snipes, who is free on bail pending an appeal, has asked U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges in Ocala to retry his case, arguing jurors in his original trial were biased against him.
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Prosecutors Want Wesley Snipes to Be Sent to Jail Immediately

July 22, 2010 07:21:22 GMT

Prosecutors are demanding ' bail is revoked and the movie star is sent to prison immediately for failing to file tax returns. On Friday, July 16, officials in an Atlanta, Georgia appeals court upheld a judge's decision to put Snipes behind bars for three years on federal tax charges.
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Wesley Snipes' 3-Year Prison Sentence Upheld

July 17, 2010 07:34:06 GMT

Actor ' hopes of staying out of jail have been dashed - a federal appeals panel has upheld a three-year prison sentence on federal tax charges against him. On Friday, July 16 officials in an Atlanta, Georgia court ruled the "Blade" star was properly sentenced to three years in federal prison back in 2008, according to the Associated Press.
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Wesley Snipes Playing Victim of 'Miscarriage of Justice'

June 25, 2010 04:47:34 GMT

' attorneys are requesting judicial officials in Georgia dismiss their petition appealing the actor's tax evasion conviction following the arrest of his former financial adviser. "The Blade" star was convicted of three misdemeanor counts of wilful failure to file his income tax return in 2008. He is currently free pending an appeal to reduce a three-year prison sentence on U.S. federal tax charges.
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Paul Bettany: Twitter and Facebook Are Not My Thing

March 06, 2010 06:27:55 GMT

British actor refuses to use social networking websites because he can't understand why stars update fans with the mundane details of their life. "" star, who is married to actress , admits he is bemused by sites such as Facebook and Twitter, which have gained a star-studded following among Hollywood's elite.
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Matthew McConaughey Got Dream Car on His 40th Birthday

March 06, 2010 06:23:35 GMT

will always treasure the vintage Chevrolet he received on his 40th birthday from girlfriend Camila Alves - because the gift was his dream car as a teenager. The "" star, who reached the milestone on November 4, 2009, couldn't believe his eyes when he woke up on his big day to find the 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 sitting in his driveway.
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Wesley Snipes Tapped to Play in 'Brooklyn's Finest' Due to His Tax Case

March 06, 2010 06:10:35 GMT

has his much-publicized tax troubles to thank for his latest movie role in cop drama "" - because director Antoine Fuqua hired him after watching the actor handle himself in the midst of the crisis. The "Blade" star has become a Hollywood outcast ever since tax problems landed him in court following an international bid to track the actor down.
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Ethan Hawke's 'Brooklyn's Finest' Invites Rappers to New York Premiere

March 03, 2010 09:07:55 GMT

"" has followed the footsteps of "", choosing New York City to hold the premiere for the film. Three days shy of its release date, this crime drama has rolled out red carpet in front of AMC Lincoln Square Theater to welcome the cast, which include top-notch actors such as and .
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Demi Lovato Wants to Cover 'Itsy Bitsy Spider'

February 23, 2010 08:26:41 GMT

is considering to record a cover version of "Itsy Bitsy Spider". Planning to bring in Auto-Tune for the revamped version, the Disney songstress asks actor/TV personality 's opinion about her idea.
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Wesley Snipes Signs Up for Michael Jackson Subway Tribute

February 23, 2010 08:18:49 GMT

has backed plans to honor his late "Bad" co-star at the New York subway station the iconic video was filmed. City bosses want to erect a tribute to the King of Pop at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station in Brooklyn.
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Wesley Snipes Would Love to Return to 'Blade 4'

February 23, 2010 07:55:06 GMT

After "" was released in 2004, has once said that he believes there will be "Blade 4". Arrowinthehead (AITH) recently attended a junket of his upcoming film "" in which the actor gave some updates on the next "Blade" film.
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Wesley Snipes' 'Game of Death' Releases First Trailer

February 15, 2010 09:27:07 GMT

Voltage Pictures has provided the first sneak peek to "" by debuting an age-restricted trailer. Giving a preview to an agent who is double-crossed by his teammates, the snippet shares a lot of action scenes starting from the middle until the end of the video.
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