Snipes, Wesley

Portrait
Born: Jul 31, 1962 AD
Currently alive, at 52 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors


1962 - Born in Orlando, Florida on the 31st of July.

1978-1982 - He attended SUNY Purchase.

1985 - While working the audition circuit in New York in between installing public telephones, Snipes auditioned for a role in the Warner Bros. Pictures comedy Wildcats, starring Goldie Hawn.

1987 - Snipes appeared as Michael Jackson's rival gang leader in the Martin Scorsese-directed music video "Bad" and the feature film Streets of Gold, which brought him to the attention of director Spike Lee.

1991 - Snipes formed the independent production company Amen Ra Films.

1991 - He formed his own independent production company, Amen Ra Films, and its subsidiary Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television.

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

1998 - Was especially rewarding for Snipes with the opening of the year's cult hit Blade, for New Line Cinema, which has grossed over $150 million worldwide.

2004 - Snipes's last film to have a US theatrical release was 2004's Blade Trinity.

2006 - Snipes was arrested on the 8th of December at Orlando International Airport.

         - An arrest warrant had been issued for him on the 17th of October, in a case alleging that he filed fraudulent claims for tax refunds.

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