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Snipes, Wesley

Born: 1962 AD
Currently alive, at 53 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.