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Wesley Snipes Net Worth 2022, Movies, Awards

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Glusea brings to you Wesley Snipes net worth 2022: Wesley Trent Snipes is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist. 

Net worth$11 million
Source of wealthActor, film producer, martial artist and author
Date of BirthJuly 31, 1962
Country of ResidenceUnited States of America

Wesley Snipes Net Worth

Wesley Snipes’ net worth 2022 is estimated to be ‎$11 million. He is one of the best black actors and martial artist.

Wesley Snipes Profile

Wesley Trent Snipes  is an American actor, film producer, martial artist and author. His prominent film roles include New Jack City (1991), White Men Can’t Jump (1992), Passenger 57 (1992), Demolition Man (1993), U.S. Marshals (1998) and the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy (1998–2004), The Expendables 3 (2014 film) and for his role on The Player (2015).

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Snipes was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his work in The Waterdance and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his performance in the film One Night Stand.

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He formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991, and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, earning a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.

Early life

Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marian , a teacher’s assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer.

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 He grew up in the Bronx, New York. He attended the High School of Performing Arts of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts but moved back to Florida before he could graduate. After graduating from Jones High School in Orlando, Snipes returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase. He also attended Southwest College in Los Angeles, California.

Career

At the age of 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 TV show Miami Vice as a drug-dealing pimp in the episode “Streetwise” .

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In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson’s nemesis in the Martin Scorsese–directed music video “Bad” 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, but the role eventually went to LeVar Burton. Snipes auditioned & lobbied hard for the role of Leroy Green in the 1985 cult classic movie The Last Dragon but the role was given to Taimak instead.

Snipes’s 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.

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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. After the success of Jungle Fever the Washington Post described Snipes as “the most celebrated new actor of the season”.

 He then played Thomas Flanagan in King of New York opposite Christopher Walken. He played the drug lord Nino Brown in New Jack City, which was written specifically for him by Barry Michael Cooper. He also played a drug dealer in the 1994 film Sugar Hill.

Snipes has played a number of roles in action films like Passenger 57Demolition Man (with Sylvester Stallone), Money TrainThe FanU.S. Marshals and Rising Sun, as well as comedies like White Men Can’t Jump, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar where he played a drag queen. Snipes has appeared in dramas like The Waterdance and Disappearing Acts.

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Wesley Snipes Net Worth

Wesley Snipes’ net worth 2022 is estimated to be ‎$11 million. He is one of the best black actors and martial artist.

He formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991, and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, earning a 5th danblack belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido

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