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Wesley Snipes

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Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame). But dreams of the musical theater (and maybe a few commercials) faded when his mother moved to Orlando, Florida before he could graduate from high school. But after graduation from a Florida high school he appeared in local dinner theaters and regional productions. An agent saw him in a competition and got him his first movie role with Goldie Hawn in Wildcats. Athletic roles such as that gave way to tough guy roles as in New Jack City, and to the action hero in Passenger 57. Wesley feels that at least with the Hollywood heavyweights he must be doing something right - Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Dennis Hopper and Sean Connery all had veto power over casting and all approved his role.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Wesley Snipes -- Released from Prison

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- 1237 days ago
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Wesley Snipes -- Downward-Facing Inmate

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Downward-Facing Inmate

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- 2062 days ago
Wesley Snipes in Prison -- Chickening Out for Xmas

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- 2070 days ago
Snipes, T.I., DMX, and Cam -- Present-less for X-Mas

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Incarcerated celebs Wesley Snipes, T.I., DMX, and Cameron Douglas are on the naughty list this year (obviously) so Santa won't be paying them a visit ... in fact, they won't get any gifts… READ MORE >

- 2075 days ago
Snipes Appeal -- Let Me Out to Fight in Supreme Court

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Wesley Snipes -- Pay Him, Pay Uncle Sam Too!

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