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Wesley Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous films, thrillers, and dramatic feature films. Snipes is known for playing the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy, among various other high profile roles. Snipes formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991 and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. Snipes has been training in martial arts since age 12, earning a high ranking 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido. He has also trained as a student of Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including kung fu at the USA Shaolin Temple and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 2010, Snipes began serving a three-year prison sentence in McKean County, Pennsylvania for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns. Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marian, a teacher's assistant, and Wesley R. Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up in The Bronx, New York City. He attended P.S. 132, an elementary school in The Bronx. Snipes graduated from I.S. 131, a middle school in The

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Wesley Snipes: Good Genes or Good Docs?

WESLEY SNIPES
GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

Wesley Snipes' good looks are clearly not expendable.Here's the then 33-year-old "White Man Can't Jump" star at a Los Angeles movie premiere back in 1995 (left) and nearly 20 years later -- the… READ MORE >

Wesley Snipes -- Released from Prison

Wesley Snipes
Released from Prison

Passenger 57 is no longer Inmate #43355-018 -- TMZ has learned Wesley Snipes has been released from prison. The Federal Bureau of Prisons tells TMZ ... Snipes was released on April 2 and… READ MORE >

- 530 days ago
Wesley Snipes Sued -- Now AMEX is On My Ass!?!

Wesley Snipes Sued
Now AMEX Is on My Ass?!

Wesley Snipes never left home without his American Express card -- problem is, he never paid his $30,000 bill before he went to prison ... this according to a new lawsuit. The credit card company… READ MORE >

- 1031 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- Downward-Facing Inmate

Wesley Snipes
Downward-Facing Inmate

Wesley Snipes ain't exactly qualified to teach you about paying taxes -- but TMZ has learned Snipes is teaching yoga while he's locked up. Sources tell TMZ ... Snipes is teaching yoga to some of… READ MORE >

- 1354 days ago
Wesley Snipes in Prison -- Chickening Out for Xmas

Wesley Snipes in Prison -- Chickening Out for Xmas

Wesley Snipes can at least count on a solid meal for his first of three Christmases behind bars -- TMZ has learned ... the actor will feast on chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread ... and… READ MORE >

- 1363 days ago
Snipes, T.I., DMX, and Cam -- Present-less for X-Mas

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

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 >

- 1367 days ago
Snipes Appeal -- Let Me Out to Fight in Supreme Court

Snipes Appeal -- Let Me Out to Fight in Supreme Court

Wesley Snipes' attorneys just filed a new appeal -- asking the court to let him out of prison while he attempts to take his tax evasion fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.According to the… READ MORE >

- 1369 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- Pay Him, Pay Uncle Sam Too!

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

Wesley Snipes is good at getting paid, but bad at paying his taxes -- now a company that wants to work with Snipes while he's behind bars thinks it has a work-around. Appitalism.com is putting… READ MORE >

- 1373 days ago
Snipes: Prison Stinks ... Especially after Burrito Night

Snipes: Prison Stinks ... Especially after Burrito Night

After only one night behind bars, Wesley Snipes has already been subjected to cruel and unusual punishment ... the gaseous aftereffects of his prison's burrito night. Ay, caramba! Check out TMZ on… READ MORE >

- 1376 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- Viva La Prison Food

Wesley Snipes -- Viva La Prison Food

Wesley Snipes had one hell of a surprise waiting for him when he checked into federal prison yesterday  -- BURRITO NIGHT! TMZ has learned the "Passenger 57" star got to chow down on some… READ MORE >

- 1376 days ago

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