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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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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 >

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 >

- 2091 days ago
Snipes' Last Moment of Freedom -- Keep It Hood

Snipes'
Last Moment of Freedom Keep It Hood

TMZ has obtained the last photo of  Wesley Snipes as a free man -- at least, for the next three years. This photo was taken this morning at Bradford Regional Airport in Pennsylvania -- near… READ MORE >

- 2092 days ago
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We took your questions on everything -- including Michael Jackson's new music video,  Mel Gibson's church taking a break, and Miley Cyrus' new Florida crib. Plus: Howard Stern ... five more… READ MORE >

- 2092 days ago
Officials: Wesley Snipes Is Finally in Prison

Officials:
Wesley Snipes is Finally in Prison

Wesley Snipes is finally in federal custody to begin his 3 year prison sentence for tax evasion ... this according to prison officials. Traci Billingsley, Chief Public Information Officer for the… READ MORE >

- 2092 days ago
Wesley Snipes: Larry King Could Save Me from Prison

Wesley Snipes: Larry King Could Save Me from Prison

Wesley Snipes believes some crucial new evidence emerged during his appearance on "Larry King Live" last night -- evidence that he hopes will keep him out of prison. During the show, Larry read a… READ MORE >

- 2093 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- I'm Not Going to Prison ... Yet

Wesley Snipes -- I'm Not Going to Prison ... Yet

Wesley Snipes has less than two days to turn himself in to federal prison -- but dude's still hoping he won't have to ... telling Larry King tonight, "We still believe in miracles. Don't send me… READ MORE >

- 2093 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- I Won't Be Home for the Holidays

Wesley Snipes -- I Won't Be Home for the Holidays

Wesley Snipes won't be getting the gift of freedom for Christmas -- because a judge just DENIED the actor's request to have his surrender date pushed back until after the holidays.Wesley filed the… READ MORE >

- 2095 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- One Week 'Til Prison

Wesley Snipes -- One Week 'Til Prison

It's the final countdown for Wesley Snipes ... the Feds just set a deadline for the actor to check into a Pennsylvania prison ... by next week.Snipes is due to begin his three-year prison sentence… READ MORE >

- 2100 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- 'In Transit'

Wesley Snipes -- 'In Transit'

Wesley Snipes is not in federal custody -- despite the fact that he's been listed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons as "In transit."We previously reported that the "in transit" status meant Snipes… READ MORE >

- 2109 days ago

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