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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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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 >

TMZ Live: Michael Jackson, Mel Gibson & Miley Cyrus

TMZ Live: Michael Jackson, Mel Gibson & Miley Cyrus

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 >

- 1445 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 >

- 1445 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 >

- 1446 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 >

- 1447 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 >

- 1448 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 >

- 1453 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 >

- 1462 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- Ordered to Surrender

Wesley Snipes -- Ordered to Surrender

The hammer is finally dropping on Wesley Snipes -- a judge has ordered the actor to immediately surrender to federal authorities so he can begin serving a 3-year prison stint for tax crimes.… READ MORE >

- 1465 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- My Money Guy Lied on the Stand

Wesley Snipes -- My Money Guy Lied on the Stand

Wesley Snipes claims his ex-financial adviser -- whose damning testimony led to the actor's 2008 conviction for tax evasion -- is a lying scumbag ... and should be charged with perjury for turning… READ MORE >

- 1535 days ago

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