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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 -- I Want a New Trial!!!

Wesley Snipes -- I Want a New Trial!!!

Wesley Snipes isn't going to prison for tax evasion without a fight -- because TMZ has learned the actor believes he wasn't given a fair trial  ... and now he's filed documents requesting a… READ MORE >

Wesley Snipes -- Geeking Out Before Prison

Wesley Snipes -- Geeking Out Before Prison

With federal prosecutors pushing for him to begin serving his three-year prison term ASAP, Wesley Snipes took full advantage of his freedom this weekend by hitting up Comic-Con in San Diego. Once… READ MORE >

- 1496 days ago
Uncle Sam: Lock Up Wesley Snipes Now!

Uncle Sam: Lock Up Wesley Snipes Now!

The United States Government wants Wesley Snipes behind bars immediately.Federal prosecutors in Florida are tired of waiting for Wesley to do his time for tax evasion.  They're asking the… READ MORE >

- 1500 days ago
Wesley Snipes' Appeal Denied -- Must Serve 3 Years

Wesley Snipes'
Appeal Denied Must Serve 3 Years

Wesley Snipes just got his ass kicked by a federal appeals court -- which denied the actor's claim that his 3 year prison sentence for tax evasion was "unreasonable."Translation -- dude will… READ MORE >

- 1505 days ago
Wesley Snipes Abducts Photog, Demands Candy

Wesley Snipes Abducts Photog, Demands Candy

Wesley Snipes went in to full on hostage negotiation mode in Hollywood last night holding a TMZ photog for a hefty ransom, a pack of Newports and a Milky Way bar. It all went down around 3 AM when… READ MORE >

- 1634 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- True Bromance

Wesley Snipes
True Bromance

He ain't in prison yet, but Wesley Snipes is already gettin' a head start on the man-on-man action.Snipes bro'd down this weekend outside My House -- a club that's bound to be much more fun than… READ MORE >

- 1985 days ago
Obama Wants Change, Wesley Snipes Doesn't

Obama Wants Change, Wesley Snipes Doesn't

He may be tax-evading and prison-bound, but last night outside Hush in L.A., Wesley Snipes insisted he wasn't begging photogs for money last week.  READ MORE >

- 2077 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- Spare Some Change?

Wesley Snipes -- Spare Some Change?

Wesley Snipes was looking for some of that paparazzi cash last night, hitting up everybody with a camera for a few bucks -- anything to get a few more greenbacks into that $17 million "I Screwed… READ MORE >

- 2081 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- Always Bet on Black Belt!

Wesley Snipes -- Always Bet on Black Belt!

Wesley Snipes didn't look like a guy facing three years in prison yesterday in NYC -- and judging from his appeal, it's because he considers himself a national hero!His lawyers are making a last… READ MORE >

- 2094 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- Get It While You Can

Wesley Snipes -- Get It While You Can

He worked the good dad angle during his tax evasion trial -- but instead of hanging with his wife and four children while he waits on his appeal, Wesley was out at Kress this weekend with four hot… READ MORE >

- 2111 days ago

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