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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 2209 days ago
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 >

- 2225 days ago
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 >

- 2255 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 >

- 2260 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 >

- 2265 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 >

- 2394 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 >

- 2745 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 >

- 2837 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 >

- 2840 days ago

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