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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 (1980)). 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 (1986). Athletic roles such as that gave way to tough guy roles as in New Jack City (1991), and to the action hero in Passenger 57 (1992). 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 »

Wesley Snipes Busts Out Aretha Franklin's 'Mary, Don't You Weep'

Wesley Snipes
Wanna Hear Me Sing Aretha Franklin?!?

Wesley Snipes took a crack at his favorite Aretha Franklin tune and it was ... super entertaining. We got the action star Tuesday night leaving Hyde nightclub on the Sunset Strip… READ MORE >

R&B Singer Chris Williams Will be Arrested in Shoplifting Case

R&B Singer Chris Williams
Oops, Forgot About My Shoplifting Case Now I'm a Wanted Man

R&B singer Chris Williams' forgetful memory has apparently struck again -- he missed a court hearing in his shoplifting case ... and now he's wanted by cops. Law enforcement sources tell us… READ MORE >

- 336 days ago
Woody Harrelson Relives 'White Men Can't Jump' On Set With His Kid

Woody Harrelson
The Return Of Billy Hoyle ... On Set Hooping w/ Daughter

If you've ever wondered what happened to Billy Hoyle from "White Men Can't Jump," we've got the video for you -- Woody Harrelson showing he's still got the moves by training a new hoops… READ MORE >

- 388 days ago
Wesley Snipes Weighs In On 'White Men Can't Jump' Remake (VIDEO)

Wesley Snipes
Finally Weighs In On 'White Men Can't Jump' Remake

It's the question everyone who loves Sidney Deane wants to know -- will Wesley Snipes give his blessing for the "White Men Can't Jump" remake???? Snipes knew all about the project when we… READ MORE >

- 700 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- I'm Not Fretting Over 'Empire' ... 'They Got the Right Man' (VIDEO)

Wesley Snipes
Not Fretting Over 'Empire' 'They Got the Right Man!'

Wesley Snipes is a gracious man ... instead of having regrets about passing on playing Lucious Lyon  ... he's got nothing but love for the show and its star.  Snipes was walking into… READ MORE >

- 1314 days ago
Wesley Snipes -- FIGHTING ADVICE ... 'Scream Like a Banshee'

Wesley Snipes
FIGHTING ADVICE 'Scream Like a Banshee'

Wesley Snipes knows how to fight ... he's a VERY accomplished martial artist -- so what's his one main tip if you ever get in a scrap on the street???  SCREAM BLOODY MURDER!!!!  Snipes… READ MORE >

- 1496 days ago
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 >

- 1688 days ago
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 >

- 2180 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 >

- 2681 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 >

- 3004 days ago
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