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Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes (born July 31, 1962 in Orlando, Florida) is an American actor and producer. He is probably best known for his role as the eponymous vampire hunter in the Blade trilogy of movies.

Biography

Snipes grew up in The Bronx and decided early on that he wanted to be a dancer until he took some acting classes. He started the High School for the Performing Arts, but his mother divorced and they moved back to Orlando. He graduated from a Florida high school. While in Florida, Snipes did puppet theatre, mime and musical theatre in competitions and festivals. He then attended the State University of New York College at Purchase and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1985.

He did dinner theater and regional productions. An agent spotted Snipes and got him a role in Wildcats (1986). He often plays tough characters in action movies, and demonstrates considerable athletic and fighting ablity. He is interested in martial arts, including Karate, Kung Fu and Capoeira, and this interest is reflected in the fact that many of his movies make reference to Sun Tzu's Art of War.

Snipes was married from 1985 to 1990 and has a son from this marriage. His second child, a daughter born in 2001, was with Korean painter Nikki Park.

In 1991, Snipes formed the independent production company is Amen Ra Films. It co-produced the first two Blade films and other titles that Snipes has starred in.

Selected Filmography

  • Wildcats (1986)
  • Major League (1989)
  • New Jack City (1991)
  • White Men Can't Jump (1992)
  • Passenger 57 (1992)
  • Demolition Man (1993)
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
  • Murder at 1600 (1997)
  • Blade (1998)
  • The Art of War (2000)
  • Blade II (2002)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004)

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It co-produced the first two Blade films and other titles that Snipes has starred in. He was married to the actresses Catherine Grant-Bogle, who he met in Dundee Rep (1949-1970, two children) and Virginia Mailer (1970-1992, two children). In 1991, Snipes formed the independent production company is Amen Ra Films. He has continued an active acting career into his eighties. His second child, a daughter born in 2001, was with Korean painter Nikki Park. In D-Day the Sixth of June, he portrayed the commanding officer of the unit in which Todd and Howard served, and the scene was filmed again. Snipes was married from 1985 to 1990 and has a son from this marriage. An interesting note about this role - during the war, Todd met with Major John Howard on the Orne Bridge (later renamed as 'The Pegasus Bridge') in Normandy. In the movie, he played Major Howard, and the scene in which Howard met up with Todd appears in the film.

He is interested in martial arts, including Karate, Kung Fu and Capoeira, and this interest is reflected in the fact that many of his movies make reference to Sun Tzu's Art of War. He did appear in "Stage Fright" (1950), for Alfred Hitchcock, "The Dam Busters" (1955) (as Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC), "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men" (1952), "The Sword and the Rose" (1953), "Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue" (1954), "A Man Called Peter" (1955) (as Peter Marshall), "The Virgin Queen" (1955) (as Sir Walter Raleigh), "D-Day, the Sixth of June" (1956) and The Longest Day (1962). He often plays tough characters in action movies, and demonstrates considerable athletic and fighting ablity. Todd was never able to repeat his success in the United States, appearing in several films which did not do as well as his first role. An agent spotted Snipes and got him a role in Wildcats (1986). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role in 1949. He did dinner theater and regional productions. He served with distinction as an officer and paratrooper in the 7th Battalion (LI)The Parachute Regiment during World War II in the 6th Airborne Division, and gained fame in the London stage version of The Hasty Heart (as Lachlan MacLachlan), which took him to Broadway then Hollywood.

He then attended the State University of New York College at Purchase and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1985. He began acting in regional theatres as a dark haired leading man in the 1930's, before co-founding the Dundee Repertory Theatre in 1939. While in Florida, Snipes did puppet theatre, mime and musical theatre in competitions and festivals. He grew up in Devon and attended Shrewsbury School. He graduated from a Florida high school. Born Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd in Dublin, the son of a British officer, who also played international rugby for Ireland . He started the High School for the Performing Arts, but his mother divorced and they moved back to Orlando. Richard Todd (born June 11, 1919) is a British actor.

Snipes grew up in The Bronx and decided early on that he wanted to be a dancer until he took some acting classes. He is probably best known for his role as the eponymous vampire hunter in the Blade trilogy of movies. Wesley Snipes (born July 31, 1962 in Orlando, Florida) is an American actor and producer. Blade: Trinity (2004).

Blade II (2002). The Art of War (2000). Blade (1998). Murder at 1600 (1997).

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995). Demolition Man (1993). Passenger 57 (1992). White Men Can't Jump (1992).

New Jack City (1991). Major League (1989). Wildcats (1986).

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