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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. Amy Stiller, Ben's older sister, is also an actor. In 1991, Snipes formed the independent production company is Amen Ra Films. Ben and Christine have one daughter, Ella Olivia, born April 10, 2002. His second child, a daughter born in 2001, was with Korean painter Nikki Park. In May 2002, he married actress Christine Taylor, whom he met while filming a never-broadcast television pilot for Fox called Heat Vision and Jack, starring Jack Black. Snipes was married from 1985 to 1990 and has a son from this marriage. During much of the 1990s, he was involved with actress Jeanne Tripplehorn.

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. This is generally considered to be artistic license. He often plays tough characters in action movies, and demonstrates considerable athletic and fighting ablity. In the parody self-help book they co-authored, Feel This Book, he and frequent co-star Janeane Garofalo claimed they briefly dated. An agent spotted Snipes and got him a role in Wildcats (1986). His directorial effort, 2001's Zoolander was well-received, showing he could be a bankable star both behind the camera as well as in front of it. He did dinner theater and regional productions. Stiller directed both Reality Bites and The Cable Guy, to generally mixed reviews.

He then attended the State University of New York College at Purchase and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1985. The show also starred (and launched the careers of) his frequent collaborators Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, and Bob Odenkirk. While in Florida, Snipes did puppet theatre, mime and musical theatre in competitions and festivals. The show lasted 12 episodes, but is considered by many to be one of the finest (if briefest) sketch comedy vehicles on television. He graduated from a Florida high school. He went on to host and perform in a self-titled comedy sketch show on MTV and then The Ben Stiller Show on the Fox Network in 1992. He started the High School for the Performing Arts, but his mother divorced and they moved back to Orlando. Stiller wrote and appeared on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer in 1990.

Snipes grew up in The Bronx and decided early on that he wanted to be a dancer until he took some acting classes. He was born in New York, New York on November 30, 1965 and raised with frequent visits from his family's Hollywood friends. He is probably best known for his role as the eponymous vampire hunter in the Blade trilogy of movies. Stiller is son of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, who are both veteran comedians and actors. Wesley Snipes (born July 31, 1962 in Orlando, Florida) is an American actor and producer. He is possibly best known for his roles in the films Meet the Parents and There's Something About Mary. Blade: Trinity (2004). Ben Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, and film director.

Blade II (2002). Hot Pursuit (1987). The Art of War (2000). Empire of the Sun (1987). Blade (1998). Fresh Horses (1988). Murder at 1600 (1997). Next of Kin (1989).

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995). Elvis Stories (1989). Demolition Man (1993). That's Adequate (1990). Passenger 57 (1992). Stella (1990). White Men Can't Jump (1992). Highway to Hell (1992).

New Jack City (1991). The Nutt House (1992, uncredited). Major League (1989). Reality Bites (1994). Wildcats (1986). Heavyweights (1995). Happy Gilmore (1996).

If Lucy Fell (1996). Flirting with Disaster (1996). The Cable Guy (1996). Zero Effect (1998).

There's Something About Mary (1998). Your Friends & Neighbors (1998). Permanent Midnight (1998). Nobody Knows Anything (1998).

The Suburbans (1999). Mystery Men (1999). Black and White (1999). The Independent (2000).

Keeping the Faith (2000). Meet the Parents (2000). Zoolander (2001). The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

Orange County (2002, uncredited). Liberty's Kids, TV Series (2002, voice). Legend of the Lost Tribe, TV (2002, voice). Duplex (2003).

Nobody Knows Anything (2003). Along Came Polly (2004). Envy (2004). Starsky & Hutch (2004).

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004). Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Meet the Fockers (2004). Madagascar (2005, voice).

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