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Wesley Snipes


Wesley Snipes 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 ... See full bio »
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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8 Interviews | 30 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Welsey Snipes

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2010, GQ Magazine) You know, when I was doing films like White Men Can't Jump and the money was hefty, I didn't get it. I didn't know what you could do with it. Like, I've never been to Hawaii. I didn't know. I had no experience in 'Let's take some money and go to Hawaii and rent a chalet and live it up and champagne and da da da.' So I didn't go anywhere, I didn't do anything. I'm not saying I ... See more »

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While in elementary school in The Bronx, he was called "Scopes" because of the sunglasses he wore. See more »

Trademark:

Characters in his films, usually his own characters, frequently quote the literary classic "The Art of War," written by Sun Tzu around 500 B.C.E., which is widely regarded as the single best resource for training military special forces groups worldwide.

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