Top 5000
Down 294 this week

Wesley Snipes

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)... See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent and company
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Wesley Snipes? Add or change photos

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 people
created 05 May 2013
a list of 27 people
created 17 Jun 2013
a list of 32 people
created 01 Aug 2013
a list of 42 people
created 01 Jun 2014
a list of 25 people
created 07 Aug 2014

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Wesley Snipes's work have you seen?

User Polls

8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences.

Hide Hide Show Show Actor: Movie (40 credits)
Show Show Actor: TV (11 credits)
Show Show Actor: Video (8 credits)
Show Show Actor: Video Game (1 credit)
Show Show Producer: Movie (8 credits)
Show Show Producer: TV (4 credits)
Show Show Producer: Documentary (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Stunts: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks: TV (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks: Short (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (60 credits)
Show Show Self: Video (7 credits)
Show Show Self: Documentary (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 31 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:

Welsey Snipes


5' 10" (1.78 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[his advice to aspiring actors] They should be very versatile. Versatility is what's going to give them the longevity. The world is opening up and a lot more stories and a lot more interesting scenes to portray in film. Versatility will help them. They must be able to see the world, learn the world, and bring it to their craft. See more »


The character of Raven from Tekken 5 (2005) was modeled after him. See more »


Deep commanding voice See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
BLADE 4 IS COMING kedjr12688
Happy Birthday! GGORLCKY4
Makes me sick mtomassetti19
Messed up justice system knucklebusster
Hooray! Wesley's Back ElleKeller
Perfect Comeback Scenario for Wesley... Wesley-Snipes
Discuss Wesley Snipes on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page