Wesley Trent Snipes was born on July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Florida. Raised with his three sisters in the South Bronx by his grandmother and mother, and later attended the High School for the Performing Arts in New York City.
Wesley was first married to April Dubois (from 1985 to 1990), his high-school sweetheart, with whom he had a son named Jelani Asar Snipes in 1988.
Wesley Snipes Origin
Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Marian, 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 dance and the theatre were to be his career. So legally, he is an American.
Is Wesley Snipes from Nigeria?
In April 2021, Wesley Snipes made a revelation to a Nigerian Politician, Ben Bruce that he is from the Anambra State of Nigeria contrary to the public information that he is an American.
Snipes told Ben Bruce that he holds the title of Ikemba Mbaukwu in Anambra. He said he was given the title the time he visited Nigeria some years ago.
Wesley Snipes has visited Nigeria twice, first in 1986 and another time in 2005.
In 1986, Wesley Snipes visited Nigeria while conducting research on Professor Wole Soyinka’s play titled, “Death and the King’s Horseman”.
He visited again in September 2005 for the grand opening of The Dome Coliseum in Abuja.