Father of son Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes with wife Nakyung Park.
Daughter Iset born July 2001.
He has mastered numerous martial arts forms including the Brazilian street fighting form Capoeira.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1990" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 42.
Father of son Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes with wife Nakyung Park.
Despite the fact that he does not often acknowledge it, he did attend the State University of New York at Purchase. As the most famous alumni of this school, he joins the other notables SUNY Purchase attendees who include: Parker Posey, Sherry Stringfield, Melissa Leo, Stanley Tucci, directors Hal Hartley & Nick Gomez, and producers Todd Baker and Bob Gosse. He left Purchase and transferred to a school in Florida, where he graduated with a BFA in 1985.
Practices Capoeira, Brazilian martial arts.
Ranked the tenth most popular movie star in America by the Annual Harris Poll (1999).
Godfather of actress Cashala L'Shauntyelle.
Married Korean painter Nikki Park, who is the mother of his two youngest children, in March, 2003. Snipes spends a lot of time in Park's home country which he call his "second home."
Lives in Marina del Rey, California.
Publicly blasted John Singleton for not casting him in the title role of the updated version of Shaft (2000). Snipes claims the film would have made twice its $60 million+ earnings had he been cast.
On August 21, 1998 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 7018 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, California.
Is a fanatical music lover and collector and owns more than 1,000 LPs and 4,000 CDs.
On April 18, 2005, Snipes filed a suit against New Line Cinema for more then $5 million, claiming that the studio failed to pay the balance of his fixed rate for Blade: Trinity, and that he wasn't allowed to approve the director, per his contract stipulations.
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