'New Jack City' stars back for 'Luck'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The 1991 "New Jack City" team of Wesley Snipes and Mario Van Peebles will reunite for the movie "Hard Luck," it was reported Friday.

Jones named to play TV's 'Blade'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Onyx frontman Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones has been tapped by Spike TV to star in its first original drama, "Blade."

German firm to finance new Snipes film

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Germany's Lighthouse Structured Finance announced Wednesday it will put up the money for an action film "The Shooter," starring Wesley Snipes.

Ice T raps about 'New Jack City 2'

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Rap's "original gangsta" Ice T says if Hollywood decides to do a sequel to the 1991 classic "New Jack City," they'll find his price has gone up.

Tests clear Snipes in paternity case

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- An attorney for "Blade" star Wesley Snipes says DNA tests have proven the actor is not the father of an Indiana woman's child.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 31, the 212th day of 2005 with 153 to follow.
By United Press International

Wesley Snipes nabbed with fake papers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes has been labeled an "undesirable" in South Africa for allegedly trying to pass through an airport with a fake passport.

'Blade' star battles DNA test, foreclosure

ORLANDO, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes is struggling to stop the foreclosure of his Florida property and a DNA test demanded by an Indiana woman.

Analysis: New heyday for Jackie Robinson

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- As Hollywood prepares to make a new movie biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, a new report finds that -- a half century after Robinson broke the color line in the big leagues -- the percentage of black players in Major League Baseball is at a 25
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Snipes fighting paternity suit

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes has lost a round in New York federal court in a paternity case brought by a woman he claims is mentally ill.

Snipes sues NY for paternity suit arrest

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes is suing New York for a March arrest, saying the city had no jurisdiction over him for failing to provide a DNA sample for a paternity suit.

Co-star: Snipes is 'Blade'

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Ryan Reynolds says he never got to know his "Blade: Trinity" co-star Wesley Snipes because the other actor seldom came out of character on the set.

Wesley Snipes shuns film PR duty

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes reportedly signed up for a new movie in Bulgaria when he finished the third "Blade" film to avoid doing press duties.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 31, the 213rd day of 2004 with 153 to follow.
By United Press International

Spike TV offers news, docs aimed at men

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Spike TV is assembling its first slate of news and documentary programs aimed specifically at men, Zap2it.com said Thursday.
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Wesley Snipes
(L-R) Wesley Snipes, Richard Gere, Shannon Kane, Antoine Fuqua, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke arrive at the "Brooklyn's Finest" Premiere at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theater in New York on March 2, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh

Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous action films, thrillers, and dramatic feature films. Snipes is known for playing the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film series. Snipes formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991 and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. Snipes has been training in martial arts since age 12, earning a high ranking 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido. He has also trained as a student of Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including various styles of kung fu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As of 2011 Snipes is serving a prison sentence for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns.

Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marian, a teacher's assistant, and Wesley R. Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up in the Bronx, New York City. He attended P.S. 132, an elementary school in the Bronx. Snipes graduated from I.S. 131, a middle school in the Bronx, and also attended the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing, but moved back to Florida before he could graduate. After graduating from Jones High School in Orlando, Snipes returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase, before being asked to leave his junior year. Snipes also attended Southwest College in Los Angeles.

At age 23, Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition. He made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcats. Later that year he appeared on the TV show Miami Vice as a drug-dealing pimp in the episode "Streetwise" (first aired December 5, 1986). In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese-directed music video "Bad" and the feature film Streets of Gold. That same year, Snipes was also considered for the role of Geordi La Forge in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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