Wesley Snipes

LOS ANGELES - AUG 13:  Wesley Snipes arrives to the Summer 2015

Snipes in 2015, photo by DFree/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Wesley Trent Snipes

Place of Birth: Orlando, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 31, 1962

Ethnicity: African-American

Wesley Snipes is an American actor, director, producer, author, and martial artist.

He is the son of Marian (Long) and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up in the Bronx, New York and Orlando, Florida.

Wesley is married to painter Nakyung “Nikki” Park. Nakyung is of Korean origin. He has a son with his former wife April Dubois; and four children with Nakyung.

Welsey’s paternal grandfather was Wesley B. Snipes (the son of Peter Snipes and Katie/Kate Haynes or Bunch). Wesley’s grandfather Wesley was born in South Carolina. Peter was the son of Joseph Snipes and Fannie. Katie was the daughter of James Bunch and Cloie/Chloi.

Wesley’s paternal grandmother was Minnie Walker Haigood (the daughter of John H. Haigood and Henrietta Walker). Minnie was born in South Carolina. John was the son of Henry Haigood/Haygood/Hagood and Louise/Louisa Edwards.

Wesley’s maternal grandmother was named Ruth May/Mae Manning. Wesley’s great-grandmother or great-great-grandmother was named Barbara L. (Davis) Manning.

Sources: Obituary of Wesley’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Wesley’s paternal grandparents, Wesley B. Snipes and Minnie Walker Haigood, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Wesley’s maternal great-grandmother or great-great-grandmother, Barbara L. (Davis) Manning – http://articles.orlandosentinel.com


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