What has Wesley Snipes been up to lately?


Wesley Snipes, a prominent actor, producer, and martial arts star, made his mark in Hollywood during the mid-1980s. Initially taking on minor roles in various projects, it wasn’t until 1989’s “Major League,” where he portrayed Willie Mays Hayes, that he caught widespread attention, putting himself firmly on the entertainment map.

His career ascended further with roles in Spike Lee’s acclaimed films like “Mo’ Better Blues” and “Jungle Fever.” Snipes solidified his status as a movie star with notable performances in films such as “King of New York,” the urban crime drama “New Jack City,” and the iconic multicultural sports film “White Men Can’t Jump.”

Throughout the ’90s, Snipes continued to diversify his portfolio, starring in diverse genres including comedies like “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar,” dramas such as “The Waterdance,” and action-packed hits like the 1998 Marvel success “Blade,” which is credited by some for prompting Hollywood to take superhero movies more seriously.


While maintaining a steady stream of work in the early 2000s with sequels to “Blade,” Snipes also ventured into direct-to-video projects, leading some to speculate about a decline in his star power.

However, in 2010, Snipes encountered legal troubles related to tax evasion, resulting in a period of incarceration. Despite this setback, some of his projects completed before his imprisonment, including films like “Game of Death,” “Julius Styles: The International” (a video game), and “Gallowwalkers,” were released during his time behind bars.

Upon his release in 2013, Snipes resumed his career, starring in “The Expendables 3” and featuring in the NBC series “The Player.” His collaboration with Spike Lee continued with a role in Netflix’s “Chi-Raq,” demonstrating his enduring appeal and marketability despite his prison term.

Subsequent roles in movies like “Dolemite Is My Name” (2019), which earned him several award nominations, and a return alongside Eddie Murphy in “Coming 2 America,” displayed his versatility and enduring talent.

Continuing his successful comeback, Snipes appeared in the Netflix drama series “True Story” alongside Kevin Hart, garnering further acclaim and nominations. More recent endeavors include roles in the TV drama “Paper Empire” and the strip club comedy “Back on the Strip,” released in August 2023, affirming Snipes’s sustained commitment to his craft and ongoing contributions to the entertainment industry.