Jelani Asar Snipes: Biography And More!

Jelani Asar Snipes: Biography And More!

Jelani Asar Snipes is the son of the Black-American actor Wesley Snipes. He is famous for his action movies and martial arts films. Jelani’s mother, April Dubois is one of America’s top actresses. For him being a celebrity child, Jelani sure attracts a lot of attention. In this article, you’ll get to know all about Jelani Asar Snipes, his personal life, net worth and more. 

Inside Biography

Jelani Asar Snipes was born in 1988 on the United States. He is 33 years old as of 2021. When he was only one years old, he played the role of “Miles” in the movie “Mo Better Blues”, a 1990’s movie. His parents were also a part of the movie. Jelani owns a tall height of 5’11”. He has a fit body. It’s obvious that he spends fair time in the gym to maintain that body. He’s Christian. Jelani also owns his father’s dark brown eyes. Aside from facial resemblance and personality traits, Jelani Snipes also inherited his father’s talent and charm. He is currently going for the same career path as his father, Wesley Snipes. 

Name Meaning

The name “Jelani” originally started from Eastern Africa. It’s actual meaning is “Mighty”. 

Jelani Asar Snipes’ Net Worth

According to, Jelani’s net worth is $05 Million as of 2021. His income source is doing films. 

Jelani Asar Snipes Personal Life

Jelani’s parents, Wesley Snipes and April Dubois got divorced in 1993. Jelani was only 5 years old then. Wesley Snipes married Park Nkyung, who gave birth to four children with Mr. Wesley. Jelani’s siblings names are Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, and Iset Jua-T Snipes. From what it looks like, Jelani has a very good relationship with all his siblings and also his father. 

Jelani’s Father Mr Wesley Snipes 

Wesley Trent Snipes was born on 31st July, 1962. He’s a veteran actor, author and also martial artist. As an actor, he had a very successful career. He played big roles in movies like – Marvel movie, Blade, Passenger 57 (1992), New Jack City (1991), The Expendables (2014) and The player (2015). He played the comic character of “Blade” in the movie “Blade”. Mr Wesley’s net worth is said to be $10 Million.

It’s known that Mr Wesley began to learn martial arts when he was only 12 years old. He was trained by his mentor and close friend, Brooke Ellis. Wesley Snipes owns a second-degree blackbelt in Shotokan and fifth-degree blackbelt in Hapkido. He’s also trained in Jiu-Jitsu, Kung fu and Kickboxing. 

Wesley has been in two marriages. He married the famous actress April Dubois and had Jelani Asar with her. After that, in 1993, they got seperated. In 2003, Wesley Snipes married a painter named Park Nkyung and had 4 children with her.

Wesley Snipes was a Christian by birth. Later in 1978, he converted to Islam. But after 10byears of practicing the religion, he left it in 1988. He stated that Islam gave him an enriched view of the African people’s accomplishments. Also that it shows him his self-worth and conferred self-dignity on him. 

Wesley was lucky to be on the West Coast at the time of the 9/11 attack. Because, Snipe’s home was destroyed during the event.

Jelani’s Lifestyle 

Jelani Asar Snipes seems to be a very health conscious person. Although he doesn’t share much about his personal life on the internet, it shows watching his body that he maintains a very healthy diet. We can see some of Jelani’s photos on the internet but most of them are the work of journalists and his fans. From the photos, we can see he leads a very simple life. 

Asides from acting, Jelani Snipes also runs businesses. He manages them well and gets paid a huge amount from all his sponsorship deals and public appearances. 

Nothing about Jelani’s relationship status is known. He’s pretty much single and no evidence of him being married is found either. So we can just say he’s focusing on building his career only at this moment. He’s also maintaining a good relationship with his parents and siblings.

Some Interesting Facts

Jelani Asar Snipes is 5 feet 11 inches tall, which translates to 180 centimetres and 1.80 Meters.  His weight is approximately 68 kg. His waist is 32 inches. He’s a graduate. His zodiac sign is still under review. One of his hobbies is reading books.  

We look forward to know more about him in the near future. Just like his father, Jelani is also trained in martial arts. He has been featured on the cover page of many top magazines. He loves to play musical instruments apart from acting. As his father Mr Wesley has a huge net worth, Jelani must be living well along with his other four siblings. 

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