Wesley Snipes’ ex-wife April Dubois: Wedding, Net Worth, Kids
• April Dubois is an American artist and former wife of actor, movie producer and martial artist Wesley Snipes.
• April and Wesley married in 1985 and had a son in 1988.
• April's hobbies include painting, photography, travelling and fashion.
• April is 58 years old and has an estimated net worth of $200,000.
• Wesley Snipes is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in over 70 movies and TV series.
Who is April Dubois?
April was born in the USA in 1963 – she hasn’t shared her exact date of birth or place, but her zodiac sign is believe to be Virgo, and she holds American nationality. April’s probably only known for being the former wife of Wesley Snipes, a famous American actor, movie producer and martial artist.
Early life and education
April was raised in the US by her parents about whom little is known, because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her father was in the Army, and that her mother was a hairdresser. Because April hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, most people believe her to be an only child.
April grew up being a huge fan of the film industry, as she watched movies and TV series with her mother nearly every day; she was a member of her high school’s drama club, and appeared in a couple of plays performed there.
She was also interested in various types of art while growing up, with her favorite having been painting.
April matriculated in 1981, and although she hasn’t spoken of her further education, most of her fans believe that she attended college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985.
April hasn’t shared any details concerning her career, but it’s believed by some of her fans that she has been working as a high school teacher for around three decades now; this hasn’t been confirmed.
There are also those who claim that she’s today an artist, and that they’ve seen her paintings at various exhibitions held in New York City and Los Angeles, but this remains unconfirmed as well.
Love life and marriage with Wesley Snipes
April met Wesley in the first half of the ‘80s, when they were introduced by a mutual friend at a party; some of the two’s fans believe that they were actually set on a blind date, but this hasn’t been confirmed. They married in 1985, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.
In 1988, April gave birth to their son Jelani Asar Snipes, and he was only a year old when his father helped him to be cast in the 1990 romantic musical movie “Mo’ Better Blues”, which won one of the four awards for which it was nominated.
April and Wesley divorced in 1990, and April hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s known that Wesley married the painter Nakyung ‘Niki’ Park in 2003, and they have four children together.
As of March 2022, April appears to be single, was married to Wesley Snipes, and they have a son together.
Hobbies and other interests
April’s main hobbies include painting and photography, and she’s been to numerous galleries and museums in both the US and Europe; she’s also passionate about travelling and has been around the world, while her dream travel destination is Kyoto, Japan.
April’s a philanthropist, and has worked with several charity organizations which aim to improve the quality of life for underprivileged people, while she’s also donated to several animal shelters.
April is a fashionista, as she’s trying to keep up with all of the latest fashion trends, and is also a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes multiple times every week.
April has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson and Anne Hathaway, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Pulp Fiction”, “Braveheart” and “One Day”.
Age, height and net worth
April’s age is 58. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of March 2022, April’s net worth has been estimated at more than $200,000, while her former husband Wesley’s net worth is reputedly over $10 million.
Who is her former husband Wesley Snipes?
Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida USA, on 31 July 1962 – his zodiac sign is Leo, and he holds American nationality.
He’s appeared in more than 70 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Blade in the eponymous 1998 action science fiction horror movie; it was directed by Stephen Norrington, also starred Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson, and follows a half-vampire half-human who’s protecting the mortal race from vampires. The movie won five of the 16 awards for which it was nominated.
Wesley was raised in The Bronx, New York City, alongside his brother Wesley Quintin Rudy Snipes and sister Bridget, by their father Wesley Rudolph Snipes who was an aircraft engineer, and their mother Marian (nee Long) who was a teacher’s assistant. Wesley became interested in acting while attending Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, then switched to Jones High School upon moving to Orlando.
Upon matriculating in 1980, he enrolled into the State University of New York at Purchase, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1984. Wesley also spent some time attending Southwest College.
Wesley made his debut TV series appearance in a 1984 episode of the soap opera “All My Children”, and then made his debut film appearance in the 1986 sports comedy movie “Wildcats”. He gained recognition in 1989, when he portrayed Willie Mays Hayes in the sports comedy film “Major League”, written and directed by David S. Ward, and which starred Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen. The movie follows the new owner of the baseball team Cleveland Indians, who’s making them throw games, but after her plan is discovered, her team starts winning just to annoy her; it was nominated for a 1990 Award of the Japanese Academy for Best Foreign Language Film.
A couple of Wesley’s most notable performances in the ‘90s were in the 1993 action science fiction movie “Demolition Man”, the 1996 action sports film “The Fan”, and the 1998 drama movie “Down in the Delta”.
Wesley starred as Dean Cage in the 2004 action adventure movie “Unstoppable”, directed by David Carson, and which also starred Jacqueline Obradors and Stuart Wilson. It follows a military man who’s been injected with a hallucinogen, and has started reliving his traumatic experiences in Bosnia. In 2009, Wesley played Caz in the action crime movie “Brooklyn’s Finest”, and a couple of his following notable performances were in the 2011 action adventure thriller movie “Game of Death”, the 2012 action adventure fantasy film “Gallowwalkers”, and the 2014 action adventure thriller movie “Expendables 3”.
Most recently, in 2021 and ‘22, Wesley played Damon Moore in the action series “Paper Empire”.
Wesley has won 11 of the 32 awards for which he’s been nominated, with some of his wins including two Black Reel Awards, two National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards and a Venice Film Festival Award; he also received his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
Wesley began practicing martial arts at the age of 12, and today holds a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido, and 5th degree black belt in Shotokan; he has also practiced kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kung Fu.
Wesley converted to Islam in 1978, but quit the religion a decade later.
Wesley served nearly three years behind bars between 2010 and 2013, after he was sentenced for failing to file federal income tax returns.