Who is Nakyung Park?
Nakyung ‘Nikki’ Park was born in Seoul, the capital city South Korea, on 1 September 1977 – her zodiac sign is Virgo, and she holds both Korean and American nationality. She’s a painter, but is probably known best for being the wife of Wesley Snipes, a famous American actor and movie producer.
Early life and education
Nakyung was raised in Seoul, by her father Park Cheol who worked in the entertainment industry as an executive, and directed various local TV shows for Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation between 1980 and 1990, and her mother whose profession remains undisclosed. Because Nakyung hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of her fans believe her to be an only child.
She grew up dreaming of becoming a doctor, and thus spent most of her time studying, so that she could eventually win a scholarship to a prestigious university. Nakyung was interested in a couple of activities during her high school years, including acting with her school’s drama club, and painting.
Upon matriculating in 1995, she enrolled at Seoul University hoping to become a doctor, but shifted to arts after realizing that it was what she really wanted; Nakyung graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999.
Nakyung moved to the USA upon graduation, and has since been working as a painter. Not a lot is known about her career, except that her paintings could’ve been seen exhibited at various venues in New York City and Los Angeles, California.
Love life and marriage with Wesley Snipes
Nakyung would prefer to keep the details of her love life to herself, however, that’s not so easy as she’s married to a successful Hollywood actor.
She met Wesley in either 2000 or 2001, and although neither has spoken of how they met, it’s widely believed that they were set on a date by a mutual friend. The two exchanged vows in 2003, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members, and Nakyung has since given birth to their four children; she and Wesley are keeping their children away from the media’s attention, wanting them to be able to lead normal lives.
Nakyung hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, but it’s widely known that Wesley was married once before meeting her: he exchanged vows with April Dubois in 1985, she gave birth to their son Jelani, but they divorced in 1990.
As of March 2022, Nakyung’s married to Wesley Snipes, and they have four children together.
Hobbies and other interests
Nakyung’s main hobby is travelling, and she has been all around the world, mostly for pleasure but also for work. Some of her favorite cities to visit include Jakarta in Indonesia, Paris in France, and Tokyo in Japan.
She’s a philanthropist, and has donated money to several charity organizations, all of which aim to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children. Nakyung’s a huge lover of animals too, and has also donated money to animal shelters.
She likes to read books in her spare time – her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, while her favorite book is “Dear John”.
Nakyung also enjoys watching movies, and her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite films include “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Runaway Bride” and “Notting Hill”.
Age, height and net worth
Nakyung’s age is 44. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.85m) and she weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
As of March 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $200,000, while her husband Wesley’s net worth is reputedly over $10 million.
Who is her 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, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Blade in the eponymous 1998 action science fiction horror movie “Blade”, directed by Stephen Norrington, and which also starred Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson. It follows a half-vampire man who’s protecting humans 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 Snipes, by their father Wesley Rudolph Snipes who was an aircraft engineer, and their mother Marian (nee Long) who was a teacher’s assistant.
He became interested in acting while still attending elementary school, and became more serious about it upon enrolling at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Upon moving back to Florida, Wesley transferred to Jones High School, from which he matriculated in 1980; he then enrolled at State University of New York at Purchase, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1984.
Wesley made his debut TV series appearance in a 1984 episode of the soap opera “All My Children”, and his debut film appearance in the 1986 sports comedy “Wildcats”. He gained recognition in 1989, when cast to play Willie Mays Hayes in the sports comedy movie “Major League”, written and directed by David S. Ward, and which starred Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen.
It follows the new owner of the baseball team Cleveland Indians, who’s making them lose deliberately, but now that the players have discovered this, they are winning just to annoy her; the movie was nominated for an Award of the Japanese Academy for Best Foreign Language Film.
A couple of Wesley’s following notable performances were in the 1990 crime thriller film “King of New York”, the 1992 sports comedy movie “White Men Can’t Jump” and the 1995 action crime comedy film “Money Train”.
He was cast to play the main character Monroe Hutchen, in the 2002 action crime drama “Undisputed”, written and directed by Walter Hill, and which also starred Ving Rhames and Peter Falk.
The movie follows the heavyweight campion George who has been sent to jail, and it was nominated for two awards. Some of Wesley’s most notable performances in movies in the remainder of the 2000s were in the 2004 action science fiction horror “Blade: Trinity”, the 2005 action crime drama “Chaos”, and the 2009 action crime drama “Brooklyn’s Finest”.
He portrayed Doc in the 2014 action adventure thriller film “The Expendables 3”, directed by Patrick Hughes, and which starred Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li. It follows a team of mercenaries hired to take down the arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, and the movie won two of the seven awards for which it was nominated.
Three of Wesley’s most recent roles have been in the 2021 comedy movie “Coming 2 America”, the 2021 crime thriller mini-series “True Story”, and the 2022 action series “Paper Empire”.
He has won 11 of the 32 awards for which he has been nominated, including two Black Reel Awards, two Image Awards, and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award; Wesley received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 21 August 1998.
He has been practicing martial arts since he was 12, and today holds a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido, and 5th degree black belt in Shotokan; he has also practiced Kung Fu, kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Wesley was sentenced to spend three years behind bars on 24 April 2008, for willful failure to file federal income tax returns; he served his sentence at McKean Federal Correctional Institution between 9 December 2010 and 2 April 2013.