Who is Jelani Asar Snipes? Everything About Wesley Snipes’ Son

By Anisha Maharjan | Updated on February 11, 2022
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    Jelani Asar Snipes is the son of Wesley Snipes and his ex-wife, April Dubois. His father is a famous American actor, film producer, and martial artist. The Orlando native Snipes is famous for his roles in action movies such as Passenger 57, Money Train, The Blade, The Fan, etc.

    Jelani is also popular for his role in the musical drama “Mo Better Blues”. He is a very secretive person and is not very active on social media.

    Since Jelani maintains a very private life, people are always curious about what Wesley Snipes’ son is doing. So let’s dig in further to find out lesser-known details of Jelanis’ life.

    Jelani Snipes Age and Childhood

    Jelani was born on 14th January 1989 in the United States of America. As of 2022, his age is 33. He has an African-American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnic group.

    Describing his early life, Jelani had a better childhood compared to normal children. First of all, he was born into the family of famous veteran actor Wesley Snipes. He is the first grandson of Marian Snipes (née Long) and Wesley Rudolph Snipes who used to be an aircraft engineer.

    What does his name mean?

    Formerly originated from Africa, his name “Jelani” refers to “Great, powerful and mighty one”.

    Jelani Asar Snipes professional career 

    Jelani made an appearance in the musical comedy-drama “Mo Better Blues” when he was an infant. Even so, his profession isn’t an actor.

    Now talking about his current profession, Jelani is a businessman. According to Georgia Company Registry, Jelani and his mom April are the principal of the company Auraa, Inc.

    It is a Georgia Domestic Profit Corporation located at Morrow, GA 30260. Some of the reports claim that his source of income is different brand endorsement and sponsorships.

    Is He following in his father Wesley Snipes’ footsteps?

    Jelani did a musical comedy-drama “Mo Better Blues” when he was just one. However, he is more recognized by his famous father Wesley Snipes.

    Furthermore, Jelani hasn’t acted in any other movies/series ever since except for his first appearance.

    So we can’t exactly conclude that he is following his father’s footsteps or not.

    Jelani Asar Snipes’ dating life

    Since Jelani is already 33, people are curious to know about his dating life. However, he has not come forward and spoken about his relationship. Also considering that Jelani is not present on any social media platforms, it is hard to guess if he is in love or not.

    Well, unless Jelani himself comes out in public and reveals about his dating life we cannot put a finger on his current relationship status.

    Are Jelani Asar Snipes’ Parents Divorced?

    As we all know Jelani Asar Snipes is the son of Wesley Snipes and April Dubios. The couple was college sweethearts who married in 1985.

    But the marriage couldn’t last long. After 5-years of marriage, the couple fall out of love and decided to divorce.

    Jelanis’ parents got divorced in 1990. Although the former couple got divorced, they shared joint custody of their son. Even after their separation, his parents made sure that he had a positive environment in his upbringing.

    Did His Parents got remarried?

    Although it is not acknowledged by Jelanis’ mother April Dubois, reports state she is currently living as April Dubois Bullock and has her own family. Whereas other tabloids report that April has led a single life after separating from Wesley.

    On the other hand, Jelanis’ father Wesley walked down the aisle for the second time with the Korean-born American painter Na Kyung Park also known as Nikki Park. She is the daughter of late South Korean TV producer Park Cheol.

    Jelani Asar Snipes parents
    Wesley Snipes and his second spouse Nikki Park.

    The long-lasting couple met in the late 1990s. And they tied the knot on 17 March 2003, after several years of dating.

    He has four half-siblings

    From his father’s remarriage to Nikki Park, he has four half-siblings; twins Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Iset Jua-T Snipes, born on July 31, 2000, Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, born on May 26, 2004, and Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, born on 26 March 2007.

    Social Media Appearance

    Jelani also appears to maintain distance from the entertainment industry as his mother does. He is private about his personal life and rarely opens up to the public. Also, he doesn’t seem to use social media.

    Even if Jelani is a social media ghost, he is spotted meeting with his old man time and again.

    Net Worth

    Whilst Jelani’s dad Wesley Snipes has a net worth of $10 million as of 2022, there is no exact sum for his own net worth.

    However, Jelani works with various sponsorships and endorsements. Moreover, he has a business of his own, we can presume that his net worth might sum up to six digits.


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