Alimayu Moa-T Snipes is the son of actor Wesley Snipes who is known for movies like The Sheet franchising, The demolition man, White men can’t jump, Passenger 57, and others. Alimayu is one of five children born to Snipes and his South Korean-born American wife, Nakyung Park.
Snipes, despite all the controversies in his professional life, is seemingly a good father and husband to his children and wife. However, the actor has always remained private about his family. As such, all of his children are now big enough to appear on the internet and go public in their own right. However, the children of celebrities have kept themselves extensively understated.
Snipes’ son, Alimayu, is also no exception. Yet again there are some parts of his life that somehow remain open to the media and mediums as well. Read all those in the following details.
Times were not good for Wesley Snipes when Alimayu Moa-T Snipes was born
Some time after the birth of Alimayu, Wesley served three years in prison for tax fraud. After his release, Snipes said during an interview with the Guardian that the prison sentence had made him more appreciative of his family. Alimayu’s actor father said he understood the value of time and realized how often people waste it.
Snipes and Park’s youngest child, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, was born on March 26, 2007.
Alimayu, a rare Ethiopian/Swahili name, translates to ‘for the glory of God’.
Alimayu Moa-T Snipes is half Korean, half African-American
Although Alimayu is Korean on his mother’s side, he is of African American descent paternally. Alimayu’s paternal grandfather Wesley Rudolph Snipes was an aircraft engineer. His father’s parents were mostly from South Carolina.
Alimayu’s grandfather was a famous television producer
Alimayu’s late maternal grandfather, Park Cheol is more popular than his paternal ancestors. He was a South Korean television producer who was a major driving force behind the contemporary widespread popularity of Korean culture in international territories.
Many Koreans revere him for leading South Korea “to the forefront of cultural history.” One of his many big hits is the TV drama show, What Is Love (MBC TV). The series is often regarded as one of the first successful Korean cultural exports. In 1997, it attracted some 150 million Chinese TV viewers during its run on national CCTV.
Alimayu Moa-T Snipes mother is a painter
While not as famous as his father Snipes, Alimayu’s mother, Nakyung Park is also a reputed creature in her own right. Park is a painter and has had several successful exhibitions in many states. Born in South Korea, she moved to the US sometime around the 1980s and 1990s. Her actor husband considers South Korea his second home.
While Alimayu’s mother, Park, lives away from the media spotlight, as mentioned, she occasionally shows her artwork in various galleries across the country. She apparently loves art since childhood. She also works as a graphic designer and makeup artist. Park and Snipes are even said to be connected through their shared love of art. As such, Alimayu’s father, Snipes, also holds a BFA degree from State College of New York, Purchase, New York.
Alimayu parents; When did they get married?
Snipes has yet to reveal the story behind his and Park’s early relationship, but the Passenger 57 actor supposedly met his now South Korean wife sometime between the mid and late 90s. The Demolition Man actor and South Korean-born actor are married to each other March 17, 2002. The actor-painter couple had no lavish celebrations for their union. In fact, the couple didn’t even go for a traditional wedding dress as Park skipped the walk down the aisle. Alimayu’s parents didn’t have many wedding guests either.
Snipes and Nakyung were already parents to their first child and Alimayu’s older brother, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes which they welcomed in 2000. After the wedding, the couple had their second child, a daughter, Iset Jua-T Snipes in 2001. They would then give birth to Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes in 2004. And it was after her that Park and her actor husband Alimayu welcomed Moa-T Snipes in 2007.
Wesley also has another son, Jelani Asar Snipeshis eldest that the actor had with his ex-wife, April Dubos.
Is Alimayu Moa-T Snipes On Social Media?
While Alimayu is clearly a teenager now, whether or not this celebrity is on social media is a mystery. Moreover, Alimayu and all his siblings have been living far away from the limelight of their actor father for quite some time now.
Moreover, Snipes also refrains from talking about his children or his wife. Likewise, what Alimayu does as a teenager is also a matter open only to questions.
How rich is Alimayu Moa-T Snipes’ father, Wesley Snipes; His net worth?
The actor father of now 15-year-old Alimayu, despite not being as active as he once was, is still one of the wealthy actors or at least a millionaire. The 60-year-old star has a net worth of around $10 million as of 2023.
Snipes would have had much more wealth were it not for his notorious previous tax evasion case, which subsequently cost the father of five children tens of millions of dollars. Some series of box office flops also greatly influenced his overall fortune. However, Snipes is still a millionaire and, of course, a wealthy creature.