Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes Wiki, Wesley Snipes son, Mother, Siblings

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Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes is the first child of Wesley Snipes and his second wife, Nakyung Park. Park and the Blade actor Snipes had their son Akhenaten in the early 2000s which apparently was some years before the couple would tie the knot.

Akhenaten’s actor father, Snipes has had quite a mixed career in Hollywood. While he once was well on his way to becoming one of the most sought-after actors, some series of flops and controversies have now made him almost a forgotten name in the movie industry. His legacy nonetheless is something that people still want to talk about.

Also, the actor still makes appearances for one or two interviews. However, despite his years of presence in the media, the outsiders hardly know anything except his professional aspects; things as his wife and kids. And one such anonymity also hangs tough when it comes to his son, Akhenaten. Snipes this kid is now agreeably into adulthood, but people outside the actor’s close circle barely know anything about him.

Is The Name Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes Based On An Ancient Being?

Akhenaten was born in 2000 however the further specifics regarding that are yet to be blatant. Snipes and Nakyung welcomed him a few years before their nuptials.

Akhenaten who is also said as Echnaton and Akhenaton was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. His rule lasted from c. 1353 to 1336 or 1351 to 1334 BC. Akhenaten was the tenth ruler of the Eighteenth Dynasty. While Wesley’s son’s name does take inspiration from the aforesaid historical figure, it is unclear if the actor really knew about it while naming his son or if the late Pharaoh is the actual instigation for his son’s name.

Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes Parents, Wesley Snipes and Nakyung Park Are Together Since The Late 90s

Akhenaten’s parents, Snipes and Nakyung married on March 2002. However, it is unclear when and how the couple met or when their relationship started. According to some reports, nonetheless, they happened to meet each other somewhere between the mid to late 90s.

Akhenetan Kihwa T parents, Wesley Snipes and Nakyung Park
Akhenaten’s parents Wesley Snipes and Nakyung Park in Sep 2009. Getty

The couple had a private wedding in a courthouse in Hackensaw New Jersey. Akhenaten’s parents had a low-profile marriage. According to insiders, the pair didn’t even wear attire for a conventional wedding. The ceremony however was strictly by the books. Snipes and Park also entertained little to no wedding guests. They in fact had to use a court employee as their second witness.

Akhenaten Has Four Siblings

Akhenaten has three younger siblings and one older half-brother. The ones who are his juniors are Iset Jua-T, Alaafia Jehu-T, and Alimayu Moa-T.

All the siblings’ names follow the same pattern – the middle names end in a “T.”

2000 born son of Wesley Snipes, Akhanetan Kihwa T Snipes in the middle with his siblings
Wesley Snipes kids Akhanetan and others

As mentioned, Akhenaten also has one older half-brother named Jelani Asar Snipes who is the son of Wesley from his past relationship with his ex-wife April Dubois.

Much like Akhenaten himself, not much is known about his siblings or his half-brother. As said before, all of Snipes’ children live a coveted life and unreally none of them seems to be that obvious on social media.

What Does Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes Do?

Although Snipes and Park’s careers are apparent to people, what each of their kids has been doing so far remains a mystery including that of Akhenaten. He sure is well into his 20s but the young adult has absolutely no traces in hangouts like Facebook and Instagram. In fact, Snipes kids have been one of the most low-key celebrity children in Hollywood. Furthermore Snipes, too, avoids talking about his family affairs.

Consequently, for now, it is a thriller as to what Akhenetan does for a living. And the obscurity very well may exist for quite a long stretch. Nevertheless, since he is in his early adulthood, there should be no harm in saying he could be in college.

Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes Affected His Father’s This Role

During an interview with Fatherly in March 2021, Snipes said his kids including Akhenetan give him “great acting material.” The Passenger 57 actor said this particularly with respect to his Coming To America character General Izzi. Explaining further, Snipes revealed Izzi is a reflection of his children and their influence and impact on him.

Akhenetan Kihwa T Snipes in the middle with his mother, Nakyung Park and father, Wesley Snipes.
Wesley Snipes and his wife Nakyung Park and their first child, Akhenetan Kihwa T Snipes

Snipes furthermore stated, for the demeanor of Izzi, he took inspiration from the timing and humor of each of the kids. The father of five said all the nuances in Izzi were because of his kids. According to Snipes, the joy and reflection he imparts through the General is a reflection of all of his children and their effect on him.

Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes appeared in Coming 2 America

Although none of Snipes’ kids are into performing business, they all have a cameo in Wesley’s recent hit sequel, Coming 2 America. However, according to the Expendables actor, himself, his kids’ appearance in the movie is quite subtle and he has even said that people might have difficulty pinpointing each of them.

My family is actually in it. We got them in as a cameo. We’ll see if people can find them…. but they’re all there. They’re all in one scene, yes.

said the now 60-year-old actor.


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