The Shocking Truth about Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, Wesley Snipes Son

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The Shocking Truth about Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, Wesley Snipes Son

Alimayu Moa-T Snipes is the son of actor Wesley Snipes who is known for films including the Blade franchise, The Demolition Man, White Men Can’t Jump, Passenger 57, and others. Alimayu is one of the four kids of 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. The actor however has always remained private about his family. As such all of his children are now big enough to pop on the internet and be in the public eye on their own. The celebrity kids, however, have extensively kept themselves low-key.

Snipes’ son, Alimayu is no exception either. Yet again there are some parts of his life that somehow remain open to the media and likewise mediums. Read all those in the ensuing details.

Times Weren’t Right For Wesley Snipes When Alimayu Moa-T Snipes Was Born

Sometime after the birth of Alimayu, Wesley had to go to prison for tax fraud for three years. After the release, Snipes during an interview with the Guardian said the prison time made him more appreciative of his family. The actor father of Alimayu said he understood the value of time and realized how often people squander it.

The youngest child of Snipes and Park, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes was born on March 26, 2007.

Alimayu, a rare Ethiopian/Swahili name, translates to “in honor of God.”

Alimayu Moa-T Snipes Is Half Korean-Half African-American

While Alimayu is Korean from his mother’s side, paternally, he is of African American descent. Alimayu’s paternal grandfather Wesley Rudolph Snipes was an aircraft engineer. His father’s parents mostly hailed from South Carolina.

Alimayu 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 key driving force behind the modern-day wide 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 significant hits is the TV drama show, What Is Love (MBC TV). The series is often considered one of the first successful Korean cultural export products. In 1997, it gained some 150 million Chinese TV viewers during its run time on the nation’s CCTV.

Alimayu Moa-T Snipes Mother Is A Painter

Although not as famous as his father Snipes, Alimayu’s mother, Nakyung Park is also a reputed being on her own. Park is a painter and has conducted several successful exhibitions across many states. She is a South Korean born who moved to the US somewhere around the 1980s and 1990s. Her actor husband considers South Korea his second home.

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

While Alimayu’s mother, Park lives away from the media attention, she, as mentioned, occasionally showcases her artworks at several galleries across the country. She apparently is into art since her childhood. She additionally works as a graphic designer and makeup artist. In fact, Park and Snipes reportedly connected with each other through their shared love for the arts. As such, Alimayu’s father, Snipes, too, has a degree in BFA from State College of New York, Purchase, New York.

Alimayu Parents; When Did They Marry?

Snipes is yet to disclose the story behind his and Park’s early relationship but the Passenger 57 actor presumably met his now South Korean wife somewhere between the mid to late 90s. The Demolition Man actor and the South Korean-born married each other on March 17, 2002. The actor-painter couple didn’t have any lavish celebrations for their union. In fact, the couple didn’t even go for a traditional wedding dress with Park skipping the walk down the aisle. Neither did the parents of Alimayu have many wedding guests.

Alimayu Moa-T Snipes parents Wesley Snipes and Nakyung Park
The Blade actor Wesley Snipes and his wife Nakyung Park. Getty

Snipes and Nakyung were already parents to their first child and Alimayu’s elder brother, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes whom they welcomed in 2000. After the wedding, the couple had their second child, a daughter, Iset Jua-T Snipes in 2001. Next, they would give birth to Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes in 2004. And it was following her that Park and her actor spouse welcomed Alimayu Moa-T Snipes in 2007.

Wesley also has one more son, Jelani Asar Snipes, his eldest who the actor had with his ex-wife, April Dubois.

Is Alimayu Moa-T Snipes On Social Media?

Although Alimayu is clearly a teenager now, it is a mystery whether this celebrity kid is on social media or not. Furthermore Alimayu and all of his siblings, for quite a while, have been living far away from the spotlight of their actor father.

Alimayu Moa-T Snipes elder siblings, Akhanetan Kihwa T Snipes, Iset and Alaafia
Alimayu siblings, Akhanetan, Alaafia, and Iset. TMZ

On top of that, Snipes, too, abstains from talking about his kids or his wife. Likewise, what Alimayu does as a teenager is also a matter exclusively open to questions.

How Rich Is Alimayu Moa-T Snipes’s Father, Wesley Snipes; His Net Worth?

The now 15-year-old Alimayu’s actor father despite not being as active as he once was is still among wealthy actors or at least a millionaire. The 60-year-old star as of 2023 has a net worth hovering around $10 million.

Snipes would have had a lot more wealth if it wasn’t for his infamous past case of tax evasion which subsequently took tens of millions of dollars from the father of five. Some series of box office flops also badly affected his overall fortune. Snipes however still is a millionaire and of course a rich being.