Who Is Nakyung Park? The Untold Truth of Wesley Snipes’ Painter Wife

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Who Is Nakyung Park? The Untold Truth of Wesley Snipes’ Painter Wife
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Nakyung Park (aka Nikki Nakyung Park) is an avid painter from South Korea but is in the limelight as the wife of Wesley Snipes, a legendary Hollywood actor. Her husband has played numerous breakout roles in a handful of movies, most notably in New Jack City, White Men Can’t Jump, and Passenger 57.

Besides, as for their married life, the duo has been in a marital relationship for over two decades. They are also blessed with four children.

Here are several other interesting facts about Wesley Snipes’ wife Nakyung including her father’s death and more. Let’s begin!

Nakyung Park Is Into Paintings and Artwork

Park is a skilled painter. The self-taught artist, who always had a knack for painting has been following her passion since her early days. She often cast her artwork in several art exhibition shows. She also exhibits her work that is inspired by the beauty of nature and several architectures of the places on her social media handles.

Where is Park From? Details on Her Wiki, Age, and Early Life

Park is from South Korea. Her husband also spent a lot of time in her hometown in South Korea, which the actor calls his, “second home.” She was born on September 1, 1974, to Korean parents. And her age is 49 as of 2023.

Besides, Nikki has dual nationality American and South Korean. Not many know, but she is a South Korean immigrant who moved to the United States between the 1980s to 1990s. As far as her ethnicity is concerned, the painter has Asian roots.

What Happened to Nakyung Park’s Father? Died at 82

Her father Park Cheol, a South Korean television producer died on 13th July 2020. He was 82 years old at the time of his death. Nakyung’s husband Snipes praised his late father-in-law for being one of the major driving forces behind the widespread popularity of Korean culture.

Nakyung’s late dad Park created the TV drama series ‘What is Love’ on MBC TV. It is considered one of the first-ever acclaimed Korean cultural export products. The series attracted millions of Chinese TV viewers when it aired on China’s CCTV in 1997.

Wesley further applauded Park for leading South Korea “to the forefront of cultural history.”

How did Wesley Snipes Meet his Wife Nakyung Park?

Although it is yet to be revealed how the duo first acquainted, they met for the first time back in the late 1990s. They subsequently hit it off. And the two dated for around three years before they got married.

Their Low-Key Wedding Ceremony With only one Friend in Attendance

Nakyung “Nikki” Park and her boyfriend Wesley tied the knot on 17th March 2003. According to a Bergen County court document obtained by The ENQUIRER, their brief civil ceremony took place at the courthouse in Hackensack, N.J. The tabloid reported only one friend of them attended their hush-hush wedding event.

Wesley Snipes' wife Nakyung Park is a painter
Nakyung with her husband Wesley.
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A pal of Snipes said of the actor,

“It was a basic, ‘take it or leave it’ thing. He took her down to the courthouse and he married her — the poor woman didn’t even get a chance to walk down the aisle. And he didn’t promise her a honeymoon, either.”

A Bergen County courthouse employee who eyewitnessed the event told the tabloid,

“The ceremony was strictly by-the-book.”

The source further described their ultra-private wedding as,

“They were trying to be discreet. They were wearing everyday clothes, there was no photographer, no video, no crowds of friends. No one even recognized him. The only witness with them was an acquaintance of Snipes, a local lawyer named John Carbone, and they had to use a court employee as their second witness.”

The couple has been happily married ever since without any signs of slowing down.

Nakyung Park Has Four Children With Her Husband

Park gave birth to their first child, a son Akhenaten Kihwa-T around three years before her marriage with Snipes. The two welcomed their second child, a daughter Iset Jua-T Snipes on 31st July 2001.

Nakyung Park husband and kids.
Nakyung Park with her children and husband.
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Wesley Snipes’ wife gave birth to their third child, a daughter Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes on May 26, 2004. Their fourth child, a son Alimayu Moa-T Snipes was born on 26th March 2007.

Snipes Has a Child From His Previous Marriage

Nakyung Park’s husband Snipes was first married to April Dubois. The former flames tied the knot back in 1985 and welcomed their son, Jelani Asar Snipes in 1989. However, the two divorced after five years of their marriage in 1990. The same year, Jelani had a cameo appearance in Snipes’ 1990 film Mo’ Better Blues.

His former wife April now runs Auraa, Inc., a domestic profit corporation type.

Where is Wesley Snipes’ Wife Now? Her Net Worth

Wesley’s wife lived in Alpine, New Jersey until her hubby sold the house in 2014 for $4.125 million. But, at present, it is not known where Nakyung lives.

Besides, talking about her net worth, Park has $500,000 as of 2023. In the meantime, her husband Snipes has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He mainly makes money from his work in movies and TV shows. Over the years, the actor has appeared in over seventy on-screen projects.


Sagar Chand, who goes by Cannon, is a founder at celebsuburb.com. With an aim to cover the life of celebrities, he started the website in 2020 and has been continuously working as an author, editor, and administrator. He has over 6 years of work experience in the entertainment field. Further, he is also one of the Co-Founders at Pandora Group of Companies. Contact: sagarchand242@gmail.com