Who is Nakyung Park?
Born on September 1, 1977 in South Korea, Nakyung “Nikki” Park is a painter, but best known as the wife of actor Wesley Snipes. Her husband rose to fame for the role of Blade from Marvel Comics and completed a trilogy of movies from 1998 to 2004. Other notable projects he has worked on include ‘New Jack City’, ‘Demolition Man’ and ‘Passenger 57’.
The riches of Nakyung Park
As of early 2020, Nakyung Park’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million earned through a successful career in the arts, and her family wealth may have also contributed to her current status.
Interracial celebrity couple: Blade actor Wesley Snipes happily married Nakyung Park in 2003. #interracialcouple #loveknowsnocolor
She is also likely benefiting from her husband’s success as he has an estimated net worth of over $10 million, thanks to a successful career in Hollywood.
Life and career
Growing up in South Korea, Nakyung was used to the entertainment industry as his father worked as an executive in the entertainment industry. He was responsible for directing several local television shows from the 1980s to the 1990s as part of the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation.
She initially wanted to become a doctor and enrolled at Seoul University, one of the most popular in the country.
Half way through, however, she realized that she was not interested enough in medicine, leaning more towards the arts. She shifted to painting and after completing her studies she moved to the US in search of better opportunities on a much bigger stage of the art world. It was after this move that she met and befriended Wesley Snipes and eventually started a relationship, which led to their marriage. She supports him through thick and thin, even after his tax evasion problems came to light.
Husband – Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of an engineer and a teacher.
The family later moved to The Bronx, New York City, and during this time he developed an interest in martial arts. He took classes in Shotokan Karate and Hapkido, and has remained active in both arts for most of his life – his studies here would help later in his career. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where he developed a passion for acting but was unable to complete his studies there because his family moved back to Orlando.
He completed his education at Jones High School and returned to New York after graduating from college, where he attended the State University of New York at Purchase.
He also took classes in Los Angeles at Southwest College, and although he aspired to a career in acting, he didn’t get his chance until he was 23 years old, when a talent agent spotted him in a competition. This led to him being cast in the 1986 movie “Wildcats” starring Goldie Hawn.
Rise to Fame – Wesley Snipes
In the following years, Snipes established himself as a villain, appearing in an episode of ‘Miami Vice’ and in the music video for ‘Badby Michael Jackson. Thanks to his work there, more opportunities came his way, which landed him a starring role in ‘Major League’, one of his early blockbusters.
He went on to star in a series of successful films, including ‘Mo’ Better Blues’, ‘Jungle Fever’ and ‘King of New York’. In 1991, he starred in the movie “New Jack City”, teaming up with Ice-T and Chris Rock in the movie that tells the story of the rise of a drug lord in New York City amid the popularity of crack cocaine .
As the years went by, Snipes’ talent for action films did not go unnoticed and he became a staple of these types of films. Some of his works in the genre include “Demolition Man”, “Passenger 57”, “Rising Sun” and “Money Train”, but he also showed his versatility with work in “One Night Stand”, “Disappearing Acts” and “The Water Dance”.
In 1998, he continued his career with his most iconic role when he was cast as the vampire hunter Blade in the film of the same name, kicking off a trilogy of films revolving around the titular character. Created by Marvel Comics, Blade is a Dhampir, a half-human, half-vampire who possesses a vampire’s strengths, but none of their weaknesses. The first film was a commercial success, earning $131 million internationally despite mixed reviews cult following; its success led to the sequel “Blade II”.
The second film picks up after the events of the first, where Blade is forced to team up with an elite group of vampires to battle mutated vampires bent on the extinction of their race. The film was another box office success, although it still received mixed reviews. The final film was “Blade Trinity”, which also starred Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds – it was the trio’s most negatively reviewed film due to its reliance on easy-to-predict formulas, yet continued its success at the box office. While the “Blade” film series was not well reviewed, it is credited with building confidence in the superhero movie genre, helping Marvel set the scene for the future, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Park was not Snipes’ first marriage, as he married April Dubois in 1985, and they remained together until a divorce in 1990 – they have one child together. In 2003, he married Park, and they have four children together. While she has evaded media attention for most of their time together, she was noticeably present in support of her husband after he was convicted of tax evasion, charged with falsifying documents to circumvent the US system, leading to a three-year jail term. imprisonment. prison sentence which he served from 2010 to 2013.