Wesley Snipes Wife – Nakyung “Nikki” Park Wiki (Bio, Age, Height, Children, Net Worth)
Nakyung Park is a South Korean who was born on the 1st day of September 1977. She is 43 years old. Her zodiac sign is Virgo, and she was born in South Korea. Nakyung is famous for being Wesley Snipes’ wife. Her father’s name is Park Cheol.
Nakyung Park has four children from her marriage to Wesley Snipes, their names are Jua-T Snipes Iset, Moa-T Snipes Alimayu, Jehu-T Snipes Alaafia, and Kihwa-T Akhenaten Snipes.
Nakyung Park is popularly nicknamed ‘Nikki’. She is an artist and a painter. She got married to Wesley Snipes who is a popular American actor in 2003. Wesley Snipes is known for his role in ‘Demolition Man’ and ‘Blade’ movies. Nikki is Wesley Snipes’ second wife.
Apart from being popular as Wesley’s wife, Nikki’s father, Park Cheol is also a renowned entertainment executive in South Korea. After three years of his marriage to Nakyung Park, precisely in 2006, Snipes and two other people were charged with tax evasion.
Wesley Snipes was later found guilty of some of the charges but he still served his jail term from 2010 to 2013. While Snipes was in prison, Nikki took great care of the family.
Nakyung Park ensured that the family survived the ordeal while keeping their affluent lifestyle despite the economic burden that the family faced because of Snipes’ imprisonment.
Early Life and Childhood
Nakyung Park was born on the 1st of September 1977 in Seoul, South Korea. There is a paucity of information on her early life or family life but we know that most of her childhood was spent in South Korea.
Nakyung’s father, Park Cheol was a one-time Director at MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) where he helped them produce many hit Korean TV shows around the late 1980s to 1990s. Nakyung later relocated to the United States.
Nakyung is part of the over ninety-nine percent of South Koreans who identify themselves as Koreans. However, her nationality is Canadian because she has a Canadian citizenship card despite spending her childhood days in South Korea.
In addition to the above, Nakyung was also a well-known makeup artist, skin care specialist, and painter.
Nakyung’s Measurements: Weight, Height
Nakyung is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 58 kilograms.
Relationship with Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes was earlier married to April Dubois, his college sweetheart from 1985 to 1990. The couple had a son, Jelani Asar who was born in 1988. He started dating Nakyung Park around the late 1990s after finalizing his divorce from his former wife.
After five years of dating, Park and Snipes later got married on the 17th of March 2003 after previously birthing two kids named Kihwa-T Akhenaten (the first child born in 2000) and Jua-T Iset Snipes (born on the 31st of July 2001).
The couples’ marriage was in a civil ceremony that took place at the County Court House in Hackensaw, New Jersey. This was against the current trend at that time which saw people do flamboyant weddings.
Soon after their marriage, Nakyung gave birth to another baby which they named Jehu-T Alaafia Snipes (born on the 26th of May 2004) after which they had another son Moa-T Alimayu Snipes (born on the 26th of March 2007).
Wesley Snipes considers South Korea as his second home because it is his wife’s native country. Douglas P. Rosile, Eddie Ray, and Wesley Snipes were charged with one count of colluding to swindle the United States of America.
They also faced charges of another one-count charge of aiding and abetting or knowingly making a fraudulent and false claim for payment against the US.
Also, Snipes was faced with a six-count charge of deliberately refusing to record federal income tax returns according to their recording dates and also refusing to file tax returns for five years, from 1999 to 2004.
He was later acquitted of the one-count charge of conspiracy to swindle the US government and the felony count of making a false claim against the US government.
He was convicted of the other charges of deliberately failing to record federal income tax returns which made the court sentenced him to three years imprisonment on the 24th of April 2008. He started serving the jail term on the 9th of December 2010. He was released three years later on the 2nd of April 2013.
Nakyung Park was pregnant with the fourth child when the government charged her husband to court. She supported Wesley Snipes as he went to prison. She looked after the family in his absence for three years.
Nakyung’s Social Media Reach: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Nakyung’s presence is visible on the internet. She uses Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. She even has a separate IG account for her paintings and another one for Timbit, her adorable dog.
As of 2020. Nakyung’s main account on Instagram boasted of about 3.1 thousand followers while her secondary account which hosted her paintings had around one thousand followers. Similarly, Nakyung’s Facebook page has about 3000 followers.