Iset Jua-T Snipes, Daughter of Wesley Snipes, Wiki, Age, Mother, Siblings


Iset Jua-T Snipes is the daughter of the Sheet actor Wesley Snipes and his old wife, Nakyung Park. Iset is the only daughter of Snipes and Park who was born in the early 2000s. She is well into adulthood now, but she has hardly had any public appearances with her famous father lately.

Iset’s father, Snipes, while famous, is a private man when it comes to his family. But every now and then people want to know a few details about his kids.

So lie the bits and pieces that explain Iset Jua-T Snipes’ life and family details to date. Read from her birth to her career and even some other untold facts.


Iset Jua-T Snipes saved her parents, Wesley Snipes and Nakyung Park from 9/11

Iset is the only daughter of Wesley Snipes and Nakyung Park July 31, 2001. Coincidentally her birth somehow saved the actor from her parents, Snipes and Park from one of the most unhappy days in America, the 9/11 attack. In the midst of the impending attack, Snipes was in Los Angeles with then-newborn Iset Jua-T Snipes. On the other hand, the Blade actor’s Manhattan apartment was destroyed by the September 11 attack after the World Trade Center collapsed. Fortunately, Snipes and his wife Park escaped unharmed as they were on the West Coast for the birth of their daughter, Iset.

South Korean-born painter Nakyung Park and her actor husband Wesley Snipes
Iset Jua-T Snipes’ father Wesley Snipes and Nakyung Park

The actor later said in the interviews that he and his wife Park owe their lives to their daughter. He says he and his wife would still be in their New York home if their daughter hadn’t been born.

In an interview, Snipes said:

We lost a place, but at the same time my daughter was born. We took care of her in Los Angeles because it’s a tradition that you don’t travel with a newborn. So we were literally in bed and my sister called me and said, ‘Turn on the TV.’ Our daughter is laying there between us and I looked at my lady and said, ‘Honey, our place is gone!’ I just turned to my daughter and started kissing her. ‘That’s why you came, my girl. You saved our lives… you are a lifesaver.

9/11 marks one of the darkest days in American history. On September 11, 2001, some 3,000 victims were killed in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania when terrorists hijacked passenger jets, hitting key landmarks.

Iset Jua-T Snipes Parents; Who is her mother?

Iset’s mother (Nakyung Park or Nikki) was born on September 1, 1974 in South Korea. Park grew up largely in South Korea, but moved to the US sometime between the 1980s and 1990s. Iset’s father, Snipes, said he considers South Korea his second home.

Coming 2 America actor Wesley Snipes and his wife Nakyung Park
Iset Jua-T Snipes parents, Wesley Snipes and Nakyung Park

Professionally, Nakyung is a painter for whom she apparently has a passion since childhood. Nikki reportedly learned to paint in her neighbors garage. Although Nakyung keeps a low profile, she occasionally shows her creations at various art exhibitions.

Nikki also dabbles in graphic design and makeup arts. Someone who also enjoys visual arts is Wesley Snipes, Iset’s actor father. In fact, Snipes graduated with a degree in BFA from the State University of New York, Purchase.

How Iset Parents, Nakyung Park and Wesley Snipes met? Their relationship

It’s unclear when Snipes met Park, but it’s believed it was sometime between the mid and late 1990s. They dated for a few years before getting married March 17, 2002. The couple tied the knot at a courthouse in Hackensaw, New Jersey. The big day of the American-Korean couple was not glamorous. Instead, they opted for a low-key celebration. Snipes and Park weren’t even wearing traditional wedding attire, and Park wasn’t even walking down the aisle herself. One of the attendees later reported that the wedding had no photographers, videos or crowds. Snipes and Park even had to use a court employee as a second witness.

Park and Snipes are parents of four children, including Iset. They were already the parents of two children before their marriage. Snipes and his South Korean wife welcomed their first child, Achnetan Kihwa T in 2000. A year later they would have Iset. Three years later, Snipes and Park gave birth to their third child, Alaafia Jehu-T. In 2007, the couple welcomed their youngest child, a son, Alimayu Moa-T.

In addition to the above names, Iset also has another brother, though a half-brother, Jelani. He’s Snipes’ son with his ex-wife, April Dubos.

Iset Jua-T Snipes Grandfather was a well-known producer and director

Park’s late father and Iset’s maternal grandfather served as a producing director at Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). He worked in the Korean film industry for over three decades and directed numerous Korean TV shows, including such classics as The Season Of Men (1985), Another Happiness (1991) and What Is Love? (1991), among others.

Many critics and locals still consider the latter one of the very first critically acclaimed Korean TV shows. The show was also a milestone; it garnered millions of views from China where it aired on CCTV in 1997.

Iset and her brothers featured in Coming 2 America

Iset’s father, Snipes’ movie, Coming to America, is a hit movie and the movie also has a sequel, Coming 2 America, which also received similarly positive reviews.

The sequel film had several cameos from Morgan Freeman until Trevor Noah.

It also had several other secret cameos, but mostly hard to detect. An example of this was the subtle inclusion of the Snipes family.

When talking to Paternal in March 2021, Snipes also discussed a bit about his role as General Izzi, the leader of Nexdoria in Coming 2 America.

The Blade actor Wesley Snipes with his wife, Nakyung Park and their three children, including Iset Jua-T Snipes
Iset Jua-T Snipes in blue ribbon with her two brothers, actor, father, Wesley Snipes, and mother, Nakyung Park

Snipes pointed out that Izzi was a funny but terrifying man who cared about his kids and that he was also a loving father who didn’t want to be funny, but he ended up being the one.

Wesley then said it was his children, including his daughter Iset, who were the inspiration behind General Izzi. Snipes said his character on Coming 2 America reflected his children and “their influence and impact” on him.

Snipes further revealed that General Izzi’s timing, humor, and nuances were all down to his children. The Passenger 57 actor also said his joy is “a reflection of them and their effect” on him.

Wesley Snipes' daughter, Iset Jua-T Snipes as a young child with her two brothers
Iset as a child with her two brothers

Snipes also eventually revealed that his family was also in the movie. However, the actor did not say whether his children and his wife were together, but admitted that they were all in one particular scene.

What does Iset Jua-T Snipes do?

As mentioned, Wesley is super private when it comes to his kids. Moreover, even his children, including Iset, are not of the age to go out and tell stories of their own. Plus, despite some of them being late teens, they’re pretty much no-shows on modern trends like Instagram and Facebook, or at least so obvious.

Although Iset is one of Wesley’s oldest children, people haven’t really seen her growing up in recent years. That being said, it may take some time before the outsiders start to know about her usual activities or her other affairs.

How Rich Is Iset Vader, Wesley Snipes; His net worth?

Iset’s father, Wesley Snipes, who has a net worth of over $10 million certainly ranks as a wealthy being. Without some of his past mistakes, Snipes’ fortune would certainly have been much more. In fact, in the 90s, Snipes was fast becoming one of the richest actors.

After the success of the 1989 film, major league, Iset’s actor father had become a sought-after actor. However, in subsequent years, a series of flops and his on-set behavior, as well as his tax evasion, had a reverse effect on Snipes’ wealth. During the fallout, Wesley reportedly lost tens of millions of dollars. Nevertheless, he is still a millionaire and his current net worth as mentioned above.