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Wendell Pierce net worth: Wendell Pierce is an American celebrity who has a net worth of $2 million. Pierce is most widely recognized for his work on HBO dramas, including portraying Detective Bunk Moreland in “The Wire” and Antoine Batiste in “Treme.” Pierce was born in New Orleans on December 8, 1966. Pierce attended Benjamin Franklin High School before graduating in the New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts. Pierce has appeared in over 30 films and 50 television shows. Some of Pierce’s credits include “Malcolm X,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “Ray” and “Horrible Bosses.” A couple of his TV appearances include “Law & Order,” “Judging Amy,” “House of Pain,” “Numb3rs” and “Suits.” Pierce has additionally appeared in several stage performances, including Broadway productions “Serious Money,” “The Boys of Winter” and “The Piano Lesson.” As of 2009, Pierce has additionally hosted a nationally syndicated, Peabody Award-winning radio program called “Jazz at Lincoln Center.” When not working in film and TV, Pierce has been involved with numerous other ventures, like the Sterling Farms chain of grocery stores, and was one of the top fundraisers for Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 8, 1963
Birth place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:Juilliard School, Benjamin Franklin High School
Nationality:American
Parents:Amos Pierce, Althea Pierce
Awards:NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance
Nominations:Tony Award for Best Play
Movies:Confirmation, Selma, Waiting to Exhale, The Fighting Temptations, Parker, The Runner, Ray, Stay Alive, It Could Happen to You, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Hackers, A Rage in Harlem, Get on the Bus, I Think I Love My Wife, Elsa & Fred, Bulworth, Sleepers, The Gift, The 24 Hour Woman, Casualties of War, Horrible Bosses, Malcolm X, Night Catches Us, Land of Plenty, Lay the Favorite, Bye Bye Love, A Matter of Degrees, Brown Sugar, Grease: Live, Four, Love Ranch, Family Business, The Ten Million Dollar Getaway, The Gilded Six Bits, Bad Moms, Möbius, A Hole in One, Life Support, Bolden!, Mitchellville, Renaissance Village
TV shows:The Michael J. Fox Show, Treme, The Wire, Cursed, The Brian Benben Show, The Gregory Hines Show, Moloney, Capital News, The Odd Couple, Suits
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1After losing his childhood home to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Wendell suffered yet another devastating loss in August 2016 when another home was taken from him due to widespread flooding in Louisana. The recent flooding is almost 11 years to the day when Katrina made landfall.
2Wendell Pierce plays trombone player Antoine Batiste on the TV series Treme, but he is not really a trombonist. When he got the role he started taking lessons so that his handling of the instrument would look credible on-screen. An off-screen professional trombone player provides the actual music for Batiste's scenes of playing the instrument. Pierce told NPR that prior to accepting the role on Treme, his horn playing had previously been limited to about two weeks of trumpet lessons in the sixth grade.
3According to the Marketplace radio program, in December, 2011, he opened Sterling Express, the first in a chain of grocery stores selling fresh produce and other staples in his hometown of New Orleans.
4Both the part of Antoine Batiste on Treme and the part of Owen Thoreau, Jr., on Men of a Certain Age (2009) were created with him in mind. He was offered both parts around the same time but had to choose Treme since it was about New Orleans, his hometown.
5Attended Benjamin Franklin High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA).
6Grew up in the Pontchartrain Park section of New Orleans.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on the lack of racial diversity in studio films] It has to be called out. When the studios say, "I don't where to find black filmmakers", there are film festivals for people of color every year. Hundreds of black films come out and don't get any distribution from studios. They can't claim ignorance.
2There was a little disappointment last year because people here in New Orleans wanted the New Orleans version of The Wire (2002). But what's so different about _Treme_ is that it's trying really hard to capture culture, and show the impact culture has on people's lives. Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It's how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment... all of that is expressed in culture. And we've lost that understanding in America. We don't understand the role of culture. The role of culture is that it's the form through which we as a society reflect on who we are, where we've been, where we hope to be. It's like the way thoughts are to the individual, but on a bigger scale. We only see the residual of it, the entertainment. "All right, perform, and entertain me." Entertainment is just a residual of culture. It is not the sole purpose of it. The sole purpose is that we kind of reflect on what the hell we're doing here, and how this thing of ours is going.
3The great thing about shooting [The Wire (2002)] in Baltimore was we were each other's best company. We worked hard, long hours, but we partied hard, too, man. One bar made the mistake of having celebrity-bartender night. It happened one time, and one time only! That's all I need to say!
4The Wire (2002) really is an American classic, and I think that's something to be very proud of. If you see me on the street, feel free for the rest of my life to call me Bunk.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureSelma (2014)
2014BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest EnsembleSelma (2014)· David Oyelowo
· Tom Wilkinson
· Carmen Ejogo
· André Holland
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Lorraine Toussaint
· Stephan James
· Common
· Alessandro Nivola
· Lakeith Stanfield
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Dylan Baker
· Tim Roth
· Oprah Winfrey
2012Jury PrizeLos Angeles Film FestivalOutstanding PerformanceFour (2012)· Emory Cohen
· E.J. Bonilla
· Aja Naomi King
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLife Support (2007)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best EnsembleSelma (2014)· David Oyelowo
· Tom Wilkinson
· Carmen Ejogo
· André Holland
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Lorraine Toussaint
· Stephan James
· Common
· Alessandro Nivola
· Lakeith Stanfield
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Dylan Baker
· Tim Roth
· Oprah Winfrey
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureSelma (2014)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesTreme (2010)
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleSelma (2014)· David Oyelowo
· Tom Wilkinson
· Carmen Ejogo
· André Holland
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Lorraine Toussaint
· Stephan James
· Common
· Alessandro Nivola
· Lakeith Stanfield
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Dylan Baker
· Tim Roth
· Oprah Winfrey
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleSelma (2014)· David Oyelowo
· Tom Wilkinson
· Carmen Ejogo
· André Holland
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Lorraine Toussaint
· Stephan James
· Common
· Alessandro Nivola
· Lakeith Stanfield
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Dylan Baker
· Tim Roth
· Oprah Winfrey
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesTreme (2010)
2013Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadFour (2012)
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesTreme (2010)
2011Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaTreme (2010)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaTreme (2010)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Wire (2002)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Wire (2002)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unnatural Pursuits1992TV SeriesCabbie
Malcolm X1992Ben Thomas
I'll Fly Away1991TV SeriesCharles
A Rage in Harlem1991Louis
The 10 Million Dollar Getaway1991TV MovieParnell "Stacks" Edwards
The General Motors Playwrights Theater1991TV SeriesSergeant Kelly
A Matter of Degrees1990Wells Dennard
Capital News1990TV SeriesConrad White
Family Business1989Prosecutor
Casualties of War1989MacIntire
The Equalizer1988-1989TV SeriesDr. Wolff
A Man Called Hawk1989TV SeriesDerrick West
Vietnam War Story1987TV SeriesFrench
The Money Pit1986Paramedic
One Last Thing2017completedDylan Derringer
Jack Ryan2017TV Series pre-productionJames Greer
The Forever Treepost-productionDr. Willow
The Thrill Is OnannouncedB.B. King
The Odd Couple2015-2017TV SeriesTeddy
Suits2013-2016TV SeriesRobert Zane
King of the South2016
Bad Moms2016Principal Burr
Confirmation2016TV MovieClarence Thomas
Grease Live!2016TV MovieCoach Calhoun
The Runner2015/IFrank Legrand
The Gift2015/VIDetective Mills
Ray Donovan2014-2015TV SeriesRonald Keith
The Night Shift2015TV SeriesWalt
Runaway Hearts2015Paul
Selma2014Rev. Hosea Williams
The Michael J. Fox Show2013-2014TV SeriesHarris Green
Elsa & Fred2014Armande
Foreclosure2014Virgil
Treme2010-2013TV SeriesAntoine Batiste
Möbius2013Bob
Parker2013Carlson
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 22012J. Jenks
Four2012/IJoe
Lay the Favorite2012Dave the Rave
Horrible Bosses2011Detective Hagan
Treme Musical Performances: Got to Get You Off My Mind2011Video shortAntoine Batiste
The Mortician2011/IClinger
Love Ranch2010Naasih Mohammed
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2010TV SeriesDetective
Night Catches Us2010David Gordon
Beyond All Boundaries2009ShortSgt. Thomas McPhatter (voice)
Drop Dead Diva2009TV SeriesNeal David
Hawthorne2009TV SeriesDr. Michael Schilling
Fear Itself2009TV SeriesWiilbur Orwell
Numb3rs2007-2008TV SeriesWilliam Bradford
House of Payne2008TV SeriesJeffrey Lucas
In Plain Sight2008TV SeriesDr. Warren McBride Warren Morris
Women's Murder Club2008TV SeriesBill Schroeder
The Wire2002-2008TV SeriesDet. William 'Bunk' Moreland
The Wire: The Chronicles2007TV SeriesDet. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Pariah2007ShortArthur
I Think I Love My Wife2007Sean
Life Support2007TV MovieSlick
Close to Home2006TV SeriesSam Carter
Stay Alive2006Detective Thibodeaux
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005-2006TV SeriesDr. Richard Link
Law & Order1992-2004TV SeriesRoger Porter / Mr. Wade / Jerome Bryant / ...
Ray2004/IWilbur Brassfield
Land of Plenty2004Henry
A Hole in One2004Dan
Judging Amy2004TV SeriesHarry Benton
The Fighting Temptations2003Reverend Lewis
Brown Sugar2002Simon
The Date2002/IIShortNaive Man
Girlfriends2002TV SeriesAnthony Jackson
The Weber Show2000-2001TV SeriesWendell Simms
My Wife and Kids2001TV SeriesDr. Boucher
The Gilded Six Bits2001ShortOtis D. Slimmons
City of Angels2000TV SeriesNorbert Grimly
Third Watch2000TV SeriesOfficer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
God, the Devil and Bob2000TV Series
The Brian Benben Show1998-2000TV SeriesKevin La Rue
Shadows of the Past1999Reverend Tillis
The Gregory Hines Show1997-1999TV SeriesCarl Stevenson
The 24 Hour Woman1999Roy Labelle
The Expert1999TV SeriesDr. Worseley
Bulworth1998Fred
Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal1998TV SeriesAssistant Coach
The Advocate's Devil1997TV MovieJustin
413 Hope St.1997TV SeriesTaffy
Moloney1996-1997TV SeriesDA Cal Patterson / Calvin Patterson
Get on the Bus1996Wendell
Sleepers1996Little Caesar
Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story1996TV MovieJohn Saunders
New York Undercover1996TV SeriesDr. Anthony Fisher
Waiting to Exhale1995Michael Davenport
Hackers1995Agent Dick Gill
Bye Bye Love1995Hector
New York News1995TV Series
Last Days of Russell1994TV MovieWalter
It Could Happen to You1994Bo Williams
Strapped1993TV MovieDistrict Attorney
Manhattan Murder Mystery1993Policeman

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Treme2010TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biro2007Video associate producer
The Date2002/IIShort producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Before the West Coast2016Documentary completedHimelf - Narrator (voice)
Le grand journal de Canal+2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Stepping Up: Stories of Jazz and Caregiving2016Documentary shortNarrator
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
Today2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Overheard2015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Real Time with Bill Maher2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band2015DocumentaryAndy Kirk (voice)
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself - Selma
Exhale2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Big Uneasy2010DocumentaryHimself - Narration (voice)
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Storm Inside2009Documentary voice
The Wire Odyssey2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Wire: It's All Connected2006TV Movie documentaryHimself

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