Wendell Edward Pierce, most popularly known as Wendell Pierce is an actor and enjoys immense fan following from all groups. Till now, he had worked in more than fifty TV dramas and in more than thirty Hollywood flicks. Coming from a non-filmy background, he made his mark in movies and TV shows and played off beaten roles and earned recognition.
He was born in 1964 and American by birth. His father worked in Army and he proudly says that he came from a patriotic family. Along with his two brothers, he completed his schooling in Benjamin Franklin High School. From the school days, he is interested in acting and participated in stage dramas.
He is one of the few celebrities who don’t want to keep their family in lime light. He is always ready to answer the questions related to his professional career but he never shared his family details. He never revealed anything about his girlfriends and dating history. He is married but the couple is never been in news.
He got his first breakthrough from the TV serial The Equalizer and his role in Moloney helped him in achieving the stardom. In the initial days of his career, he played some uncredited roles but from late 1980’s, people started recognizing him. Some of the popular TV serials he acted include The Gregory Hines Show, The Weber Show/Cursed, Close to Home etc. The role of Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland in The Wire series is one of the best roles he had played till date. On the bigger screen also, his comic roles are popular and those who had seen the movies Stay Alive, Horrible Bosses, Lay the Favorite etc. can’t forget his comedy scenes easily.
He is very dedicated and tries to give his best for every role he plays. For the role of Antoine Batiste in Treme series, he learnt playing trombone. Though body double was used in most of the scenes, he himself tried playing trombone in front of the camera for few scenes which shows his commitment towards the job. Even in busy hectic schedule also, he occasionally acts in stage dramas and also produced some stage drams.
Following in the web world
He is very active on social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter an Instagram. He has close to ninety five thousand followers on Twitter which shows his popularity in the web world. Taking up the US President’s wife call, he had set up a grocery store chain (Sterling Farms) along with his friends. He is a kind hearted person and participated in charity programs whenever natural disasters struck US. His responsible nature also helped in getting closer to the hearts of many.
He spends most of his free time in anyone of the three cities; Los Angeles, New York City and New Orleans. He is one of the top fundraisers for Obama during the 2012 presidential election. Though he had come from a middle class family, his successful career earned him good reputation and lot of money. His net worth is approximately two million dollars and he had earned all this on his own. His bio is an inspiration to many aspiring actors who want to be become successful.
|Birth Date:||8 Dec, 1963|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||New Orleans|
|Description:||American actor and businessman|
|Net Worth 2021:||7 million|