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Wendell Pierce Biography

Wendell Pierce
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Sagittarius
  • Name: Wendell Pierce
  • Birth Name: Wendell Edward Pierce
  • Nationality: Ameriacn
  • Birth Place/City: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Profession: Actor
  • Net Worth: $ 2 Million
  • Eye Color: Dark-Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark-Brown
  • Weight in KG: 62 KG
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: N/A
  • Education: Benjamin Franklin High School, Juilliard School
  • Awards: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie
  • Movies: Selma 2014
  • TV Show: The Wire 2002 – 2008
  • Books: The Wind In The Reeds: A Storm, A Play And The City That Could Not Be Broken
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Wendell Pierce was born on December 8, 1963. His birth place is New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. His mother was a teacher and his father was in American army who served during World War II veteran who worked as a maintenance engineer. Pierce was raised in Pontchartrain Park. Hid nationality is America. According to Wendell's ethnicity he is Afro American. His parents had a three children and he has two brothers.

Wendell Pierce attended Benjamin Franklin High School. After his high school he joined New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts and graduated from there. He also studied in Juilliard School's Drama Division from 1981 to 1985 and earned Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Wendell Pierce made his acting career debut from 1986 American DeLuxe Color comedy film The Money Pit. In 1989 he appeared in two movies Casualties of War and Family Business. He appeared in the character of Wells Dennard in 1990 American comedy film A Matter of Degrees. He played the role of Ben Thomas in 1992 movie Malcolm X. In 1995 he appeared in several movies including Bye Bye Love, Hackers and Waiting to Exhale.

Wendell Pierce has featured in many movies including Get on the Bus (1996), Bulworth (1998), The 24 Hour Woman (1999), Brown Sugar (2002), The Fighting Temptations (2003), Land of Plenty (2004), Stay Alive (2006), I Think I Love My Wife (2007), Night Catches Us (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012), Parker (2013), Elsa & Fred (2014) and The Runner (2015).

Wendell Pierce has also appeared in many television series and some of his TV credit includes A Man Called Hawk (1989), Law & Order (1992), New York Undercover (1996), The Gregory Hines Show (1997), God, the Devil and Bob (2000), Girlfriends (2000), Judging Amy (2004), Close to Home (2006), Women's Murder Club (2008), Fear Itself (2009), Treme (2010), Ray Donovan (2014) and The Odd Couple (2015).

Wendell Pierce is very talented actor with numerous movie and television appearance, but he has kept his personal life under his wraps. Wendell has not revealed any of his personal details or his dating and affair till the date. Wendell Pierce's sexual orientation seems to be straight but it is not confirmed, he might be gay or homosexual or bisexual.

In the past there were rumors of Wendell Pierce's dating with his co worker, but he refused those rumors and in defense he told she was just her friend.  Wendell's marriage information is unknown, there is no any exact information either he is married or had a divorce; there is also no any information about his children and spouse. He love sports, mainly football and he is supporter of St. Patrick's Athletic FC.

Wendell Pierce has net worth of 2 million dollars but his salary is missing. His bio and career information is updated in IMDb. Wendell has an average height of 5 feet and 8 inches. He has black hair and brown eyes.

  • Last modified : 17 March, 2016
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