Wendell Pierce Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Suits, The wire, TV Shows and Movies


Wendell Pierce Bio

Wendell Pierce (Wendell Edward Pierce) is an American actor born on December 8, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States . He is popularly known for his roles as high-powered attorney Robert Zane in Suits , in HBO dramas such as Detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire and trombonist Antoine Batiste in Treme, and as Michael Davenport in Waiting to Exhale. He also had a starring role as Teddy on the CBS sitcom The Odd Couple.

Wendell Pierce New Orleans

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Pierce is one of three sons of a teacher and a decorated World War II veteran who worked as a maintenance engineer. In 1944, Pierce father’s segregated Army unit helped Marines win the Battle of Saipan . Speaking of his fathers experience he said: “When the country wasn’t loving my father, my father was loving his country. It’s the ultimate act of patriotism.”

Wendell was raised in the first African-American post-war suburb, the black middle-class community of Pontchartrain Park. Along with many black veterans, his father, moved into the neighborhood after returning home from the war. During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, The neighborhood was wiped out including Pierce’s family home, which was flooded by 14 feet of water.

In 1981, Pierce graduated from both Benjamin Franklin High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts . That same year he was named a Presidential Scholar of the Arts. He appeared in The Winter’s Tale at the Tulane Shakespeare Festival as a young actor. He produced and hosted a youth-themed talk show,Think About It, for the local NBC affiliate station, and also hosted a weekly jazz show on WYLD-FM Radio called Extensions from Congo Square.

Wendell Pierce Age

Born on 8th December 1963, Pierce is 55 years old as of 2018.

Wendell Pierce Height

He is 1.73 meters tall.

Wendell Pierce Wife

Pierce is not yet married but its rumored that he is in a relationship with Sheryl Underwood as they keep addressing each other in their twitter posts.

Wendell Pierce The Wire

Wendel has been cast in over 30 films, made appearances in nearly 50 television shows and has performed in dozens of stage productions. He was cast on the HBO dramas The Wire as Det. William “Bunk” Moreland.

Wendell Pierce Career

Pierce had to learn how to play the trombone, for his role in Treme, although he relied on sound double Stafford Agee of the Rebirth Brass Band. Syncing his trombone with Wendell’s motions for authenticity, Agee played off-camera for Pierce.

He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his part as”Joe” in Four, playing a married, closeted gay man who steps out on his family with a young white man he met online. On September 13, 2013,the film was released around the same time that The Michael J. Fox Show debuted on NBC, in which Pierce played Michael J. Fox’s character’s boss until the show’s cancellation some five months later.

He has appeared in numerous stage productions. He was highly praised for his performance as Holt Fay in Queenie at the John F. Kennedy Center. He has been featured on Broadway in staged productions of The Piano Lesson, Serious Money and The Boys of Winter. He has also performed off-Broadway in The Cherry Orchard , Waiting for Godot , and Broke-ology, performed at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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Some of his other performances include Cymbeline , at The Public Theater, The Good Times Are Killing Me, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and Ms. Ever’s Boys performed at the ACT Theatre.

Having produced the Broadway show, Clybourne Park, Pierce is also a theater producer. His show was nominated for four Tony Awards and later went on to win the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012.

Pierce returned to the stage in 2015 to star in the Billie Holiday Theatre production of Jackie Alexander’s Brothers from the Bottom in New York.

Wendell Pierce Waiting To Exhale

He was cast as Michael DavenPort in the movie Waiting to exhale.

Wendell Pierce Twilight

He was cast in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as J. Jenks

Wendell Pierce Suits- Wendell Pierce Meghan Markle

He was cast in suits as high-powered attorney Robert Zane and the father of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Mackle (Rachel Zane) a Paralegal in one of the top law firms in new york city.

Wendell Pierce Jack Ryan

He played the role of James Greer in the TV Show Jack Ryan in 2018.

Wendell Pierce Hackers

He portrayed the role of Agent Dick Gill in the movie Hackers.

Wendell Pierce St Pats

In an interview with the Sunday World on 24th March 2013 Pierce declared his love for St Patrick’s Athletic.

Wendell Pierce Chicago P.D

In 2017 he was featured in three episodes of Chicago P.D as Alderman Ray Price.

Wendell Pierce Death Of A Salesman

He will be leading an all Black cast on 19th May at the Young Vic Theatre in the play Death of a Salesman.

Wendell Pierce Netflix

  • The Gift
  • Parker
  • The Runner

Wendell Pierce Royal Wedding

Wendell Pierce, the Duchess of Sussex’s on-screen father, spoke out about his final scenes with her in Suits – and the very honest advice he gave her ahead of the recent royal wedding. While speaking with The Telegraph, in an interview he described the day Meghan filmed her climactic final marriage scenes with co-star Patrick J Adams. “We had a moment I cherish,” he went on to say. “I was sitting with Meghan in her wedding dress, as we waited for a set-up. We were alone. I said to her, ‘Your life is going to change.”

He went further and said : “It’s going to be amazing but I want you to know that I’m your friend, and no matter where you are or what’s going on – if the fishbowl that you’re in ever starts getting to you – you can call me.”

Wendell Pierce Instagram

Pierce has no Instagram account.

Wendell Pierce Twitter

Wendell Pierce Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

1987

Vietnam War Story

French

1989

A Man Called Hawk

Derrick West

1988–1989

The Equalizer

Dr. Wolff

1990

Capital News

Conrad White

1991

General Motors Playwrights Theater

Sergeant Kelly

The 10 Million Dollar Getaway

Parnell “Stacks” Edwards

I’ll Fly Away

Charles

1992

Law & Order

Chief Ola-Gimju Nwaka

Unnatural Pursuits

Cabbie

1993

Strapped

1995

Law & Order

Jerome Bryant

New York News

Jesus

1996

New York Undercover

Dr. Anthony Fisher

Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story

John Saunders

1996–1997

Moloney

DA Calvin Patterson

1997

413 Hope

Taffy

The Advocate’s Devil

Justin

1997–1999

The Gregory Hines Show

Carl Stevenson

1999

The Expert

Dr. Worseley

Law & Order

Mr. Wade

1998–2000

The Brian Benben Show

Kevin La Rue

2000

God, the Devil and Bob

Third Watch

Officer Conrad “Candyman” Jones

City of Angels

Norbert Grimly

2001

My Wife and Kids

Dr. Boucher

2000–2001

The Weber Show/Cursed

Wendell Simms

2002

Girlfriends

Anthony Jackson

2002–2008

The Wire

Det. William “Bunk” Moreland

2004

Judging Amy

Harry Benton

Law & Order

Roger Porter

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Dr. Richard Link

2006

Close to Home

Sam Carter

2007

Life Support

Slick

The Wire: The Chronicles

Det. William “Bunk” Moreland

2007–2008

Numb3rs

William Bradford

2008

Women’s Murder Club

Bill Schroeder

In Plain Sight

Dr. Warren McBride/Warren Morris

House of Payne

Jeffrey Lucas

2009

Fear Itself

Wiilbur Orwell

Hawthorne

Michael Schilling

Drop Dead Diva

Neal David

2010

Tim & Eric Awesome Show

Detective

2010–2013

Treme

Antoine Batiste

2013–present

Suits

Robert Zane

2013–2014

The Michael J. Fox Show

Harris Green

2014–2015

Ray Donovan

Ronald Keith

2015–2017

The Odd Couple

Teddy

2015

The Night Shift

Walt

2016

Grease: Live

Coach Calhoun

Confirmation

Clarence Thomas

Pickle and Peanut

Dr. Craig

2017

Archer

Verl

Chicago P.D.

Alderman Ray Price

2018

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.

Detective Lee Tucker

Jack Ryan

James Greer

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Wendell Pierce News

Meghan Markle’s Suits co-star Wendell Pierce reveals how much she is missed on set

Source: www.standard.co.uk

“I remember the last moment I had with her on set, I told her no matter what happens know that you have friends that care about you.”

The Duchess of Sussex’s former Suits co-star Wendell Pierce has told of how much she is missed on set just days after he leapt to her defence over her father’s public outbursts.

Mr Pierce played Meghan’s father in the legal drama before she quit the show earlier this year ahead of her May wedding to Prince Harry.

Speaking at the premiere of his latest TV show, Jack Ryan, Mr Pierce, 54, said: “You work with someone for years and then their journey comes to an end, but she is so fantastically happy and I’m happy for her.

“I remember the last moment I had with her on set, I told her no matter what happens know that you have friends that care about you. I can see that you are truly happy and I wish nothing but the best for you.

“So while she’s missed we are happy for her, because to be a newlywed and have the life that she has is great.”

It comes just days after he criticised her father Thomas Markle over his public outbursts about Meghan and the Royal Family.

Mr Pierce, who stars as Robert Zane in the US TV show, told the Daily Telegraph: “If you care about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, then that should be first and foremost in your mind before you say anything.

“If you love your daughter, just love your daughter. It’s not for public consumption.”

Mr Pierce has played the role of the father of Rachel Zane, Meghan’s character in Suits, since 2013.

Meghan’s estranged sister Samantha Grant hit back at Mr Pierce for criticising their father.

She tweeted: “And the Suits actor should stick to fiction, because the reality is, she should love and respect our Dad. Diffusion of responsibility.

“People need to ‘stop sucking’ up without understanding the other side of the story.”
Meghan’s father did not attend her wedding to Prince Harry in May after it emerged he staged paparazzi photos “in a bid to recast his image as a loving father”. He said he did not attend the wedding because he was in poor health following a heart attack.

He has since made numerous public outbursts, including one in which he said the Duchess “might be better off if I died”. He has also repeatedly criticised the Royal family for freezing him out and stopping him from contacting his daughter.

Ms Grant has repeatedly criticised Meghan. She accused her of “humiliating their father” with “childish indignance” and labelled her “inhumane” earlier this month. She also called Prince Harry a “wuss”.

Jack Ryan is streaming on Amazon Prime.

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