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Wendell Pierce is a Actor American born on 8 december 1963 at New Orleans (USA)

Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce
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Birth name Wendell Edward Pierce
Nationality USA
Birth 8 december 1963 (55 years) at New Orleans (USA)

Wendell Edward Pierce (born December 8, 1963) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in HBO dramas, such as Detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire, trombonist Antoine Batiste in Treme, and Michael Davenport in Waiting to Exhale. Currently Pierce has a starring role as Teddy on the CBS sitcom The Odd Couple.

Biography

Pierce describes himself as "tri-coastal", splitting his time among Los Angeles, New York City, and New Orleans. He is a supporter of the New Orleans Saints, and locals have nicknamed him "Saints Wendell". He is also an avid supporter of St. Patrick's Athletic FC.

Pierce attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention, was one of President Barack Obama's top campaign fundraisers in 2012 (along with Harvey Weinstein and Eva Longoria), and once escorted Gwen Ifil to a White House State Dinner.

When first cast in The Wire, Pierce and his castmates doubted the show would be a hit: "I remember the first time we all sat around and watched the pilot. We all turned to each other and said, 'Man, I don't think this shit is going anywhere.

Usually with

Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(3 films)
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wendell Pierce (40 films)

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Actor

Grease Live, 2h10
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical
Actors Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Carlos Roberto Pena Jr, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue
Roles Coach Calhoun
Rating72% 3.647553.647553.647553.647553.64755
Durant l'été 1958, Sandy Young, une étudiante en vacances, rencontre Danny Zuko, le chef de la bande des T-Birds. Leur amour est cependant interrompu par la fin des vacances car Sandy doit retourner chez elle.
Bad Moms
Bad Moms (2016)
, 1h40
Directed by Jon Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo
Roles Principal Daryl Burr
Rating62% 3.1039353.1039353.1039353.1039353.103935
Amy (Mila Kunis), une trentenaire, mène une vie à 100 à l'heure, entre son travail qui lui en demande énormément, ses deux enfants beaucoup trop exigeants et son mari paresseux et infidèle. A trop en faire, elle finit par craquer. Lors d'une réunion de parents d’élèves, elle ne supporte plus la pression et annonce publiquement qu’elle ne veut plus passer pour la mère idéale. Cela choque plusieurs personnes dans l’assemblée mais lui attire également la sympathie de Kiki (Kristen Bell) et Carla (Kathryn Hahn), deux autres mamans fatiguées. Ensemble, elles décident de profiter de la vie et de prendre du bon temps, même si elles doivent se mettre à dos les mères de l’école.
The Runner
The Runner (2015)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen, Peter Fonda, Sarah Paulson, Wendell Pierce, Dana Gourrier
Roles Frank Legrand
Rating47% 2.353992.353992.353992.353992.35399
In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician (Nicolas Cage) is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.
The Gift
The Gift (2015)
, 1h48
Directed by Joel Edgerton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Psychologie
Actors Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, David Denman, Tim Griffin, Beau Knapp
Roles Detective Mills
Rating69% 3.497713.497713.497713.497713.49771
A married couple, Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn Callum (Rebecca Hall), relocate from Chicago to a suburban Los Angeles neighborhood after Simon finds a new job. While out shopping, they run into Gordon "Gordo" Moseley (Joel Edgerton), of Simon's former high school classmate. Soon after, Gordo begins dropping in unannounced, usually when Simon is at work, and sends many gifts including koi fish for Robyn's empty pond.
Elsa & Fred, 1h34
Directed by Michael Radford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Chris Noth, Marcia Gay Harden, Scott Bakula, James Brolin
Roles Armande
Rating63% 3.19793.19793.19793.19793.1979
The recently widowed, 80-year-old Fred Barcroft is moved against his will, by his daughter, into an apartment in New Orleans, next door to 74-year-old Elsa Hayes. Fred has become an embittered, inactive realist who spends most of his time lying down; Elsa is a flighty, vivacious romanticist who dreams of "the sweet life in Rome," as experienced by Anita Ekberg in the 1961 film La Dolce Vita. Despite their opposite temperaments and outlooks on life, they fall in love.
Selma
Selma (2014)
, 2h8
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about racism, Political films
Actors David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint
Roles Rev. Hosea Williams
Rating74% 3.7498453.7498453.7498453.7498453.749845
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) accepts his Nobel Peace Prize. Four African-American girls are shown walking down the stairs of the 16th Street Baptist Church until an explosion explosion set by the Ku Klux Klan kills them. In Selma, Alabama, Annie Lee Cooper attempts to register to vote but is prevented by the white registrar. King meets with President Lyndon B. Johnson and asks for federal legislation to allow black citizens to register to vote unencumbered. Johnson says he has more important projects.
Parker
Parker (2013)
, 1h58
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Psychologie, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins, Jr.
Roles Carlson
Rating61% 3.0964653.0964653.0964653.0964653.096465
Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief, specializing in big robberies, who follows a unique code—he doesn't steal from the poor or hurt innocent people. His mentor Hurley (Nick Nolte) asks him take charge of a job with a crew he doesn't know, consisting of Melander (Michael Chiklis), Carlson (Wendell Pierce), Ross (Clifton Collins Jr.), and Hardwicke (Micah Hauptman). The job, taking the gate money from the Ohio State Fair, is successful, but Hardwicke ignored instructions, resulting in him needlessly killing a man in a fire that was set as a distraction.
Möbius
Möbius (2013)
, 1h43
Directed by Éric Rochant
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Jean Dujardin, Cécile de France, Tim Roth, John Lynch, Émilie Dequenne, Vladimir Valentinovich Menshov
Roles Bob
Rating60% 3.045793.045793.045793.045793.04579
Russian spy, FSB Agent Gregory Lyubov is sent to Monaco to watch the actions of the powerful Russian oligarch named Ivan Rostovskiy. As part of this mission the team recruits a talented finance expert named Alice. Suspecting her of treason, Gregory breaks the golden rule and makes contact with Alice. Between them begins a passion that might destroy them.
Four
Four (2013)
, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Wendell Pierce, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla, Aja Naomi King, Yolonda Ross
Roles Joe
Rating58% 2.912.912.912.912.91
In a nameless, suburban American town, the smell of barbecue fills the air as Fourth of July celebrations move from a hot summer day into night. Joe, a man who works hard and travels a lot, leaves his family at home for the holiday, citing a business trip. Abigayle, his precocious daughter, is left to tend to her mother and manage the home on her own, yet again. Seeking just enough attention to get her through another night of her lonely responsibilities, she turns to Dexter, a former high school basketball star whose best days are behind him. And while Abigayle is out with Dexter, Joe is quietly spending time around town with June, a young man he met online who’s struggling to accept himself. And for just this night, the small world that these four live in will become even smaller, though the freedom they experience has never been so dangerous, fleeting and honest.
Lay the Favorite, 1h34
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy thriller
Actors Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joshua Jackson, Laura Prepon
Rating48% 2.4042152.4042152.4042152.4042152.404215
Beth is becoming bored with her life in Florida, doing stripteases and lap dances for private customers. Her dad, Jerry, tells her to follow her dream of moving to Las Vegas, where she seeks honest work as a cocktail waitress.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, 1h55
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser
Roles J. Jenks
Rating55% 2.7599052.7599052.7599052.7599052.759905
Bella awakens from her transformation from human to vampire, aware of her new abilities, but unaware of changes within the coven, such as Jacob having imprinted on her child, Renesmee. It also appears that Bella's father, Charlie, has been attempting to contact the Cullens for updates on Bella's illness. They intend to tell him she didn't survive, which requires that they move out of Forks, Washington to protect their identities. Jacob, desperate not to lose Renesmee, tells Charlie that his daughter is in fact alive and well, and explains that Bella has had to change in order to survive. He morphs into a wolf, revealing his tribe's shape-shifting power, but does not tell Charlie about vampires.
Horrible Bosses, 1h38
Directed by Seth Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about the labor movement, Buddy films
Actors Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, P. J. Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston
Roles Detective Hagan
Rating68% 3.4479953.4479953.4479953.4479953.447995
Nick Hendricks (Bateman) and Dale Arbus (Day) are friends who despise their bosses. Nick works at a financial firm for the sadistic David Harken (Spacey), who implies the possibility of a promotion for Nick for months, only to award it to himself. Dale is a dental assistant being sexually harassed by his boss, Dr. Julia Harris (Aniston); she threatens to tell his fiancee Stacy (Lindsay Sloane) that he had sex with her unless he actually has sex with her. Nick and Dale's accountant friend Kurt Buckman (Sudeikis) enjoys working for Jack Pellitt (Donald Sutherland) at a chemical company, but after Jack unexpectedly dies of a heart attack, the company is taken over by Jack's cocaine-addicted son Bobby (Farrell), whose apathy and incompetence threaten the future of the company.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, 1h57
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed
Roles J. Jenks
Rating49% 2.4639352.4639352.4639352.4639352.463935
Bella Swan is getting ready for her wedding. During the reception, her best friend, Jacob Black the were-wolf returns after hearing about Bella and Edward's engagement. While dancing with him in the woods, away from everyone else, Bella admits that she and Edward plan to consummate their marriage on their honeymoon while she's still human. Jacob becomes furious, knowing that Edward could easily kill Bella but the other wolves restrain him from hurting Edward.
Night Catches Us
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Kerry Washington, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce, Black Thought, Novella Nelson
Roles David Gordon
Rating61% 3.0976653.0976653.0976653.0976653.097665
In 1976 former Black Panther Marcus (Anthony Mackie), returns to his Philadelphia neighborhood to attend his father's funeral. Marcus has been away for several years, part of the time spent in prison on gun running charges and part spent wandering the country. Marcus has a reputation for having snitched on a fellow Panther which led to his death when the police tried to arrest him. Marcus' former friend DoRight (Jamie Hector), now a local gangster, and Marcus' brother Bostic (Tariq Trotter), a Black Muslim, are especially displeased by his return.
Love Ranch
Love Ranch (2010)
, 1h57
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise, Erotic thriller films
Actors Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Bryan Cranston, Gina Gershon, Scout Taylor-Compton, Taryn Manning
Roles Naasih Mohammed
Rating56% 2.803792.803792.803792.803792.80379
Charlie Bontempo (sometimes called Charlie "Goodtimes") and his wife, Grace, run a legal brothel known as the Love Ranch on a large, remote property near Reno, Nevada. Grace's mother had been a madam, so Grace knew the business, but it was Charlie who persuaded her to open a brothel in a part of Nevada where doing so would not be violating the law. The business runs smoothly but is not without its headaches, such as unruly customers needing to be dealt with by a bouncer or prostitutes who get out of line. Grace is amazed when Charlie procures the contract of a professional heavyweight boxer, Armando Bruza.