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Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce is recognized by film audiences for his extensive work for such directors as Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson, Sidney Lumet and Paul Schrader, among others. Most recently he appeared in Volcano, Bullworth under director Warren Beatty and Spike Lee's Get On The Bus. His filmography also includes Sleepers, Waiting to Exhale, Hackers, Bye Bye Love, It Could Happen To You, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Malcolm X, Husbands and Wives, A Rage in Harlem, Bonfire of the Vanities, Causalities of War, Family Business, Ishtar, Patty Hearst and The Money Pit.

Equally accomplished in the realm of television, Pierce appeared regularly in the CBS series Gregory Hines Show and Maloney, and can currently be seen on the new Brian Benben Show. Previously a guest star on New York Undercover, I'll Fly Away, and the pilot Hollywood Division, Pierce's credits include the ABC mini-series Advocate's Devil, the CBS telefilm Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story, the HBO projects Strapped and Vietnam War Story: The Pass, A&E's Avenue Z Aftemooif' and the BBC miniseries With Two Lumps of Ice. Appearing in episodes of Law and Order, The Equalizer" and other series, he also lent his talents to pilot episodes of The 413, The Last Days of Russell, Medicine Show and Crime and Punishment.

Heralded for his work in the world premiere of Queenie Pie at the Kennedy Center, Pierce includes among his Broadway stage credits roles in The Piano Lesson, Serious Money and The Boys of Winter. He has appeared in such off-Broadway productions as The Good Times are Killing Me, Psychoneurotic Phantasies for Playwrights Horizons, and Tis a Pity She's a Whore, Cymbeline and Two Gentleman of Verona for the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Wendell Pierce Facts

BirthdayDecember 8, 1962 (60)

Selected Filmography

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