Wendell Pierce

Biography: Pierce was born in New Orleans and raised in a neighborhood next to Lake Pontchartrain. His mother was a teacher and his father, a WWII veteran, worked as a maintenance engineer. He attended the New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts high school where he graduated as a Presidential Scholar. Pierce attended the Juilliard School and began appearing in small film roles by 1985. He has made his living as a full time actor since 1985. He continues to work as a stage and TV actor. Pierce is best known to TV audiences as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland in the highly acclaimed series The Wire. Prior to The Wire, he is most recognized from his role in Waiting to Exhale.

Wendell Pierce's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 91 Selma
Lowest Metascore: 24 Stay Alive
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
13 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
91 Selma Dec 25, 2014 Reverend Hosea Williams / Reverend Hosea Williams 7.8
49 Elsa & Fred Nov 7, 2014 Armande tbd
tbd Four Sep 13, 2013 Joe tbd
42 Parker Jan 25, 2013 Cast / Carlson 5.8
38 Lay the Favorite Dec 7, 2012 Dave The Rave 4.7
65 Night Catches Us Dec 3, 2010 David Gordon 8.4
49 I Think I Love My Wife Mar 16, 2007 Sean 4.8
24 Stay Alive Mar 24, 2006 Detective Thibodeaux 4.3
62 Land of Plenty Oct 12, 2005 Henry 8.0
37 A Hole in One May 6, 2005 Dan 6.0
73 Ray Oct 29, 2004 Wilbur Brassfield 8.3
53 The Fighting Temptations Sep 19, 2003 Reverend Lewis 7.6
58 Brown Sugar Oct 11, 2002 Simon 5.9
46 Hackers Sep 15, 1995 S.S. Agent Richard Gill 6.3