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: 53
Highest Metascore: 89 Selma
Lowest Metascore: 24 Stay Alive
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
16 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
39 The Runner Aug 7, 2015 Frank Legrand 4.6
38 Lay the Favorite Dec 7, 2012 Dave The Rave 5.4
24 Stay Alive Mar 24, 2006 Detective Thibodeaux 4.3
37 A Hole in One May 6, 2005 Dan 5.7