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: 54
Highest Metascore: 89 Selma
Lowest Metascore: 24 Stay Alive
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
17 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
53 The Fighting Temptations Sep 19, 2003 Reverend Lewis 7.6
46 Hackers Sep 15, 1995 S.S. Agent Richard Gill 6.6
49 I Think I Love My Wife Mar 16, 2007 Sean 6.1
58 Brown Sugar Oct 11, 2002 Simon 5.9
42 Parker Jan 25, 2013 Cast / Carlson 5.9
60 Bad Moms Jul 29, 2016 Principal Burr 5.3
49 Elsa & Fred Nov 7, 2014 Armande 4.6