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: 55
Highest Metascore: 89 Selma
Lowest Metascore: 24 Stay Alive
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
18 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
73 Ray Oct 29, 2004 Wilbur Brassfield 8.7
77 The Gift Aug 7, 2015 Detective Mills 8.5
65 Night Catches Us Dec 3, 2010 David Gordon 8.4
89 Selma Dec 25, 2014 Reverend Hosea Williams / Reverend Hosea Williams 7.2
62 Land of Plenty Oct 12, 2005 Henry 5.8
64 It Could Happen to You Jul 29, 1994 Bo Williams tbd
64 Piercing TBA Principal Cast tbd