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Wendell Pierce


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Full NameWendell Pierce
First NameWendell
Last NamePierce
Professionactor, producer, radio personality, and businessman
Birth CityNew Orleans, Louisiana
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameAmos Pierce
Mother NameAlthea Pierce
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
FilmographyBurning Cane,Selma,Waiting to Exhale
Height173 cm
Networth$7 M
Date of BirthDecember 8,1963
Age60 years

Wendell Pierce full name Wendell Edward Pierce is an American actor, producer, radio personality, and businessman

He came to prominence after appearing in the role of Bunk Moreland in the crime drama series ‘The Wire.’ 

Parents And Family

His parents are Amos Pierce and Althea Pierce

His mother was a teacher while his father had worked as a maintenance engineer in World War II. 

He was raised with his two brothers in the middle class community of Pontchartrain Park.

His father Amos Pierce and mother, Althea Pierce
His father Amos Pierce and mother, Althea Pierce. Source: PBS

On-Screen Father Of Megan Markle

He was an on-screen father of Megan Markle in legal drama television series ‘Suits.’ 

Megan's role as Rachel Zane and Wendell's role as Robert Zane in that series was appreciated by all.

Wendell revealed that he warned Megan before getting married to Prince Charles that royal life would be so different than hers. 

He hadn’t attended the Royal Wedding of Megan and Charles, which had happened in May 2018. 

Wendell Pierce with Duchess Megan Markle
Wendell Pierce with Duchess Megan Markle. Source: Evening Standard

Arrested For Attacking Female

He was arrested on 15 May 2016 for attacking a female who was the supporter of Bernie Sanders outside Atlanta Loews Hotel. 

Later, he was released on 1000 dollars’ surety bond from Fulton County Jail.

He was with his girlfriend in the hotel that time. 

Net Worth

He has a net worth of 7 million dollars. He accumulates that sum of money from his long acting career.

He began his acting career in 1986. He has appeared in 30 movies and 50 television series so far. 

He is a very talented actor, and he has many fans following. 

He has also performed on Broadway and off-Broadway, even such as ‘The Piano Lesson,’ ‘The Cherry Orchard,’ among others. 

He is a theater producer also. He has also recorded several songs. He adds some of the income from his business venture too.

Some of his movies with total budget and box office collections are as shown below.

He played the role of J. Jenks in the fantasy film ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2’. 

The total budget of the movie was 136.2 million dollars, and the box office collection was 829.7 million dollars.

He played the role of Principal Daryl Burr in the comedy film ‘Bad Moms.’ 

The total budget and box office collection of that movie were 22 million dollars and 183.9 million dollars, respectively.

He has appeared in the role of Carlson in the action thriller film ‘Parker.’ 

The total budget of the movie was 31-35 million dollars, and the box office collection was 46.2 million dollars.

Name of the MovieTotal Budget (Dollars)Box Office 
Bad Moms22 million183.9 million
Parker31-35 million46.2 million


  1. He was born on 8 December 1963 at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
  2. He is American by nationality.
  3. His height is 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

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Updated On Thu Feb 18 2021 Published On Thu Apr 23 2020 By paper-boat

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