Wendell Pierce Net Worth

Wendell Pierce Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Wendell Pierce net worth is
$4 Million

Wendell Pierce Wiki Biography

Wendell Edward Pierce was born on 8 December 1963, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, and is an actor known for his appearances in various HBO dramas such as “Treme”, “The Wire” and “Waiting to Exhale:” He’s also seen in the television series “The Odd Couple”, but all of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Wendell Pierce? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor, which dates back to the 1980s, and has also included success on stage. He’s performed on radio shows too, and as he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Wendell Pierce Net Worth $4 million

Pierce was raised in Pontchartrain Park, which was the home to a lot of black World War 2 veterans including his father. He attended Benjamin Franklin High School, and after matriculating went to the New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts, graduating as Presidential Scholar of the Arts, after which he went on to appear in several productions, including “The Winter’s Tale”. He also hosted the talk show entitled “Think About It” through a local station. In 1981 he enrolled in the Drama Division in New York’s Juilliard School, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts four years later.

Over the course of his career, Wendell has appeared in over 50 television shows and 30 films. He also consistently appeared in stage productions, but found wide popularity through HBO originals such as “Treme” and “The Wire”. One of his most notable film appearances was in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”, in which he plays the role of J. Jenks. He also received a lot of critical acclaim for his role in “Four”, playing a married but closeted gay man, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his performance. His net worth was growing steadily.

Wendell has also received acclaim for numerous other performances, including the stage play “Queenie”  at the John F. Kennedy Center. He’s also performed in numerous other Broadway shows, including “Serious Money” and “The Piano Lesson”. He was nominated for a VIV Award for his role in “The Cherry Orchard”, but he also does theatre production work, and was responsible for producing the show “Clybourne Park” which won a Tony Award for Best Play in 2012. One of his latest stage appearances was in 2015’s “Brothers From the Bottom”. Aside from stage, he’s also the host of the radio program “Jazz at Lincoln”, which is nationally syndicated, and contributes to his net worth.

Pierce is well known for his business endeavors too, including the chain of grocery stores called Sterling Farms – named after Sterling Henry, the father of Pierce’s business partner – which also has convenience stores called Sterling Express, and has added to his net worth.

For his personal life, there is no mention of any romantic relationships involving Wendell, and he is believed to be single. Pierce supports the New Orleans Saints American Football team, and St. Patrick’s Athletic FC. He was seen as one of the top fundraisers for Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign; a known supporter of Hillary Clinton, he was arrested in 2016 for an alleged attack against a Bernie Sanders supporter, but released on a $1000 bond. Wendell started the non-profit Pontchartrain Park Community Development Corp, which aims to build affordable geothermal and solar homes for families affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Full NameWendell Pierce
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1963
Place Of BirthNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
EducationJuilliard School, Benjamin Franklin High School
ParentsAmos Pierce, Althea Pierce
NicknamesSaint Wendell , Wendell Edward Pierce
AwardsTony Award for Best Play (2012), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor (2008), Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance (2010)
NominationsTony Award for Best Play (2007), Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead (2013), NAACP Image Awards, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama/Miniseries or Television Film (2011, 2017)
Movies“The Wire” (2002), “Selma” (2014), “Horrible Bosses” (2011), “The Money Pit” (1986)
TV Shows“Tom Clancy's Jack Ryanv (2018), “The Weber Show” (2001-2002), “Suits” (TV Series, 2013-2017), “Treme” (2010-2013), “The Wire” (2002-2008), “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”, “The Cherry Orchard”, “Clybourne Park” (2011), “Capital News” (1990)
1[on the lack of racial diversity in studio films] It has to be called out. When the studios say, "I don't where to find black filmmakers", there are film festivals for people of color every year. Hundreds of black films come out and don't get any distribution from studios. They can't claim ignorance.
2There was a little disappointment last year because people here in New Orleans wanted the New Orleans version of The Wire (2002). But what's so different about _Treme_ is that it's trying really hard to capture culture, and show the impact culture has on people's lives. Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It's how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment... all of that is expressed in culture. And we've lost that understanding in America. We don't understand the role of culture. The role of culture is that it's the form through which we as a society reflect on who we are, where we've been, where we hope to be. It's like the way thoughts are to the individual, but on a bigger scale. We only see the residual of it, the entertainment. "All right, perform, and entertain me." Entertainment is just a residual of culture. It is not the sole purpose of it. The sole purpose is that we kind of reflect on what the hell we're doing here, and how this thing of ours is going.
3The great thing about shooting [The Wire (2002)] in Baltimore was we were each other's best company. We worked hard, long hours, but we partied hard, too, man. One bar made the mistake of having celebrity-bartender night. It happened one time, and one time only! That's all I need to say!
4The Wire (2002) really is an American classic, and I think that's something to be very proud of. If you see me on the street, feel free for the rest of my life to call me Bunk.
1After losing his childhood home to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Wendell suffered yet another devastating loss in August 2016 when another home was taken from him due to widespread flooding in Louisana. The recent flooding is almost 11 years to the day when Katrina made landfall.
2Wendell Pierce plays trombone player Antoine Batiste on the TV series Treme, but he is not really a trombonist. When he got the role he started taking lessons so that his handling of the instrument would look credible on-screen. An off-screen professional trombone player provides the actual music for Batiste's scenes of playing the instrument. Pierce told NPR that prior to accepting the role on Treme, his horn playing had previously been limited to about two weeks of trumpet lessons in the sixth grade.
3According to the Marketplace radio program, in December, 2011, he opened Sterling Express, the first in a chain of grocery stores selling fresh produce and other staples in his hometown of New Orleans.
4Both the part of Antoine Batiste on Treme and the part of Owen Thoreau, Jr., on Men of a Certain Age (2009) were created with him in mind. He was offered both parts around the same time but had to choose Treme since it was about New Orleans, his hometown.
5Attended Benjamin Franklin High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA).
6Grew up in the Pontchartrain Park section of New Orleans.


Unnatural Pursuits1992TV SeriesCabbie
Malcolm X1992Ben Thomas
I'll Fly Away1991TV SeriesCharles
A Rage in Harlem1991Louis
The 10 Million Dollar Getaway1991TV MovieParnell "Stacks" Edwards
The General Motors Playwrights Theater1991TV SeriesSergeant Kelly
A Matter of Degrees1990Wells Dennard
Capital News1990TV SeriesConrad White
Family Business1989Prosecutor
Casualties of War1989MacIntire
The Equalizer1988-1989TV SeriesDr. Wolff
A Man Called Hawk1989TV SeriesDerrick West
Vietnam War Story1987TV SeriesFrench
The Money Pit1986Paramedic
One Last Thing2017completedDylan Derringer
Jack Ryan2017TV Series pre-productionJames Greer
The Forever Treepost-productionDr. Willow
The Thrill Is OnannouncedB.B. King
The Odd Couple2015-2017TV SeriesTeddy
Suits2013-2016TV SeriesRobert Zane
King of the South2016
Bad Moms2016Principal Burr
Confirmation2016TV MovieClarence Thomas
Grease Live!2016TV MovieCoach Calhoun
The Runner2015/IFrank Legrand
The Gift2015/VIDetective Mills
Ray Donovan2014-2015TV SeriesRonald Keith
The Night Shift2015TV SeriesWalt
Runaway Hearts2015Paul
Selma2014Rev. Hosea Williams
The Michael J. Fox Show2013-2014TV SeriesHarris Green
Elsa & Fred2014Armande
Treme2010-2013TV SeriesAntoine Batiste
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 22012J. Jenks
Lay the Favorite2012Dave the Rave
Horrible Bosses2011Detective Hagan
Treme Musical Performances: Got to Get You Off My Mind2011Video shortAntoine Batiste
The Mortician2011/IClinger
Love Ranch2010Naasih Mohammed
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2010TV SeriesDetective
Night Catches Us2010David Gordon
Beyond All Boundaries2009ShortSgt. Thomas McPhatter (voice)
Drop Dead Diva2009TV SeriesNeal David
Hawthorne2009TV SeriesDr. Michael Schilling
Fear Itself2009TV SeriesWiilbur Orwell
Numb3rs2007-2008TV SeriesWilliam Bradford
House of Payne2008TV SeriesJeffrey Lucas
In Plain Sight2008TV SeriesDr. Warren McBride Warren Morris
Women's Murder Club2008TV SeriesBill Schroeder
The Wire2002-2008TV SeriesDet. William 'Bunk' Moreland
The Wire: The Chronicles2007TV SeriesDet. William 'Bunk' Moreland
I Think I Love My Wife2007Sean
Life Support2007TV MovieSlick
Close to Home2006TV SeriesSam Carter
Stay Alive2006Detective Thibodeaux
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005-2006TV SeriesDr. Richard Link
Law & Order1992-2004TV SeriesRoger Porter / Mr. Wade / Jerome Bryant / ...
Ray2004/IWilbur Brassfield
Land of Plenty2004Henry
A Hole in One2004Dan
Judging Amy2004TV SeriesHarry Benton
The Fighting Temptations2003Reverend Lewis
Brown Sugar2002Simon
The Date2002/IIShortNaive Man
Girlfriends2002TV SeriesAnthony Jackson
The Weber Show2000-2001TV SeriesWendell Simms
My Wife and Kids2001TV SeriesDr. Boucher
The Gilded Six Bits2001ShortOtis D. Slimmons
City of Angels2000TV SeriesNorbert Grimly
Third Watch2000TV SeriesOfficer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
God, the Devil and Bob2000TV Series
The Brian Benben Show1998-2000TV SeriesKevin La Rue
Shadows of the Past1999Reverend Tillis
The Gregory Hines Show1997-1999TV SeriesCarl Stevenson
The 24 Hour Woman1999Roy Labelle
The Expert1999TV SeriesDr. Worseley
Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal1998TV SeriesAssistant Coach
The Advocate's Devil1997TV MovieJustin
413 Hope St.1997TV SeriesTaffy
Moloney1996-1997TV SeriesDA Cal Patterson / Calvin Patterson
Get on the Bus1996Wendell
Sleepers1996Little Caesar
Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story1996TV MovieJohn Saunders
New York Undercover1996TV SeriesDr. Anthony Fisher
Waiting to Exhale1995Michael Davenport
Hackers1995Agent Dick Gill
Bye Bye Love1995Hector
New York News1995TV Series
Last Days of Russell1994TV MovieWalter
It Could Happen to You1994Bo Williams
Strapped1993TV MovieDistrict Attorney
Manhattan Murder Mystery1993Policeman


Treme2010TV Series performer - 4 episodes


Biro2007Video associate producer
The Date2002/IIShort producer


Before the West Coast2016Documentary completedHimelf - Narrator (voice)
Le grand journal de Canal+2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Stepping Up: Stories of Jazz and Caregiving2016Documentary shortNarrator
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
Today2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Overheard2015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Real Time with Bill Maher2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band2015DocumentaryAndy Kirk (voice)
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself - Selma
Exhale2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Big Uneasy2010DocumentaryHimself - Narration (voice)
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Storm Inside2009Documentary voice
The Wire Odyssey2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Wire: It's All Connected2006TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureSelma (2014)
2014BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest EnsembleSelma (2014)
2012Jury PrizeLos Angeles Film FestivalOutstanding PerformanceFour (2012)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLife Support (2007)

Nominated Awards

2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best EnsembleSelma (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureSelma (2014)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesTreme (2010)
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleSelma (2014)
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleSelma (2014)
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesTreme (2010)
2013Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadFour (2012)
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesTreme (2010)
2011Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaTreme (2010)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaTreme (2010)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Wire (2002)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Wire (2002)

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