The workaholic actor, Wendell Pierce earned enough fame, respect and economic fortune professionally but has still a lot to flourish in personal life. Wendell is an American actor who is familiar for the portrayal of Robert Zane in hit television series, ‘Suits,' Michael Davenport in ‘Waiting to Exhale’, Detective Bunk Moreland in HBO dramas, ‘The Wire’ and Teddy on the CBS sitcom, ‘The Odd Couple.'
Know About Wendell’s Net Worth And Career
Wendell Pierce accumulates the immense net worth as an actor which has the value of $7 million. He came to limelight with his character, Detective Bunk Moreland in the HBO drama "The Wire" and Antoine Batiste in "Treme."
Wendell Pierce made his acting debut from the movie, ’The Money Pit’ and television series, ‘Vietnam War Story’ in 1987. He has appeared in several famous movies such as, ‘A Rage in Harlem,' ‘Bye Bye Love,' ‘The 24 Hour Woman’, ‘Stay Alive,' ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2’ and Elsa & Fred.' He has presented his acting skills in infinite TV series which include, ‘The Equalizer,' ‘Law & Order,'’Money,' ‘Judging Amy’ and ‘Archer.'
Moreover, he hosted the nationally syndicated radio program, Jazz at Lincoln Center, a Peabody Award-winning show in 2009. He was deemed as one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company in 2013.
Was Arrested for Attacking Bernie Sanders Supporter!!
Wendell was sentenced and charged with simple battery after being accused of attacking against a female Bernie Sanders supporter outside Atlanta Lowes Hotel on 15 May 2016. He was later booked and released on $1,000 surety bond from Fulton County Jail.
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Mysterious Personal Life!!
The actor has already crossed fifty but doesn’t seem to have found an ideal partner to share his old age. Wendell has always been immersed in the career and made his personal life second priority. It appears that the actor is neither married and nor shows the hint of welcoming wife in the days to come. Also, the actor has never spoken about his personal matters including dating and girlfriend in the interview or tabloids.
But it was reported that he had a girlfriend. According to CNN Entertainment, he and 'his girlfriend' met a woman named Maggie Baca and her friends with whom he had some clashes regarding politics. Later, the incident led him to serve in prison. But the identity of his lover is not disclosed which has created baffles amongst his fans and supporters.
However, his Twitter followers doubt about this information due to his and Sheryl Underwood regular post that address each other. Wendell in one of his Twitter post mentioned that Sheryl Underwood is his wife and Sheryl wished him citing ‘To My Work Husband.' The post of Wendell may hint otherwise, but Sheryl’s post makes it clear that they are only working companions.
Throughout his professional life, he has portrayed the role of a husband in several movies and series. As per the post on social media, Yolonda Ross was characterized as his wife in the movie "Four." Similarly, Allison Wright whom he related as TV wife is also one of the actresses portraying the role of his spouse. Although he has not openly dated any beauties in real, he never missed having romance on-screen.
Wendell's tweet about his TV wife (Photo: Wendell's Twitter)
There are rumors about Wendell's sexuality, but he hasn’t come forth and disclosed whether or not he is gay.
Belonging to black ethnicity, Wendell Pierce was born on December 8, 1963, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. He is a graduate of New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts. After that, he studied in the drama division of Juilliard School from 1981 to 1985 where he was a member of Group 14 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Wendell has an ideal height of 5 feet 8 inches which contribute to his personality.