Wendell Pierce Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Movies

Wendell Pierce Biography

Wendell Pierce is an American actor known for his portrayal of Dylan Derringer in One Last Thing. He also played the role of Detective Trent Douglas in Accused and as Alderman Ray Price in Chicago P.D. Likewise, he is a musician, philanthropist, and radio broadcast.

How old is Wendell Pierce? – Age

The Foreclosure actor is 59 years old as of 2023. He was born on December 58, 1963, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Wendell Pierce? – Height

Wendell is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Wendell Pierce Mother, Father – Family

Pierce was born to Amos Pierce (father) and Althea Pierce (mother) in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It is known that his father was a teacher and a decorated World War II veteran who worked as a maintenance engineer. He was brought up along with his brother; Ron Pierce.

Wendell Pierce Education

Wendell enrolled at Benjamin Franklin High School where he studied. Afterward, he joined Juilliard School where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Is Wendell Pierce Married? – Wife

Pierce is extremely private when it comes to his personal life. Therefore, he has not disclosed any information on whether he is currently seeing someone, dating, or married.

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Actor Wendell Pierce Photo

Wendell Pierce Children

The Runner actor has not disclosed whether he has any child (son or daughter) to the public yet.

Acting Career

Wendell is a vastly recognized actor known for his portrayal of Principal Daryl Burr in Bad Moms. Likewise, he voiced the role of Andy Kirk in Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band. It is also known that he was the narrator of Rodents of Unusual Size.

Most noteworthy, he played the role of Joe in the film titled Four for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. From 2015 to 2017, he starred in the sitcom “The Odd Couple” revival on CBS alongside Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, portraying the role of Teddy.

In 2019, he earned acclaim for his performance in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” at the Young Vic Theatre in London, receiving a nomination for the Olivier Award for Best Actor.


Pierce took on the role of hosting the nationally syndicated and Peabody Award-winning radio program, Jazz at Lincoln Center. During this time, he showcased live recordings from the House of Swing. This show was succeeded by Jazz Night in America from NPR, led by jazz bassist Christian McBride.

On the other hand, he ventured into music making several appearances on various albums recorded in New Orleans from 2016. Collaborations included recording “Make America Great Again” with Delfeayo Marsalis in 2016, contributing to Irvin Mayfield’s 2017 album “A Beautiful World” alongside Kermit Ruffins, and working with Stanton Moore on his 2017 album “With You In Mind.” In 2020, Pierce teamed up with Wynton Marsalis for “The Ever Fonky Lowdown.”

Movies and TV Shows

  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
  • Suits
  • The Wire
  • Treme
  • Waiting to Exhale
  • 1995
  • Parker
  • It Could Happen to You
  • Confirmation
  • Clemency
  • Four
  • The Fighting Temptations
  • The Money Pit

Wendell Pierce Net Worth

Citing his career, Wendell sits at an estimated net worth of $8 Million.

Wendell Pierce Instagram

You can find and follow Pierce on Instagram using the account @wendellpcg

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