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Wendell Pierce

A Man Must Have a Code

Krzysztof Piekarski | Posted 10.22.2015 | Education
Krzysztof Piekarski

Not starting an alternative to our current higher-education system would be easier than starting one. So when things get muddled--as they always are in the early stages of planning and thinking and the miasma of sloppy uncertainty-- I need to always remember why, exactly, I'm doing this.

Actor Wendell Pierce on Katrina, Art as Activism, Challenging Confederate History, and New Orleans' Future.

Talmon J. Smith | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Talmon J. Smith

I spoke with Wendell Pierce - most famous for his HBO series roles in The Wire and Treme - on the closing weekend of Brothers from the Bottom, a critically-acclaimed play about gentrification in New Orleans after the storm, in which Pierce played a lead role both on stage and in production.

Wendell Pierce Set To Play The Role Of Clarence Thomas In Upcoming Flick

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 04.30.2015 | Black Voices

HBO has found its Clarence Thomas. Treme and The Odd Couple's Wendell Pierce has been tapped to play the Supreme Court justice in Confirmation, The...

Cast Members From 'The Wire' Plead For End To Violence In Baltimore

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

Several cast members of the HBO series "The Wire," which chronicled the Baltimore Police Department and the city of Baltimore, urged those responsible...

'Selma's' Wendell Pierce: 'It Was More Than Just A Film'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 03.06.2015 | Black Voices

Wendell Pierce is a busy man. He's on a press tour for CBS' reboot of "The Odd Couple" and is also starring in "Brothers from the Bottom," a play ...

Interview with Wendell Pierce, Part Three: Solutions, Local and Beyond (and Zimbabwe)

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
James Beard Foundation

We're holding Health Month on the JBF blog. In this post, we conclude our extended interview series with actor and activist Wendell Pierce, exploring his views on potential solutions to issues of food access, both locally and globally.

Interview with Wendell Pierce, Part Two: Treme, New Orleans, and Chef Culture

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
James Beard Foundation

Wendell Pierce: "Treme was art imitating life and life imitating art. I was depicting what was happening in New Orleans as people were trying to rebuild their lives, while I was also doing that in real life."

Interview With Wendell Pierce, Part One: Why Food Deserts?

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
James Beard Foundation

Although he's best known for roles on hit television shows like The Wire and Treme, actor Wendell Pierce is also a dedicated food and community advocate in his hometown of New Orleans.

Wendell Pierce Joins MLK Film

Eurweb | Posted 05.30.2014 | Black Voices

Wendell Pierce, a standout alum of HBO shows “The Wire” and “Treme,” has signed on to join Paramount’s Martin Luther King Jr. film “Selma....

'Odd Couple' Nabs Wendell Pierce | Posted 03.17.2014 | TV

He's already got five seasons of cop chops from The Wire. Now Treme's Wendell Pierce just needs to dial up the anxiety to portray a "neurotic cop" in ...

Chris Harnick

'To Be Able To Work With Him Is Just Phenomenal' | Chris Harnick | Posted 09.26.2013 | TV

Michael J. Fox is returning to TV with "The Michael J. Fox Show" (premieres Thurs., Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC). We've seen the veteran actor on TV ...

Wendell Pierce Sparks New Sitcom

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 09.27.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — "I've always wanted one thing," says Wendell Pierce. "To have a diverse career, to be a journeyman actor." Mission acco...

John Stamos & Mark Consuelos To Visit 'The New Normal'

Posted 12.19.2012 | TV

John Stamos and Mark Consuelos are headed for "The New Normal," according to EW. Stamos is playing a co-worker of Jane's (Ellen Barkin) who finds ...

'Treme' Gets A Premiere Date

Posted 08.22.2012 | TV

"Treme" is headed back to HBO on September 23 to zoom in on the lives of Antoine (Wendell Pierce), LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) and Toni Bernette (Melis...

WATCH: New 'Treme' Trailer (Finally!)

Posted 07.16.2012 | TV

The saxophones will be sounding on HBO this fall, and there's a trailer to prove it. In the new teaser for Season 3 of "Treme" (returning on Sun., ...

Where Have All 'The Wire' Stars Gone?

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Like most "Wire" fans who deeply and un-healthily lament the loss of a beloved masterpiece, the mere mention of anyone associated with the HBO ensembl...

New Supermarkets Planned for Underserved New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Residents in parts of New Orleans exit gas stations and "dollar stores" with big bags of groceries in their arms. And they're not carrying picnic food. It's tonight's dinner and pantry-stocking for tomorrow's meals.

Bringing Healthy Foods to Food Deserts

April D. Ryan | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
April D. Ryan

Actor and activist Wendell Pierce is heeding First Lady Michelle Obama's call to prevent food deserts across the nation. Private equity entwined with...

Treme: A Complex, Enthralling New Drama

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Treme, like a well-cooked meal, it reveals its pleasures gradually -- not all in the first bite. This isn't a hot dog -- it's a gumbo, with layers of flavor to surprise, delight and move you.

Seen and Heard in New York: Wendell Pierce, Cory Booker, Alan Rickman

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

Wendell Pierce, a star of HBO's Treme and host of "Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio," spoke at a recent benefit held by JALC.