2. Wendell Pierce is a renowned American actor, known for his noteworthy role as attorney Robert Zane in the famous American TV series Suits. He was also seen a notable role in the HBO hit drama series The Wire as Detective Bunk Moreland. He made his presence felt in other famous projects like Treme where he played the trombonist Antoine Batiste and in Waiting to Exhale as Michael Davenport. He also had a featuring part in The Odd Couple, a hit CBS sitcom, where he acted as Teddy. The actor was born on December 8, 1963, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States. His father was a decorated World War 2 veteran, and a Maintenance Engineer and his mother was a teacher.
Pierce, on several occasions, has spoken in high regard of his family, especially his father, calling him a real, ultimate patriot. The 55-year-old graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts as well as Benjamin Franklin High School in the year 1981. There, he was given the title of the Presidential Scholar of the Arts in 1981. He then joined the Drama Division of Julliard School from 1981 to 1985. Pierce has been a prominent TV figure for years and has acted in over 50 TV shows. 2015 to 2017 saw Wendell Pierce performing in The Odd Couple on CBS as he played the role of Teddy alongside FRIENDS fame
and Thomas Lennon. Pierce has acted in almost 30 movies and has been a part of more than a dozen stage productions. Wendell was a familiar Radio voice in 2009 and has recorded a few songs too. He has been actively making waves in the film industry since 1986.