WorldCat Identities

Pierce, Wendell

Overview
Works: 128 works in 410 publications in 4 languages and 19,455 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television cop shows  Television programs  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Biographical films  Musical films  Television crime shows  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Speaker, Narrator, Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wendell Pierce
The wire by David Simon( Visual )

156 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 5,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
Selma by Ava DuVernay( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964
Treme by Anthony Hemingway( Visual )

41 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the ruins of New Orleans, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future
Parker by park( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor or hurt innocent people. He is asked to join four other guys, one of whom is related to a known mobster. They pull off the job flawlessly and Parker wants to part ways with them. When he refuses to join them for another job, they try to kill him. They dispose of his body, but someone finds him...still alive. After recovering, he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes
The Fighting Temptations by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darren is a New York ad executive who travels to a small town in the deep south after receiving word that his aunt has left him a sizable inheritance. Darren is informed that he will only receive the money if he successfully leads a local gospel choir to victory at an upcoming competition. Darren takes on the task of finding the best singers in town and forming the group. There, he meets Lilly, a single mother who not only possesses an incredible voice but also the ability to warm Darren's cold heart
Ray by Jamie Foxx( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flashing back intermittently to dream-like scenes from his hardscrabble rural childhood, "Ray" chronicles Ray Charles' remarkable rise from sideman and Chitlin Circuit fixture to innovator, icon, and international superstar. Yet even as Charles ascends to the heights of the musical and cultural elite, he remains hobbled by heroin addiction and compulsive womanizing, a prisoner to his own insatiable needs. Through it all, Ray Charles possessed a rock-solid confidence in his music, a statement of faith in the inclusiveness of American culture. Ray Charles made a place for himself in the America of the '40s and '50s, and promptly transcended the barriers that defined what that place was. He incorporated and encompassed R & B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, pop, gospel--all American music--giving us the lush sounds he had always heard in his head, unifying America's disparate musical bits into a cohesive whole
Elsa & Fred by Marcos Carnevale( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred is a bit younger than Elsa and has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends up meeting Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live ---- be it more or less ---- is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases." -- jbhifi.com.au
Treme( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Orleans, 38 months after. The city's musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and others continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the promise of recovery, heightened by the historic election of a new president, is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. In these five final episodes of Treme, New Orleans' protagonists strive to build their own legacy in this most iconic of American cities
Life support( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana is an HIV-positive woman and recovering junkie, taking care of a 9-year-old daughter and a husband who is also HIV-positive. While making the most of a local social services program in order to regain stability in her life, she also attempts to reunite with her estranged teenage daughter, living with Ana's mother
Ray Donovan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even Ray Donovan's actions have consequences and he soon learns that clean slates are a dirty business. Ray has taken some hits that would leave lesser men down for the count, but what doesn't kill a Donovan only makes him stronger. One thing's for sure, whether you're with him or against him, it may be a new day, but it's the same Ray
Night catches us( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement
Treme. music from the HBO original series( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features music from the first season of the HBO series Treme, the hit show about a New Orleans neighborhood of musicians, chefs, and ordinary New Orleanians who rebuild their lives, homes, and unique culture after Hurricane Katrina
Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by a historical incident in Tuscany ... and by the famed Buffalo Soldiers in Italy during World War II ... it is the story of four American soldiers, the villagers among whom they took refuge, a band of partisans, and an Italian boy, all of whom encounter a miracle ..." - back cover
Renaissance village( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the relationship between government and citizen in the wake of disaster, following the personal struggles of five characters in the small city of Baker, Louisiana, as they reclaim their lives after living nearly three years in a FEMA trailer park. After allegations of formaldehyde poisoning force the park to close, residents must leave to find a new home
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the march in Washington, DC. On the way, they will make friends, make enemies, and make history
4 by Sanne Wallis de Vries( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe, a man who works hard and travels a lot, leaves his family behind for the holiday, citing a business trip. Abigayle, his daughter, is left to tend to her ill mother and manage the house on her own, yet again. Seeking just enough attention to get her through another night, she turns to Dexter, a former high school basketball star. And while Abigayle is out with Dexter, Joe is quietly spending time around town with June, a young man he met online who's struggling to accept himself
Colman deKay & Paul Sanchez's Nine lives a musical adaptation by Paul Sanchez( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mortician( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mortician's life is upended by the arrival of a corpse that triggers haunting memories of his childhood
The wind in the reeds : a storm, a play, and the city that would not be broken by Wendell Pierce( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many of the city's neighborhoods. Pierce and his family were able to ride out the storm at a relative's house miles away; when they were finally allowed to return, they found their family home in tatters, their neighborhood decimated. Heartbroken but resilient, Pierce vowed to help rebuild, and not just his family's home, but all of Pontchartrain Park. His narrative brings together the stories of his family, his city, and his history; why they are all worth saving; and the critical importance art played in reuniting and revitalizing this unique American city
The wind in the reeds a storm, a play, and the city that would not be broken by Wendell Pierce( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many of the city's neighborhoods, including Pontchartrain Park, the home of Wendell Pierce's family and the first African American middle-class subdivision in New Orleans. The hurricane breached many of the city's levees, and the resulting flooding submerged Pontchartrain Park under as much as 20 feet of water. Katrina left New Orleans later that day, but for the next three days the water kept relentlessly gushing into the city, plunging eighty percent of New Orleans under water. Nearly 1,500 people were killed. Half the houses in the city had four feet of water in them-or more. There was no electricity or clean water in the city; looting and the breakdown of civil order soon followed. Tens of thousands of New Orleanians were stranded in the city, with no way out; many more evacuees were displaced, with no way back in. Pierce and his family were some of the lucky ones: They survived and were able to ride out the storm at a relative's house 70 miles away. When they were finally allowed to return, they found their family home in tatters, their neighborhood decimated. Heartbroken but resilient, Pierce vowed to help rebuild, and not just his family's home, but all of Pontchartrain Park
 
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Alternative Names
Wendell Pierce acteur américain

Wendell Pierce aktor amerykański

Wendell Pierce Amerikaans filmacteur

Wendell Pierce attore statunitense

Wendell Pierce US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Wendell Pierce yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

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וונדל פירס

وندل پیرس بازیگر و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

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Languages
English (244)

French (10)

Spanish (3)

German (1)

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