The power of a sports team in a community it's almost indescribable.

-Wendell Pierce
Wendell Pierce

One of the real worries I had before the first season of 'Treme' aired was that, man, people in New Orleans really hold movie and television shows up to a high standard in how they depict the city.

Wendell Pierce
There's no greater honor, as an actor, to be a part of a project that changes lives, and awakens and enlightens and entertains.
Wendell Pierce

Be your true self. Because if you're not, there are consequences to be paid. Wendell Pi

Wendell Pierce
New Orleans, more than many places I know, actually tangibly lives its culture. It's not just a residual of life; it's a part of life. Music is at every major milestone of our life: birth, marriage, death. It's our culture.
Wendell Pierce

Whenever an actor was going to die, I tried to help them understand not to take it personally. It wasn't about them. It's the story.

Wendell Pierce
Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. Its how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment... all of that is expressed in culture.
Wendell Pierce

Gregory Hines was the most talented man I've ever met or seen. Gregory Hines is one of those people that whenever he talked to you, you felt like you were the center of the universe.

Wendell Pierce
Our thoughts are to the individual as our art is to the community.
Wendell Pierce

I always wanted to be a journeyman actor. I wanted to be able to do comedy and drama, classical and contemporary. I like to do film and theater. And I pride myself on that diversity of being a journeyman actor.

Wendell Pierce
I understand that we should never lose our right to be offended, so I accept it. But for me it was always a study of human behavior because if we just demonize it, it becomes unreal.