WorldCat Identities

Pierce, Wendell

Overview
Works: 207 works in 356 publications in 2 languages and 17,643 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television cop shows  Television programs  Television series  Historical films  Biographical films  Detective and mystery television programs  Musical films  Film adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Speaker, Producer, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wendell Pierce
Selma by Ava DuVernay( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,038 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
The wire( Visual )

20 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,290 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
The wire( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unvarnished, highly realistic series 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
Parker( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,157 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 )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,012 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
The wire by David Simon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the fall of the Barksdale empire, and the ascent of a new young drug king in Baltimore, McNulty, Bunk and the rest of the detail continue to "follow the money" up the political ladder amidst a hotly contested mayoral campaign. Prez witnesses first-hand the role of inner-city education in the formation of youth as four students, Michael, Namond, Randy and Dukie, face dangerous decisions and adolescent angst in a city rife with the temptations of crime and easy money. This season continues to blur the lines between good and evil and incite the fires of urban unrest
The wire( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a single sprawling drug investigation in Baltimore, against the backdrop of the mayor's reelection campaign. 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
Ray by Jamie Foxx( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 788 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
Treme by Agnieszka Holland( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and French and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the ruins of an American city, 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. From the creators of The Wire comes a new series about adversity and the human spirit, set in New Orleans in the aftermath of the greatest man-made disaster in American history
Elsa & Fred( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love. After losing his wife, Fred feels disturbed, confused and alone, so his daughter helps move him into a small apartment where he meets Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into Fred's 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
Treme( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a year has passed since Katrina, but residents are finding it harder than ever to rebuild their lives, much less hold on to their special cultural identity. So why bother to stay? Because it's New Orleans. And New Orleans must go on
Treme( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city's recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series' focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city
Treme by Anthony Hemingway( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 555 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 )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 525 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
Night catches us( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 468 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 292 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
The runner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the after math of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal
Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 271 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
Land of plenty by Wim Wenders( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a woman who works with the homeless, and a paranoid Vietnam vet who both become interested in the death of a Pakistani man killed in a drive-by shooting, but for totally different reasons
The wire the complete series( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An urban epic set in Baltimore, where police detectives investigate cases involving the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the city government and its bureaucracy, the school system, and the print news media
 
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Alternative Names
Wendell Pierce acteur amricain

Wendell Pierce aktor amerykański

Wendell Pierce Amerikaans filmacteur

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Languages
English (119)

French (2)

Covers
RayMiracle at St. AnnaThe wire the complete series