Wendell Pierce: Rebuilding New Orleans

Actor from 'The Wire' builds houses in N.O. neighborhood

Monday, August 31, 2009

Actor and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce is probably best known for his role as the cigar-smoking, hard-drinking detective William "Bunk" Moreland on HBO's critically acclaimed drama "The Wire." Since the end of that series, though, Pierce has been keeping busy: in between stage performances in New York City and his work on "Treme," a new HBO drama by David Simon, Pierce has been building affordable, eco-friendly, sustainable homes for a New Orleans neighborhood whose residents were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.


Wendell Pierce


Hsi-Chang Lin

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