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Wendell Pierce

Founder, Pontchartrain Park Community Development Corp.

Wendell Edward Pierce is an American actor and Tony-winning producer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is best known for his roles in HBO dramas, such as Detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire, trombonist Antoine Batiste in Treme, and Michael Davenport in Waiting to Exhale. Currently Pierce has a starring role as Teddy on the CBS sitcom The Odd Couple. Pierce is also the founder of Pontchartrain Park Community Development Corp., a non-profit that builds new affordable solar and geothermal homes for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.