Tony Award-winning actor and producer Wendell Pierce had leading roles in the HBO series The Wire and Treme and has appeared in feature films including Selma, Ray and Waiting to Exhale. He will star as Clarence Thomas in HBO’s upcoming series Confirmation opposite Karry Washington, who will portray Anita Hill. Since Hurricane Katrina, Pierce has been helping to rebuild the flood-ravaged Pontchartrain Park neighborhood in his native New Orleans. His new memoir The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken, reminds us of the collaborative potential art has to help heal ourselves, our families and our communities.
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