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Actor Wendell Pierce has lost his Louisiana home to floods

Actor Wendell Pierce, a star of HBO's "The Wire" and the Atlanta-filmed HBO movie "Confirmation," has lost his home in the ravaging Louisiana floods.

Our interview with Wendell Pierce while he was filming in Atlanta

Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas in a still from "Confirmation." Image: HBO

"I lost my house," he told TMZ during a brief interview at the Los Angeles airport. Understandably, he didn't much feel like talking. "It's private," he said.

He's been tweeting about it, mostly encouraging help for others:

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