Pierre Edwards known as Pierre, is an American actor, director, writer, and stand-up comedian. Pierre is best known for producing, writing, directing, and starring as Dre Mitchell in For Da Love of Money (2002), 2001: A Space Travesty (2000), How to Be a Player (1997), and B*A*P*S (1997).
Born to a German mother and American soldier, Pierre was born on May 7 in Killeen, Texas . He was 3 weeks old when his family moved to Germany. At age eleven he moved back to the United States of America, and resided in Washington DC. His defense against cultural change and bullying was comedy. In the 6th grade he was selected to be on Good Morning America for his humor.
Pierre in high school began performing at comedy clubs in the DC area, with comedians such as: Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes and Tommy Davidson. In 1987, after being shot multiple times Pierre decided to pursue comedy seriously. Seeing the success of his peers in Hollywood, he ventured West in 1991.
Pierre appeared on the first year of HBO's Def Comedy Jam, than starred on BET Comicview. Pierre was also featured on comedy shows: Showtime at the Apollo, Martin Lawrence Presents First Amendment and other late nite TV shows.
He has worked alongside: Oscar Winner "Halle Berry" he played her boyfriend in the movie B.A.P.’s, opposite Bill Bellamy in How to be a Player, and played partner (detective) to actor Leslie Nielsen in the movie 2001: A Space Travesty. After a few small roles in The Wash and The Breaks he wrote, produced, directed and starred in the theatrical urban classic For Da Love of Money.
Pierre has also toured with R&B acts Mary J Blige, Dru Hill, New Edition, Patti Labelle, Frankie Beverly, etc.
The radio world got a chance to experience Pierre with his numerous guest hosting appearances on the Steve Harvey Morning show. His first love is the comedy club stage, where he has headlined: Improv’s (Dallas, Houston), Carolines (NYC), the FunnyBone (Shreveport La, Boise Id, Vicksburg, Ms), Uptown Comedy Corner (Atlanta) and many more. He has also performed at events such as, 'Damon Williams' annual 'New Year's Eve Comedy Bash' at Star Plaza' .
Pierre has performed for the troops home and abroad. He has also performed in comedy festivals overseas: Japan, South Africa, Germany, Amsterdam, England, etc.
Currently Pierre is working on a web series Dating Pierre, Slice Trilogy, and a self-published book "100 Homies and Phonies of Hollywood".