The Sky’s the Limit
Although currently living in Los Angeles, the Emmy-nominated actor Pierson Fodé’s early years are best summed up in Moses Lake, Washington (where his family raised cattle) as this small town prepared him for a world of imagination and creativity (“I felt connected with the world of film even though I was disconnected on a farm”). Inspired by legendary actors such as Denzel Washington and Charlie Chaplin and influenced by movies like Star Wars and Rocky, Fodé enjoyed cinema and longed to create his own films. At the age of 13, he founded Pierced Productions and created his own film content.
When Fodé turned 18, he moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his dreams upon getting the opportunity to shoot an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. Although he was “functionally homeless” and struggled to get his career off the ground, slowly but surely, he started getting roles on Nickelodeon’s iCarly and Disney Channel’s Jessie, and then landed the significant role of Thomas Forrester on CBS drama series The Bold and the Beautiful.
Empower others to live independent lives free from poverty, disease and hunger.
It’s worth noting that the 27-year-old fresh star is not only multifaceted (he loves extreme sports and practices taekwondo, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, boxing, and cinematic martial arts), but has also taken a humanitarian role: He has worked with Convoy of Hope – their mission is to empower others to live independent lives free from poverty, disease and hunger – to aid Hurricane Harvey survivors and with Saving Innocence that helps child victims of sex trafficking heal and stabilize their lives.
While continuously working on a television show and movie, in order to bring his creative vision to life, he has utilized the impact of social media where it “gives independent filmmakers and creators an opportunity to connect.” With the emergence of film content being created with web series and streaming content, he hopes to write screenplays and produce more content with his new production company. Moreover, in the future, he wants to create a venture capitalist group that supports “future inventors, filmmakers, and artists.” When asked for what else in the works, Fodé declines to unveil details on his upcoming projects due to an NDA but instead encourages us to follow him on Instagram.
Writer: Dhanha Bien-Aime
Editor: Eiko Watanabe