• CCH Pounder is an actress known for her roles in films such as "All That Jazz," "Prizzi's Honor," and "Avatar."
• She was born in Georgetown, Guyana and moved to the United States in 1970.
• She has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards and won two Golden Satellite Awards for her work on “The Shield”.
• She was married to Senegalese anthropologist Boubacar Kone from 1991 until 2016 when he passed away and they had five children together.
• She is active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram, where she has over 30,000 followers.



Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 25, 1952
SpouseBoubacar Kone, Boubacar Kone
MarkOften plays strong but calm authority figures
FactJamie Foxx thanked her in his Oscar acceptance speech when he won Best Actor in a Leading Role for Ray (2004).


Who is CCH Pounder?

Born Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder on the 25th December in 1952 in Georgetown, Guyana (then British Guiana), she is a prominent stage, television, film and voice actress, known to the world as Dr. Angela Hicks in the medical drama series “ER”, a role she played from 1994 until 1997, then as Loretta Wade in the police procedural drama series “NCIS: New Orleans” (2014-2018), and as Detective Claudette Wyms in the police drama “The Shield” (2002-2008), among many other differing roles she has secured so far in her career.

Early Life, Family, and Education

She is the daughter of Ronald Urlington Pounder and of Betsy Enid Arnella.; her birth name is comprised of the names of her female relatives, Carol, Christine and Hilaria. Although born in Guyana, she moved to England with her parents where she attended high school, but then in 1970 the Pounder family moved to the USA, where she enrolled at Ithaca College.

Career Beginnings

CCH started her career on stage, appearing in New York City theater before pursuing a career on screen. She debuted on stage in the play “The Mighty Giants”, written by Richard Wesley, and continued on Broadway with a role in “Open Admissions”. Her screen debut was in 1979 in the extremely successful comedy-drama film “All That Jazz”, which won four Academy Awards, and starred Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange and Leland Palmer, which proved to be a rather successful start for CCH. During the ‘80s, CCH appeared in many films, primarily in supporting roles, such as in the Academy Award-winning comedy crime-drama “Prizzi’s Honor” (1985), starring Jack Nickolson, Kathleen Turner and Robert Loggia, before she was cast as the lead in the drama film “Bagdad Café” in 1987, co-starring Marianne Sägebrecht and Jack Palance. The film became a complete success, making CCH quite popular within Hollywood.

Rise to Prominence

CCH now became rather sought after, and offers came her way. Before the ‘80s were over, she had appeared in several television films, in 1994 reaching prominence with the part of Dr. Angela Hicks in the medical drama series “ER”, through 1997, during which time she became a highly praised actress. She enjoyed success in the ‘90s too, with roles in such films as the sci-fi “Face/Off” (1997), starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta, while she also appeared in the horror-mystery series “Millennium” (1996-1998), while in 1999 she was Detective Marge Francis in the action film “End of Days”, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gabriel Byrne. With the start of the ‘2000s, her popularity started declining, but in 2002 she bounced back with one of the most successful roles in her career, as Claudette Wyms in the TV thriller crime-drama series “The Shield”, which she played until 2008.

Continual Success

Concurrently, CCH secured several other roles, as she wanted to make an impact on the big screen, but despite the independent film “Rain” released in 2008, she didn’t have much success. Television was where she also pursued success though, and it paid off once again when in 2009 she was chosen for the part of Mrs Irene Frederic in the sci-fi mystery drama series “Warehouse 13” 2009, until 2014. Nevertheless, she didn’t quit from auditioning for a prominent film role, and in 2009 she played Moat in the fantasy action-adventure film “Avatar”, and is to repeat her role in the eagerly-awaited sequel, scheduled for release in 2020. After her role in “Avatar”, CCH secured a guest-starring role in the ABC drama series “Revenge” in 2011, while two years later she portrayed Dorothea in the fantasy action-horror film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”. In 2014 CCH returned to the small screen with the role of Loretta Wade in the popular drama series “NCIS: New Orleans” (2014-2018), since when she has been solely focused on the role.

An Accomplished Voice Actress

CCH is recognized for her deep strong voice, which she has used to good effect in securing a few notable roles as a voice actress. As early as 1993 she voiced a character for the first time in her career, that of Stonecutter in the TV series “Biker Mice from Mars”, however, her most prominent voice roles have included Amanda Waller in the animated TV series “Justice League Unlimited” (2004-2006), and the Golden Queen in the video game “Skylanders: SuperChargers” in 2015, plus its sequel “Skylanders: Imaginations” in 2016, among many other projects.

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CCH Pounder Awards

CCH has made a number of successful appearances on the screen, which haven’t gone without being noticed, and rewarded accordingly. So far, she has featured in more than 130 acting projects, and has received several prestigious nominations and awards; she has four Primetime Emmy Award nominations, while she is the holder of two Golden Satellite Awards in the category for Best Actress in a Series, Drama, for her work on “The Shield”.

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Do You Know How Rich CCH Pounder Is?

Have you ever wondered how rich CCH Pounder is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Pounder’s net worth is as high as $6 million. Some of the most profitable projects on which she worked include the “NCIS: New Orleans”, and “The Shield”, for which has received more than $30,000 per episode.

Do You Know About CCH Pounder’s Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children?

CCH has been quite open with the public about her personal life. In interviews, she has spoken of her marriage to Senegalese anthropologist Boubacar Kone from 1991 until 2016, when he sadly passed away – the couple decided to tie the knot just 17 days after their first meeting. They shared a love for art, and co-founded a museum of contemporary art, Musee Boribana in Dakar, Senegal in 1993. She and Kone had five children together.

National Spokeswoman

CCH is recognized for her fight against HIV/AIDS, and post-apartheid issues. She is one of the founders of the Artists for a New South Africa, and has joined other actors and artists with African ancestry who are involved in spreading awareness of these two issues.

Internet Popularity

CCH has built a respectable fan base on social media platforms Twitter and Instagram. Her official Twitter account has over 30,000 followers, with whom she has shared her personal opinions, ideas, and details from her career as well. She’s also active on Instagram with just over 7,000 followers. She has a couple of funny pictures of herself on Instagram, which have attracted attention. CCH isn’t active on Facebook. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actress, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages.

General Info

Full NameC. C. H. Pounder
Date Of BirthDecember 25, 1952
Height1.69 m, 1.69 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Businessperson, Businessperson, Voice Actor
EducationIthaca College, Ithaca College

Family

SpouseBoubacar Kone, Boubacar Kone
ChildrenMatthew Kone, Libya Kone, Nicole Kone, Matthew Kone, Nicole Kone, Libya Kone
ParentsBetsy Enid James Arnella, Ronald Urlington Pounder, Ronald Urlington Pounder, Betsy Enid James Arnella

Accomplishments

AwardsSatellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for ...
MoviesAvatar, Orphan, Bagdad Cafe, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Face/Off, End of Days, RoboCop 3, Benny & Joon, Sliver, Prizzi's Honor, All That Jazz, Postcards from the Edge, Demon Knight, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Things Behind the Sun, Murder in Mississippi, Psycho IV: The Beginning, I...
TV ShowsWarehouse 13, Brothers, ER, The Shield, Race: The Power of an Illusion, Women in Prison, NCIS: New Orleans, Return to Lonesome Dove, Birdland, NCIS: New Orleans, The Shield, Warehouse 13, ER, House of Frankenstein, Return to Lonesome Dove, To Serve and Protect, Race: The Power of an Illusion, Women ...

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Often plays strong but calm authority figures

Quotes

#Quote
1With acting, I started very young, and I'd performed for a lot of children in boarding schools, late at night after the dormitory lights were out. I'd have a flashlight, and I'd be Count Dracula, or Shakespeare, or Yogi Bear, and leap from bunk to bunk. I loved the laughter; I liked the way it made people feel.
2Applause is the most powerful thing... people talk about the sound of it, but what I hear is glee.

Facts

#Fact
1Frequently cast as law enforcement officers or special government agents.
2Has 6 grandchildren: Elisa (born 1994), Michelle (born 1999), Kelly (born 2002), Libya (born 2005), Enid (born 2007), and Matthew (born 2010).
3Has three children with her husband Boubacar Kone, two daughters and a son - Nicole Kone (b.1971), Libya Kone (b.1973) and Matthew Kone (b.1982).
4Lives in Los Angeles, California.
5David Leslie Johnson wrote the part of Sister Abigail in Orphan (2009) with her in mind.
6Was almost cast in the role of "C.J. Cregg" on The West Wing, until the part was finally given to Allison Janney.
7Jamie Foxx thanked her in his Oscar acceptance speech when he won Best Actor in a Leading Role for Ray (2004).
8She appeared in the TV series ER (1994), which is set in Chicago's Cook County Hospital - a name that's always shortened to CCH.
9Carol, Christine, and Hilaria (CCH) are all names of female relatives.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bagdad Cafe1987Brenda
The Line1987TV MovieAnna Mae Demsey
On the Edge1987TV Movie
Hill Street Blues1981-1986TV SeriesMs. Jones / Wilna Tucker / Jasmine
Cagney & Lacey1986TV SeriesTimmons
Valerie's Family: The Hogans1986TV SeriesMrs. Davis
As Summers Die1986TV MoviePriscilla (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Resting Place1986TV MovieAda Johnson
If Tomorrow Comes1986TV Mini-SeriesErnestine Littlechap
Prizzi's Honor1985Peaches Altamont (as C.C.H. Pounder)
The Atlanta Child Murders1985TV Mini-SeriesVenus Taylor
American Playhouse1985TV SeriesDeborah
Booker1984TV ShortJane
Go Tell It on the Mountain1984Deborah
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can1982Anne (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Union City1980Mrs. Lewis (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Coriolanus1979VideoValeria
All That Jazz1979Nurse Blake (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Skylanders: Imaginators2016Video GameGolden Queen (voice)
NCIS: New Orleans2014-2016TV SeriesLoretta Wade
Skylanders: SuperChargers2015Video GameGolden Queen (voice, uncredited)
Archer2015TV SeriesClaudette Kane
Sons of Anarchy2013-2014TV SeriesTyne Patterson
Skylanders: Trap Team2014Video GameGolden Queen (voice)
Batman: Assault on Arkham2014VideoAmanda Waller (voice)
Warehouse 132009-2014TV SeriesMrs. Irene Frederic
Beware the Batman2014TV SeriesMayor Marion Grange
NCIS2014TV SeriesLoretta Wade
Batman: Arkham Origins2013Video GameAmanda Waller (voice)
Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate2013Video GameAmanda Waller (voice)
Perception2013TV SeriesFBI Psychiatrist
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones2013Dorothea
Home Again2012Dulsay Mooreland
Revenge2011TV SeriesWarden Sharon Stiles
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2001-2010TV SeriesCarolyn Maddox
My Girlfriend's Back2010Constance
Brothers2009TV SeriesMrs. Trainor
Avatar2009Moat
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies2009VideoAmanda Waller (voice)
Orphan2009Sister Abigail
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency2009TV SeriesAndrea Curtin
The Tower2008TV MovieEvie
The Shield2002-2008TV SeriesClaudette Wyms
Rain2008/IMs. Adams
American Masters2007TV Series documentaryNarrator
W.I.T.C.H.2006TV SeriesKadma
Justice League2004-2006TV SeriesAmanda Waller Elderly Woman Queen ...
Storyline Online2006TV Series
Numb3rs2005TV SeriesLt. Havercamp
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story2004TV MovieWinnie Mandela
Girlfriends2004TV SeriesDr. Myers
Jackie Chan Adventures2003TV SeriesMiss Kimber
True Crime: Streets of LA2003Video GameChief Wanda Parks (voice)
Baby of the Family2002Nurse Bloom
For the People2002TV SeriesMillie Towns
Tèt Grenné2002Sally
The District2001TV SeriesEilen Carmicheal
Strong Medicine2001TV SeriesLibby Bell
Boycott2001TV MovieJo Ann Robinson
The Practice2001TV SeriesHelene Washington
Static Shock2000-2001TV SeriesMayor
Things Behind the Sun2001Judge
Disappearing Acts2000TV MovieMrs. Swift
Cora Unashamed2000TV MovieMa Jenkins
The Outer Limits2000TV SeriesThe Stranger
Rude Awakening2000TV SeriesStacey
Rocket Power1999-2000TV SeriesOfficer Shirley / Mime
The West Wing2000TV SeriesDeborah O'Leary, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
End of Days1999Detective Margie Francis
The Big Day1999Pearl (as C.C.H. Pounder)
A Touch of Hope1999TV MovieLily Keyes
Detention1999TV SeriesMiss Powers
Funny Valentines1999Ethel B.
To Serve and Protect1999TV Mini-Series
NetForce1999TV MovieSandra Knight
Batman Beyond1999TV SeriesAnchor Woman / Passenger
Batman Beyond: The Movie1999TV MovieVirtual News Anchor #1 (voice)
Millennium1996-1998TV SeriesCheryl Andrews
Histeria!1998TV SeriesHarriet Tubman
Little Girl Fly Away1998TV MovieDr. Geddes
Blossoms and Veils1998Short
Race1998Lucinda Davis
Final Justice1998TV MovieDanielle Kline
Ghost Cop1998TV SeriesDetective
Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game1997Video GameVree (voice)
House of Frankenstein1997TV Mini-SeriesDr. Shauna Kendall
ER1994-1997TV SeriesDr. Angela Hicks
Face/Off1997Hollis Miller
Things That Go Bump1997TV MovieHarriet Napolean
If These Walls Could Talk1996TV MovieNurse Jenny Ford (segment "1952")
Aladdin and the King of Thieves1996VideoThe Oracle (voice)
Gargoyles1995-1996TV SeriesDesdemona Coldfire
All She Ever Wanted1996TV MovieDr. Marilyn Tower
Living Single1995TV SeriesNina Shaw
Jack Reed: One of Our Own1995TV MovieMrs. Harris
White Dwarf1995TV MovieNurse Shabana, Light Side Clinic
Zooman1995TV MovieAsh
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight1995Irene
Sweet Justice1994-1995TV SeriesJudge Addison
Robin's Hoods1994TV SeriesVivian Castro
The X-Files1994TV SeriesAgent Lucy Kazdin
South Central1994TV SeriesDr. LeBrock
Birdland1994TV SeriesNurse Lucy
Return to Lonesome Dove1993TV Mini-SeriesSara Pickett
The Disappearance of Christina1993TV MovieDetective Davis
Sisters1993TV SeriesNora Neil Marshall
Biker Mice from Mars1993TV SeriesStonecutter (voice)
Lifepod1993TV MovieMayvene
Sliver1993Lt. Victoria Hendrix
RoboCop 31993Bertha
Benny & Joon1993Dr. Garvey (as C.C.H. Pounder)
For Their Own Good1993TV MovieNaomi Brinker
The Ernest Green Story1993TV MovieDaisy Bates
New Year1993TV MovieEudora Kellogg
The Importance of Being Earnest1992Miss Prism
The Cosby Show1992TV SeriesClair's friend
Home Improvement1992TV SeriesAssitant
L.A. Law1986-1992TV SeriesJudge Roseann Robin
True Colors1991TV SeriesJudge Fallows
Lifestories1991TV SeriesRoxanne Tevis
Cop Rock1990TV Series
Psycho IV: The Beginning1990TV MovieFran Ambrose
Quantum Leap1990TV SeriesMama Harper
Postcards from the Edge1990Julie Marsden (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Common Ground1990TV MovieRachel Twymon
Murder in Mississippi1990TV MovieFannie Lee Chaney
Miami Vice1990TV SeriesYvonne
No Place Like Home1989TV MoviePrue (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Third Degree Burn1989TV MovieJulie Cartwright (as C.C.H. Pounder)
2271989TV SeriesLucinda Merkle
CBS Schoolbreak Special1989TV SeriesRenee Cook
Leap of Faith1988TV MovieRoberta
Run Till You Fall1988TV MovieJanice
Women in Prison1987-1988TV SeriesDawn Murphy

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love2015/IDocumentary short grateful thanks
Available Men2006Short thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NCIS: New Orleans - Season 2: All the World's a Stage2016Video shortHerself
NCIS: New Orleans - Season 2: Bullets and Beignets: Exploring Season Two2016Video shortHerself
NCIS: New Orleans - Season 2: Percy and Plame2016Video shortHerself
NCIS: New Orleans - Season 2: Who Wore It Best?2016Video shortHerself
Jewel's Catch One2016DocumentaryNarrator
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
The 2015 Carney Awards2015Herself
NCIS: New Orleans - Season 1: A Big Easy Success2015Video shortHerself
NCIS: New Orleans - Season 1: Starting Up in New Orleans2015ShortHerself
Strokes of Genius2015DocumentaryHerself - Host
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHerself
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
When I Was Young I Said I Would Be Happy2014DocumentaryHerself (voice)
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself - NCIS: New Orleans
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - NCIS: New Orleans
Jeopardy!2003-2013TV SeriesHerself - Video Clue Presenter / Herself - Contestant / Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The Traveler's Guide to Life2011TV SeriesHerself
Capturing Avatar2010Video documentaryHerself
Warehouse 13: Artie-Facts2010Video documentary shortHerself
Warehouse 13: What's in the Shadows?2010Video documentary shortHerself
Warehouse 13: Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe2010Video documentary shortHerself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Mama's Little Devils: Bad Seeds and Evil Children2009Video documentary shortHerself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
11-04-08: The Day of Change2009TV MovieHerself
Road to Ingwavuma2008Documentary short
Breaking the Maya Code2008DocumentaryNarrator
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Speechless2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
10th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration2007TV MovieHerself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Square Off2006TV SeriesHerself
10th Annual Prism Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
9th Annual Prism Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water2004DocumentaryHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHerself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Race: The Power of an Illusion2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives2003DocumentaryReader
Acapulco Black Film Festival2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
CBS This Morning1990TV SeriesHerself
21st NAACP Image Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secrets of the X Files, Part 11995TV Special documentaryAgent Lucy Kazdin (uncredited)

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortBatman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
2015BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortBatman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting Actress, Network/Cable TelevisionRedemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, DramaThe Shield (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, DramaThe Shield (2002)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortBatman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesSons of Anarchy (2008)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesBrothers (2009)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Shield (2002)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Shield (2002)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Shield (2002)
2007Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Actress - DramaThe Shield (2002)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Shield (2002)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Shield (2002)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Shield (2002)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Shield (2002)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Shield (2002)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActressBoycott (2001)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-SeriesZooman (1995)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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