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C.C.H. Pounder

CCH Pounder
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Pounder in 2010
Born
Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder

(1952-12-25) December 25, 1952 (age 67)
OccupationActress
Years active1979-present
Boubacar Kone
(m. 1991; died 2016)
[1]
Websitecchpounder.net

Carol Christine Hilaria "CCH" Pounder (born December 25, 1952), is a Guyanese American actress. She has appeared in numerous plays, films, made-for-television films and television miniseries, and has made appearances on notable television series.

Pounder is known for her role as Dr. Angela Hicks in the medical drama series ER (1994-97) and Detective Claudette Wyms in the FX police drama series The Shield (2002-08). Since 2014, she has portrayed medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade on the police drama series NCIS: New Orleans.

In film, she appeared in All That Jazz (1979), Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Postcards from the Edge (1990), Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990), Benny & Joon (1993), Demon Knight (1995), Face/Off (1997), End of Days (1999), Orphan (2009), Avatar (2009), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).

Early life

Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder was born on December 25, 1952, in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana), daughter of Ronald Urlington Pounder and of Betsy Enid Arnella (née James).[2] She was educated in England, and in 1970, at age 18, she moved to the United States, where she attended Ithaca College.[3][better source needed]

Career

Pounder made her acting debut in the film All That Jazz (1979). She continued her professional career in New York City theater, where she appeared in The Mighty Gents, by playwright Richard Wesley, and Open Admissions on Broadway. She moved to Los Angeles in 1982.[4] She starred in the film Bagdad Café,[5] and has made smaller appearances in many other successful films.

She has focused primarily on her television career. In the early 1980s, Pounder first appeared in guest roles on Hill Street Blues, and then on several popular shows (The Cosby Show, RoboCop 3, L.A. Law, The X-Files, Living Single, and Quantum Leap) before landing a long-running recurring role as Dr. Angela Hicks on ER, from 1994 to 1997. In the midst of this she co-starred in the Tales From the Crypt feature film Demon Knight (1995). She then returned to guest appearances on other shows, including The Practice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Millennium, The West Wing (where she was considered for the role of C. J. Cregg), and the short-lived sitcom Women in Prison.

Pounder with Avatar co-star Laz Alonso in December 2009

From 2002 to 2008, she starred as Detective Claudette Wyms in the FX police drama The Shield. For this role she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2005 and an NAACP Image Award.[6] She had previously been nominated for an Emmy in 1995 (for guest starring in The X-Files) and in 1997 (for her supporting role on ER). She has also lent her voice to several video games and animated projects, including Aladdin and the King of Thieves, True Crime: Streets of LA, Gargoyles as Desdemona and Coldfire, and Justice League Unlimited as government agent Amanda Waller, which role she reprised for the animated movie adaption of the comic book Superman/Batman: Public Enemies[7] as well as the video game Batman: Arkham Origins, its sequel Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, and another animated film that takes place in continuity with the games, Batman: Assault on Arkham.

Pounder was also one of the readers for the HBO film Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narrative (2003), directed by Ed Bell and Thomas Lennon.[8] She appeared on the Syfy series Warehouse 13 until its finale on May 19, 2014. Pounder also was one of the stars of Fox's cancelled 2009 sitcom Brothers. Pounder was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her appearance in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. She had a recurring role as DA Thyne Patterson on the FX crime drama series Sons of Anarchy (2013-14). She co-starred in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013). In Disney's The Lion Guard she voices Kongwe, the wise old turtle. In October 2018, she made an appearance in the London production of Wicked.[]

Advocacy

As one of the founders of Artists for a New South Africa, Pounder has energized awareness of post-apartheid and HIV/AIDS issues.[9] In an interview, she said about the pandemic: "When it's this massive disease, and it's affecting things in 5,000 different ways, it requires great strength and power--and there is power in numbers. So we need to involve as many people as we can, like we do with ANSA. I call it my little engine that could. It is a remarkable, tiny organization with a huge outreach. We use actors and artists with the biggest voices so they can use every opportunity to talk about AIDS."[10]

Filmography

Film

CCH Pounder and Glenn Close at the Peabody Awards 2006.
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Coriolanus Valeria
All That Jazz Nurse Blake
1980 Union City Mrs. Lewis
1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Anne
1985 Prizzi's Honor Peaches Altamont
1987 Bagdad Cafe Brenda
1990 Postcards from the Edge Julie Marsden
1992 The Importance of Being Earnest Miss Prism
1993 Benny & Joon Dr. Garvey
Sliver Lt. Victoria Hendrix
RoboCop 3 Bertha
1995 Demon Knight Irene
1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves The Oracle (voice) Direct-to-video
1997 Face/Off Hollis Miller
1998 Race Lucinda Davis
1999 End of Days Detective Marge Francis
Funny Valentines Ethel B.
2001 Things Behind the Sun Judge
2002 Baby of the Family Nurse Bloom
Tét Grenné Sally
2003 Unchained Memories Reader
2008 Rain Ms. Adams
Breaking the Maya Code Narrator Documentary
2009 Orphan Sister Abigail
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Amanda Waller (voice) Direct-to-video
Avatar Mo'at
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Madame Dorothea
2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham Amanda Waller (voice) Direct-to-video
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Senator Williams
2022 Avatar 2 Mo'at Post-production
2024 Avatar 3 Mo'at Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1981-1986 Hill Street Blues Jasmine / Wilna Tucker / Ms. Jones 3 episodes
1984 Booker Jane Television movie
1985 Go Tell It on the Mountain Deborah Television movie
The Atlanta Child Murders Venus Taylor Miniseries
If Tomorrow Comes Ernestine Littlechap
1986 Resting Place Ada Johnson Television movie
As Summers Die Priscilla
Valerie Mrs. Davis Episode: "Full Moon"
Cagney & Lacey Timmons Episode: "Disenfranchised"
1986-1992 L.A. Law Judge Roseann Robin 4 episodes
1987 The Line Anna Mae Demesy Television movie
1987-1988 Women in Prison Dawn Murphy 13 episodes
1988 Run Till You Fall Janice Television movie
Leap of Faith Roberta
1989 227 Lucinda Markle Episode: "Babes in the Woods"
Third Degree Burn Julie Cartwright Television movie
No Place Like Home Prue
Miami Vice Yvonne Episode: "Too Much, Too Late"
1990 Murder in Mississippi Fannie Lee Chaney Television movie
Common Ground Rachel Twymon Miniseries
Quantum Leap Mama Harper Episode: "Black on White on Fire"
Cop Rock Willa Phelan 4 episodes
Psycho IV: The Beginning Fran Ambrose Television movie
1991 Lifestories Roxanne Tevis Episode: "Darryl Devis"
1992 The Cosby Show Clair's friend Episode: "Clair's Reunion"
1993 The Ernest Green Story Daisy Bates Television movie
Return to Lonesome Dove Sara Miniseries
Lifepod Mayvene Television movie
1994 Birdland Nurse Lucy 7 episodes
Biker Mice from Mars Stonecutter Episode: "Stone Broke"
The X-Files Agent Lucy Kazdin Episode: "Duane Barry"
1994-1997 ER Dr. Angela Hicks 24 episodes
1995 Living Single Nina Shaw Episode: "Mommy Not Dearest"
White Dwarf Nurse Shabana Television movie
1995-96 Gargoyles Desdemona / Coldfire (voice) 3 episodes
1996 If These Walls Could Talk Nurse Mrs. Ford Television movie
1996-1998 Millennium Dr. Cheryl Andrews 5 episodes
1997 House of Frankenstein Dr. Shauna Kendall Miniseries
1998 Histeria! Harriet Tubman (voice) Episode: "General Sherman's Campsite"
1999 Batman Beyond Anchor Woman / Passenger (voice) Episode: "Rebirth"
NetForce FBI Director Sandra Knight Television movie
2000 The West Wing Deborah O'Leary Episode: "Celestial Navigation"
The Outer Limits Stranger Episode: "Decompression"
Cora Unashamed Ma Jenkins Television movie
2001 The Practice Elaine Washington 2 episodes
Boycott Jo Ann Robinson Television movie
2001-2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carolyn Maddox 5 episodes
2002-2008 The Shield Claudette Wyms 89 episodes
2004 Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story Winnie Mandela Television movie
2004-2006 Justice League Unlimited Amanda Waller (voice) 9 episodes
2005 Numb3rs Lt. Havercamp Episode: "Vector"
2006 W.I.T.C.H. Queen Kadma (voice) 3 episodes
2009 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Mrs. Curtin Episode: "The Boy with an African Heart"
Brothers Adele Trainor 13 episodes
2009-2014 Warehouse 13 Mrs. Irene Frederic 22 episodes
2011 Revenge Warden Sharon Stiles 2 episodes
2013-2014 Sons of Anarchy Thyne Patterson 14 episodes[11]
Beware the Batman Marion Grange (voice) 5 episodes
2014 NCIS Dr. Loretta Wade[12] 2 episodes
2014-present NCIS: New Orleans 122 episodes
2015 Archer Claudette Kane (voice) Episode: "The Kanes"
2018 The Lion Guard Kongwe (voice) Episode: "The Wisdom of Kongwe"

Video games

Year Title Voice role Notes
1997 Fallout Head Scribe Vree
2004 True Crime: Streets of LA Chief Wanda Parks
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Amanda Waller[13] Cameo
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Golden Queen[14]

Awards and nominations

In 1997, CCH Pounder was winner of the prestigious Caribbean American Heritage Award for Excellence in the Arts, presented by leading Caribbean American advocacy organization Institute of Caribbean Studies based in Washington, DC.

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
1995 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series The X-Files Nominated [15]
1996 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series ER Nominated
1997 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1998 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2002 Black Reel Award Best Supporting Actress in a Television Movie Boycott Nominated
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nominated
2003 Satellite Award Best Actress - Television Series Drama The Shield Won
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2004 Satellitte Award Best Actress - Television Series Drama Won
Black Reel Award Best Supporting Actress in a Television Movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story Won
2004 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series The Shield Nominated
2005 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2006 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2007 Nominated
2008 Nominated
2009 Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Nominated
2010 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Brothers Nominated
2017 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series NCIS: New Orleans Nominated
2019 Nominated

References

  1. ^ Langenhennig, Susan. "CCH Pounder of 'NCIS: New Orleans' turns a downtown condo into her personal art showcase". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "C. C. H. Pounder Biography (1952-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "CCH Pounder Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "San Diego Westways by AAA, p. 61, May 2015
  5. ^ Pounder's role was later played by Whoopi Goldberg in a short-lived television sitcom
  6. ^ "San Diego Westways by AAA, p. 61, May 2015
  7. ^ "Superman: The Animated Series DVD news: Announcement for Superman/Batman: Public Enemies". TVShowsonDVD.com. Archived from the original on October 30, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ Jalea (January 1, 2003). "Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003) - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "ANSA". Ansaafrica.org. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "A&U:America's AIDS Magazine". Aumag.org. Archived from the original on July 25, 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "CCH Pounder". IMDb. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ Mitovich, Matt (February 3, 2014). "Scoop: NCIS: New Orleans Pilot Adds Sons of Anarchy's CCH Pounder, JAG Alum". Tvline.com. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Batman: Arkham Origins (Video Game 2013)". IMDb. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ Toys for Bob. Skylanders: Trap Team. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in.
  15. ^ "CCH Pounder - Awards - IMDb". Retrieved 2019.

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