- 1 Who is CCH Pounder?
- 2 Early Life, Family, and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Prominence
- 5 Continual Success
- 6 An Accomplished Voice Actress
- 7 CCH Pounder Awards
- 8 Do You Know How Rich CCH Pounder Is?
- 9 Do You Know About CCH Pounder’s Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children?
- 10 National Spokeswoman
- 11 Internet Popularity
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.
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.
Flashback. Yinka Shonibare in Dakar pic.twitter.com/2hpi5yCAc7
— CCH POUNDER (@CCHPounder) March 16, 2018
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 SuccessConcurrently, 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.
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS"Knockout" — Coverage of the CBS series NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sam Lothridge/CBS©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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.
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”.
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.
Ancient History at the old Musee Boribana former owners CCH and Boubacar Kone pic.twitter.com/gpW385rp1V
— CCH POUNDER (@CCHPounder) December 30, 2016
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.
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.