CCH Pounder Biography
CCH Pounder ( Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder )is a veteran Award-winning Guyanese American actress who is frequently cast as a detective or doctor in TV shows. Arguably her biggest hit in the big screen is her role as Mo’ at on James Cameron’s Avatar film series. Pounder has had a lot of prominent small screen roles from Dr. Angela Hicks in ER to Detective Claudette Wyms in FX police drama The Shield and Dr. Loretta Wade on NCIS: New Orleans.
CCH Pounder Age
She was born on December 25, 1952, in Georgetown, British Guiana which is now Guyana. She is 66 years old as of the year 2018.
CCH Pounder Family
A veteran Guyanese American actress her father (Ronald Urlington Pounder) was responsible for her upbringing. She grew up along with her sister.
CCH Pounder Husband |children
She married in 1991 to anthropologist Boubacar Kone. Sadly, she became a widow when he died on August 3, 2016, in Los Angeles and he was born on October 25, 1942, in Senegal, he was aged 74. They had 5 children together namely: Cheik, Asha, Awa, Noah, and Miriam.
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CCH Pounder Education
She attended a convent boarding school in Britain. At the age of 18 in 1980, she moved to United State where she attended Ithaca College.
Late Husband Boubacar Kone
CCH Pounder’s late spouse, Boubacar Kone was conceived on 25 October 1942 in Senegal and was best known as an anthropologist and historical center keeper. He was an understudy of the Institute of International Journalism in Strasburg. Shockingly, he passed on in 2016, leaving his better half, youngsters and grandkids behind him. His existence with the entertainer appeared to have been loaded up with delight and joy.
CCH Pounder Career
C.C.H. started her career in the year 1979 with the film, All That Jazz. After that, she worked in the New York Theatre and appeared forThe Mighty Gents, by playwright Richard Wesley and Open Admissions on Broadway.
Since her debut, Pounder has appeared in various films and television series. Pounder played the role of Detective Claudette Wyms in the FX police drama The Shield from 2002 to 2008.
Similarly, she performed on the films and series likeI’m Dancing as Fast as I Can, Postcards from the Edge,The Importance of Being Earnest, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, American Playhouse, If Tomorrow Comes, As Summers Die, The Cosby Show, The X-Files, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story, Warehouse 13, and so on.
CCH Pounder Networth
She earns a handful of salary and her net worth is assumed to be $6 million as of now.
CCH Pounder Awards
- Black Real awards
- Emmy Awards
- Emmy Awards
- Image Awards
- NAACP Image Awards
- NAMIC Vision Awards
- Satellite Awards
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Actress and Activist CCH Pounder to receive AFUWI Bob Marley Award
NEW YORK – The American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) will present renowned actress and activist CCH Pounder with the prestigious AFUWI Bob Marley Award at the 21st Annual Legacy Awards Gala on Thursday, February 22, 2018, in New York City.
The AFUWI Legacy Awards Gala is a prestigious annual event which seeks to raise well-needed funds to support scholarship programs at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and is the Foundation’s premier fundraising event in the United States.
The AFUWI Bob Marley Award is a recognition granted to individuals whose contribution to the advancement of arts and culture on the global stage transcends boundaries of race, color, creed, and geographies, uniting people throughout the world in a spirit that embodies the essence of the music and lyrics of the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley, OM.
Previous honorees of this award include Danny Glover, Judith Jamison, and Doug E Fresh.
This year’s event coincides with Black History Month and forms part of The University of the West Indies’ year-long celebrations in commemoration of its 70th anniversary. As such, the honorees each have a strong Caribbean connection and represent the best of who we are as a region.
Award-winning Guyanese American actress CCH Pounder portrays “Dr. Loretta Wade” on the CBS series, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS. Pounder’s other recent television appearances include the Syfy series, WAREHOUSE 13 and SONS OF ANARCHY on FX.
Other notable projects include the feature films MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, ORPHAN and AVATAR and the television shows, REVENGE, BROTHERS, LAW & ORDER: SVU and HBO’s THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY, which garnered Ms. Pounder her fourth Emmy nomination.
For seven years, CCH Pounder portrayed “Claudette Wyms” on the critically acclaimed FX series, THE SHIELD, which earned her many accolades including an Emmy nomination, the MIB Prism Award,” two Golden Satellite Awards and the “Genii Excellence in TV Award.” Other honors for Ms. Pounder include an Emmy nomination for her role as Dr. Angela Hicks on the NBC series ER and an Emmy nomination for her role in FOX’s The X-FILES.
In addition, CCH Pounder received a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Spoken Word Album” for GROW OLD ALONG WITH ME, THE BEST IS YET TO BE and won an AUDIE, the Audio Publishers Association’s top honor, for WOMEN IN THE MATERIAL WORLD.
Her film credits include HOME AGAIN, RAIN, PRIZZI’S HONOR, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, ROBOCOP 3, SLIVER, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT, FACE/OFF, END OF DAYS and her breakout role in BAGDAD CAFÉ.
A graduate of Ithaca College, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the school and was their 2010 Commencement Speaker. Ms. Pounder serves on the Board of the African Millennium Foundation and was a founding member of Artists for a New South Africa.
The recipient of numerous awards for her arts advocacy, Ms. CCH Pounder said, “I am honored to have been chosen to receive the Bob Marley Award. Through the numerous student scholarships provided by the organization, which pave the way for tomorrow’s thinkers and leaders, to the urgent needs of those affected by the recent Hurricanes, which includes UWI’s campuses, now is a truly important time to support the significant work of the AFUWI.”
“We are thrilled to celebrate Ms. Pounder for her trailblazing and groundbreaking achievements in film and television. She certainly embodies the spirit in which the award was created, and she continues to be a beacon as to the power of the arts in positively impacting the world,” said AFUWI Board Acting Chair, Gail Moaney.
The Legacy Awards are conferred on notable individuals who represent high levels of achievement within their respective fields of industry and enterprise as well as outstanding involvement in community service. The other honorees are: Yvette Noel Schure, Caribbean Luminary Award; Angela Yee, Vice Chancellor’s Achievement Award; June Ambrose, Women in Business Excellence Award; Patrick Hylton, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Business Leadership and Marlon James, Pinnacle Literary Award
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Dr. Harry Belafonte and Former NYC Mayor Hon. David Dinkins will again serve as Honorary Patron and Honorary Dinner Chair respectively, with the legendary Doug E. Fresh as Gala Chair and George Willie as Dinner Chair. CBS TV anchor Maurice DuBois will continue in his long-standing commitment to the mission of the Foundation and serve as master of ceremonies for the evening, co-hosting with Ms. Janell Snowden.
Tickets for the benefit are available for purchase at a cost of $2,500, $$1,000 and $500 per person. A new feature of the Gala this year is the AFTER PARTY @ 9:30 pm at the cost of $100 per person offering a full international open bar.