CCH Pounder

Inside Biography

Carol Christmas Hilaria Pounder a.k.a. CCH Pounder is a Guyanese American actress. She has appeared in numerous in films, television miniseries and theater shows.

She is best known for portraying Mo’at in James Cameron’s most-highest grossing movie Avtar; it came out in 2009 and became the first ever Hollywood film to gross more than $2 billion at the box office.

She made her acting debut with a feature film All That Jazz in 1979. She later played Dr. Hicks in the medical drama ER from 2000-08. She currently portrays medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade on NCIS: New Orleans.

Early Life And Career Of CCH Pounder

Pounder, the daughter of Ronald Urlington Pounder was born on December 25, 1952, in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana). Pounder and her sister, they were sent to boarding school in Britain where they were learned to art and the cla s sics.

After completing her high school, she went to New York in 1970. She then joined Ithaca College and, where her acting talents were developed and received graduation from the same college.

She made her career in Hollywood by the age of 27 from her debut film All That Jazz which was released in 1979. After her debut, she started giving success in several films I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982), Bagdad Cafe (1987) and others.

In the 1980s she started giving more focus in the television sector. She appeared in guest roles on Hill Street Blues. Later she was spotted in many other popular shows such as Miami Vice, The X-Files, Quantum Leap, LA Law, and Living Single.

From 2002 to 2008 she appeared in FX police drama The Shield. For her outstanding performance in The Shield, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2005 and an NAACP Image Award.

She has also contributed a lot by lending her voice in different animated projects and video games which includes Aladdin and the King of Thieves, True Crime: Streets of LA, Gargoyles and most recently Justice League Unlimited as government agent Amanda Waller.

Her appearance in BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency made her nominated for Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

CCH Pounder's Net Worth And Charity

According to the Celebrity Net Worth, her net worth is $6 Million. She has earned hefty amount of net worth from her long-time career. She takes $50K for each episode from her TV series NCIS: New Orleans. Her big budget films have grossed over $3 billion at the Box Office.

She lives in a lavish home in Los Angeles worth $1.25 million. She also drives a luxurious car manufactured by Mercedes Benz which cost ($50K-$100K).

She has involved in several charitable works and movements. Pounder has advocated for awareness program of HIV/AIDS and post-apartheid. These are some of her highest earning movies. 

Year Film Box Office Collection
2009 Avatar $2.788 billion
2009 Orphan $78.8 million
2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies $10,328,363
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones $90.6 million

Pounder engaged to Senegalese anthropologist Boubacar Kone, the founder of the Musée Boribana in Dakar for the study of cultures of the African Diaspora and married him in 1970.

CCH Pounder's Personal Life

First, they married in an African ceremony in Dakar, Senegal and later they remarried in Los Angeles, California. Pounder and her husband, Kone gave birth to a boy child, Nicole in 1971.

Further, the couple gave birth to two more children, Libya in 1973 and Matthew in 1982. She also has six grandchildren Elisa (born 1994), Michelle (born 1999), Kelly (born 2002), Libya (born 2005), Enid (born 2007), and Matthew (born 2010). Once Pounder owned jewelry shop which was used to called as Banji Girls with her business partner, Conni Marie Brazelton, but now she only sells it in a special request through her websites. Pounder says IMDb has pushed us into a more reality-based world.

. Pounder is connected with her fans via social networking sites such as twitter, instagram, Facebook and many others. More than 21000 people are connected with her via twitter, more than 900 followers follow her on Instagram and many people follow her through her Facebook pages. Her fans can get her information and bio through Wikipedia as well.


by Bchrome, 13 Jun, 2016

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