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Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder (born on 25 December 1952 in Guyana) is a film and television actor. She is usually billed as CCH Pounder (or C.C.H. Pounder early in her career). She has appeared in numerous films, made-for-television films, television miniseries, and has made guest appearances on notable television shows.

Pounder made her film debut in 1979 in the award-winning All That Jazz, starred in the film Bagdad Café (a role played by Whoopi Goldberg in a short-lived television sit-com), and has made smaller appearances in many other successful films.

She has focused primarily on her television career, however. In the early 1980s, Pounder first appeared in guest roles on Hill Street Blues, and then on several other popular shows (Miami Vice, LA Law, The X-Files, and Quantum Leap) before landing a long-running recurring role on ER from 1994 to 1997. She then returned to guest appearances on other shows, including The Practice and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Since 2002 she has starred as Detective Claudette Wyms in the television series The Shield. For this role she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2005. She had previously been nominated for Emmys 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, Gargoyles and Justice League.

Article text released under CC-BY-SA. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "CCH Pounder" (23-Oct-2005)