I admire powerful women who know what they love. and nothing stops them from getting what they want. I could stare at actress CCH Pounder forever. All I can think of is “how does she do it all? I met her this past Sunday morning in her home in New Orleans while we were visiting a city wide art fair called Prospect. 5. Eliot and I traveled to New Orleans with Fountainhead Arts, the foundation that empowers artists to build a better future. I am a board member.
CCH is very active in Fountainhead and invited 25 of us, along with some of her local friends, to a wonderful Sunday breakfast with all the food New Orleans is noted for. Two long tables were set up in her garden, and after filling our tummies, CCH took us on a tour of her art collection. She and her late husband collected African art, plus plus. She continues to do so. The collection continues to grow so fast, she bought a second home on her block to show off more of the objects and paintings she loves.
Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder(born December 25, 1952) is a Guyanese-American actress. She has appeared in numerous plays, films, television shows, and miniseries.
Pounder portrayed Dr. Angela Hicks in the medical drama series ER (1994–1997), Captain Claudette Wyms in the FX police drama series The Shield (2002–2008) and District Attorney Tyne Patterson in Sons of Anarchy(2013-2014). From 2014 to 2021, she has portrayed medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade on the police drama series NCIS: New Orleans. Pounder is also the voice of Amanda Waller in the animated show Justice League Unlimited(2004–06).
In film, she appeared in All That Jazz (1979), Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984), Prizzi’s Honor(1985), Bagdad Cafe (1987), 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).