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CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder (the CCH standing for Carol Christine Hilaria, her birth name). As can be said of other similarly styled actresses such as Alfre Woodard and Cicely Tyson, most of Pounder's characters are enriched with these same positive attributes and it is a testament to this actress' abilities that she continues on such a high plane in a nearly ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Archer (TV Series)
Claudette Kane
- The Kanes (2015) ... Claudette Kane (voice)
 2014 Skylanders: Trap Team (Video Game)
Golden Queen (voice)
 2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham (Video)
Amanda Waller (voice)
 2014 Beware the Batman (TV Series)
Mayor Marion Grange
- Games (2014) ... Mayor Marion Grange (voice)
- Nexus (2014) ... Mayor Marion Grange (voice)
 2013 Batman: Arkham Origins (Video Game)
Amanda Waller (voice)
 2013 Perception (TV Series)
FBI Psychiatrist
- Warrior (2013) ... FBI Psychiatrist
 2012 Home Again
Dulsay Mooreland
 2001-2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Carolyn Maddox
- Gray (2010) ... Carolyn Maddox
- Swing (2008) ... Carolyn Maddox
- Strain (2005) ... Carolyn Maddox
- Careless (2004) ... Carolyn Maddox
- Ridicule (2001) ... Carolyn Maddox
 2010 My Girlfriend's Back
 2009 Avatar
 2008 The Tower (TV Movie)
 2008/I Rain
Ms. Adams
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Novel Reflections: The American Dream (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
 2006 W.I.T.C.H. (TV Series)
- Q Is for Quarry (2006) ... Kadma (voice)
- P Is for Protectors (2006) ... Kadma (voice)
- S Is for Self (2006) ... Kadma (voice)
 2004-2006 Justice League (TV Series)
Amanda Waller / Elderly Woman / Queen / ...
- Patriot Act (2006) ... Amanda Waller / Elderly Woman (voice)
- Epilogue (2005) ... Amanda Waller / Queen (voice)
- Divided We Fall (2005) ... Amanda Waller (voice)
- Panic in the Sky (2005) ... Amanda Waller (voice)
- Flashpoint (2005) ... Amanda Waller (voice)
 2006 Storyline Online (TV Series)
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Lt. Havercamp
- Vector (2005) ... Lt. Havercamp
 2004 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Dr. Myers
- Prophet & Loss (2004) ... Dr. Myers
 2003 Jackie Chan Adventures (TV Series)
Miss Kimber
- The Shadow Eaters (2003) ... Miss Kimber (voice)
 2003 True Crime: Streets of LA (Video Game)
Chief Wanda Parks (voice)
 2002 Baby of the Family
Nurse Bloom
 2002 For the People (TV Series)
Millie Towns
- To DNA or Not to DNA (2002) ... Millie Towns
 2002 Tèt Grenné
 2001 The District (TV Series)
Eilen Carmicheal
- To Serve and Protect (2001) ... Eilen Carmicheal
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Libby Bell
- Mortality (2001) ... Libby Bell
 2001 Boycott (TV Movie)
Jo Ann Robinson
 2000-2001 Static Shock (TV Series)
- Junior (2001) ... Mayor (voice)
- Aftershock (2000) ... Mayor (voice)
 2001 Things Behind the Sun
 2000 Disappearing Acts (TV Movie)
Mrs. Swift
 2000 Cora Unashamed (TV Movie)
Ma Jenkins
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
The Stranger
- Decompression (2000) ... The Stranger
 2000 Rude Awakening (TV Series)
- Plastered (2000) ... Stacey
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Deborah O'Leary, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
- Celestial Navigation (2000) ... Deborah O'Leary, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
 1999 The Big Day
Pearl (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1999 A Touch of Hope (TV Movie)
Lily Keyes
 1999 Detention (TV Series)
Miss Powers
- The Contest (1999) ... Miss Powers (voice)
 1999 Funny Valentines
Ethel B.
 1999 To Serve and Protect (TV Mini-Series)
 1999 NetForce (TV Movie)
Sandra Knight
 1999 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Anchor Woman / Passenger
- Rebirth: Part 1 (1999) ... Anchor Woman / Passenger (voice)
 1998 Histeria! (TV Series)
Harriet Tubman
 1998 Little Girl Fly Away (TV Movie)
Dr. Geddes
 1998 Blossoms and Veils (Short)
 1998 Race
Lucinda Davis
 1998 Final Justice (TV Movie)
Danielle Kline
 1998 Ghost Cop (TV Series)
- Pilot (1998) ... Detective
 1997 Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (Video Game)
Vree (voice)
 1997 House of Frankenstein (TV Movie)
Dr. Shauna Kendall
 1997 Face/Off
Hollis Miller
 1997 Things That Go Bump (TV Movie)
Harriet Napolean
 1996 If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie)
Nurse Jenny Ford (segment "1952")
 1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Desdemona / Coldfire
- Possession (1996) ... Coldfire (voice)
- High Noon (1995) ... Desdemona (voice)
- Legion (1995) ... Desdemona (voice)
 1996 All She Ever Wanted (TV Movie)
Dr. Marilyn Tower
 1995 Living Single (TV Series)
Nina Shaw
- Mommy Not Dearest (1995) ... Nina Shaw
 1995 Jack Reed: One of Our Own (TV Movie)
Mrs. Harris
 1995 White Dwarf (TV Movie)
Nurse Shabana, Light Side Clinic
 1995 Zooman (TV Movie)
 1994-1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Judge Addison
- Baby Mine (1995) ... Judge Addison
- Sex, Lies and Shining Armor (1994) ... Judge Addison
 1994 South Central (TV Series)
Dr. LeBrock
- Co-op (1994) ... Dr. LeBrock
 1994 Birdland (TV Series)
Nurse Lucy
- Grand Delusion (1994) ... Nurse Lucy
 1993 Return to Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Sara Pickett
- The Passing (1993) ... Sara Pickett (as C.C.H. Pounder)
- The Legacy (1993) ... Sara Pickett
- The Forge (1993) ... Sara Pickett (as C.C.H. Pounder)
- The Vision (1993) ... Sara Pickett (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1993 Sisters (TV Series)
Nora Neil Marshall
- The Good Daughter (1993) ... Nora Neil Marshall
 1993 Biker Mice from Mars (TV Series)
Stonecutter (voice)
 1993 Lifepod (TV Movie)
 1993 Sliver
Lt. Victoria Hendrix
 1993 RoboCop 3
 1993 Benny & Joon
Dr. Garvey (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1993 For Their Own Good (TV Movie)
Naomi Brinker
 1993 New Year (TV Movie)
Eudora Kellogg
 1992 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Clair's friend
- Clair's Reunion (1992) ... Clair's friend (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1992 Home Improvement (TV Series)
- What About Bob? (1992) ... Assitant (uncredited)
 1986-1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Judge Roseann Robin
- Back to the Suture (1992) ... Judge Roseann Robin
- Lie Harder (1990) ... Judge Roseann Robin (as C.C.H. Pounder)
- El Sid (1986) ... Judge Roseann Robin (as C.C.H. Pounder)
- Those Lips, That Eye (1986) ... Judge Roseann Robin
 1991 True Colors (TV Series)
- Presumed Guilty (1991) ... Judge
 1991 Lifestories (TV Series)
Roxanne Tevis
- Darryl Tevis (1991) ... Roxanne Tevis
 1990 Cop Rock (TV Series)
- Marital Blitz (1990)
- Oli of Ol' Lay (1990)
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Mama Harper
- Black on White on Fire - August 11, 1965 (1990) ... Mama Harper
 1990 Postcards from the Edge
Julie Marsden (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1990 Common Ground (TV Movie)
Rachel Twymon
 1990 Murder in Mississippi (TV Movie)
Fannie Lee Chaney
 1990 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- Too Much, Too Late (1990) ... Yvonne
 1989 No Place Like Home (TV Movie)
Prue (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1989 Third Degree Burn (TV Movie)
Julie Cartwright (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1989 227 (TV Series)
Lucinda Merkle
- Babes in the Woods (1989) ... Lucinda Merkle (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Renee Cook
- My Past Is My Own (1989) ... Renee Cook
 1988 Leap of Faith (TV Movie)
 1988 Run Till You Fall (TV Movie)
 1987 Bagdad Cafe
 1987 The Line (TV Movie)
Anna Mae Demsey
 1987 On the Edge (TV Movie)
 1981-1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Ms. Jones / Wilna Tucker / Jasmine
- Amazing Grace (1986) ... Ms. Jones (as C.C.H. Pounder)
- Little Boil Blue (1982) ... Wilna Tucker (as C.C.H. Pounder)
- The Second Oldest Profession (1981) ... Jasmine (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
- Disenfranchised (1986) ... Timmons
 1986 Valerie (TV Series)
Mrs. Davis
- Full Moon (1986) ... Mrs. Davis
 1986 As Summers Die (TV Movie)
Priscilla (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1986 Resting Place (TV Movie)
Ada Johnson
 1986 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Mini-Series)
Ernestine Littlechap
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Ernestine Littlechap (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1985 Prizzi's Honor
Peaches Altamont (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Venus Taylor
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... Deborah
 1984 Booker (TV Short)
 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Anne (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1980 Union City
Mrs. Lewis (as C.C.H. Pounder)
 1979 Coriolanus (Video)
 1979 All That Jazz
Nurse Blake (as C.C.H. Pounder)
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Show Show Self (42 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

In 1998 appeared in the Theatre League of Southern California's production of the John Henry Redwood play "The Old Settler" with actresses Jenifer Lewis and Salli Richardson-Whitfield who was nominated for an Ovation Award for her performance. See more »

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C.C.H. Pounder


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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With acting, I started very young, and I'd performed for a lot of children in boarding schools, late at night after the dormitory lights were out. I'd have a flashlight, and I'd be Count Dracula, or Shakespeare, or Yogi Bear, and leap from bunk to bunk. I loved the laughter; I liked the way it made people feel. See more »


Lives in Los Angeles, California. See more »


Often plays strong but calm authority figures

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