CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder portrayed 'Captain Claudette Wyms' on the critically acclaimed FX series The Shield for a seven-year run, garnering her Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress in 2005 and 2008. She recently filmed The #1 Ladies Detective Agency for HBO and the BBC, and also starred in the independent feature film Rain, which received accolades at the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival.

Pounder has also received NAACP Image Award nominations for "Best Actress in a Drama Series," the MIB Prism Award for "Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama," two Golden Satellite Awards for "Performance by an Actress in a Series Drama," the Genii Excellence in TV Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Women in Radio & TV and the recent "LOOP" Award from Lupus LA. Other accolades for Pounder include an Emmy nomination for "Best Supporting Actress" for her role as 'Dr. Angela Hicks' on the NBC series ER, and an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" for her role as 'Agent Lucy Kazdin' in Fox's The X-Files. In addition, she received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Spoken Word Album" for Grow Old Along With MeThe Best Is Yet To Come and won an AUDI, the Audio Publishers Association's top honor for Women In The Material World. Her film credits include Baghdad CaféPrizzi's HonorPostcards From The EdgeRobocop 3SliverTales From The CryptFace Off and End Of Days.