CCH Pounder Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth

CCH Pounder Biography

Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder is known as a Guyanese-born American actress. In addition, she has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her roles in The X-Files, ER, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and The Shield.

How old is CCH Pounder? – Age

Pounder is 71 years old as of 2024. She was born on 25 December 1952, in Georgetown, Guyana, where she also grew up.

How tall is CCH Pounder? – Height

She stands at an average height, of 1.7 meters (5 feet 7 inches).

CCH Pounder Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Pounder was born and raised in British Guiana (now Guyana) on December 25, 1952. She is in honor of her grandmothers and godmothers. Besides, she was raised on a sugar plantation that her father managed. Her mother served at the United States Embassy while the family resides in London, England.

CCH Pounder Education

Pounder went to a Catholic boarding school in Sussex, England. In addition, she matriculated at Hastings College of Arts and also Technology where Pounder studied painting, but dropped out as a freshman after moving to the United States. Likewise, her family had already settled in New York while she was attending school. Besides, Pounder graduated from Ithaca College in 1975.

Is CCH Pounder Married?Husband

The talented actress was married to Boubacar Kone. They tied the knot in 1970 in a private wedding ceremony. Besides, their union was a testament to enduring love, lasting for a period of 45 years until Kone’s demise. Likewise, they are blessed with three children Libya Kone, Matthew Kone, and Nicole Kone.

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In 1979 made her acting debut in the film All That Jazz. Additionally, she continued her career in New York City theater, where she appeared in The Mighty Gents by playwright Richard Wesley, and and Open Admissions on Broadway. In 1982, she moved to Los Angeles . Likewise, she starred in the film Bagdad Café, and has made smaller appearances in many other films.

She starred as Detective Claudette Wyms in the FX police drama The Shield from 2002 to 2008. For this role she became nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2005) and an NAACP Image Award.

She had before been nominated for an Emmy in 1995 for guest starring in The X-Files and and in 1997 for her supporting role on ER. Moreover, she has lent her voice to many video games and animated projects, such as Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Pounder became also one of the readers for the HBO film Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narrative in 2003. Likewise, she appeared on the Syfy series Warehouse 13 from 2009 until its finale on May 19, 2014. Pounder besides was one of the stars of Fox’s cancelled 2009 sitcom Brothers.

Net Worth

Pounder has an estimated net worth of $6 million.


You can find and follow CCH Pounder on Twitter using the account name: @MyJudgeKaren

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