Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder (born December 25, 1952), known professionally as CCH Pounder, is a Guyanese-American film and television actress. She's known for her TV roles as medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade on the series NCIS: New Orleans (2014-2021), District Attorney Tyne Patterson on Sons of Anarchy (2013–2014), Irene Frederic on Warehouse 13 (2009–2014), Captain Claudette Wyms on the FX series The Shield (2002–2008), and Dr. Angela Hicks on the medical drama series ER (1994–1997).
She's known for her film roles as Mo'at in Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water, Dorothea in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Sister Abigail in Orphan, Detective Margie Francis in End of Days, Hollis Miller in Face/Off, Victoria Hendrix in Sliver, Dr. Garvey in Benny & Joon, Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Peaches Altamont in Prizzi's Honor.
She is also the voice of Amanda Waller in the animated show Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006), a role that she has reprised in later DC Comics media.
She has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her roles in The X-Files, ER, The Shield, and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.