Award-winning actress CCH POUNDER’s recent credits include James Cameron’s Avatar for 20th Century Fox and a recurring role in the Syfy network series Warehouse 13. Other recent projects include the feature film Orphan, the television series Brothers, HBO’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, which gar- nered Pounder her fourth Emmy nomination (“Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series”), and the independent feature film Rain, which earned praise at the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival. For seven years, Pounder portrayed “Claudette Wyms” on the crit- ically acclaimed FX series The Shield, which earned her many accolades including a “Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” Emmy nomination, 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 T V Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Women in Radio & TV, and the “LOOP” Award from Lupus L A. Other honors 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 in Fox’s The X-Files. In addition, she received a Grammy nomination for “Best Spoken Word Album” for Grow Old Along With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be and won an AUDIE, the Audio Publishers Association’s top honor, for Women in the Material World. Film credits include Bagdad Cafe, Prizzi’s Honor, Postcards from the Edge, RoboCop 3, Sliver, Tales from the Crypt, Face/Off, and End of Days. CCH Pounder is a founding Board member of Artists for a New South Africa and a Board member of the African Millennium Foundation.