Award winning actress CCH Pounder portrays “Dr. Loretta Wade” on the CBS series, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS. Pounder’s other recent television appearances include the Syfy series, WAREHOUSE 13 and SONS OF ANARCHY on FX. Other notable projects include the feature films MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, ORPHAN and AVATAR and the television shows REVENGE, BROTHERS, LAW & ORDER: SVU and HBO's THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY, which garnered Ms. Pounder her fourth Emmy® nomination. For seven years, Pounder portrayed "Claudette Wyms" on the critically acclaimed FX series, THE SHIELD, which earned her many accolades including an Emmy® nomination. Other honors for Ms. Pounder include an Emmy® nomination for ER and an Emmy® nomination FOX's The X-FILES. In addition, she received a Grammy® Award nomination for "Best Spoken Word Album" for GROW OLD ALONG WITH ME, THE BEST IS YET TO BE. Film credits include HOME AGAIN, RAIN, PRIZZI'S HONOR, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, ROBOCOP 3, SLIVER, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT, FACE/OFF, END OF DAYS and her breakout role in BAGDAD CAFÉ. A graduate of Ithaca College, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the school. Pounder serves on the Board of the African Millennium Foundation and was a founding member of Artists for a New South Africa. An advocate of the arts, she is active in the Creative Coalition.