Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder is a Guyanese–American actress. She has appeared in numerous plays, films, television shows, and miniseries. Pounder portrayed Dr. Angela Hicks in the medical drama series ER (1994–1997), Detective Claudette Wyms in the FX police drama series The Shield (2002–2008) and District Attorney Patterson in Sons of Anarchy (2013-2014). Since 2014, she has portrayed medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade on the police drama series NCIS: New Orleans. Pounder is also the voice of Amanda Waller in the animated show Justice League Unlimited (2004–06). In film, she appeared in All That Jazz (1979), Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Postcards from the Edge (1990), Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990), Benny & Joon (1993), Demon Knight (1995), Face/Off (1997), End of Days (1999), Orphan (2009), Avatar (2009), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).