This Guyanese Born Actress and Activist Has Never Forgotten Her Guyanese Roots

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CCH Pounder is a Guyanese born actress and activist with a career spanning almost four decades.

She began her career in acting in 1979 and has had roles in films, television series, and even video games. Pounder currently plays the role of Dr. Loretta Wade on the crime drama television series, NCIS: New Orleans. Her family moved to England when she was 8 years old.

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Despite leaving at such an early age, she has never felt removed from her Guyanese roots. She returns home as often as it is possible for her to do so.

Currently, she is here to enjoy the 50th Anniversary and to share the beauty and splendor of Guyana. Additionally, she feels that members of the diaspora need the experience of returning to Guyana to gain a better understanding of their roots.

Being Guyanese is a definitive aspect of her personality and outlook. Given the large amount of young people in Guyana, she believes that this generation must be the ones to truly define what it means to be Guyanese.

She also encourages both first and second generation Guyanese to come back to Guyana to help build the nation.


Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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