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Blair Underwood

Blair Underwood (born August 25, 1964) is an American television and film actor. He is perhaps best known as headstrong attorney Jonathan Rollins from the NBC legal drama L.A. Law, a role he portrayed for seven years. He has gained critical acclaim throughout his career, receiving numerous Golden Globe Award nominations, three NAACP Image Awards and 1 Grammy Award. In recent years, he has appeared on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Dirty Sexy Money and In Treatment and currently stars in NBC's The Event. Underwood's feature film debut was the 1985 movie Krush Groove. His 1985 appearance on The Cosby Show landed him a short stint on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, which eventually led to his performance on the TV series L.A. Law, where he appeared from 1987 to 1994. In 1996 Underwood was featured in the July issue of Playgirl. Underwood broke into film with roles in Just Cause (1995), Set It Off (1996) and Deep Impact (1998). He also had a supporting role as a geneticist in Gattaca. In 2000, he played the lead role in the short-lived television series City of Angels. In 2003, he guest starred in four episodes on the HBO series Sex and the City playing Cynthia Nixon's love interest. In 2004, he played the role of Roger De Souza opposite Heather Locklear in NBC's LAX. He gained acclaim as the sexy grade school teacher in the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus for two years. In 2007, he guest starred in an episode of the NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. His also had a role as recurring character Alex in the HBO series In Treatment. Also in In 2007, Underwood co-authored the novel Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel with husband-and-wife team Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due. Next, Underwood can seen as the President of the United States in the NBC drama series The Event. Underwood has received three NAACP Image Awards, for his film work in Rules of Engagement, and his television work in L.A. Law, City of Angels, Murder in Mississippi and Mama Flora's Family. He was voted one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2000, and one of TV Guide's "Most Influential Faces of the 90s". In 1989, Underwood co-founded Artists for a New South Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to democracy and equality in South Africa. Underwood is a part of several charitable organizations. He won the 1993 Humanitarian Award for his work with the Los Angeles chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In 2003, along with Ashley Judd, he served as the spokesperson for YouthAIDS. Underwood also appeared in a 2004 public service announcement for The Fulfillment Fund. He is a Trustee for the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles, a non-profit theatre group founded by Danny Glover, focusing on plays about the Black experience. On September 17, 1994, he married Desiree DaCosta, with whom he has three children.


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Born:
Aug 25, 1964 In Tacoma, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
56
First Appeared:
In the movie First Generation
Latest Project:
Series Company Town 2017
Known For
Poster of El arte de pasar de todo
Poster of En Terapia
Poster of Dirty Sexy Money
Poster of Deep impact
Filmography
Pelicula First Generation Narrator 2019
Series Company Town 2017
Series Quantico Owen Hall 2015-09-27
Pelicula Viaje a Bountiful Ludie Watts 2014-03-08
Series Ironside Robert Ironside 2013-10-02
Series Marvel's Agentes de S.H.I.E.L.D. Dr. Andrew Garner 2013-09-24
Pelicula Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day David Ames 2012-04-13
Pelicula El arte de pasar de todo Principal 2011-06-17
Series The Event President Elias Martinez 2010-09-20
Pelicula Weather Girl Fitz 2009-07-10
Series En Terapia Alex Prince 2008-01-28
Series Dirty Sexy Money Simon Elder 2007-09-26
Pelicula The Hit Henry Alabaster 2007-09-26
Pelicula El factor Hades Palmer Addison 2006-01-01
Pelicula Unknown Mark Harper 2006-01-29
Series The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown 2006-03-13
Series El factor Hades Palmer Addison 2006-04-09
Pelicula La gran reunión de Madea Carlos 2006-02-24
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Pelicula Do Geese See God? Man 2004-11-23
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series LAX 2004-09-13
Series Fatherhood 2004-06-20
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Pelicula El más buscado en Malibú Tom Gibbsons 2003-04-10
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Pelicula Turnaround Det. Harris 2002-01-01
Pelicula G Chip Hightower 2002-05-10
Pelicula Full Frontal Nicholas 2002-08-02
Pelicula Madea's Family Reunion Carlos 2002-01-25
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Pelicula Reglas de compromiso Capt. Lee 2000-04-07
Series City of Angels Dr. Ben Turner 2000-01-16
Series Ley y orden: Unidad de víctimas especiales Unknown 1999-09-20
Pelicula Asunder Chance Williams 1998-11-06
Pelicula Deep impact Mark Simon 1998-05-08
Pelicula Hasta el final Keith Weston 1996-11-06
Pelicula Mistrial Lieutenant C. Hodges 1996-11-02
Pelicula Soul of the Game Jackie Robinson 1996-04-20
Series High Incident 1996-03-04
Pelicula Causa Justa Bobby Earl 1995-02-17
Pelicula Father & Son: Dangerous Relations Jared Williams 1993-04-19
Pelicula Heat Wave Bob Richardson 1990-08-13
Pelicula Murder in Mississippi James Chaney 1990-02-05
Pelicula The Cover Girl and the Cop Horace Bouchet 1989-01-16
Pelicula Mickey's 60th Birthday Jonathan Rollins 1988-11-13
Series A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Series 21 Jump Street Unknown 1987-04-12
Series Downtown 1986-09-27
Series La ley de Los Angeles Jonathan Rollins 1986-09-15
Pelicula Krush Groove Russell Walker 1985-10-25
Series El show de Bill Cosby Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Aspel & Company Unknown 1984-06-09
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series El coche fantástico Unknown 1982-09-26