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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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Aug 25, 1964 in Tacoma, Washington, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In movie First Generation
Ultimul film:
Serial When They See Us 2019-05-31
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Poster of Deep Impact
Filme in care a jucat
Film First Generation Narrator 2020
Serial When They See Us Bobby Burns 2019-05-31
Film The After Party Sgt. Ellison 2018-08-24
Serial Quantico Owen Hall 2015-09-27
Film The Trip to Bountiful Ludie Watts 2014-03-08
Serial Ironside Robert Ironside 2013-10-02
Serial Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Dr. Andrew Garner 2013-09-24
Film Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day David Ames 2012-04-13
Film The Art of Getting By Principal 2011-06-17
Serial The Event President Elias Martinez 2010-09-20
Film Weather Girl Fitz 2009-07-10
Serial In Treatment Alex Prince 2008-01-28
Serial Dirty Sexy Money Simon Elder 2007-09-26
Film The Hit Henry Alabaster 2007-09-26
Film Covert One: The Hades Factor Palmer Addison 2006-01-01
Film Madea's Family Reunion Carlos 2006-02-24
Film Something New Mark Harper 2006-01-29
Serial The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown 2006-03-13
Serial Covert One: The Hades Factor Palmer Addison 2006-04-09
Serial The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Film Do Geese See God? Man 2004-11-23
Serial LAX 2004-09-13
Serial The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film Malibu's Most Wanted Tom Gibbsons 2003-04-10
Serial Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film Truth Be Told Det. Harris 2002-01-01
Film G Chip Hightower 2002-05-10
Film Full Frontal Nicholas 2002-08-02
Film Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion - The Play Carlos 2002-01-25
Serial Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Film Rules of Engagement Capt. Lee 2000-04-07
Serial Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Film The Wishing Tree Thomas 1999-01-01
Film Mama Flora's Family Willie 1998-11-08
Film Asunder Chance Williams 1998-11-06
Film Deep Impact Mark Simon 1998-05-08
Film Gattaca Geneticist 1997-09-07
Film Set It Off Keith Weston 1996-11-06
Film Mistrial Lieutenant C. Hodges 1996-11-02
Film Soul of the Game Jackie Robinson 1996-04-20
Serial High Incident 1996-03-04
Film Just Cause Bobby Earl 1995-02-17
Film Father & Son: Dangerous Relations Jared Williams 1993-04-19
Film Murder in Mississippi James Chaney 1990-02-05
Film Heat Wave Bob Richardson 1990-08-13
Film The Cover Girl and the Cop Horace Bouchet 1989-01-16
Film Mickey's 60th Birthday Jonathan Rollins 1988-11-13
Serial A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Serial 21 Jump Street Unknown 1987-04-12
Serial L.A. Law Jonathan Rollins 1986-09-15
Film Krush Groove Russell Walker 1985-10-25
Serial The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Serial Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Serial Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Serial Knight Rider Unknown 1982-09-26