August 27, 1979
59 years old
5 ft 11 in | 180.5 cm
78 kg | 172 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
Blair Erwin Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington, United States, on August 25, 1964, is an American actor.
Young Blair Underwood began his professional acting career in 1985.
He made his big screen debut in musical comedy drama film Krush Groove (1985) in role as Russell Walker.
He got his television debut in NBC action crime drama series Knight Rider (1985) in episode "Knight of the Juggernaut: Part 1", in role as Potts.
Blair's breakthrough performance came as Jonathan Rollins in NBC legal drama series L.A. Law (1987-1994).
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "A Streetcar Named Desire" (2012), in role as Stanley, for which he was nominated for the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award.
He made his feature film directorial debut with crime drama The Bridge to Nowhere (2009).
How tall is Blair Underwood and what is his weight? Blair Underwood's height is 5' 11" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 180.5 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 172 іn pоunds or 78 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Blair Underwood is 59 years old.
Blair Underwood net worth is around 8 million dollars.
He won the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his roles in films:
Murder in film Mississippi (1990) drama historical as James Chaney
Mama Flora's Family (1998) historical fiction as Willie
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Keith Weston in crime action heist film Set It Off (1996).
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his role as Jackie Robinson in drama historical movie Soul of the Game (1996).
He won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Captain Lee, USMC in war and legal drama film Rules of Engagement (2000).
He won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special and was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his role as Ludie Watts in drama movie The Trip to Bountiful (2014).
Just Cause (1995) crime thriller as Bobby Earl Ferguson
Mistrial (1996) drama as Lieutenant C. Hodges
Gattaca (1997) dystopian science fiction thriller as Geneticist
Asunder (1999) mystery thriller as Chance Williams
Something New (2006) romantic comedy drama as Mark Harper
Madea's Family Reunion (2006) comedy drama as Carlos
Bad Hair (2020) satirical comedy horror as Amos Bludso
Really Love (2020) romantic drama as Jerome Richmond
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Jonathan Rollins in NBC legal drama series L.A. Law (1987-1994).
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his recurring roles in television series:
S*x and the City (2004) HBO romantic comedy drama series as Dr. Robert Leeds
The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-2010) CBS sitcom as Mr. Harris
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his roles in television series:
Dirty S*xy Money (2007-2009) ABC drama series as Simon Elder
The Event (2010-2011) NBC drama series as President Elias Martinez
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Alex in HBO drama series In Treatment (2008).
He won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dr. Ben Turner in CBS medical drama television series City of Angels (2000).
One Life to Live (1985-1986) ABC soap opera as Bobby Blue
Downtown (1986-1987) CBS crime drama series as Terry Corsaro
High Incident (1996-1997) ABC police drama series as Officer Michael Rhoades
Fatherhood (2004-2005) Nickelodeon animated sitcom as Dr. Arthur Bindlebeep
LAX (2004-2005) NBC drama series as Roger De Souza
Ironside (2013) NBC police drama series as Robert Ironside
He had recurring role as Andrew Garner in ABC science fiction series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015-2016).
He voiced Makuu in Disney's animated series The Lion Guard (2016-2019).
Quantico (2016-2018) ABC thriller drama series as Owen Hall
When They See Us (2019) Netflix crime drama miniseries as Bobby Burns
He had recurring role as Professor Moses Brown in Netflix comedy drama series Dear White People (2019).
Self Made (2020) Netflix drama limited series as Charles James Walker
Impeachment: American Crime Story (2021) FX true-crime anthology series as Vernon Jordan
Three Women (2022) Showtime drama series as Richard
Attended the Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia.
Studied at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Has one older brother, Frank Underwood, Jr. and two younger sisters: Marlo Underwood-Collins, Mellisa Underwood.
He is a descendant of the Babungo people of Cameroon.
He is an honorary member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
He won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word as co-narrator of audiobook, An Inconvenient Truth (2009).
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role as Davenport in revival of "A Soldier's Play" (2020).
He voiced Hunter in video game The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (2008).
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
He was married to Desiree DaCosta (1993-2021) , they have one daughter, Brielle and two sons: Paris and Blake Ellis.