Blair Underwood

Blair Underwood

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1964-08-25 (59 years old)

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Biography

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.


His 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.


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 the film 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 2007, Underwood co-authored the novel Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel with husband-and-wife team Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due.


He's also had recurring roles on Dirty Sexy Money, NBC's The Event, Ironside, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Quantico.


He 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".

Filmography

All 100

Movies 52

TV Shows 48

Self 13

Narrator 7

Voice 2

Director 1

Longlegs

Longlegs (2024)

Movie
Black Lightning
On the drinking table under the planning table

On the drinking table under the planning table (2023)

Movie
Richard
Three Women

Three Women (2023)

TV Show
Amari Selvan
Origin

Origin (2023)

Movie
David
Smothered

Smothered (2023)

TV Show
Narrator
Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers

Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers (2022)

Movie
Narrator
Bear Witness

Bear Witness (2022)

Movie
Self
Friday Night Vibes

Friday Night Vibes (2021)

TV Show
Amos Bludso
Bad Hair

Bad Hair (2021)

Movie
Captain Richard Davenport
A Soldier's Play

A Soldier's Play (2021)

Movie
Roland Carter
Your Honor

Your Honor (2020)

TV Show
6
Jerome Richmond
Really Love

Really Love (2020)

Movie
Leon Hines
Love Life

Love Life (2020)

TV Show
6
Narrator
Penguins: Life on the Edge

Penguins: Life on the Edge (2020)

Movie
Charles James Walker
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020)

TV Show
6
Self
The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU

The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU (2020)

Movie
Self - Guest
Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall (2019)

TV Show
Bobby Burns
When They See Us

When They See Us (2019)

TV Show
8.14
Blair Underwood
Juanita

Juanita (2019)

Movie
Sgt. Martin Ellison
The After Party

The After Party (2018)

Movie
Narration
Mr. SOUL!

Mr. SOUL! (2018)

Movie
Narrator
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (2016)

Movie
Vernon Jordan
American Crime Story

American Crime Story (2016)

TV Show
5.92
Makuu (voice)
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015)

Movie
5.87
Owen Hall
Quantico

Quantico (2015)

TV Show
5.88
Ludie Watts
The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful (2014)

Movie
Narrator
Against the Odds

Against the Odds (2014)

TV Show
Robert Ironside
Ironside

Ironside (2013)

TV Show
6
Andrew Garner
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

TV Show
6.39
Black Lightning
Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning (2013)

TV Show
David Ames
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)

Movie
Charles Brown
Vietnam in HD

Vietnam in HD (2011)

TV Show
Principal
The Art of Getting By

The Art of Getting By (2011)

Movie
6.33
Narrator
First Generation

First Generation (2011)

Movie
President Elias Martinez
The Event

The Event (2010)

TV Show
7.67
Self
Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? (2010)

TV Show
Director
The Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)

Movie
Self - Guest
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (2009)

TV Show
Fitz
Weather Girl

Weather Girl (2009)

Movie
Narrator
Secret Millionaire

Secret Millionaire (2008)

TV Show
Alex Prince
In Treatment

In Treatment (2008)

TV Show
5.36
Simon Elder
Dirty Sexy Money

Dirty Sexy Money (2007)

TV Show
6
Henry Alabaster
The Hit

The Hit (2007)

Movie
Palmer Addison
Covert One: The Hades Factor

Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)

TV Show
Daniel Harris
The New Adventures of Old Christine

The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)

TV Show
1
Carlos
Madea's Family Reunion

Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

Movie
Mark Harper
Something New

Something New (2006)

Movie
6
Palmer Addison
Covert One: The Hades Factor

Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)

Movie
The Tyra Banks Show

The Tyra Banks Show (2005)

TV Show
5.5
Gregory Fletcher / The Golden Blaze
The Golden Blaze

The Golden Blaze (2005)

Movie
Man
Do Geese See God

Do Geese See God (2004)

Movie
Self
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show (2004)

TV Show
Roger De Souza
LAX

LAX (2004)

TV Show
Dr. Arthur Bindlebeep
Fatherhood

Fatherhood (2004)

TV Show
Self (uncredited)
The Gristle

The Gristle (2004)

Movie
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV Show
5.15
Tom Gibbsons
Malibu's Most Wanted

Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

Movie
7
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV Show
6.3
Half & Half

Half & Half (2002)

TV Show
7
Calvin / Nicholas
Full Frontal

Full Frontal (2002)

Movie
Chip Hightower
G

G (2002)

Movie
Det. Harris
Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told (2002)

Movie
Capt. Lee
Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement (2000)

Movie
5.75
Dr. Ben Turner
City of Angels

City of Angels (2000)

TV Show
Miles Sennet
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV Show
6.19
Magic Man / Thomas
The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree (1999)

Movie
Willie
Mama Flora's Family

Mama Flora's Family (1998)

TV Show
Chance Williams
Asunder

Asunder (1998)

Movie
Dr. Robert Leeds
Sex and the City

Sex and the City (1998)

TV Show
6.16
Mark Simon
Deep Impact

Deep Impact (1998)

Movie
7
Geneticist
Gattaca

Gattaca (1997)

Movie
6.92
Self
The View

The View (1997)

TV Show
5.5
Keith
Set It Off

Set It Off (1996)

Movie
6
Lieutenant C. Hodges
Mistrial

Mistrial (1996)

Movie
Self
The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)

TV Show
3.93
Jackie Robinson
Soul of the Game

Soul of the Game (1996)

Movie
High Incident

High Incident (1996)

TV Show
King Midas (voice)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)

TV Show
Bobby Earl
Just Cause

Just Cause (1995)

Movie
2.5
Carver
Posse

Posse (1993)

Movie
Jared Williams
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations

Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (1993)

Movie
Reader
Memorial: Letters from American Soldiers

Memorial: Letters from American Soldiers (1991)

Movie
Lewis Douglass
The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry (1991)

Movie
Bob Richardson
Heat Wave

Heat Wave (1990)

Movie
Self - Choir Member
Voices That Care

Voices That Care (1990)

Movie
James Chaney
Murder in Mississippi

Murder in Mississippi (1990)

Movie
Horace Bouchet
The Cover Girl and the Cop

The Cover Girl and the Cop (1989)

Movie
Jonathan Rollins
Mickey's 60th Birthday

Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)

Movie
5.88
Self - Guest
LIVE with Kelly and Mark

LIVE with Kelly and Mark (1988)

TV Show
Zelmer Collier
A Different World

A Different World (1987)

TV Show
6.11
Reginald Brooks
21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street (1987)

TV Show
8
Terry Corsaro
Downtown

Downtown (1986)

TV Show
Jonathan Rollins
L.A. Law

L.A. Law (1986)

TV Show
6
Russell Walker
Krush Groove

Krush Groove (1985)

Movie
The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show (1984)

TV Show
6.2
Aspel & Company

Aspel & Company (1984)

TV Show
Scarecrow and Mrs. King

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983)

TV Show
Potts
Knight Rider

Knight Rider (1982)

TV Show
7.1
Andrew
Viral

Viral

Movie
Company Town

Company Town

TV Show

Ratings

Average 6.09
Based on 1,92 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1982
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1964-08-25 (59 years old)

Place of birth
Tacoma, United States of America

Net worth
$6 Million

Citizenships
United States of America


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