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Blair Underwood is a Actor, Director and Writer American born on 25 august 1964 at Tacoma (USA)

Blair Underwood

Blair Underwood
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Birth name Blair Erwin Underwood
Nationality USA
Birth 25 august 1964 (55 years) at Tacoma (USA)

Blair Erwin Underwood (born August 25, 1964) is an American television, film, and stage actor and director. He played headstrong attorney Jonathan Rollins on the NBC legal drama L.A. Law for seven years. He has received two Golden Globe Award nominations, three NAACP Image Awards and one Grammy Award. In recent years, he has appeared on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Dirty Sexy Money and In Treatment and was in NBC's The Event.

Biography

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. In addition, he is involved with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Blair Underwood Clinic in Washington, DC.

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.

He supported President Barack Obama's candidacy and spoke at campaign rallies for Obama. Underwood got to know Obama while researching his L.A. Law role at Harvard Law School, while Obama was president of the Harvard Law Review.

Underwood's DNA test showed that he is a descendant of the Babungo people of Cameroon. Additional DNA testing and genealogical research revealed that his African ancestry comes from the Bamum, Brong and lgbo ethnic groups of Western Africa. The DNA test also connected Blair to a distant cousin in Babungo, Cameroon.

On September 17, 1994, he married Desiree DaCosta, with whom he has three children, Paris, Brielle, and Blake.

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Filmography of Blair Underwood (27 films)

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Actor

The Art of Getting By, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson
Roles Principal
Rating65% 3.2991453.2991453.2991453.2991453.299145
George (Freddie Highmore) is a loner high school student with a penchant for drawing and skipping class. He has a nihilistic view of the world which is why he never does homework and skips school frequently. His academic delinquency puts him on academic probation. One day while on the school roof he encounters another classmate, Sally (Emma Roberts), smoking. When a teacher appears, George pulls out a cigarette and takes the fall for Sally. The two become friends. On career day, George meets a young artist, Dustin, and finds him inspiring. He brings Sally with him to visit Dustin at his studio in Brooklyn and it becomes apparent that Dustin finds Sally attractive. Sally invites George to a New Year's Eve party. At the party, she dances with an ex-boyfriend and George gets drunk, goes outside, throws up, and falls asleep in an alley. Sally finds him there and takes him to her place, putting him to bed on a pull-out next to her bed. They grow close and George gets more involved in school.
I Will Follow, 1h28
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Omari Hardwick, Beverly Todd, Michole Briana White, Tracie Thoms, Dijon Talton
Rating60% 3.0006753.0006753.0006753.0006753.000675
Maye (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) is a successful artist who has taken a leave from work to care for her ill aunt, Amanda (Beverly Todd). As the film begins, Maye is moving out of the home she once shared with Amanda after her death and contemplating her relationships, her career, her past and her future.
Weather Girl
Directed by Blayne Weaver
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Météorologie
Actors Tricia O'Kelley, Mark Harmon, Jon Cryer, Ryan Devlin, Patrick J. Adams, Enrico Colantoni
Roles Fitz
Rating58% 2.90072.90072.90072.90072.9007
A Seattle morning show weather girl, after learning her boyfriend has cheated on her, freaks out on-air and quits. Forced to move in with her little brother and to cope with being 35, single and unemployed, she begins an unlikely romance with a younger man—her brother's best friend, Byron.
Madea's Family Reunion, 1h47
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Blair Underwood, Tyler Perry, Lynn Whitfield, Jenifer Lewis, Rochelle Aytes, Boris Kodjoe
Roles Carlos
Rating52% 2.606192.606192.606192.606192.60619
While planning her family reunion, the pistol-packing grandma, Madea (Tyler Perry), must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care and her troubled nieces, half-sisters Lisa and Vanessa. Her niece Lisa is engaged and has an abusive fiancé and informs her mother but is ignored due to her mother's greed. Vanessa is trying to find love while struggling to forgive her mother for allowing her stepfather to rape her numerous times in her younger teen years. Madea is on to help fix their problems and help them realize who they are.
Something New, 1h39
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Blair Underwood, Donald Faison, Alfre Woodard, Earl Billings
Roles Mark Harper
Rating66% 3.347743.347743.347743.347743.34774
Kenya McQueen (Sanaa Lathan) is a successful, single African American woman who has sacrificed romance in order to pursue a career as a certified public accountant. Her obsessive compulsive desire for perfection and control has manifested itself in the bland, monochromatic decor of her new home and the rigid rules she follows in her personal life. Urged to loosen up by her friends, Kenya accepts a blind date with landscape architect Brian Kelly (Simon Baker) arranged by her co-worker Leah Cahan (Katharine Towne), who is in the process of planning the kind of wedding Kenya wants herself. The two meet at Starbucks, and she is surprised to discover Brian is white. She quickly excuses herself and leaves.
Covert One: The Hades Factor, 2h38
Directed by Mick Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Spy films
Actors Stephen Dorff, Mira Sorvino, Blair Underwood, Sophia Myles, Rosemary Dunsmore, Jeffrey DeMunn
Roles Palmer Addison
Rating58% 2.903232.903232.903232.903232.90323
While in a retrieve operation of a virus in Berlin, the Covert One agent Rachel Russell is double-crossed by two dirty agents; she kills them and escapes, trying to find a hiding place and someone to trust to protect the vials. Meanwhile, the former Covert One agent Dr. Jon Smith is also in Berlin with his beloved fiancée Sophie Amsden participating in a congress. When three persons die with bleeding, the doctors disclose a Hades virus outbreak, an extreme rare Ebola variant. Jon and Sophie return to the USA to research a cure, and Jon discovers a huge combination of bio-terrorism and conspiracy
The Golden Blaze, 1h34
Themes Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Blair Underwood, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil Patrick Harris, Kym Whitley, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Khleo Thomas
Rating69% 3.4798553.4798553.4798553.4798553.479855
The bond between son Jason Fletcher and father Gregory Fletcher, known throughout their town as "The Fletcher Flops", strengthens after an accident with one of Gregory's inventions grants him the superpowers of Jason's comic book hero, The Golden Blaze The golden blazes catchphrase was "let the light of justice show the way"
Malibu's Most Wanted, 1h26
Directed by John Whitesell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Taye Diggs, Jamie Kennedy, Anthony Anderson, Blair Underwood, Mike Epps, Regina Hall
Roles Tom Gibbsons
Rating51% 2.550992.550992.550992.550992.55099
Bradley 'B-Rad' Gluckman (Jamie Kennedy) is a young privileged white guy from Malibu, with aspirations of being "the biggest rapper that ever was". B-Rad dresses and speaks like a gangster and essentially thinks and acts like he is black. His father, Bill Gluckman (Ryan O'Neal), is running for governor of California.
Full Frontal, 1h41
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Julia Roberts, David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, David Hyde Pierce
Roles Nicholas
Rating47% 2.3519752.3519752.3519752.3519752.351975
Carl Bright est un journaliste du Los Angeles Magazine. Mais il cherche à tout prix à placer ses scénarios auprès des studios de cinéma. Il croit savoir pourquoi sa femme Lee, responsable des ressources humaines dans une grande entreprise, n'est pas heureuse. La sœur de Lee, Linda, est masseuse dans un hôtel et craint de ne jamais rencontrer le prince charmant. Calvin, vedette d'une célèbre série télévisée, fait ses débuts sur grand écran en jouant le personnage de Nicholas, partenaire d'une grande star, dans un film produit par Gus. Toutes ces personnes, y compris un comédien qui interprète Adolf Hitler dans une pièce de théâtre, vont tout faire pour se rendre dans un grand hôtel de Beverly Hills pour fêter le 40e anniversaire de Gus, le producteur. Mais cette soirée prendra une tournure inattendue.
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G (2002)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Richard T. Jones, Blair Underwood, Chenoa Maxwell, Andre Royo, Sonja Sohn, Laz Alonso
Roles Chip Hightower
Rating51% 2.5661952.5661952.5661952.5661952.566195
Après avoir construit une entreprise prospère dans le monde du Hip Hop, le magnat de la musique, Summer G, rencontre à nouveau Sky, un amour de jeunesse qui l'avait autrefois délaissé. La passion les embrase à nouveau, mais Sky est mariée...
Rules of Engagement, 2h8
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer
Roles Capt. Lee
Rating63% 3.1986853.1986853.1986853.1986853.198685
Operation Kingfisher, a disastrous American advance in the Vietnam War has 2nd Lt. Terry Childers (Samuel L. Jackson) executing an unarmed prisoner in order to intimidate a Vietnam People's Army officer into calling off an ambush of U.S. Marines. His act thereby saves the life of wounded 2nd Lt. Hays Hodges (Tommy Lee Jones).
The Wishing Tree, 1h37
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy
Actors Alfre Woodard, Helen Shaver, Mary Alice, Blair Underwood, Leslie Carlson
Roles Thomas
Rating61% 3.052523.052523.052523.052523.05252
Originaire de Savannah, Clara dirige un important cabinet d'avocats à Atlanta. De retour dans sa ville natale pour enterrer sa mère Mattie, célèbre conteuse de la région, elle est accueillie par Wallis, son amie d'enfance, et le père de celle-ci. Après les funérailles, les Brooks, un couple de voisins, évoquent l'une des histoires de Mattie, celle de l'arbre à souhaits qui raconte comment une jeune esclave noire échappa jadis à son maître et à sa condition, grâce au voeu exaucé par un arbre auprès duquel elle avait trouvé refuge. Dès le lendemain, Jamie, le fils de Wallis, et son amie Alexa, captivés par le récit, partent à la recherche de l'arbre magique.
City of Angels, 1h54
Directed by Brad Silberling
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels, Ghost films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz, Colm Feore, Kim Murphy
Rating66% 3.3499553.3499553.3499553.3499553.349955
Seth (Nicolas Cage) is one of many angels who watch over humans and protect them in unseen ways. Seth's main responsibility is to appear to those who are close to death and guide them to the next life. As part of this task, Seth and one of his fellow angels, Cassiel (Andre Braugher), like to ask people what their favorite thing in life was. Despite these daily encounters, they have trouble understanding human beings and their ways.
Deep Impact, 2h
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Politique, Films about religion, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Leelee Sobieski, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell
Roles Mark Simon
Rating61% 3.099443.099443.099443.099443.09944
On May 10, 1998, teenage amateur astronomer Leo Biederman discovers an unusual object near the stars Mizar and Alcor at a star party in Richmond, Virginia with his school's astronomy club. His teacher alerts astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, who realizes that the object is a comet on a collision course with Earth. Wolf dies in a car accident before he can alert the world.