Birth name Blair Erwin Underwood NationalityUSA Birth 25 august 1964 (59 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.
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.
, 1h24 OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance ActorsFreddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson Roles Principal Rating65% 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.
, 1h47 Directed byTyler Perry OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance ThemesThéâtre, Films based on plays ActorsBlair Underwood, Tyler Perry, Lynn Whitfield, Jenifer Lewis, Rochelle Aytes, Boris Kodjoe Roles Carlos Rating53% 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.
, 1h39 Directed bySanaa Hamri OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance ActorsSanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Blair Underwood, Donald Faison, Alfre Woodard, Earl Billings Roles Mark Harper Rating65% 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.
, 2h38 Directed byMick Jackson OriginUSA GenresDrama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure ThemesSpy films ActorsStephen Dorff, Mira Sorvino, Blair Underwood, Sophia Myles, Rosemary Dunsmore, Jeffrey DeMunn Roles Palmer Addison Rating57% 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
, 1h41 Directed bySteven Soderbergh OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance ActorsJulia Roberts, David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, David Hyde Pierce Roles Calvin / Nicholas Rating47% 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.
, 1h37 Directed byIvan Passer OriginUSA GenresFantasy ActorsAlfre Woodard, Helen Shaver, Mary Alice, Blair Underwood, Leslie Carlson Roles Thomas Rating62% 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.