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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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Родился:
Aug 25, 1964 в Tacoma, Washington, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
56
Впервые появился:
на movie First Generation
Последний проект:
Series Company Town 2016
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Агенты «Щ.И.Т.»
Poster of Закон и порядок. Специальный корпус
Poster of Шоу Косби
Poster of Рыцарь дорог
Фильмография
Кино The Hustle, the Flow, the Verdict Attorney Collin Mattes 2018
Кино First Generation Narrator 2018
Series Company Town 2016
Series Квантико Owen Hall 2015-09-27
Кино The Trip to Bountiful Ludie Watts 2014-03-08
Series Агенты «Щ.И.Т.» Andrew Garner 2013-09-24
Series Ironside Robert Ironside 2013-10-02
Кино Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day David Ames 2012-04-13
Кино Домашняя работа Principal 2011-06-17
Series Событие President Elias Martinez 2010-09-20
Кино Weather Girl Fitz 2009-07-10
Series Пациенты Alex Prince 2008-01-28
Series Dirty Sexy Money Simon Elder 2007-09-26
Кино The Hit Henry Alabaster 2007-09-26
Кино Covert One: The Hades Factor Palmer Addison 2006-01-01
Series The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown 2006-03-13
Кино Что-то Новенькое Mark Harper 2006-01-29
Кино Семейный праздник Мэдеи Carlos 2006-02-24
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Series Fatherhood 2004-06-20
Series Шоу Тони Данца Unknown 2004-09-13
Кино Do Geese See God? Man 2004-11-23
Series LAX 2004-09-13
Кино Разыскиваются в Малибу Tom Gibbsons 2003-04-10
Series Шоу Эллен ДеДженерес Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Джимми Киммел в прямом эфире Unknown 2003-01-26
Кино Madea's Family Reunion Carlos 2002-01-25
Кино Full Frontal Nicholas 2002-08-02
Кино Искушение Chip Hightower 2002-05-10
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Series City of Angels Dr. Ben Turner 2000-01-16
Кино Правила боя Capt. Lee 2000-04-07
Series Закон и порядок. Специальный корпус Unknown 1999-09-20
Кино Mama Flora's Family Willie 1998-11-08
Кино Столкновение с бездной Mark Simon 1998-05-08
Кино Asunder Chance Williams 1998-11-06
Series High Incident 1996-03-04
Кино Вызов Keith Weston 1996-11-06
Кино Mistrial Lieutenant C. Hodges 1996-11-02
Кино Soul of the Game Jackie Robinson 1996-04-20
Кино Правое дело Bobby Earl 1995-02-17
Кино Father & Son: Dangerous Relations Jared Williams 1993-04-19
Кино Murder in Mississippi James Chaney 1990-02-05
Кино Heat Wave Bob Richardson 1990-08-13
Кино The Cover Girl and the Cop Horace Bouchet 1989-01-16
Кино Mickey's 60th Birthday Jonathan Rollins 1988-11-13
Series 21 Jump Street Unknown 1987-04-12
Series Другой мир Unknown 1987-09-24
Series Downtown 1986-09-27
Series Закон Лос-Анджелеса Jonathan Rollins 1986-09-15
Кино Krush Groove Russell Walker 1985-10-25
Series Шоу Косби Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Aspel & Company Unknown 1984-06-09
Series Пугало и миссис Кинг Unknown 1983-10-03
Series В прямом эфире с Риджесом и Кэти Ли Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Рыцарь дорог Unknown 1982-09-26