Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
Celebrated Name: Blair Underwood
Real Name/Full Name: Blair Erwin Underwood
Gender: Male
Age: 59 years old
Birth Date: 25 August 1964
Birth Place: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.87m
Weight: 84 kilograms
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Desiree DaCosta
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Blake Underwood, Paris Underwood, Brielle Underwood
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Blair Underwood Gay? No
Profession: Actor, director
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in [current date format=’Y’]: $10 million
Last Updated: [current date format=’F Y’]

Blair Underwood is an American television, movie, and stage performer as well as a director. He is renowned for taking the role of the NBC legal film L.A Law where he acted as attorney Jonathan Rollins. He was awarded Golden Globe Award nominations, three NNACP image Awards, and a Grammy Award.

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Early Life & Biography

Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington. His parents are Marilyn Ann Scales and Frank Eugene Underwood. His mother was an interior decorator while his father was an army Colonel of the United States. Underwood was forced to stay in army camps in the United States and Stuttgart, situated in Germany during his young days.

Later on, Underwood went to school at Pittsburgh High School in Pietersburg. He continued with his tertiary education by enrolling at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was a respectful member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Personal Life

Blair Underwood tied a knot with Desiree DaCosta, and the two have three children, namely; Paris, Brielle, and Blake.

A DNA test of Underwood shows that he is of Bamum, Barong, and Igbo descent of Western Africa. The test connects Underwood to a distant cousin located in Babungo, Cameroon.

Underwood is a Representative for Robey theatre Firm in Los Angeles, a non-profit theatre organization started by Danny Glover. The organization is based on the Black experience.

Underwood belongs to several benevolent bodies. In 1993, he was awarded Humanitarian Award for working with the Los Angeles chapter of Muscular Dystrophy Association. He served as A representative for Youth AIDS together with his friend Ashley Judd back in 2003. He was also involved with AIDS Healthcare Clinic in Washington, DC.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 25 August 1964, Blair Underwood is 59 years old as of today’s date [current date]. His height is 1.87m tall, and his weight is 84kg.


Underwood first appeared in ‘The Cosby Show’ in 1985, and this landed him a short appearance on One Life to Live, am ABC soap opera where he featured as Bobby Blue. This ultimately led him to take part in acting L.A Law, a Television series. It was aired from 1987 to 1994. He took part in acting Playgirl film in 1996. He featured in the 21 Jump Street Television series as a young Johnny Depp.

From 1995 to 1998, he featured in three films, namely; Just Cause (1995), Set if off (1996) and Deep Impact (1998). He took the role in Gattaca, where he had the role of backing up as a geneticist. The same year, Underwood featured in the City of Angeles series as the main actor. In 2003, Underwood featured in Sex and the City, an HBO series as a love interest of Cynthia Nixon.

Underwood featured as Roger De Souza opposite Heather Locklear in LAX on BBC. He starred as a sexy schoolteacher in CBS Sitcom, The New Adventures of Old Christine. This led to the acquisition of his acclaim of acting like a sexy teacher. Underwood guest-starred as Alex in the first season of In Treatment, an HBO series, and this led to his nomination as the best supporting actor in 2009.

His role in Rules OF Engagement, L.A Law, City of Angels, and Murder in Mississippi, Mama Flora’s Family, and The Trip to Bountiful earned him six NNACP Image Awards. In 2000, Underwood received votes as ‘Among 50 Most Good-looking People’ and among ‘the most influential faces of the 90s.’

From 2007 to 2015, Underwood has featured in many films and series such as THE Bible Experience (2007), the Event as U.S. President Eliaz Martinez (2010), The Truth and Life, A streetcar Named Desire as Stanley (2002), Ironside as Robert, Quantico as Deputy Director, Owen Hall. He still featured in other films such as When they see us BBCON Convention and Soldiers Play.

Awards & Achievements

In 1993, Underwood won Humanitarian Award for his work of working with Los Angeles in Muscular Dystrophy Organization. In 2008, he won NAACP Image Awards for an Exceptional Supporting Actor in Motion Pictures. The same year, he won Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor-Series, Miniseries, or Television Movie.

In 2014, Underwood won Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Film or Soaps. In 2015, he won NACP Image Awards for an Exceptional Actor in a Television Film, Soaps, or Dramatic Special.

Net worth & Salary of Blair Underwood in [current date format=’Y’]

Blair Underwood Net Worth
Blair Underwood Net Worth

As of July 2024, Blair Underwood has an estimated net worth of more than $10 million. Blair Underwood can take credit about his prominent roles in various films in the entertainment industry. His wealth has come from his work as an actor, director, and author.

Back in 2012, Underwood’s net worth was more impressive than it is today. He had $6 million and terming him as the 30th most lucrative black actor in the whole world.

Underwood is such a talented person in his career, and his talent drives him to do his best. He is a famous person and an excellent example to emulate.



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