Blair Underwood

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Underwood, on the results of voting, hit the top list of " 50 Most Beautiful People " magazine "People" in 2000, as well as in the magazine " TV Guide " in the list of " Most Influential persons 90 ". Blair Underwood, born August 25, 1964 in Tacoma, Washington, USA.

Son of Marilyn, interior decorator, and Frank Underwood, colonel of the United States Army. Due to the military career of his father, Underwood spent his childhood at different bases of the United States and Germany. Blair was in high school of St. Petersburg ,Virginia (not to be confused with the Russian town !) . He continued his studies at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was made an honorary member of the brotherhood of " Beta Theta Sigma".


Underwood `s participation in the family sitcom " The Cosby Show " in 1985, brought the actor a different role, Bobby Blue, in the ABC soap opera " One Life to Live. " itIn turn, led to Underwood`s nomination for the "Golden Globe" for his participation, the role of John Rollins, in the television series " LA Law. " The breakthrough in the film career Blair began his work in action "Call" (the role of China Weston) , a comedy "Krush Groove" (Russell Walker) thriller with Sean Connery`s "just cause" (Bobby Earl) and fiction " Deep Impact " (Mark Simon) .

He also received the Actor, genetics, a fantastic thriller Andrew Niccol " Gattaca " with Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. In 2000, he played a leading role in the TV series " City of Angels ", and in 2003as a guest actor appeared in four episodes of the HBO hit series " Sex and the City ", playing Dr. Robert Leeds, the love interest of Cynthia Nixon. In 2004, Underwood Roger De Souza appeared in the series channel NBC "LAX" with Heather Locklear. Also, the actor got a guest role - Mr. Harris ,an elementary school teacher - in the sitcom CBS " Old Christine The New Adventures ". In 2007, Underwood starred in an episode of NBC " Law & Order " series, and in 2008 played Alex on the show HBO " treatment ".

As for the last few years, in 2007, the actor voiced the character of the documentary " Operation " Return " : Notes on military experience "I got the lead role in the thriller

Ryan Combs "The Hit" and the role in the TV series " Dirty Sexy Money. " In 2008, Underwood starred in the comedy " to Weather Girl ", and in 2009 declared a participant of the drama "Macbett (The Caribbean Macbeth)" and actor, who will announce the documentary film " With love for freedom : history of black American patriots. "Underwood received four prizes " Image Awards " National Association of Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP, for his work in films, including the documentary drama " Murder in Mississippi " and "Heat Wave".

Underwood, on the results of voting, hit the top list of " 50 most beautiful people " "People" magazine in 2000 ,as well as in the magazine " TV Guide " in the list of " Most Influential persons 90 ".

In 2007, the actor became a co-author of the science fiction novel " Kasanegra : Tennyson Hardwick Novel " with their wives and Steven Burns Tananariv Doo.


In 1969, Underwood became one of the founders of the nonprofit organization " Artists for a New South Africa "dealing with issues of equality and democratic South Africa.

Underwood - Representatives of several charitable organizations. In 1993 he was awarded the " Humanitarian Award " for his work in the Los Angeles branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In 2003, Blair, along with actress Ashley Judd became persons "YouthAIDS" proactive organization ,dealing with the HIV / AIDS problem. Underwood also appeared in 2004, at an official event for the social advertising "Fulfillment" Fund. Actor - Robe guardian Theatre Company in Los Angeles, a non-profit theater group that focuses on game play about the life experiences of black people.

He supported Senator Barack Obama ,when he ran for president, and was a participant in the election race.

Underwood took a DNA test and found out that he is a descendant of the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria.

September 17, 1994 he married Desiree DaCosta ; the couple have three children : sons Paris and Blake and daughter Briell.

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