Blair Underwood
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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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Character : Chance Williams

The Hit

Character : Henry Alabaster

Krush Groove

Character : Russell Walker


Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day

Character : David Ames

Do Geese See God?

Character : Man


Character : Chip Hightower

Madea's Family Reunion

Character : Carlos

Father & Son: Dangerous Relations

Character : Jared Williams

Heat Wave

Character : Bob Richardson

First Generation

Character : Narrator

Truth Be Told

Character : Det. Harris

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Character : Narrator

Penguins: Life on the Edge

Character : Narrator (voice)

A Soldier's Play

Character : Captain Richard Davenport

Covert One: The Hades Factor

Character : Palmer Addison

Just Cause

Character : Bobby Earl Ferguson

Soul of the Game

Character : Jackie Robinson

The Trip to Bountiful

Character : Ludie Watts

Something New

Character : Mark Harper

Murder in Mississippi

Character : James Chaney


Character : Lieutenant C. Hodges


Character : Voice of Ellis Haizlip

Set It Off

Character : Keith Weston

Malibu's Most Wanted

Character : Tom Gibbsons

The Cover Girl and the Cop

Character : Horace Bouchet

The Wishing Tree

Character : Thomas

The After Party

Character : Sgt. Ellison


Character : Blair Underwood


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Rules of Engagement

Character : Capt. Lee

Full Frontal

Character : Nicholas

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

Character : No character defined

Bad Hair

Character : Amos Bludso

Really Love

Character : Jerome

Memorial: Letters from American Soldiers

Character : Reader

Weather Girl

Character : Fitz

The Art of Getting By

Character : Principal


Character : Geneticist

Deep Impact

Character : Mark Simon

The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU

Character : Self


Character : Carver

Mickey's 60th Birthday

Character : Jonathan Rollins

Blair Underwood Tv Credits

The Tony Danza Show

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L.A. Law

Character : Jonathan Rollins

The Cosby Show

Character : No character defined

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

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Knight Rider

Character : Potts


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The New Adventures of Old Christine

Character : No character defined

High Incident

Character : No character defined

A Different World

Character : No character defined

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Character : No character defined

Half & Half

Character : No character defined

21 Jump Street

Character : Reginald Brooks

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Character : No character defined

The Tyra Banks Show

Character : No character defined

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Character : Miles Sennet

Scarecrow and Mrs. King

Character : No character defined

Dirty Sexy Money

Character : Simon Elder

Aspel & Company

Character : No character defined

Company Town

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Character : Robert Ironside

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Character : Andrew Garner

The Event

Character : Elias Martinez

City of Angels

Character : Ben Turner


Character : Owen Hall

Covert One: The Hades Factor

Character : Palmer Addison

Mama Flora's Family

Character : Willie

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

Character : No character defined

The View

Character : Self

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Character : Charles James Walker

When They See Us

Character : Bobby Burns

Thunder and Lightning

Character : Black Lightning

Tamron Hall

Character : Self - Guest

In Treatment

Character : Alex Prince

Your Honor

Character : Roland Carter

Vietnam in HD

Character : Charles Brown

American Crime Story

Character : Vernon Jordan

Love Life

Character : Leon Hines