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Blair Underwood

Lowest Rated:   18% The Art of Getting By (2011)
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Birthplace:   Tacoma, Washington, USA
Handsome actor Blair Underwood was born into a military family and studied at Carnegie-Mellon University before moving to New York to pursue his career. Guest-starring work on The Cosby Show earned him a part on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, followed by a reoccurring role on the short-lived series Downtown. In 1985 he made his film debut as a record producer in the rap comedy Krush Groove. This was followed by the successful TV docudramas Heat Wave and Murder in Mississippi. His breakthrough finally came about on L.A. Law, playing attorney Jonathan Rollins from 1987 to 1994. Supporting roles followed, as an accused rapist in Just Cause, a well-to-do love interest in Set It Off, and baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the HBO original movie Soul of the Game. Also during the '90s, he tried his hand at screenwriting and producing with the short film Second Coming, a contemporary take on Christ's second coming starring himself as a dread-locked Jesus accused of insanity. In 2000, he starred in the CBS medical drama City of Angels, followed by supporting roles in the military courtroom drama Rules of Engagement, as well as Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal, and the teen movie Malibu's Most Wanted. He consistently found work on the small screen in a variety of TV shows including LAX, the short-lived Dirty Sexy Money, and as a haunted military pilot in the first season of HBO's In Treatment. On the big-screen he could be seen in Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion, Something New, and The Art of Getting By. He and wife Desiree DaCosta (two-time executive assistant to Eddie Murphy) have three children.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
  • Executive Producer
  • Narrator
2016
No Score Yet The Trip to Bountiful
  • Ludie Watts
2014
20% Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day
  • David Ames
  • Producer
$1.3M 2012
18% The Art of Getting By
  • Principal Martinson
$1.5M 2011
80% I Will Follow
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Bridge to Nowhere
  • Director
  • Producer
2009
No Score Yet Barack Obama: The Man & His Journey
  • Narrator
2008
90% America At A Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Hit
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor
  • Phillip Addison
2006
25% Madea's Family Reunion
  • Carlos
$63.2M 2006
61% Something New
  • Mark Harper
$11.5M 2006
24% G
  • Chip Hightower
$3M 2005
No Score Yet The Golden Blaze
  • Gregory Fletcher/The Golden Blaze
2005
No Score Yet The Hit
  • Henry Alabaster
  • Producer
2005
No Score Yet Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet How Did It Feel?
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Fronterz
  • Lorenzo
2004
No Score Yet Apollo At 70: A Hot Night in Harlem
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Truth Be Told
  • Det. Harris
2003
31% Malibu's Most Wanted
  • Tom Gibbons
$34.4M 2003
No Score Yet The Jesus Experience: Christianity Around the World
  • Actor
2002
38% Full Frontal
  • Calvin
2002
No Score Yet G
  • Actor
2002
36% Rules of Engagement
  • Capt. Lee
2000
No Score Yet Mama Flora's Family
  • Willie
1999
No Score Yet The Wishing Tree
  • Thomas
1999
No Score Yet Asunder
  • Chance
1999
No Score Yet Asunder
  • Actor
1998
48% Deep Impact
  • Mark Simon
1998
82% Gattaca
  • Geneticist
1997
63% Set It Off
  • Keith
1996
No Score Yet Mistrial
  • Lt. C. Hodges
1996
67% Soul of the Game
  • Jackie Robinson
1996
25% Just Cause
  • Bobby Earl
1995
31% Posse
  • Carver
1993
No Score Yet Dangerous Relations
  • Jared Williams
1993
No Score Yet On the Streets of L.A.
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Father & Son: Dangerous Relations
  • Jared Williams
1991
No Score Yet Heat Wave
  • Bob Richardson
1990
No Score Yet Murder in Mississippi
  • James Chaney
1990
No Score Yet The Cover Girl and the Cop
  • Horace Bouchet
1989
43% Krush Groove
  • Russell Walker
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
77% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
82% Quantico
2015
  • Owen Hall
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
  • Voice
  • 2016
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Harry Dargis
  • 2016
93% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Dr. Andrew Garner Andrew Garner
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2014
14% Ironside
2013
  • Robert Ironside
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Secret Millionaire
2008-2013
  • Narrator
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Good Afternoon America
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2012
70% The Event
2010-2011
  • President Elias Martinez
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Daniel Harris Mr. Harris
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
  • Alex
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Miles Sennet
  • 2007
No Score Yet Sex and the City
1998-2004
  • Robert Leeds
  • 2004
  • 2003

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