How much is Blair Underwood worth?
|Net Worth:||$9 Million
|Date of Birth:||August 25, 1964|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Blair Underwood
Blain Underwood is an American actor, director, and producer. His acting career started off in 1985 and, in his film debut, he took part in the musical “Krush Groove”. He gained popularity two years later after he landed the role of Jonathan Rollins in the legal drama series “L.A. Law”, where he spent nearly seven years.
Since the late years of the 20th century, he has taken part in multiple films such as “Just Cause”, “Deep Impact”, “Rules of Engagement”. He also continued to thrive thanks to roles in many television series. His most notable roles are in the series “LAX”, “Dirty Sexy Money”, “The Event”, Ironside”, and “Quantico”.
How Did Blair Underwood Get So Rich?
In the late 1980s, Underwood joined the cast of “L.A. Law”. Starring in the television series helped the actor become rich in the early years of his career. He joined the NBC legal drama in 1987 and remained there for 149 episodes, playing the main role of Jonathan Rollings. Thanks to his outstanding performance, for the next seven years, Blair gathered nearly $20,000 and, in addition to that, he earned his first nomination for a Golden Globe Award in the category “Best Supporting Actor”.
Simultaneously with filming his role in the series, Underwood also took part in various films and television series. In the 1990s, he starred in several box-office hits such as “Murder in Mississippi”, “Soul of the Game”, “Set It Off”, and “Mama Flora’s Family”, which earned him $10,000 and four NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Actor in a Television Film”. Also in the late 1990s, he joined “High Incident” as Officer Michael Rhoades.
Why Is He So Famous?
The actor became famous for his role in the NBC drama series “L.A. Law”. He was born on August 25, 1964, in Tacoma, Washington. His father was a United States Army colonel and his mother worked as an interior decorator. During his childhood, primarily because of his father, he spent most of his time between Germany and the United States. He graduated from the Petersburg High School located in Petersburg, Virginia, and attended the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
While he was still attending the drama institution, Underwood began acting professionally and landed his first film role in the musical “Krush Groove”. A few months later, he had an appearance on “The Cosby Show”, thanks to which, he was given a role in the soap opera “One Life to Live”. In the ABC production, he played the role of Bobby Blue from 1985 to 1986. Also that year, he joined the crime drama series “Downtown”, where he played the role of Terry Corsair in 14 episodes.
What Makes Underwood So Successful?
What makes Blair Underwood so successful are his skills to flourish in all three of his professions. Continuing the momentum that he picked up in the early 2000s, he starred in the likes of “City of Angels”, “Sex and the City”, and “The New Adventures of Old Christine”. All of the roles earned him nominations for NAACP Image Awards in the same category.
In 2005, after two stint roles as an associate producer in the previous decade, Underwood produced his first film – “Straight Out of Compton 2”. In the early 2010s, the actor directed his first two projects – “The Bridge to Nowhere” and “From Cape Town with Love”. Around the same time, he joined many television series – “Dirty Sexy Money”, “The Event”, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “The Lion Guard”, and “Quantico”.
At the peak of his career, in 2016, Blair starred in the series “Give”, which earned him his first prestigious Primetime Emmy Award. Most recently, in 2019, he joined the cast of three television series – “When They See Us”, “Dear White People”, and “Self Made” and, he also starred in the films “The After Party”, “Juanita”, and “Bad Hair”.
Blair Underwood has enjoyed a lot of success in both the film, television, and theatre. The multi-talented actor and director is highly praised for his participation in charity organizations. He is also considered a true multi-hyphenate who has a long list of awards and nominations.
For his outstanding work, Underwood has won seven NAACP Image (of total seventeen nominations), one Grammy, and one Primetime Emmy Award. He also received two nominations for Golden Globe Awards and is yet to win one for his highly-praised work ethic and contributions to the industry.