Blair Underwood

Blair Underwood

His role in 'Full Frontal' (2002)
Having already established himself as a charismatic and versatile actor, Blair Underwood hopes to begin work soon on his feature directorial debut, "My Soul To Keep." He will also star in the supernatural thriller, which is based on the novel by Tananarive Due.Underwood will star in three films next year. He appears as the male lead opposite Julia Roberts in Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal" (Miramax, August 2). He also stars in the independent dramas "Final Breakdown" and "G."Last year he starred in the independent thriller "Asunder," portraying a psychotic stalker. He was also co-executive producer of the film. Additionally, he starred as a Marine captain in William Friedkin's "Rules of Engagement," for which he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Film. That same year he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his starring role in Steven Bochco's "City of Angels." Also in 2000, People magazine named him one of its "50 Most Beautiful People."Underwood's theater credits include "Measure for Measure," at the 1993 New York Shakespeare Festival, "El Negro en Peru," "The Game of Love and Chance," and "Love Letters" opposite Alfre Woodard.Underwood is involved in numerous charitable organizations. His dedicated support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association won him the 1993 Humanitarian Award, presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of MDA. He is also co-founder of Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA). Founded in 1989 with Alfre Woodard, Danny Glover, Mary Steenburgen, CCH Pounder and other friends in the arts and entertainment community, ANSA supports a democratic South Africa with equal rights and opportunities for all citizens.Source: perfectpeople.net
I haven't done a great deal of it but this was a chance to do more and bring it to that part of the business and even more so, but the fact that it was a black superhero was really the catalyst to me.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
It's a music video but she was real specific on the character that Mary J. Blige was playing, and that I was playing in this video and I told her whenever you get to jump to the big screen I'd love to come with you and she honored that.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I think white rappers are encouraged enough, you know? They are doing their thing, they are just doing their thing.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
So it's a source of fun and a source of pride to have been a part of this little movie that could.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I'm shooting 42.4 percent now. My character starts to date Kenya, a successful beautiful and fine woman of 2005 who puts the mandate out that she doesn't want to cross the color line, she doesn't want to date across the racial line.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]

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