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
When I doing dinner theater in high school, I was talking to a woman who had been in the business for a while and I said I want to act, that's all I want to do with my life and she said if you're serious then you need to hone every discipline you can.More Blair Underwood quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now, my earliest training was in music theater. My major in college was music theater, singing and dancing and acting.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
It's just different discipline, just doing the voice over. I guess I've done about 5 or 6 audio books in the past and I do the animated voice for a show called Fatherhood on Nickelodeon.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
It's really hard, when you have a heavy workload, because it just really pulls you out of your life. It's nice to have some balance. I get to work and enjoy that part of me, but then I have time to have a life and be with my kids.More Blair Underwood quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I haven't done a lot of things in my career that my kids can watch, because they are 8, 6 and 3, and they are pretty young; so given the concepts that the film was about a superhero, it was a black superhero, and it was a father and son type partnership.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]

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