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
My Soul to Keep is the ultimate love story with a black man and a black woman. I call it the ultimate love story. It's about an immortal. We're shooting for this Fall and that's been a six year development right there.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
My son had his eighth birthday recently and we had a chance to borrow the film and show it to all of his friends that was at his birthday party and they loved it. I was a little nervous. I said they might not even like it, and say his daddy's movie is wack, but they loved it.More Blair Underwood quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think when my character Robert came on the show there was more a sense of - from what I heard and what I felt, thank God we're finally being represented and then it's about how did he play the character, how is an African going to represent that character and is he going to do it right.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
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]
I'd rather say no and have said no and do say no often. I walk away from projects if it doesn't feel right; if it's not the right team of people pulling in together or if the script isn't right. It could be a great idea but the script doesn't work.More Blair Underwood quotes [04/11/2006 12:04:00]

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