Blair Underwood Net Worth

Blair Underwood Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Blair Erwin Underwood net worth is
$8 Million

Blair Erwin Underwood salary is
$120,000 Per Episode

Blair Erwin Underwood Wiki Biography

Blair Erwin Underwood was born on 25 August 1964, in Tacoma, Washington, USA, of Babungo descent. Blair is an actor and director, probably best known for the role of Jonathan Rollins for the TV drama “LA Law”. He’s also been seen in shows such as “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “Dirty Sexy Money” and “The Event”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Blair Underwood? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $8 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. According to some reports, he earned around $120,000 per episode of some shows he did. Aside from film and television, he’s also had success onstage. As he continues his career his wealth will also likely continue to increase.

Blair Underwood Net Worth $8 Million

Blair spent his childhood travelling and living in various US army bases because his father was a US Army Colonel. He attended Petersburg High School in Virginia, and after matriculating went to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh.

His first film was entitled “Krush Groove” in 1985, and he went on to appear in “The Cosby Show” during the same year. His appearance there helped him get work in the series “One Life to Live”, and later he became part of “L.A. Law”. The show ran from 1987 to 1994 and he started to get recognition and an increase of net worth. Around this time, he also appeared in “21 Jump Street” alongside a young Johnny Depp.

After his run in “L.A. Law”, he appeared in more films such as “Just Cause” and “Deep Impact”. He continued his film career, but in 2000 went back to television in “City of Angels”. In 2003, he appeared in “Sex and the City”, and then the following year became a part of “LAX”. His next show would be “The New Adventures of Old Christine” which lasted for two years, and he then moved to become a guest in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. Afterwards, Underwood became a part of HBO’s “In Treatment” for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe. In 2010, he portrayed the United States President Elias Martinez for “The Event”, and then went on to perform in the Broadway production of “A Streetcar Named Desire”.

Underwood has received various awards for his work including three NAACP Image Awards for various films and shows. He also became a part of the list of “Most Influential Faces of the 90s”, and “50 Most Beautiful People”. Aside from these, he’s also authored a novel entitled “Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel”.

For his personal life. it is known that Blair has been married to Desiree DaCosta since 1994, and they have three children.

Politically he supported the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. Additionally Blair has done a lot of charity work including being a part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He was also a spokesperson for YouthAIDS and has helped established AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Blair Underwood Clinic. Aside from these, he’s appeared in a public service announcement for The Fulfillment Fund.

Full NameBlair Underwood
Net Worth$8 Million
Salary$120,000 Per Episode
Date Of BirthAugust 25, 1964
Place Of BirthTacoma, Washington, U.S.
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionActor, Producer, Director
EducationPetersburg High School, Virginia, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Pittsburgh
SpouseDesiree DaCosta (m.1994-)
ChildrenParis Underwood, Brielle Underwood, Blake Underwood
ParentsFrank E. Underwood, Sr., Marilyn Ann Scales Underwood
AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Humanitarian Award (Muscular Dystrophy Association)-1993
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, Critics' Choice Television Award (2014)
MoviesElias Martinez, The Trip to Bountiful (2014), 21 Jump Street (1987), Sex and the City (2003-2004)
TV Shows“LAX” (2004-2005), “The Event” (2010-2011), “A Streetcar Named Desire”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”,“The New Adventures of Old Christine”
1It's so easy to sell your soul or sell out or cop out, and what it really comes down to is choices. If you have some kind of game plan, or at least a faith in your ability, it doesn't matter if this town validates you or not because you're already validated by your gifts. I just try to stay focused on what I have to offer.
1Almost starred as Steven Freeman in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), but dropped out at the last minute due to personal reasons. John D. LeMay ultimately played the role.
2On the show Who do you think you are? he found out that his great-great grandfather thought he was the second coming of Jesus and was shot 4 times. Another great-great-great grandfather he found out was born a free African American in the early 1800's and actually owned two slaves (that the historian helping him thought were the parents of the free black man.) Blair also did a DNA test to see where his ancestors were from and found out that he is 74% African and 26% European (mostly French) The person doing the DNA found a 10th cousin of Blair's who lives in Cameroon so Blair and his father went to Cameroon to meet him and his family.
3Has an older brother and two younger sisters.
4His mother was in interior design.
5Began career as a performer at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA.
6Attended same high school, Petersburg High School (Petg, VA) in the early 80s, as R&B crooner Trey Songz (early 2000s).
7His 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, which supports a democratic South Africa with equal rights and opportunities for all citizens.
8Voted one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2000 and one of TV Guide's most influential faces of the 90s.
9Is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
10Attended Carnegie Mellon University.
11Son (with wife 'Désirée DaCosta') Blake Ellis was born, weighing 7 lbs 2 oz. [June 2001]
12His father was a U.S. Army Colonel
13Son, Paris, born 1997 and daughter, Brielle, born 1999.
14He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."


Fatherhood2004-2005TV SeriesDr. Arthur Bindlebeep
Do Geese See God?2004ShortMan
How Did It Feel?2004
Sex and the City2003-2004TV SeriesDr. Robert Leeds
Malibu's Most Wanted2003Tom Gibbsons
Full Frontal2002Calvin / Nicholas
G2002Chip Hightower
Turnaround2002Det. Harris
Great Performances: Dance in America2001TV SeriesNarrator
City of Angels2000TV SeriesDr. Ben Turner
Rules of Engagement2000Capt. Lee
The Wishing Tree1999Magic Man / Thomas
Asunder1999Chance Williams
Deep Impact1998Mark Simon
Mama Flora's Family1998TV Mini-SeriesWillie
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesKing Midas
High Incident1996-1997TV SeriesOfficer Michael Rhoades
Set It Off1996Keith Weston
Mistrial1996TV MovieLieutenant C. Hodges
Soul of the Game1996TV MovieJackie Robinson
Just Cause1995Bobby Earl
L.A. Law1987-1994TV SeriesJonathan Rollins
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations1993TV MovieJared Williams
The Legend of Prince Valiant1993TV SeriesHarbormaster
The Second Coming1992ShortJesus
American Experience1991TV Series documentaryLewis Douglass
A Different World1991TV SeriesZelmer Collier
Heat Wave1990TV MovieBob Richardson
Murder in Mississippi1990TV MovieJames Chaney
The Cover Girl and the Cop1989TV MovieHorace Bouchet
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl1989Video shortBlair Underwood
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV MovieJonathan Rollins
Downtown1986-1987TV SeriesTerry Corsaro
21 Jump Street1987TV SeriesReginald Brooks
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1987TV SeriesStillman
Krush Groove1985Russell Walker
The Cosby Show1985TV SeriesMark / Denise's Friend
Knight Rider1985TV SeriesPotts
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesBobby Blue (1985-1986)
Broken2016TV Series pre-production
Quantico2016TV SeriesOwen Hall
Sofia the First2016TV SeriesSir Jackson
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2015-2016TV SeriesAndrew Garner
The Lion Guard2016TV SeriesMakuu
The Good Wife2016TV SeriesHarry Dargis
Jake and the Never Land Pirates2015TV SeriesCaptain Wraith
The Trip to Bountiful2014TV MovieLudie Watts
Secret Millionaire2012-2013TV SeriesNarrator
Thunder and Lightning2013TV SeriesBlack Lightning
Ironside2013TV SeriesRobert Ironside
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day2012David Ames
Superman of Tokyo2012TV SeriesNarrator / Superman
The Event2010-2011TV SeriesPresident Elias Martinez
The Art of Getting By2011Principal Martinson
I Will Follow2010
From Cape Town with Love2010Video shortTennyson Hardwick
The New Adventures of Old Christine2006-2010TV SeriesDaniel Harris
Dirty Sexy Money2007-2009TV SeriesSimon Elder
Weather Girl2009Fitz (uncredited)
Black Hiker with Blair Underwood2009Video short
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon2008Video GameHunter (voice)
In Treatment2008TV SeriesAlex Prince
The Hit2007/IHenry Alabaster
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesMiles Sennet
Company Town2006TV MovieTom Wilson
Covert One: The Hades Factor2006TV Mini-SeriesPalmer Addison
Madea's Family Reunion2006Carlos Armstrong
Something New2006/IMark Harper
The Golden Blaze2005VideoGregory Fletcher The Golden Blaze (voice)
LAX2004-2005TV SeriesRoger De Souza


GIVE2016TV Series executive producer - 2016
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice2016Documentary executive producer
Ironside2013TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day2012producer
From Cape Town with Love2010Video short co-executive producer
Million Dollar Christmas2007TV Series executive producer
The Hit2007/Iproducer
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations1993TV Movie associate producer


Silent Voicepre-production
From Cape Town with Love2010Video short
The Bridge to Nowhere2009
The Second Coming1992Short


The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV Special performer: "I Wanna Be an Oscar Winner"


The Wendy Williams Show2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2016 Tony Awards2016TV MovieHimself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Against the Odds2016TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - The Trip to Bountiful
The View2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2011-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Extra2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Afternoon America2012TV SeriesHimself
The 2012 Annual Actors Fund Gala Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The 78th Annual Drama League Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Show People with Paul Wontorek2012TV SeriesHimself
20th Annual Trumpet Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
It's a Hard Act to Follow2012Video documentaryHimself
Who Do You Think You Are?2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Unsung2012TV Series documentaryHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
Vietnam in HD2011TV Series documentaryCharles Brown
First Generation2011DocumentaryNarrator
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2011TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2004-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2011TV SeriesHimself
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood 4112010TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Today2010TV SeriesHimself
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots2010TV Movie documentary voice
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie2010TV MovieHimself
2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special2009TV SpecialHimself
Dirty Sexy Crafty2009Video shortHimself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Setting It Straight: Making 'Set It Off'2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The BET Honors2008TV MovieHimself
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Julia Roberts: An American Cinematheque Tribute2007TV MovieHimself
2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience2007DocumentaryVoice 'To the Fallen' (voice)
2006 Trumpet Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Black Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The WIN Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Half & Half2005TV SeriesHimself
Sex and the City: A Farewell2004TV Movie documentaryHimself / Dr. Robert Leeds
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHimself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Truer Than Fiction Award
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHimself
TV Talk2004TV SeriesHimself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentaryHimself
The Nick at Nite Holiday Special2003TV MovieHimself
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2003TV Series
Dinner for Five2003TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad2002TV Movie documentaryWilliam Still
The Gristle2001Himself (uncredited)
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Rules of Engagement2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHimself
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Linc's2000TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
2000 Essence Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself
28th NAACP Image Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHimself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1996TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
The 1995 ESPY Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
ABC Afterschool Specials1994TV SeriesHimself
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Story of a People1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHost
Aspel & Company1993TV SeriesHimself
The Word1993TV SeriesHimself
25th NAACP Image Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988-1992TV SeriesHimself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration1992TV SpecialHimself
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street1991TV SeriesHimself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake1991TV MovieHimself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Choir Member
L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration1991TV MovieHimself / Jonathan Rollins
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Series
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Draamtic Series
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1990TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1990TV SeriesHimself
101st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1990TV MovieHimself - Co-Host
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1988-1989TV SeriesHimself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Drama Program
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Performer (Break-Out Super Stars of Tomorrow Musical Number)
21st NAACP Image Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Battle of the Network Stars XIX1988TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Drama Program
Soul Train1986TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Cosby Show1987TV SeriesDenise's Boyfriend

Won Awards

2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word Album
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureRules of Engagement (2000)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesCity of Angels (2000)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-SeriesMama Flora's Family (1998)
1995Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)
1992Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieMurder in Mississippi (1990)

Nominated Awards

2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Event (2010)
2009Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionIn Treatment (2008)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesIn Treatment (2008)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesDirty Sexy Money (2007)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorIn Treatment (2008)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesDirty Sexy Money (2007)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesSex and the City (1998)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesSex and the City (1998)
2004Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - ComedySex and the City (1998)
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureSet It Off (1996)
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-SeriesSoul of the Game (1996)
1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionL.A. Law (1986)

Known for movies

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