When you think of a role as an attorney, there is only one name that comes to your mind, Jonathon Rollins which was played by the actor Blair Underwood. Underwood was born on the 25th of August 1964 in Tacoma, Washington, to parents Marilyn Ann Scales and Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr. His mother was an interior designer, while his father was the United States Army Colonel. Because of his father’s military career, he lived on bases and Army Postslocated in the United States and Stuttgart, Germany for the major portion of his childhood. As a student, he attended the Petersburg High School is located in Petersburg Virginia. Later, he went on to attend the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And he is also an honorary member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Underwood is also a member of a number of Charitable organizations. And has received the 1993 Humanitarian Award for his work with the Los Angeles chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In the year 2003, he also served as the spokesperson for Youth Aids with Ashley Judd. To top this up, he is also associated with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Blair Underwood Clinic located in Washington, DC. In the year 2004, he also appeared in a public service announcement for The Fulfillment Fund. And serves as a trustee for a non-profit theatre group founded by Danny Glover named the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles. The theater focuses on plays about the Black experience. He also supported President Barack Obama’s candidacy and also spoke at campaign rallies for Obama
Underwood’s DNA tests have shown that he has the ancestry of the Babungo people of Cameroon. And in addition to this, another DNA testing and genealogical research showed that his African ancestry came from the Bamum, Brong, and Igbo ethnic groups of Western Africa. They also connect him to Babungo Cameroon as a distant cousin.
Career and More
Underwood first made his debut on the big screen with the film Krush Groove in the year 1985. Later from the year 1987 to 1994, he played the most iconic role of his career. The role of Jonathan Rollins in the NBC legal Drama named L.A.Law. The plot revolved around a number of different fictional cases that appeared in L.A. This series ran for eight seasons. Underwood has also appeared in many other films during his acting career. These include some very famous films like Just Cause, Set It Off, Deep Impact, Rules of Engagement, Something New, Madea’s Family Reunion, and Juanita.
He also played a lead in many of the television shows. And these also include some of the very famous television shows like the 2000 medical Drama City of Angles. He has also played a role in the series LAX. And he also had regular roles in the shows like Dirty Sexy Money, In Treatment, The Event, Ironside, and Quantico. For his works in the industry, he has also received a number of awards and honors. To this date, he has received two Golden Globes Award nominations. And also honored with Five NAACO Image Awards, one Daytime Emmy Award and one Grammy Award. But Underwood has also stirred up a little controversy as the director, executive producer, co-writer, and star of the 30-minute dramatic film named The Second Coming. In this film, he portrayed Jesus Christ coming back to earth as a man of dark color.
Blair Underwood Net Worth
The total net worth of Blair Underwood is estimated to be around 10 million dollars. This also includes all his assets, possessions, real estate, and investments. His income is from his acting career. But he also gets paid for brand endorsements and advertisements. There is not much known about his yearly salary or any other income. Most celebrities like to keep their Earnings low profile and hidden from the world. So it is difficult to get hands-on such detailed information. But it is said that a few years back, his net worth was estimated to be 8 million dollars. And it has now grown to 10 million. Even this is most likely to grow in the near future. As he is still active in the industry.