Quick Facts Blair Underwood

  • NameBlair Underwood
  • Birth NameBlair Erwin Underwood
  • FatherFrank E. Underwood, Sr.
  • MotherMarilyn Ann Scales Underwood
  • NationalityAmeriacn
  • EthnicityBlack
  • ProfessionActor
  • Net Worth$ 8 million
  • Eye ColorDark-Brown
  • Hair ColorBlack
  • Weight in KG79 KG
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toDesiree DaCosta (m. 1994)
  • ChildrenParis Underwood, Brielle Underwood, Blake Underwood
  • EducationCarnegie Mellon School of Drama Carnegie Mellon University
  • AwardsGrammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album 2009
  • MoviesIronside 2013
  • TV ShowThe Event 2010 ? 2011
  • Birth Year1964
  • Birth month08
  • Birth PlaceTacoma, Washington, United States

The six times NAACP Image Awards winner Blair Underwood is an American television, film, and stage actor and director. Underwood is better known for his portrayal role of Andrew Garner in the television series  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Underwood is married to Desiree DaCosta and has three children from their relationship. Keep scrolling to know more about Underhood’s early life, career, affairs, net worth, marriage, relationships, education, awards, children, divorce, and properties. 

Blair Underwood Early life and Education

Blair Underwood was born as Blair Erwin Underwood on 25th August 1964, in Tacoma, Washington, United States. His father Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr. is a United States Army colonel and mother Marilyn Ann Scales, an interior decorator. Underhood belongs to an American nationality and holds African-American nationality.

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Underhood spent some of his childhood in Germany. He grew up along with brother Frank Underwood, Jr. and sisters Marlo Underwood – Collins and Mellisa Underwood. Underhood attended Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia and later Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Moreover, he is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Blair Underwood Career

Blair Underwood made his acting debut in 1985 appearing in the movie Krush Groove as Russell Walker. He next starred in the movie Mickey’s 60th Birthday as Jonathan Rollins. Moreover, his other movie appearances include,

  • Murder in Mississippi-1990
  • Soul of the Game-1996
  • Deep Impact-1998
  • Rules of Engagement-2000
  • The Golden Blaze-2005
  • Operation Homecoming-2007
  • I Will Follow-2011
  • The Trip to Bountiful-2014

Youtube: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Recently in 2018, Underwood starred in the movie The After Party and will further be appearing in the movie Juanita. Likewise, Underwood made his television debut in 1985 through  Knight Rider. The same year, he further played the role of Robert in The Cosby Show.  Since then, he has appeared in numerous television series like, 

  • One Life to Live-1985–1986
  • Downtown-1986–1987
  • L.A. Law-1987–1994
  • Sex and the City-2003–2004
  • Dirty Sexy Money-2007–2009
  • The Event-2010–2011
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.-2015–2016

From 2016 to 2018, Underwood portrayed the role of Owen Hall in the series Quantico Priyanka ChopraAunjanue EllisGraham RogersPearl Thusi, Alan PowellTate EllingtonJake McLaughlin and others. Moreover, he further gives the voice of Makuu in the series The Lion Guard since 2016

Blair Underwood Personal life

Blair Underwood is one of the loving and caring husbands too. Well, the 53 years old actor Underwood is married to Desiree DaCosta. The couple tied the knot on 17th September 1994. They are blessed with two sons Paris Underwood and Blake Ellis Underwood and a daughter Brielle Underwood

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Underwood often makes public appearances with his wife and children. Since their wedding, Underwood and Desiree have maintained a silent relationship without facing any rumors of divorce. Besides this, Underwood hasn’t dated any other girls in past. 

Blair Underwood Net worth

Popular actor Blair Underwood is living a lavish life with his family. Starting his career in 1985, Underwood his still active in the acting field. He earns a decent amount of money from his multiple profession.

As of now, Underwood has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Underwood often spends his vacations visiting new places with his family and friends.