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Blair Erwin Underwood, born on August 25, 1964, is a renowned American actor, activist, and philanthropist.  He began his illustrious career with his debut in the 1985 musical film "Krush Groove" and rose to fame as attorney Jonathan Rollins in "L.A. Law" (1987-1994).  His diverse filmography includes "Just Cause" (1995), "Set It Off" (1996), "Deep Impact" (1998), "Rules of Engagement" (2000), "Something New" (2006), "Madea's Family Reunion" (2006), "Juanita" (2019), and recent projects like "Longlegs" and "Viral."


On television, he is known for roles in "City of Angels," "High Incident," "LAX," "Dirty Sexy Money," "In Treatment," "The Event," "Ironside," and "Quantico."  Underwood has been honored with two Golden Globe nominations, five NAACP Image Awards, a Daytime Emmy, and a Grammy.


In 2023, the Military Women's Memorial honored him with the Patriot Leadership Award for his efforts to bring national recognition to the women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion through his executive production of the Broadway-bound stage play "6888: A New Musical." 


His philanthropic endeavors include supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, being a spokesperson for YouthAIDS, and involvement with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Blair Underwood Clinic.  He is a Trustee for the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles and is married to Josie Hart.  A champion of healthy living, Underwood co-founded ANSA (Artists for a New South Africa) and supports AHF (AIDS Healthcare Foundation).


His father, a U.S. Army Colonel, influenced his dedication to military and health-related causes.


Follow Blair Underwood on Instagram: @blairunderwood_official


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