|Birth Name||Blair Erwin Underwood|
|Birth place||Tacoma, Washington|
|Husband/Wife||Desiree DaCosta (ex-wife)|
|Father||Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr|
|Mother||Marilyn Ann Scales|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
Blair Underwood, a genuine multi-hyphenate, has had success as an actor, director, and producer in film, television, and stage. He is most known for his roles on the television shows "L.A. Law" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
For his portrayal in the legal drama series (L.A. Law), he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.
Movies & Net Worth
Underwood was drawn to the performing arts from a young age and began his career with a pivotal part in the 1985 film 'Krush Groove.'
He made his debut television appearance the following year in the series 'Knight Riders.' His performance in the legal drama series "L.A. Law" cemented his status in the entertainment business.
His television credits include 'One Life to Live,' 'Downtown,' 'Murder in Mississippi,' 'Soul of the Game,' 'Mama Flora's Family,' 'Sex and the City,' 'The New Adventures of Old Christine,' 'Dirty Sexy Money,' 'The Event,' 'The Trip to Bountiful,' 'The Lion Guard,' 'Quantico,' 'Self Made,' 'Your Honor,' etc.
Likewise, he has appeared in numerous films like 'Set it Off,' 'Rules of Engagement,' 'Full Frontal,' 'Straight Out of Compton 2,' 'Operation Homecoming,' 'I Will Follow,' 'The After Party,' 'Bad Hair,' 'Really Love,' among others.
As for his net worth, he has accumulated around $8 million.
Married, Wife, Children
Underwood and his wife Desiree DaCosta officially called it quits after 27 years of marriage.
The exes shared a joint statement via Instagram on 30 May, announcing they were splitting. The statement started,
After a tremendous amount of thought, prayer & work on ourselves individually & collectively, we have come to the conclusion to end our marriage that began 27 years ago
Underwood and DaCosta then continued,
It has truly been a beautiful journey. Our proudest achievements are our three incredible children. Three souls to which God entrusted us. We continue to be awed & humbled by the blessings of parenting. We have always put their best interests first & will continue to do so.
They went on to talk about their relationship's future and how positive they are with it.
We will continue to be the best of friends and co-parents and have the utmost respect for one another as we embark upon this new chapter of our lives, separately.
The ex-couple ended their statement by adding,
We thank you all for your support throughout the years & we humbly ask for privacy & understanding during this new season of change.
After almost a month of the announcement, they filed for divorce on 29 June.
The couple had tied the knot back on September 17, 1994. They shared three children Paris, 24, Brielle, 22, and Blake, 19.
Bio (Age): Family & Siblings
Blair Underwood was born on August 25, 1964, in Tacoma, Washington, United States.
He is the son of Frank Eugene Underwood Sr, a colonel in the United States Army, and Marilyn Ann Scales, an interior decorator.
Because of his father's military profession, he spent most of his childhood at bases and army postings around the United States and Germany.
The 57-year-old grew alongside his brother Frank Underwood, Jr., and sisters Mellisa Underwood & Marlo Underwood-Collins.
He attended Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia, before going to Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also inducted into the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity as an honorary member.
Body Measurement: Height & Weight
As per wiki, the actor stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches which is 1.55 m, and weighs about 78 kgs which is 172 lbs.