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 Blair Underwood has distinguished himself as an award-winning actor who is currently showcasing his multitude of talents in film, television and theatre. 

He will next be seen on-stage in a revival of the award-winning musical, “Purlie.” The play is part of New York City Center’s famed Encores! Series (March 31-April 3). Written by Ossie Davis, the show is a fusion of pop, rhythm and blues and Broadway music. Underwood also voices the lead character, Dr. Bindlebeep, in Bill Cosby's hit animated series for Nick at Nite -- "Fatherhood."

 In five episodes of the last season of HBO’s hit series "Sex & the City," Underwood played Robert Leeds, the NY Knicks team doctor who romanced his neighbor Miranda. His portrayal earned him two NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

 Underwood recently starred in and produced the independent drama "How Did It Feel?" The film is a character-driven drama based on the award-winning play of the same name. Underwood plays a working-class intellectual whose life is rocked when his wife's younger sister comes to live with them.

 He also stars in the upcoming independent films “G,” “Hit Man” and “Turn Around.” Additionally, Underwood is in pre-production on “My Soul To Keep," a supernatural thriller based on the novel by Tananarive Due (Fox Searchlight), that he will star in and produce. He also starred in amazon.com’s short film “Do Geese See God.”

 Underwood recently completed a brief workshop/tour of his one-main show "IM4: From the Mountaintop to Hip Hop." The play, created and conceived by Underwood and written by his brother, is the story of a rap mogul who gets gunned down. During his heavenly journey, the mogul meets the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Underwood plays eight characters in all.

He co-starred in the Warner Bros. comedy "Malibu's Most Wanted" and was the male lead opposite Julia Roberts in Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal." Underwood starred as a Marine captain in William Friedkin's "Rules of Engagement," for which he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Film. That same year he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his starring role in Steven Bochco's "City of Angels." In 2000, People magazine named him one of its “50 Most Beautiful People.”

 

 

 
             
   

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