Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
Real Name/Full Name Blair Erwin Underwood
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Blair Underwood
Birth Place: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 August 1964
Age/How Old: 59 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 181 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 174 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Frank Eugene Underwood
Mother – Marilyn Ann Scales
Siblings: Yes(1)- Frank Underwood Jr
School: Petersburg High School
College: Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Desiree DaCosta
Kids/Children Name: Yes(3)
Profession: Actor, Director
Net Worth: $10 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Blair Underwood is one of the well-known Hollywood actors. The man started as an actor and is now directing movies and series too. At an early stage in his life, he discovered that people could opt for acting as a career and decided to embark on his journey. His Alma-mater is Carnegie Mellon School. He aspired to work both in movies and series. He bagged his first role as Potts in the Knight Rider. He started successfully in his first year, where he featured in five television shows and films.

Well, how well do you know about Blair Underwood? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Blair Underwood’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Blair Underwood to date.

Biography and Early Life

Blair Underwood’s mother was an interior decorator. His father served in the US Army. He was born in Tacoma, Washington. He kept moving to and fro from one base to another due to his father’s Army Posts in the military throughout his childhood.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Blair Underwood in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Blair Underwood’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 25th June 2024 having been born on 25 August 1964. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 181 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 174 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.


Blair Underwood attended the School of Drama and Petersburg High School. His Alma-mater is Carnegie Mellon University. The actor is earnest about his education and was extremely passionate to strive as an actor, which he successfully did.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Blair Underwood With Wife Desiree DaCosta
Blair Underwood With Wife Desiree DaCosta

The actor has hardly any scandal tied to his name. Blair Underwood almost maintained a clean image till now. Along with Ashley Judd in 2003, he served as a spokesman for YouthAIDS. He holds solid morals and helps young actors to stay on the right track. He maintains AID’s Healthcare Foundation’s Blair Underwood Clinic, which is situated in Washington, DC.

He shows how much he cares for the world and how much he is into helping human-kind. He is a Trustee for Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles; his love for acting never fails to amaze us. It focuses more on the plays about the experiences of the Black. He spoke at several campaign rallies for Obama and has thoroughly supported President Barrack Obama’s candidacy.

He came to know about Obama when he was researching at Havard Law School for his role in L. A Law, where Obama was the president of the Havard Law Review. He got a DNA test. It revealed that he is linked with the Babungo People of Cameroon.

The research enlightened us about his African ancestry, which comes from the Bamum, Brong, and Igbo ethnic groups of Western Africa. He also got connected to a distant cousin due to these tests.

Is Blair Underwood Gay?

As far as Blair’s sexual orientation is concerned, The actor is straight. He is long-term married now with his wife Desiree DaCosta, since 17th September 1994. The couple is blessed with four children – Paris, Blake, Lexi, and Brielle Underwood.

Professional Career

He began his career with an essential role in the 1985 film “Krush Groove.” He also appeared in films like Murder in Mississippi in 1990, Heat Wave in 1990, Posse in 1993, and Just Cause in 1995. He also won the NAACP Image Award. He also appeared in Sex and the City between 2003 and 2004, where he portrayed Dr. Robert. There too, he earned an award for the best supporting role from the NAACP Image Award. He has immense success where he has bagged a lot of roles and got nominated and awarded for most of them.


Blair was nominated twice for Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance Role and Globe Derby Tv Award for In Treatment in 2008, L.A Law in 1986. His skills even got him selected for the Critics Choice Award for The Trip to The Bountiful. Additionally, he won the Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor and many more to count.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Blair Underwood in 2024

Blair Underwood Net Worth
Blair Underwood Net Worth

Although there is not much knowledge about his salary and earnings but considering the amount of fame he has gained in these past few years, the digits are inevitably enormous. The net worth of Blair Underwood is $10 Million as of 2024, which is quite a considerable success. It continues to grow every year, which indicates that he still has a long way to go.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

The actor is highly active on social media on several platforms. He has 139 thousand followers on Instagram and more than 263 thousand followers on his Twitter account. He has more than 9.96likes on this Facebook page which is still in court.

Underwood is associated with several charitable organizations. He even won a Humanitarian Award in 1193. This was for his work on Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Apart from his successful career, Blair Underwood is a very kind human who believes in giving back to the community and people in general. He has a heart to serve, which leads him to participate in several charitable organizations like YouthAIDS. His beliefs serve as a guide to young actors, helping them keep themselves on track. This is highly commendable. He believes in staying focused and not losing faith in himself.

He believes in having a game plan of his own. He even suggests that every actor should and must have a unique game plan of their own. He never compromises on what he plans and wants to become. He outreached tremendous success in his three-decade career. He has a happy 23-year old long marriage and counting. What more can a man ask for!


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