Blair Underwood is among a rare breed of actors prominent on TV as well as movies. Some of his well-known series include Quantico, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Cosby Show, etc.

In addition to this, he is all set to appear on the Netflix Series based on the African-American hero Madam C.J. Walker, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker.

How Much Is Blair Underwood’s Net Worth?

Washington born actor Blair Erwin Underwood has a net worth of around $8 million as of February 2020. The Grammy Award-nominated actor amassed his riches mainly as an actor.

Blair Underwood has a net worth of around $8 million
Blair Underwood has a net worth of around $8 million 

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Additionally, he also earned from a voicing job in a video game and sale of his books.

Income Sources, Salary, And Earnings 

Underwood is an ace actor, and his salary is up to $120 thousand per episode. He earned $75,000 per episode salary from the TV show The Event.

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Box Office Collections also contribute a substantial amount to his earnings, which are listed below:

Year Box Office Earnings Movie
2002 $3.4 million Full Frontal
2000 $71.7 million Rules of Engagement
1985 $11.05 million Krush Groove (Debut)
2006 $63.4 million Madea’s Family Reunion
1998 $349.5 million Deep Impact

Fact: He Has His Line Of Dress Shoes.

Started Career On TV 35 Years Ago

Underwood debuted on TV in 1985 with the show Knight Rider. The same year he started working on The Cosby Show in a minor role as Robert. He also appeared in another episode of the show as Mark.

His first major role came on the show One Life to Live, and then the next year, he worked on Downtown. After a few roles, he was cast in the show L.A. Law. This would go on to become one of his best-known TV shows.

Then after leaving L.A. Law in 1994, he was cast as Officer Michael Rhoades in the TV show High Incident. In 2000, he was cast in the City of Angels. His work on the show got him an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series nomination.

The actor then got a role in the popular show Sex and the City, which also got him nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Additionally, he has also worked on various other shows like ‘Dirty Sexy Money’, ‘Quantico’, ‘Thunder and Lightning’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ (working alongside Mariska Hargitay, Dick Wolf, Michelle Hurd, etc.)


The actor once had a house in Los Feliz, California, USA, which he and his wife listed for sale in 1999. The house is spread over 3,200 square feet and was built in 1990.

They sold the property after a long wait in 2008 to Justin Long for a reported $1.999 million.


The La Law star is a passionate philanthropist and has donated a lot of money for various causes. He has worked with charities like AmberWatch Foundation, Anne Douglas Center for Women, Artists for a New South Africa, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, etc.

As a matter of fact, he is involved with more than 14 charities. For his incredible work, he won the Humanitarian Award in 1993. He also supports a non-profit theater that was founded by Danny Glover.

Short Biography: Blair Underwood

Blair Underwood was born Blair Erwin Underwood on August 25, 1964 (age 55), in Tacoma, Washington, U.S. to Frank E. Underwood, Sr. and Marilyn Ann Scales Underwood. He went to Petersburg High School and joined Carnegie Mellon School of Drama later on.

Underwood and his wife Desiree DaCosta
Underwood and his wife Desiree DaCosta

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As of February 2020, he is married to Desiree DaCosta. They tied the knot on September 17, 1994, and have four children named Brielle Underwood, Blake Underwood, Paris Underwood, and Lexi Underwood.