Actor, Activist & Philanthropist
A charismatic and versatile actor, Blair Underwood has found success in television, on stage and screen, in the literary world, and in his personal life. His success has been shaped by the underlying belief that you must diversify yourself and remain as flexible as possible in order to achieve longevity in the acting business. Read More >
Blair Underwood has distinguished himself as an award-winning actor/director/producer who continues to showcase his many talents in the world of film, television, theatre and literature. His success has been driven by the underlying belief that, in order to achieve longevity in the acting business, you must diversify yourself and become as flexible as possible. Read More >
Sharing insights on how his own education influenced his life as well as noteworthy career, Underwood illustrates his experiences, many life challenges and journey to success to inspire audiences to pursue their dreams as they move forward to their career and life. He encourages people to seize the moment and recognize their accomplishments as a way to shape their futures — reminding them to always stay motivated to pursue their personal and professional goals, while constantly looking for even greater success. Read Less ^
"WOW...what an amazing man and fantastic choice as our commencement speaker. During his entire visit, Blair was a pleasure to host. He was kind and approachable during our Friday evening informal dinner at the Country Club, providing our Advisory Board, alumni and faculty/staff the opportunity to meet him and have a photo taken with a genuine smile. His message to our graduates was delivered with such heart and passion—what a true inspiration to our graduates. Our graduates LOVED getting to meet him for autographs after commencement and Blair's kindness and genuine personality made each graduate's brief exchange a positive ending to an already exciting day. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to any other university considering him as their speaker in the future. He truly was an amazing choice! Please extend our warm thanks again to him as well as everyone there at the APB for being so great to work with!"
"He was outstanding and so, so nice! We had over 4,000 people crammed in there - they were hanging from the rafters. They came from everywhere. He read Martin Luther King's MLK speech and I swear I thought it was Martin himself. He made me look good, too by mentioning how hard I had worked to get him here and I really appreciate it. I definitely want him back."