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$8 Million Net Worth of Blair Underwood - Earnings From TV & Movies, Books and His Charity

aisha Published On Sun May 03 2020   Modified On Sun May 03 2020
$8 Million Net Worth of Blair Underwood - Earnings From TV & Movies, Books and His Charity

The Golden Globes Nominated actor, Blair Underwood for 'L.A. Law' (1986) and 'In Treatment' (2008) holds an estimated net worth of $8 million. He has earned his worth from his successful career as an actor, producer, and author.

Underwood has signed two movies for his upcoming project that will increase his worth. As in 2020 (still filming) he will play the character of Jason Pryor in 'Grace Again' and in 2021 as Michael Evans 'The Failure of Forgiveness'.

Sold His House For $870,000

In 1991, Underwood bought a house in Los Feliz, Los Angeles which was built in 1990. The house was on 3,200 square feet of land with three bedrooms, two fireplaces, a loft, balconies with city views, and a maid's quarters. 

Then in 1999, he listed the house on sale and sold it for $870,000 to move out into a larger and bigger house with his wife Desiree DaCosta. 

Blair Underwood house that he sold in $870,000.
Blair Underwood house that he sold in $870,000.
Image Source: Daily Mail

Highest-grossed Movie

Captain Lee from 'Rules of Engagement' has starred in twenty-eight movies and among them Underwood's highest-grossed movie is 'Deep Impact' (1998) as Mark Simon. 

The movie was made on a budget of $75 million starring Morgan Freeman, Jon Favreau, Robert Duvall, and others while made a huge profit of $349 million from its worldwide collections.

Blair Underwood with the other cast member of 'Deep Impact'.
Blair Underwood with the other cast member of 'Deep Impact'.
Image Source: Nerdist

Earning As Actor 

The 'Just Cause' actor has appeared in almost eighty movies, television series, mini-series, and short videos. Underwood started his career since 1985 for over three decades as his first debut role was as Bobby Blue in 'One Life to Live'. 

Since then he is best known for his roles in 'Madea's Family Reunion' as Carlos Armstrong starring Tyler Perry, 'Malibu's Most Wanted' as Tom Gibbsons starring Taye Diggs, 'Juanita' as Blair Underwood starring Alfre Woodard, and so on.

Received $75,000/Episode From 'The Event'

Underwood has played the character of President Elias Martinez in the television series 'The Event' where he got paid $75,000 per episode. He has appeared in twenty-two episodes of the series starring Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, and so on while he has earned $1.6 million alone from the series. 

Blair Underwood as President Elias Martinez in 'The Event'.
Blair Underwood as President Elias Martinez in 'The Event'.
Image Source: Collider

Likewise, Underwood has starred in thirty-six televisions series 'L.A. Law' as Jonathan Rollins, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' as Andrew Garner, 'Quantico' asOwen Hall, and others.

Produced Eleven Movie

The 'Gattaca' actor has produced around eleven movies, television series, documentary, and short videos. As he is the producer of "Township Yogi", "The Hit", and "Woman Thou Art Loosed", while is the executive producer of "Mr. Soul!", "Million Dollar Christmas", "Give", and others.

Has Earned $400 thousand From Voice Acting

Underwood has also earned his worth from doing voice-overs in animated movies, series, and video games. He has done voice acting in 'The Lion Guard' as Makuu, 'The Golden Blaze' as Gregory Fletche, 'Superman of Tokyo' as Narrator, and others. From voice acting in eight movies, Underwood has earned around $400 thousand. 

Opened His Clothing Line

In 2011, Underwood launched his 'BU Collection' that was exclusively at sale on K&G Fashion Superstore. His collection included men's tailored suits, ties, shirts, which has now expended as in 2012, he became the spokesperson of the brand. Underwood’s collection then released sports coats, sweaters, belts, shoes, knit tops, and many more.

Blair Underwood in wearing his clothing line.
Blair Underwood opened his own clothing line 'BU Collection'.
Image Source: Celebrity Clothing Line

Is The Author Of Seven Books

Underwood is the author of seven books 'Before I Got Here', 'Casanegra', 'In the Night of the Heat', 'From Cape Town with Love', and others. From being an author, he has collected a high amount of wealth from the sold books as his collection 'The Tennyson Hardwick Collection' cost around $31.99. 

Cover picture of Blair Underwood collection 'The Tennyson Hardwick Collection'.
Cover picture of Blair Underwood collection 'The Tennyson Hardwick Collection'.
Image Source: Goodreads

Supports Fourteen Charities and Foundations 

Underwood has supported fourteen charities and foundations like the 'Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation', 'Treatment Action Campaign', 'Joyful Heart Foundation', 'Love Our Children USA', and others. He is the part of several charities and keeps donating funds for their development. 

He served as the spokesperson of the YouthAIDS, a non-profit organization that creates awareness of AIDS. Underwood is also a trustee of Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles.

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