Actor to take rap-themed novel to screen

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Veteran Hollywood actor Blair Underwood announced he is taking a rap-themed novel to the big screen and will play the lead.

Blair Underwood to get 'Dirty'

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Blair Underwood will be joining the ABC network this fall as a cast member of "Dirty, Sexy Money."

New audio Bible set to hit stores

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A new recitation of the Bible on tape, featuring some of today's best-known celebrities, is set to hit stores in about one year.

HBO's 'In Treatment' adds trio to cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The upcoming HBO drama "In Treatment" has added Blair Underwood, Melissa George and Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest to its cast. The trio will support Gabriel Byrne, the star of the series that centers on his character of a professional therapist whose demons o

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2006 with 128 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2005 with 128 to follow.
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Feature: Amazon.com jump-starts short films

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Short online films by A-list filmmakers, which had a brief trial run before the dot-com bust, are getting another shot on Amazon Theater, a new feature availabl
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Heather Locklear's 'LAX' canceled

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- "LAX," U.S. TV's airport drama starring Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood, has been canceled after 10 episodes, Zap2it.com reported Monday.

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 25, the 238th day of 2004 with 128 to follow.
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NBC unveils fall lineup

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- NBC's fall lineup will include a "Friends" spinoff, a drama starring Heather Locklear and an animated series about lions, network executives said.

Redford signs on for Jackie Robinson pic

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Robert Redford has signed on to play Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey in his first baseball drama since 1984's "The Natural."

Bravo to air Independent Spirit arrivals

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Bravo said it will present its first-ever red carpet arrival show before this year's broadcast of the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.

Patricia Arquette for TV pilot

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Patricia Arquette is moving into television with the NBC drama pilot for "Medium".

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2003 with 128 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2002 with 128 to follow.
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Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood and Blair Owens pose for photographers at the Apollo Theater 75th Anniversary in New York City on March 28, 2004. (UPI PHOTO/JOHN ANGELILLO) .

Blair Underwood (born August 25, 1964) is an American television and film actor. He is perhaps best known as headstrong attorney Jonathan Rollins from the NBC legal drama L.A. Law, a role he portrayed for seven years. He has gained critical acclaim throughout his career, receiving numerous Golden Globe Award nominations, three NAACP Image Awards and 1 Grammy Award. In recent years, he has appeared on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Dirty Sexy Money and In Treatment and was in NBC's The Event.

Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Marilyn Ann, an interior decorator, and Frank E. Underwood, Sr., a United States Army colonel. As a result of his father's military career, Underwood lived on bases in the United States and Stuttgart, Germany, during his childhood. Blair attended Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia. He went on to attend the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is an honorary member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Underwood's feature film debut was the 1985 movie Krush Groove. His 1985 appearance on The Cosby Show landed him a short stint on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, which eventually led to his performance on the TV series L.A. Law, where he appeared from 1987 to 1994. In 1996 Underwood was featured in the July issue of Playgirl.

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