Blair Underwood: “God will give me the direction to go where I need to go”

Blair Underwood has been known to act on television, movies and even Broadway but he is best known for his roles as Jonathan Rollins from the NBC legal drama L.A. Law which lasted for seven years.

Underwood is a Grammy Award winner as well as a a winner of three NAACP Image Awards. He has also been nominated for numerous Golden Globe Awards.

He has had a role in 27 movies and 26 televisions series. In 2000 People Magazine named him one of it’s “50 Most Beautiful People” while TV Guide named him one of it’s “Most Influential Faces of the 90s”. In the Bible Experience audio Bible dramatization, he was the voice of Jesus Christ.

According to Black Christian News, when speaking about his relationship with God, he says it is,

“…very much like a healthy, childlike connection to a father who is loving, who is giving, who is consistent, who is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient.”

On how he deals with a stressful career, he says,

“The bigger issue is to go to your faith. What works for me is to know that all of this is preordained. I am a Christian. I believe God has a plan. I believe he is not going to leave us hanging. As a man, in our society, I don’t have all the answers. Being able to turn matters over to a higher power works for me.”

Underwood goes on to say,

“You know what? I’ll understand what I can understand, and then God will give me the direction to go where I need to go from there.”

5 Responses to Blair Underwood: “God will give me the direction to go where I need to go”

  1. I cant understand why these irresponsible negro men who marry outside their black american community, are always begging black women to go to their movies and put them on their tv networks. Why dont they look to their wife’s community to feed them? Are we supposed to be honored to help fools who feed everyone but their own? The fools dont even understand why and how they get paid. If you dont put money into the community that supports you, dont expect to get anything out of it. Marriage is a major source of transferring wealth. Transferring wealth through marriage is a major source of draining wealth from the black american community.

    • Carol hope you’ve read LV Jordan’s response. I’m 100 percent in agreement with it. It might be better to rant AFTER you’ve researched the person you’re ranting about. Your comments would be spot on if it were directed at any number of other African American male entertainers.

      As for the article, great write up about a great man. One of the best in the business.

      • Absolutely RAN… to give credit where it is do…..too many times it goes unnoticed and un-rewarded. They are truly an awesome family and represent God and “us ” all the time… very well.

        Blessing to you !

  2. Hi Carol, you make a good point and argument. However , if this is aimed towards Blair it is totally NOT the issue. He is married to a beautiful African American woman and they have gorgeous 100% African American Children . And as far as “spreading the wealth” to his own community”that is his main objective when it comes to financing projects to help and support underprivileged families and children. It just happens to be the passion of both he and his wife.

    Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to set this record straight ,
    LV Jordan

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