Blaire Underwood to Join Cast of ABC's MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D
According to The Hollywood Reporter Golden Globe-nominated actor and Broadway veteran Blair Underwood is set to appear on ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." when the series returns this March. The actor will portray Melinda May's (Ming-Na Wen) estranged ex-husband, Dr. Andrew Garner."Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, along with Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons. The series is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb. The sophomore season of the drama returns in March following the conclusion of the new ABC series "Marvel's Agent Carter."
Underwood is an award-winning actor/writer/director/producer. Underwood has received two Golden Globe Award nominations, 10 NAACP Image Award nominations (six wins), and was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for former Vice President Al Gore's album An Inconvenient Truth.
His theatre credits include the recent Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, which garnered him a 2012 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nomination; his one-man show IM4: From the Mountaintop to Hip Hop, Purlie, New York Shakespeare Festival's Measure for Measure, The Game of Love and Chance, and Love Letters. His television credits include "Ironside," THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL with Cicely Tyson, "The Event," "In Treatment," "Dirty Sexy Money," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Sex and the City," Mama Flora's Family, Murder in Mississippi, Soul of the Game, "City of Angels," The Wishing Tree, Heat Wave, and "L.A. Law." His film credits include The Art of Getting By, Madea's Family Reunion, Something New, Full Frontal, Rules of Engagement, Deep Impact, Just Cause, Posse, Set It Off, The Second Coming (director, executive producer, writer, and star), and The Bridge to Nowhere (directorial debut). He is the co-founder of Artists for a New South AFRICA (ANSA). In 2009, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation opened the Blair Underwood Clinic, a full-service, state-of-the art HIV/AIDS treatment clinic in Washington, D.C. The clinic was named after him due to his longtime charity advocacy.