With his busy TV schedule, it's been a minute since we've seen him on the silver screen but all that's about to change for Blair Underwood.
Underwood, a first-time director, is currently in post-production on "The Bridge to Nowhere." The film, which stars Ving Rhames, Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips, is about four blue-collar workers in their 20s teaming up with a prostitute to start a high-end escort service.
And, he's about to release his second book in the Tennyson Hardwick series, "In the Night of the Heat" on Sept. 8. Once again he teamed up with Tananarive Due and her husband Steven Barnes, who also co-authored Underwood's first book--"Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Story." The trio plan to make both mystery novels into feature films.
And on top of all that Underwood was a supporting character on three TV shows last season including: ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" (he's now a regular), CBS's "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and his compelling turn as an Iraq war veteran with issues on HBO's "In Treatment."
What are the keys to his success?
"I always focus on other ways--other outlets to tell stories," Underwood told BET.com recently. "That's where the book came from and directing and producing and the reality show with Kim Porter--Puff Daddy's ex-gal pal. What I found was when you keep that creative energy flowing, other jobs come to you."
Keep it flowing BU.