DALLAS -- For the fourth year in a row, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters hosted their Ties and Tux Gala. The formal affair was started by TBAAL founder Curtis King to benefit programs that can foster children who aspire to be in the arts and entertainment industry.
Although the event was all for the kids, everyone would probably agree that Blair Underwood was one of the most handsome in the room. I mean he is one of People Magazine's Top 50 Most Beautiful. But, the man of the hour wasn't just there to grace the room with his good looks and charm; Underwood was honored for his 30 years of work in the entertainment industry. TBAAL presented him with the Luminary Arts Award.
"It's a great feeling," Underwood told Newsfix. "The kids of this community is the DNA to The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, so anything with the arts is the critical part of the development of a child."
Both on and off screen, the two-time Golden Globe nominee and seven-time NAACP Image Award Winner has an extensive amount of credits to his name, including his work involving AIDS awareness and child abuse.
But, Mr.Underwood is no stranger to the city, he recently was in Dallas filming the ABC pilot, Broken produced by Reese Witherspoon.
"I spent three weeks here and I have family here in Fort Worth," he added. "Shout out to my uncle Gary Underwood!"
Okay, so that would probably explain this video Underwood uploaded to his Twitter page:
Hey! We're aware that the special night was to honor Mr. Underwood's talents, but there's no doubt he brought sexy to the city.