Thursday, April 2, 2020

Blair Underwood Actor


Mr. Blair Underwood
A Soldier's Play (December 27 2019-March 2020)
c/o American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
(between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue)
New York, NY  10036

Dear Mr. Underwood,

My name is Matt Winick and I’m a fan of your acting. My favorite tv shows that you played in were LA Law, High Incident, Fatherhood, and LAX.  LA Law was a great law drama show about different lawyers who work for a law firm McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney, and Kuzak  and other lawyers in different areas where they deal with different cases. Mr. Underwood, I thought you did an excellent job making your character Associate/Partner Jonathan Rollins have different unique traits like caring about the other lawyers that work with him on a cases, having the courage to try his best to help people who are disadvantage of the law system or represent people who have hard times, and working hard to overcome discrimination in the legal system base on race. Another thing that I like about your character was how he would advocate for people who are poor, minorities, and people with disabilities when they face challenges in the legal system.  Also another thing that I like about LA Law was how it focus on different issues like criminal justice reform, racism, civil rights, sexual harassment, and many others.  High Incident was a police drama show that I like group of El Camino Police Department officers where they investigate along with solve crimes around southern California. In High Incident, I liked seeing how police officers along with rookies learning bout law enforcement and how to handle solving cases.  Also in High Incident, I like on how you made Senior Lead Officer Michael Rhoades a great character on the show by making Senior Lead Officer Michael Rhoades a great character like mentoring rookies on how to do the job, examining the evidence including witness statements to solve cases, and standing up for other police officers when they face challenges.   Murder in Mississippi was a great historical mini series about the last weeks of Michael Schwerner and James Chaney, civil rights activist who participated in the freedom summer before they died. Mr. Underwood, you really made  James Chaney a great historical figure because I like on how you made James Chaney have a strong passion for civil rights and working with other civil rights activists to help advocate along with protest for better voting rights for African Americans.

Besides your acting career, I like on how you are an activist on supporting civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes to reduce discrimination, advocating for African Americans’ right to help them,  and raising money to help fund AIDS research to help find a cure. Also on your activism I like on how you express the need for reducing racial profiling in the criminal justice system including the judicial system to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed and heavily support environmental protection causes to reduce pollution. Mr. Underwood, I have autism with a learning disability.  Having a disability is hard for me  because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also your activism and your role as James Chaney in Death in Mississippi  helped me get interested in learning American history, environmental protection, and social justice. In these subjects I like to learn the importance of making civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed,  and have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime.

I strongly believe that you are a very talented actor. You do such an excellent job making your characters have different unique traits. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, be a fan of your acting, and have a passion on learning history including social justice.  Here is a picture of me for you to keep for inspiring me and a small donation for you to use to help charity. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a great difference.


Matt Winick

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