Laz Alonso

 

Date Of Birth

March 25, 1974
 

Biography

Laz Alonso was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and always knew he wanted to be a successful actor. At a very early age, he entertained his family by playing different characters and doing impressions of family members and friends. He graduated from the prestigious Howard University School of Business with a degree in Marketing. Upon graduating, he worked as a banker at Merill Lynch on Wall Street, and eventually started his own marketing business.

This successful business of his led him to have more time for his passion for acting. Laz Alonso began taking evening classes and he eventually landed roles in commercials and videos.

Laz Alonso, being a rising star, has had several supporting roles. In 2000, he became the host of the TV series A.M. @ BET. He was also cast as Martinez in the television movie Disappearing Acts. The following year, he was given roles in Crime Partners 2000 and 30 Years to Life. He also became the host of another TV series, NYLA. In 2002, he was seen in movies like Morning Breath, G, All Night Bodega and Half & Half. He has been in two episodes of Providence and also in The Practice as Derek Mills.

Laz Alonso was cast in Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood. He has also appeared in other TV series such as Without a Trace, Soul Food and CSI: Miami. In 2004, he was featured in Hittin’ It! which was followed by a minor role in Constantine, The Tenants and Flip the Script the next year. He was also in HBO’s series Entourage and the 2005 film Jarhead as Escobar. He has also been in episodes of Bones, Manny, Eyes and The Unit. Alonso has appeared in 2007’s Stomp the Yard as Zeke, as well as in Captivity, Bunny Whipped and as Malcom Moore in This Christmas. In 2011, he was given the role of Charlie Duchamp in the A&E series, Breakout Kings.

In 2013, Alonso stars in NBC's drama Deception.
 

Place of Birth

Washington, D.C.
 

Birth Name

Laz Alonso
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

- He has been seen on a couple of music videos. Once was on Toni Braxton's video "Hit the Freeway" and later on Aaliyah's tribute "Miss You".

- He made an appearance on the 2003 Alayé calendar.

- He can speak both English and Spanish.

- He was a participant in ABC's Diversity Showcase.

- For his appearances in Budweiser's "Wassup" commercials, he was awarded an Emmy.

 

Filmography

2011: Jumping the Broom - Jason Taylor
2011: Straw Dogs - Deputy John Burke
2011: Breakout Kings (TV series) - Charlie Duchamp
2010-2011: Southland (TV series) - Detective Gil Puente
2010: Just Wright - Mark Matthews
2009: Avatar - Tsu'tey
2009: Columbia Ave. (short) - Max DelGado
2009: Down for Life - Officer Barber
2009: U.S. Attorney (TV movie) - Henry Williams
2009: The Ballad of G.I. Joe (video short) - Doc
2009: Fast & Furious - Fenix Rise
2008: Miracle at St. Anna - Corporal Hector Negron (Young/Old)
2007: Divine Intervention - Deacon Wells
2007: This Christmas - Malcolm Moore
2007: Mano (short) - Angel
2007: Bunny Whipped - Kenny Kent
2007: Captivity - Det. Ray Di Santos
2005-2007: Eyes (TV series) - James Cage/James Gage
2007: Stomp the Yard - Zeke
2006: The Unit (TV series) - Sgt. Carmichael
2006: The Last Stand - Wesley
2003-2006: One on One (TV series) - Manny/Trent
2005: Bones (TV series) - George Warren
2005: Jarhead - Ramon Escobar
2005: Issues - Damien
2005: Entourage (TV series) - Snoop's Assistant
2005: Flip the Script - Nelson
2005: The Tenants - Jacob 32
2005: Constantine - Morgue Security Guard
2005: All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos - Tyler
2004: Hittin' It! - Chris B.
2004: CSI: Miami (TV series) - Dennis de Labeque/Deuce Deuce
2004: NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV series) - Staff Sergeant Steven Washington
2004: Soul Food (TV series) - Derek
2004: Without a Trace (TV series) - Dwayne
2003: Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (video) - Rory
2003: The Practice (TV series) - Derek Mills/Derrick Mills
2003: La cenicienta (TV series) - Lazaro
2003: Crime Partners - David Little
2002: Providence (TV series) - Eddie
2002: Half & Half (TV series) - Derek
2002: All Night Bodega - Angel
2002: G - Craig Lewis
2002: Morning Breath (short) - Miguelito
2001: NYLA (TV series) - Host
2001: Down to Earth - BET Announcer
2001: 30 Years to Life - Richard
2000: Disappearing Acts (TV movie) - Moving man
2000: A.M. @ BET (TV series) - Host
 

Height

5' 11 1/2" (1.82 m)

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