Laz Alonso

Highest Rated: 84% Detroit (2017)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Born to a first-generation Cuban immigrant couple and raised in the Washington, D.C., area, Laz Alonso gravitated to acting interests at an early age, but temporarily forsook the arts in favor of a more practical and well-grounded education, studying business at nearby Howard University's marketing program. After graduation, Alonso left the District of Columbia and took off for the Big Apple, where he worked as an investment banker, but footlights and soundstages beckoned, and with the encouragement of friends, Alonso began auditioning for acting assignments and soon landed appearances in a string of commercials, then guest roles on series programs including CSI, The Practice, and Navy: NCIS, before gracing the casts of theatrically released features. Meanwhile, the young performer -- who had studied classical piano formally for nearly a decade -- parlayed his melodic interests into reggaeton performances and also involved himself in a big way with altruism, launching a nonprofit group for children of single-parent households.Alonso's big-screen projects included the 2003 urban horror comedy Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood; the 2005 Constantine (with a role as a security guard in a morgue), and the 2005 Jarhead (as a soldier stationed in the Gulf War). He worked for Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields) as a detective hot on the trail of a serial killer, in that filmmaker's critically despised torture porn outing Captivity (2007), then essayed a small supporting turn in the same year's Dirty Sexy Money on ABC. Also in 2007, Alonso played a frat boy at an African American college in Atlanta in director Sylvain White's teen comedy-cum-dance film Stomp the Yard. At about the same time, the young actor worked under the aegis of Spike Lee in that helmer's World War II-era period drama Miracle at St. Anna (2008), and signed to act in director James Cameron's hotly anticipated, mega-budgeted science fiction epic Avatar (2009).

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Armed Jessie 2018
26% Traffik Darren Cole 2018
84% Detroit Actor $16.8M 2017
6% Battle of the Year Actor $8.9M 2013
41% Straw Dogs John Burke $10.4M 2011
57% Jumping the Broom Jason Taylor $37.3M 2011
No Score Yet Down For Life Officer Barber $40.1K 2011
45% Just Wright Mark Matthews $21.6M 2010
82% Avatar Tsu 'tey $749.8M 2009
29% Fast & Furious Fenix $155.1M 2009
33% Miracle at St. Anna Corporal Hector Negron $7.8M 2008
No Score Yet Divine Intervention Deacon Wells 2007
55% This Christmas Malcome Moore $49.2M 2007
9% Captivity Di Santos $2.7M 2007
25% Stomp the Yard Zeke $61.4M 2007
No Score Yet Issues Damien 2006
32% The Tenants Jacob 32 2006
No Score Yet The Last Stand Wesley $12.1M 2006
No Score Yet Bunny Whipped Kenny Kent 2006
61% Jarhead Escobar $62.6M 2005
24% G Craig Lewis $3M 2005
No Score Yet Flip the Script Nelson 2005
46% Constantine Morgue Security Guard $75.5M 2005
No Score Yet All Souls Day: Dia De Los Muertos Actor 2005
No Score Yet Hittin' It! Chris B. 2004
25% Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood Rory 2003
No Score Yet G Actor 2002
20% Down to Earth BET Announcer $63.1M 2001
No Score Yet All Souls Day Tyler 2000

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Bobby Brown Story
2018
Louil Silas Jr
  • 2018
23% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
Billy Soto Billy Sands
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
38% Deception
2013
Will Moreno
  • 2013
92% Person Of Interest
2011-2016
Paul Carter
  • 2013
  • 2011
41% Breakout Kings
2011-2012
Charlie DuChamp
  • 2012
  • 2011
87% Southland
2009-2013
Gil Puente
  • 2010
  • 2009
84% The Unit
2006-2009
Sgt. Carmichael
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Deuce Deuce
  • 2004
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
SSgt. Washington
  • 2004
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Dwayne Mitchell
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Derrick Mills
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Boys
2019
Mother's Milk

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