Laz Alonso

Laz Alonso

Highest Rated: 82% Detroit (2017)

Lowest Rated: 6% Battle of the Year (2013)

Birthday: Mar 25, 1974

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Before launching a successful acting career, Laz Alonso worked on Wall Street, before beoming a TV host, and then having his pop culture moment in the famous Budweiser "Wassup" ad campaign. Then he broke through as an actor, including a featured role in the biggest movie of all time, "Avatar" (2009). Laz Alonso, who is of Latin and African-American descent, was born on March 25, 1974, in Washington, D.C. After graduating from the Howard University School of Business, Alonso got a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and went to work as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch on Wall Street. Then Alonso formed his own marketing business, which gave him a freer schedule to study acting at night and look for gigs. Alonso won roles in commercials and music videos, including the promo for Toni Braxton's single "Hit the Freeway." for Toni Braxton, then he became an overnight pop culture sensation co-starring in Budweiser's "Wassup" ad campaign, which debuted during the Super Bowl in 1999. Alonso won an Emmy for his performance in the series of commercials, which spawned a temporarily unavoidable catchphrase. After hosting the morning news and talk show "A.M.@BET" (BET 2000-01), Alonso began working steadily in small TV and film roles. His first high-profile film role came in the Chris Rock comedy "Down to Earth" (2001), followed by appearances in films like the Iraq War drama "Jarhead" (2005), dance-off competition "Stomp the Yard" (2007), and the action sequel "Fast & Furious" (2009). He played the key role of alien warrior Tsu'Tey in the biggest box-office success of all time, James Cameron's lavish fantasy "Avatar" (2009). His next major film, the romantic comedy-drama "Jumping the Broom" (2011), found him playing his first leading-man role. Alonso then returned to the small screen with a supporting role on the short-lived soapy drama "Deception" (NBC 2013). After that series was canceled, he moved to a co-starring role on the comedy-drama "The Mysteries of Laura" (NBC 2014-16) as police detective Billy Soto, partner of the headstrong title character Laura Diamond (Debra Messing).

Highest rated movies

Detroit Wrath of Man
Jarhead
Jumping the Broom
This Christmas
Straw Dogs
Miracle at St. Anna
The Tenants

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
66% 90% Wrath of Man Carlos (Character) $27.5M 2021
27% 45% Traffik Darren Cole (Character) $9.2M 2018
82% 79% Detroit Congressman Conyers (Character) $16.8M 2017
6% 49% Battle of the Year Dante Graham (Character) $8.8M 2013
43% 34% Straw Dogs John Burke (Character) - 2011
58% 58% Jumping the Broom Jason Taylor (Character) $37.3M 2011
No Score Yet 98% Down for Life Officer Barber (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2009
82% 82% Avatar Tsu'tey (Voice) $760.5M 2009
28% 67% Fast & Furious Fenix (Character) $155.0M 2009
33% 51% Miracle at St. Anna Corporal Hector Negron (Character) $7.9M 2008
No Score Yet 43% Divine Intervention Deacon Wells (Character) - 2007
55% 81% This Christmas Malcome Moore (Character) $49.1M 2007
9% 23% Captivity DiSantos (Character) $2.6M 2007
25% 82% Stomp the Yard Zeke (Character) $61.4M 2007
No Score Yet 19% Bunny Whipped Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 64% The Last Stand Wesley (Character) - 2006
32% 30% The Tenants Jacob 32 (Character) $2.0K 2006
No Score Yet 12% Issues Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 15% All Souls Day Tyler (Character) - 2005
61% 68% Jarhead Ramon Escobar (Character) $62.6M 2005
No Score Yet 57% Hittin' It! Chris B. (Character) - 2004
20% 31% Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood Rory (Character) - 2003

TV

Credit
91% 84% The Boys Mother's Milk (Character) 2019-2020 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys Guest 2020
No Score Yet 64% L.A.'s Finest Warren Hendriz (Guest Star) 2019
100% 83% The Bobby Brown Story Louil Salas (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Card Revoked Guest 2018
24% 76% The Mysteries of Laura Billy Soto (Character) 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2011 2013-2014
92% 76% Person of Interest Paul Carter (Guest Star) 2013
37% 62% Deception Will Moreno (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 81% Breakout Kings Charlie Duchamp (Character) 2011-2012
90% 98% Southland Detective Gil Puente (Guest Star) 2010-2011
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004 2006
90% 82% Bones George Warren (Guest Star) 2005
65% 83% Entourage Snoop's Assistant (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eyes Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Staff Sgt. Steven Washington (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2002