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Laz Alonso

Highest Rated:   83% Avatar (2009)
Lowest Rated:   6% Battle of the Year (2013)
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
6% Battle of the Year
  • Actor
2013
40% Straw Dogs
  • John Burke
2011
56% Jumping the Broom
  • Jason Taylor
2011
No Score Yet Down For Life
  • Officer Barber
2011
45% Just Wright
  • Mark Matthews
2010
83% Avatar
  • Tsu 'tey
2009
28% Fast & Furious
  • Fenix
2009
34% Miracle at St. Anna
  • Corporal Hector Negron
2008
No Score Yet Divine Intervention
  • Deacon Wells
2007
56% This Christmas
  • Malcome Moore
2007
9% Captivity
  • Di Santos
2007
26% Stomp the Yard
  • Zeke
2007
No Score Yet Issues
  • Damien
2006
32% The Tenants
  • Jacob 32
2006
No Score Yet The Last Stand
  • Wesley
2006
No Score Yet Bunny Whipped
  • Kenny Kent
2006
61% Jarhead
  • Escobar
2005
24% G
  • Craig Lewis
2005
No Score Yet Flip the Script
  • Nelson
2005
46% Constantine
  • Morgue Security Guard
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
2001
No Score Yet All Souls Day
  • Tyler
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Deuce Deuce
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • SSgt. Washington
22% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Billy Soto Billy Sands
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Paul Carter
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Dwayne Mitchell
33% Breakout Kings
2011-2012
  • Charlie DuChamp
86% Southland
2009-2013
  • Gil Puente
38% Deception
2013
  • Will Moreno

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