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Laz Alonso

Alonso with Avatar co-star C. C. H. Pounder in December 2009
Born Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Laz Alonso is an American film and television actor.


Early life

Alonso was born in Washington, D.C. of Afro-Cuban descent. He is an alumnus of Howard University.[1]

Acting career

He has had supporting roles in films such as Stomp the Yard, Jarhead, G, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, This Christmas, Fast & Furious, and as Tsu'tey in the James Cameron film Avatar. His interpretation of a United States Marine in Jarhead was loosely based on a USMC classmate that lived in his dormitory in college.

He has made television guest starring appearances on The Unit, Bones, CSI: Miami, NCIS, The Practice and Eyes. Alonso appeared in music videos by Toni Braxton & Aaliyah. Alonso also hosted shows on the BET network. After graduating from Howard University with a BBA in Marketing, he had a lucrative career as an Investment Banker at Merill Lynch on Wall Street. Alonso also signed on to play John Stewart in Jeff Wadlow's adaptation of Green Lantern Corps, which will be due sometime in 2009.


Year Film
2000 Disappearing Acts
2001 Crime Partners 2000
30 Years to Life
Down to Earth
2002 Morning Breath
All Night Bodega
2003 Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood
2004 Hittin' It!
2005 All Souls Day
The Tenants
Flip the Script
2006 The Last Stand
2007 Stomp the Yard
Bunny Whipped
This Christmas
Divine Intervention
2008 Miracle at St. Anna
2009 Fast & Furious
Down for Life
2011 Straw Dogs

Personal life

He currently resides in Los Angeles.


  1. ^ Laz Alonso: The “Fast & Furious” Interview at Sly Fox Film Reviews, March 23 2009 (retrieved January 23 2010)

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