Laz Alonso Biography

Birthday: 1974-03-25
Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia
Height: 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Wiki Biography: Born and raised in Washington DC, Laz always knew he wanted to be an actor. He remembers at a very early age entertaining his family by imitating relatives and family friends. He graduated from the prestigious Howard University School of Business, earning a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. After college, he worked on Wall Street at an investment banking firm. He and several partners eventually started their own marketing business, promoting mainstream products to the trend-setting urban market. Owning and operating his own successful business freed up Laz's time to finally explore his passion for acting. Laz began taking classes in the evening to hone his craft and it didn't take him long to begin landing roles in commercials and videos. From D.C. to New York, Laz feels his upbringing not only taught him how to deal with the school of hard knocks, but also prepared him for his biggest goal, his acting career. He credits the move to NYC as his move into manhood and the city holds many great memories for him. Laz also credits his acting ability to these life experiences, as he is able to bring a little of what he knows or has dealt with into his characters.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Soul Train Music Awards Himself 1987
Breakout Kings Charlie Duchamp 2012 Crime
Imagination Unleashed: An Artisan's Journey Himself 2013 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
All Souls' Day 1962
Disappearing Acts 2000 Drama, Romance
Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood 2003 0, Reality Tv, 0
30 Years to Life Richard 2003 0, Biography
Crime Partners David Little 2003 Crime
All Night Bodega Angel 2004 Drama
Hittin' It! Chris B. 2004 Comedy
All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos Tyler 2005 Horror, Thriller
All Souls Day 2005
Flip the Script Nelson 2005 Comedy
Issues Damien 2005 Comedy
G Craig Lewis 2005 Drama, Romance
The Last Stand Wesley 2006 Comedy, Drama
This Christmas Malcolm Moore 2007 Biography, 0
Stomp the Yard 2007 0, 0
Captivity Det. Ray Di Santos 2007 Comedy, Reality Tv
Bunny Whipped Kenny Kent 2007 Comedy
Miracle at St. Anna Corporal Hector Negron 2008 0, Romance, 0
Avatar Tsu'tey 2009
Just Wright 2010 Comedy, Romance
Jumping the Broom Jason Taylor 2011 0
Down for Life Officer Barber 2011 Drama
Straw Dogs John Burke 2011 Thriller
Battle of the Year Dante 2013
Cooking4Luv Alonzo 2015 Romance