Once described as a man with a heart of gold, Laz Alonso is a truly talented actor, known for his roles in some Hollywood blockbusters such as Avatar, Fast and Furious and Jarhead.
Laz Alonso was also an investment banker on Wall Street but has since made his claim in show business and was voted one of the top ten actors watch out for in 2009 by Variety Magazine. He is an advocate for the empowerment of single mothers and a God-fearing Christian.
Laz Alonso’s Bio, Parents, Height
The large (1.83 m) chunk of a man, Lazaro Alonso, was born on 25 March 1974 in Washington, D.C., the son of Afro-Cuban parents. Due to his Afro-Cuban ancestry, Laz is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish.
Laz Alonso lost his father at an early age and was practically raised by his mother alone (this explains his sentimental attachment to single mothers). There is really no information about his pre-college education, but it is safe to assume that he completed his elementary and high school in Washington, D.C. (since it is known that he spent most of his childhood, youth, and part of his adult life in Washington, D.C.).
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Alonso studied business administration (with a focus on marketing) at Howard University, Washington D.C., but has always had a passion for acting and show business in general. After his college education, he moved to New York where he got a job as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch on Wall Street.
This job was pretty hot for him, and since he was earning a really good salary, his working hours were discouraging (he often worked about 90 hours a week), so he had little or no time for himself or virtually anything else.
Move To New York
The move to New York marked the transition to manhood for Laz Alonso, as the life experiences he had during his stay in New York contributed greatly to bringing him to a point of maturity and instilling in him the character and determination necessary for success in Hollywood.
With the help of some friends, Laz started his own marketing company, which gave him enough time to pursue his passion for show business. He started taking acting classes in the evenings to acquire professional acting knowledge and to improve his inherent acting skills, which obviously paid off.
Lazaro started his career in showbiz as a VJ on the BET network in 2000, but before becoming a BET VJ Laz had already made cameo appearances in music videos by two of the best musicians of their time, Aaliyah and Toni Braxton.
Laz Alonso’s Acting Career
The acting talent of the story is finally used in the TV movie “Disappearing Acts” (2000), where he played the leading role alongside Wesley Snipes and Sanaa Lathan in a supporting role. He played the role of Richard in the comedy “30 years to life” (2001).
In 2002 he was cast as Craig Lewis in Christopher Cherot’s “G” and as Eddie in an episode of the NBC television drama “Providence”. He played the role of Rory in the horror movie “Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood” (2003), played the role of Derek Mills in an episode of the award-winning TV series “The Practice” and was Manny in 3 episodes of the American TV series “One on One” (2003-2004).
The year 2004 – 2008
Laz Alonso would play in several TV series in 2004; “Without a Trace” (as Dwayne), “Soul Food” (as Derek), “NCIS” and “CSI: Miami” (as Dennis de Labeque / Deuce Deuce).
The year 2005 was a bit busy for Lazaro. He starred in a whole series of movies and TV series: “All Souls Day”: Dia de Los Muertos” (as Tyler), “Constantine”, “The Tenants” (Jacob 32), “Entourage”, “Jarhead” (LCpl Ramon Escobar), “Bones” (as George Warren) and started his role as James Cage in 4 episodes of “Eyes” (the series was finished in 2007).
From 2006-2008 Laz Alonso played in “One on One” (2006), “The Last Stand” (2006), “The Unit” (2006), he played the role of Zeke in the college dance movie “Stomp the Yard” (2007), “Captivity” (2007), “Bunny Whipped” (2007), starred as Malcolm Moore in the Christmas musical comedy “This Christmas” and played a supporting role as Corporal Hector Negron in Spike Lee’s adaptation of James McBride’s novel “Miracle at St. Anna” (2008).
The year 2009 – Date
He played the role of Fenix “Rise” Calderon in the critically acclaimed Fast and Furious 4 (2009); was Tsu’tey in the multi-award-winning Hollywood blockbuster “Avatar”, widely regarded as Lazlo’s big breakthrough role (2009); played the role of Jason Taylor in the romantic comedy “Jumping the Broom” (2011), and won the NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture category for his outstanding performance.
Laz Alonso also appeared in the following films and American TV series: “Breakout Kings” (2011-2012), “Deception” (2012-2013)- where he was the main character Will Moreno, “Battle of the Year”: The Dream Team (2013), “Person of Interest” (2013), “The Mysteries of Laura” (2014-2016) and most recently in the American crime movie “Detroit” (2017).
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Laz Alonso’s Wife, Married, Girlfriend, Family
Since Laz Alonso is a handsome and successful young man, his mysterious love life has given rise to discussion. The media has linked him to some really beautiful women like Olivia Longott, Teairra Mari, Bria Myles, Mallika Sherawat, and Claudia Jordan, with whom he is said to have been dating for a long time.
Yet none of these women have confirmed these rumors, nor has Lazaro himself. There are also reports that he wants to marry secretly, but even this is only a rumor.
In essence, Laz is currently single, without a wife, girlfriend, or family of his own. One can only assume that he is currently looking forward to his career exclusively and would only dare to marry when he is ready.