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Laz Alonso

Dynamic, talented and charismatic actor Laz Alonso is a star on the rise with notable film and television credits.

Alonso recently landed the lead role in the fourth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise. He also stars opposite Danny Glover in the upcoming independent feature Por Vida. Next year, Alonso is set to star alongside Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver in the 3-D sci-fi epic Avatar, directed by James Cameron.

Alonso graduated from the prestigious Howard University School of Business with a BBA in Marketing. After college, he worked on Wall Street as an investment banker. He eventually started his own marketing business with some partners. The company promoted mainstream products to the urban/trendsetting market. Owning and operating his own successful business freed up Alonso's time to explore his passion for acting. He 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.

His movie credits include lead roles in the hits Stomp the Yard and This Christmas, a lead role in the 2006 Roland Joffe psychological thriller Captivity, and an ensemble lead role in the 2005 hit Jarhead, opposite Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard.

Alonso's TV credits include guest-starring roles on The Unit, Bones, CSI: Miami, The Practice and Navy: NCIS.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Laz Alonso Facts

BirthplaceWashington, District of Columbia, USA
Height5' 11½" (1m82)  How tall is Laz Alonso compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Fast & Furious: The Ultimate Ride Collection
Fast & Furious
Fast & Furious 7-Movie Collection
This Christmas
Fast & Furious 1-7 Collection ? Limited Edition
Fast & Furious Collection: 4-6
Straw Dogs
Jumping The Broom
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