Laz Alonso once described as a man with a heart of gold, 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 a Wall Street investment banker but has since made his claim in show business and was named one of the top ten actors to 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 March 25, 1974, in Washington D.C. as 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 a young 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 spent his elementary and high school years in Washington, D.C. (since it is known that he spent most of his childhood, youth, and part of his adult life in Washington).
Alonso studied business administration (with a focus on marketing) at Howard University, Washington D.C. However, he had 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 with 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), leaving him little or no time for himself or virtually any other thing.
Move To New York
For Laz Alonso, the move to New York marked his transition to manhood, as the life experiences he gained 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 began to take acting classes in the evenings to acquire professional acting knowledge and improve his inherent acting skills, and this obviously paid off.
Lazaro began his career in showbiz as a VJ on the BET network in 2000, but before becoming a BET VJ, Lazaro 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
His acting talent in history will eventually be used in the television movie “Disappearing Acts” (2000), in which he played a supporting role alongside Wesley Snipes and Sanaa Lathan. 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 television series “The Practice” and was Manny in 3 episodes of the American television series “One on One” (2003-2004).
Year 2004 – 2008
Laz Alonso would appear in several television 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 little busy for Lazaro. He played in a number of movies and TV series like “Allerseelen: 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 canceled in 2007).
From 2006-2008 Laz Alonso then starred 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), played the lead role of Malcolm Moore in the Christmas musical comedy “This Christmas” and starred as Corporal Hector Negron in Spike Lee’s adaptation of James McBride’s novel “Miracle at St. Anna” (2008).
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 multiple award-winning Hollywood blockbuster “Avatar”, widely regarded as Lazlo’s groundbreaking lead 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 has also appeared in the following movies and American TV series: “Breakout Kings” (2011-2012), “Deception” (2012-2013) – where he was, Will Moreno starred, “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).
Laz Alonso’s Wife, Married, Girlfriend, Family
Since Laz Alonso is a handsome and successful young man, his mysterious love life gave rise to discussions. The media has associated him with some really beautiful women like Olivia Longott, Teairra Mari, Bria Myles, Mallika Sherawat, and Claudia Jordan, with whom he allegedly spent quite some time.
Yet none of these women have confirmed these rumors, nor has Lazaro himself. There have also been some reports that he is planning to marry secretly, but even this is only a rumor.
In essence, Laz is currently single and has no wife, girlfriend, or family. One can only assume that he is currently exclusively occupied with his career and would only get married when he is ready.