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Laz Alonso is a black Cuban-American actor born and
raised in Washington D.C. Alonso grew up in a single parent household;
his father died when he was very young. In high school, he spent
time with many Dominicans.
His neighborhood was predominantly African-American. He attended
Howard University, the renowned historically black university in
D.C., and eventually became a host for Black Entertainment Television.
Alonso's goal from the beginning was to be an actor, however. Wanting
to fulfill his mother's wishes, and not wanting to waste his business
degree, he accepted a job on Wall Street working for Merill Lynch.
He later quit to pursue an acting career.
In 2000, Alonso appeared in the HBO film Disappearing Acts (2000),
based on the Terry MacMillan novel, with Wesley Snipes and Sanaa
Lathan, affording him the opportunity to work under director Gina
Prince-Bythewood. He has also starred in 30 Years to Life (2001)
and Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood. He can also be seen in Land of
Opportunity, a Puerto Rican love story set in Washington Heights.
He also played the role of LCpl. Ramón Escobar in the movie
He played Zeke, the president of a black fraternity in 2007's Stomp
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Laz Alonso Explains Why he Took 'Deception' GigEurweb.comFor Alonso, who has worked steadily in both film and television since 2000 ? including memorable turns in ?Stomp the Yard,? ?Jumping the Broom? and the A&E drama ?Breakout Kings? ? his decision to take on ?Deception? started with a script that stood ...
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'Gangs Of New York' TV Show In the Works From ScorseseHuffington PostNEW YORK ? Martin Scorsese is developing a TV series based on his 2002 film "Gangs of New York." The director is partnering with Miramax, which released the Oscar-nominated film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis. The planned show ...
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Students learn to dream at Disney's EpcotOrlando Sentinel... CNN commentator Dr. Steve Perry, Olympic medalist Kellie Wells, actors James Pickens Jr. and Chandra Wilson, both of "Grey's Anatomy," and actor Laz Alonso, of the movie "Avatar" ? were on hand to give the teens a pep rally of motivational speeches.and more »
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'Bates Motel' Review: Checking In To TV's New Horror HotelHuffington Post (blog)Hitchcock's film explored the darkest, strangest regions of the human psyche with savage efficiency, and "Bates Motel" has some of the efficiency without much of the depth. It appears to ... Monday, January 7 at 10 p.m. EST on NBC <strong>Starring ...and more » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:17:26 GMT
Stomp the Yard (2007) Zeke/ Zeke
Issues (2006) Damien
Constantine (2005) Morgue Security Guard
Issues (2005) Damien
Jarhead (2005) Escobar
Hittin' It (2004)
Down to Earth (2001) BET Announcer
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