Laz Alonso

Laz Alonso
Laz Alonso is an American actor. He has appeared in both TV shows and films. He attended Howard University and worked as an investment banker. He soon established his own marketing business. He joined the acting classes and soon got roles in commercials and videos. He has played different supporting roles. He played the lead role in Miracle at St.Anna. He has played the role of Tsu’tey in Avatar. He has been a successful host as well. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles. He has participated in ABC’s Diversity Showcase.
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Born: March 25, 1974, Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 1.83 m
Occupation: Actor
Descent: Afro-Cuban
Nationality: American
Education: Howard University
Awards: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

My buddies all still make fun of me about the whole 'Leprechaun' thing, and I'm proud of that movie. I'm just as proud of that work as I am of anything else that I've done. I feel like where I was in my career at the time, I committed to the character.

Growing up in D.C. there are so many different types of educational and professional levels. They call D.C. 'Chocolate City' but just because we're all chocolate doesn't mean we're all the same. In D.C., everyone co-exists harmoniously but the lines are still drawn. And people don't really step over those lines.

There is a little bit of me infused in every character I play.

I've been very blessed to work in some films that I'm very proud of.

I'm a martial artist. I've boxed all my life. I work out. I studied Hwarangdo, which is a Korean style.

I believe in my heart that 'Avatar' is going to be the revolutionary sci-fi movie for this generation, in this era.

There was a day where I was sitting at my desk, working 90-hour work weeks, in a suit, looking at a computer, with all these pitch books on my desk, and I just thought, 'This can't be my life.'

I'm a big fan of 'Star Wars.' Some of the most iconic characters of 'Star Wars,' we didn't see their faces but to this day you can say Jabba the Hutt or Darth Vader and people know what you mean around the world.

I like speed, so I like taking the jet skis out and hitting the water, or hitting the lake. In the winter, unfortunately, I used to ski a lot but I haven't been able to ski in the past few years because thank God I've been working, so that's a good reason not to.


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