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March 25, 1974
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Alma mater||Howard University|
Lazaro "Laz" Alonso (born March 25, 1974) is an American film and television actor. He is known for playing Tsu'tey in James Cameron's science fiction film Avatar and Fenix "Rise" Calderon in the film Fast & Furious. Alonso has had roles in other films such as Jarhead, This Christmas, Miracle at St. Anna and Jumping the Broom.
In 2009, he played Fenix "Rise" Calderon, the main antagonist in the film Fast & Furious, the fourth installment in The Fast and the Furious film series. Alonso had a major role as the Na'vi warrior, Tsu'tey, in James Cameron's science fiction adventure film Avatar.
Alonso also played one of the lead characters on the 2011 TV series Breakout Kings during its first season and the first episode of season two.
He was the lead in the 2012 NBC drama Deception.
Alonso also played one of the main characters, Detective Billy Soto, on the NBC series The Mysteries of Laura.
Alonso was born in Washington, D.C. He is of Afro-Cuban descent. He is an alumnus of Howard University. After graduating from Howard University with a BBA in Marketing, he had a career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch on Wall Street before making his way into entertainment. He is a devout Christian and resides in Los Angeles.
|2000||A.M. @ BET||Host||TV series|
|2000||Disappearing Acts||Moving Man||TV movie|
|2001||30 Years to Life||Richard|
|2001||Down to Earth||BET Announcer|
|2002||Morning Breath||Migeulito||Short film|
|2002||All Night Bodega||Angel|
|2002||Providence||Eddie||Episode: "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
|2003||Crime Partners||David Little|
|2003||La cenicienta||Lazaro||Episode: "La Cenicienta"|
|2003||Practice, TheThe Practice||Derek Mills||Episode: "The Heat of Passion"
Episode: "Rape Shield"
|2003–2004||One on One||Manny||3 episodes|
|2004||Without a Trace||Dwayne||Episode: "The Line"|
|2004||Soul Food||Derek||Episode: "Pagan Poetry"|
|2004||NCIS||Staff Sergeant Steven Washington||Episode: "Split Decision"|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Dennis de Labeque / Deuce Deuce||Episode: "Pro Per"|
|2004||Hittin' It!||Chris B.|
|2005||All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos||Tyler|
|2005||Constantine||Morgue Security Guard|
|2005||Tenants, TheThe Tenants||Jacob 32|
|2005||Flip the Script||Nelson|
|2005||Entourage||Snoop's Assistant||Episode: "The Abyss"|
|2005||Jarhead||LCpl Ramon Escobar|
|2005||Bones||George Warren||Episode: "The Man in the Wall"|
|2005–2007||Eyes||James Cage||4 episodes|
|2006||One on One||Trent||Episode: "California Girl"|
|2006||The Last Stand||Wesley|
|2006||Unit, TheThe Unit||Sgt. Carmichael||Episode: "Natural Selection"|
|2007||Stomp the Yard||Zeke||Film|
|2007||Captivity||Det. Ray Di Santos|
|2007||Bunny Whipped||Kenny Kent||Film|
|2007||This Christmas||Malcolm Moore|
|2007||Divine Intervention||Deacon Wells|
|2008||Miracle at St. Anna||Corporal Hector Negron|
|2009||Fast & Furious||Fenix "Rise" Calderon||Film|
|2009||The Ballad of G.I. Joe||Doc||Video short|
|2009||U.S. Attorney||Henry Williams||TV movie|
|2009||Down for Life||Officer Barber|
|2009||Columbia Ave.||Max DelGado||Short film|
|2010||Just Wright||Mark Matthews||Film|
|2010–2011||Southland||Det. Gil Puente||4 episodes|
|2011||Straw Dogs||Deputy John Burke|
|2011||Jumping the Broom||Jason Taylor||Film|
|2011–2012||Breakout Kings||Charlie Duchamp||TV Series|
|2012–2013||Deception||Will Moreno||TV Series|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Fenix 'Rise' Calderon (flashback)||Film|
|2013||Battle of the Year: The Dream Team||Dante||Film|
|2013||Person of Interest||Paul Carter||Episode: "Endgame"|
|2014–2016||The Mysteries of Laura||Billy Soto||TV Series|
|2017||Untitled Detroit project||Film|
- Laz Alonso: The "Fast & Furious" Interview at Sly Fox Film Reviews, March 23, 2009 (retrieved January 23, 2010)
- Laz Alonso at the Internet Movie Database
- Laz Alonso discussing NBC's Deception December 2012
- Interview with Laz Alonso, January, 2008, by Joshua Hudson, G.I. Jobs Magazine http://www.gijobs.net/magazine.cfm?id=1003&issueId=76