Actor Laz Alonso is one of America’s film actors known for his strong on-screen demeanor. The actor has made various notable appearances in films including Jarhead, Miracle at St. Anna and Detroit. But he is best known for his role in Fast & Furious and also for lending his voice to the character of Tsu tey in the 2009 hit movie Avatar.
Born Lazaro Alonso on March 25, 1974, the actor who goes by his stage Laz is of Afro-American descent. He holds the American nationality. His zodiac sign is Aries. Laz grew up in Washington DC. There is no much information regarding his early education but it is safe to say he had it in the Washing DC for the known fact that it was where he spent his childhood.
Who Are Laz Alonso’s Parents?
Laz’s parents were Cuban immigrants, with African ancestry. The actor was raised by his single mother as his father died from a brain tumour when he was just 12 years old. Not much is known about his family or his siblings but from the look of things, he has no regrets except that he would have preferred to have the experience of a two-parent home as a child.
Does He Have A Wife or Girlfriend?
Laz might look mean but the actor is noticeably handsome. Consequently, he is easily targetted by tabloids as long as his relationship goes. The actor has been roped to different affairs. Among the women, he has been linked to romantically include Olivia Longott, Bria Myles, Malika Sherawat and Teairra Mari.
He was also said to have dated Claudia Jordan and they only went their separate ways when Claudia married Datari Turner. Unfortunately, none of this could be confirmed as Laz is always overprotective when it comes to sharing his private affairs. Even the women involved hardly never confirmed the speculations. Therefore, he is probably single and waiting to mingle at the right time.
At an early age, Laz had a natural passion for acting and entertaining. He started entertaining his family and friends as a child making spot-on impressions of others. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Howard University, he spent some time working in an investment banking company located on Wall Street.
He later relocated to New York and with the help of a few pals, he started his own marketing business. Although his new venture was making progress, Laz didn’t give up on his passion. He had to enrol in evening acting classes while he ran his business to improve his acting skills.
In 2000, Laz made his showbiz debut. He started as a host on BET Network and soon won fame. He began landing remarkable roles in multiple videos and commercials. One of his performances in commercials (Budweiser’s Wassup) earned him an Emmy Award.
He also starred in Disappearing Acts (2000) as well as in the comedy 30 Years to Life (2001). He also featured in music videos by Toni Braxton and Aaliyah. In 2002, he starred as Craig Lewis in Christopher Cherot’s “G” and appeared as Eddie in an episode of NBC’s TV film Providence.
The next was acting as Rory in the horror film Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood (2003), and portraying Derek Mills in an episode of the award-winning TV series The Practice. Laz was also portrayed as Manny in 3 episodes of the American TV series One on One (2003-2004).
The year 2009 – Present
In 2009, the Emmy Award winner got a role of Fenix Rise Calderon, who is the main rival in the fourth Fast & Furious film. However, he his big break came with a role in the sci-fi hit Avatar. In 2011, he became one of the lead characters on the TV series Breakout Kings during its first season. He repeated the role in the first episode of season two.
Laz Alonso also played one of the main characters on the NBC series The Mysteries of Laura. Other films he starred in include Stomp the Yard, Miracle at St. Anna, The Christmas, Detroit, Just Wright Down For Life, etc. He has also had roles in television series such as Deception, Southland, Bones, CSI: Miami, The Practice, to name a few.
Among his remarkable achievements include winning NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a motion picture and an Emmy Award for his participation in ‘Wassup ” commercial. The actor was also named Variety magazines’ one of the top ten actors to watch in 2009.
Seeing how handsome and hunky Laz Alonso looks, it isn’t incredibly astonishing that he has a reasonable height. The actor is whopping 1.83 m (6′.0″) tall. On top of that, he has a killer body which makes him several women man crush.
What Is His Net Worth?
Laz Alonso probably never imagined he would grow this fast to start earning enormous amounts as his salary. Just recently, he was named the highest-paid actor on With Money’s top 10 highest-earning actors for 2018 with a combined salary estimated at $46 million. He allegedly gathered this amount between April 2017 and April 2018. The amount is almost $20 million more than his closest competition on the list. Currently, his net worth is reported to be around $145 million and he owns his deep pocket to his hard work that has brought in different endorsements, movie roles, etc.