Laz Alonso is a well-known American actor who has appeared in films and on television. He is most recognized for his performance as ‘Tsu’tey’ in the 2009 blockbuster hit film ‘Avatar’ and his voice over for the character of ‘Tsu’tey’ in the film franchise ‘Fast & Furious.’ He also had a recurrent part in the popular television series ‘Southland.’ He is now one of the most popular actors on social media, with a large fan base on both his Twitter and Instagram profiles. He’s had a lot of success in numerous aspects of the entertainment industry throughout the years. He received an Emmy for his role in the Budweiser ad series “Wassup.” In the year 2009, he was named one of Variety Magazine’s “Top Ten Actors to Watch.” Laz Alonso began his career as a TV host before moving on to acting and is now one of the most well-known faces in American television and film.
The Ascension to Stardom
Alonso has had a talent for acting since he was a toddler, and he spent his time amusing his family and friends with his amazing impersonations and mimics.
He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Howard University and worked for an investment banking firm on Wall Street.
He moved on to form his own marketing company with the help of numerous partners. He eventually chose to follow his dream of becoming an actor by enrolling in nighttime acting school. Soon after, he began landing gigs in a variety of videos and advertisements.
He began his career as a TV host on the BET Network, and he was even included in Aaliyah and Toni Braxton’s music videos. He was cast as Fenix ‘Rise’ Calderon, the main antagonist in the fourth ‘Fast & Furious film, in 2009. His most well-known part, though, is in the sci-fi blockbuster ‘Avatar.’
‘Stomp the Yard,’ ‘Down for Life,’ ‘Jarhead,’ ‘Miracle at St. Anna,’ and ‘Just Wright’ are among his other credits. He has also appeared in TV shows such as ‘Breakout Kings,’ ‘Deception,’ ‘Southland,’ ‘Bones,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ ‘NCIS,’ and ‘The Practice.’
Alonso is most remembered for his role in the NBC series “The Mysteries of Laura,” in which he played one of the major characters.
Scandals & Controversies
Although Laz Alonso hasn’t been involved in any major scandals, he has made headlines for expressing ‘politically incorrect’ comments that have gotten a lot of media attention.
His comments on the Donald Sterling incident drew a lot of undeserved attention. He tweeted his thoughts on Sterling’s racially charged communication with his girlfriend, claiming that he did not mean it that way.
Alonso’s statements were exploited against him by the media, even though he presumably didn’t mean to come off as endorsing a racist.
He subsequently explained his position by tweeting that couples often say things they don’t mean when they’re furious, which is exactly what he meant. He explained that he is not a racist facilitator and that his statements were misunderstood.
Behind the Scenes
Laz Alonso was born in Washington, DC, on March 25, 1974. He is of Afro-Cuban ancestry and is bilingual, speaking effectively in both English and Spanish. He was a part of ABC’s “Diversity Showcase.”
He is a Howard University alumnus who is single. Apart from the fact that he was once in a long-term relationship with Claudia Jordan, little is known about his personal life. He is a devout Christian who now resides in Los Angeles.
Estimated Net worth
Laz Alonso has a net worth of $2.5 million as a television and film actor in the United States.