FAST AND FURIOUS
LAZ ALONSO (Fenix) is a star on the rise with a
string of starring roles in
upcoming films, including
the independent feature Por
vida, starring opposite Danny
Glover, and James Cameron's
highly anticipated sci-fi epic
Avatar, starring opposite Zoe
Saldana and Sigourney
Weaver. He was recently seen
in a starring role in Spike
Lee's Miracle at St. Anna, opposite Derek Luke,
Michael Ealy and Omar Benson Miller.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Alonso
always knew he wanted to be an actor. He remembers
entertaining his family by imitating relatives and
family friends at a very early age. Alonso attended
and graduated college from the prestigious Howard
University School of Business with a BBA in
marketing. After college, he worked on Wall Street as
an investment banker. He eventually started his own
marketing business, promoting mainstream products
to the urban/trendsetting market. Owning and operating
his own successful business allowed Alonso the
freedom to finally explore his passion for acting. He
began taking classes in the evening and it didn't take
him long to begin landing roles in commercials and
Alonso's movie credits include lead roles in
Screen Gems' hits Stomp the Yard and This
Christmas; Roland JoffĂ©'s psychological thriller
Captivity; and Sam Mendes' 2005 hit Jarhead, starring
opposite Academy AwardÂ® winner Jamie Foxx,
Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard.
His television credits include guest-starring roles
on The Unit, Bones, CSI: Miami, The Practice, Navy
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Eyes.
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