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Laz Alonso

Born
Lazaro Alonso , Washington, D.C., U.S.
Birthday
1974-03-25
Occupation
Actor
Spouse(s)
Years Active
2000–present
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Biography
Lazaro "Laz" Alonso (born March 25, 1974) is a Cuban-American film and television actor. He is best known for playing Tsu'tey in James Cameron's science fiction film Avatar. He is also well known for his role as Fenix "Rise" Calderon in the film Fast & Furious. Alonso has had roles in other films such as Jarhead, This Christmas, and Miracle at St. Anna.
He has had supporting roles in films such as Stomp the Yard, Down for Life, Jarhead (His interpretation of a United States Marine in this film was loosely based on a Marine classmate that lived in his dormitory in college.), G, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, This Christmas, and Miracle at St. Anna. In 2009, he played Fenix "Rise" Calderon, one of the main antagonists in the film Fast & Furious, the fourth installment in The Fast and the Furious film series, and 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 TV series Breakout Kings during its first season and the first episode of season two. He has made television guest starring appearances on The Unit, Bones, CSI: Miami, NCIS, The Practice and Eyes. Alonso appeared in music videos by Toni Braxton & Aaliyah. Alonso also hosted shows on the BET network.
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