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Laz Alonso            

Actor & Producer

Chosen as one of VARIETY’S “Top Ten Actors to Watch” and part of the new breed of Hollywood leading men, Laz Alonso stars as Mothers Milk, in the number one show on Amazon Prime, THE BOYS. He also recently wrapped Guy Ritchie’s high octane action thriller, WRATH OF MAN, opposite Jason Statham. Prior to this, he co-starred in Oscar winning director, Kathryn Bigelow’s critically acclaimed film DETROIT, and Lionsgate’s TRAFFIK, opposite Paula Patton.

Alonso’s starred opposite Patton previously as the lead in the hit romantic comedy, JUMPING THE BROOM for Columbia Pictures, for which he received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor In A Motion Picture. He was also a BET AWARDS Best Actor nominee. From Romantic comedies to drama’s to action, Laz played the heroic role of “Tsu’Tey” in the highest grossing film of all time by Oscar winning director James Cameron, AVATAR. He has starred as the the lead villain opposite Vin Diesel, as “Fenix”, in Universal Pictures FAST AND FURIOUS, which not only reunited the original cast but also relaunched the franchise into the high grossing brand it is today.

His previous movie credits include lead roles in Sony/Screen Gems’ hits, STOMP THE YARD and THIS CHRISTMAS, worked with Oscar winning director, Sam Mendes in the Iraq war film, JARHEAD, opposite Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. He starred in Oscar nominated director Rod Lurie’s remake of the Sam Peckinpah’s classic, STRAW DOGS and Oscar winning director Spike Lee’s MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA, a WWII story, opposite Derek Luke, Michael Ealy and Omar Benson-Miller.

Laz’s television credits also include leading roles in NBC’s prime time series, DECEPTION, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, and was the star of A&E’s cult hit, BREAKOUT KINGS.

As an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, Laz EP’d and starred opposite Danny Glover in Alan Jacobs’ DOWN FOR LIFE (aka POR VIDA), which it premiered in the Toronto Film Festival, where it received critical acclaim. Laz currently serves as CEO of his TV and Film production company Abundancia Pictures, which focuses on making movies with a message.

Born and raised in Washington DC to a family of Afro-Cuban immigrants, Laz graduated from the prestigious Howard University School of Business, earning a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. After college, he worked on Wall Street as an investment banker. He now splits his time between Los Angeles and New York.

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