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Laz Alonso Biography

Birth Place:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Fast Facts

  • Born to Cuban immigrants
  • Studied classical piano for seven years
  • After graduating from college, worked on Wall Street as an investment banker and eventually started a marketing business with several partners
  • Appeared in Budweiser's "Wassup" commercials
  • Chosen as one of Variety magazine's Top Ten Actors to Watch in 2009
  • Won a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in the romantic comedy Jumping the Broom