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Actor Known for His Roles in "Avatar" and "Breakout Kings," Among Many Others

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 Laz Alonso Biography

Laz Alonso was chosen as one of Variety's "Top Ten Actors to Watch in 2009." A star on the rise, Laz was most recently seen in "Battle of the Year."

Previously, he's appeared in "Breakout Kings" and "Deception." He starred opposite Angela Bassett, Paula Patton and Mike Epps in the romantic comedy "Jumping The Broom" from Sony Touchstone. His supporting role of "Sheriff John Burke" in Rod Lurie's remake of the Sam Peckinpah classic "Straw Dogs" for Sony Screen Gems was released in September 2011. The film starred James Marsden and Kate Bosworth, and tells the story about a young couple who relocate back to the wife's hometown and find that much of the backwards thinking that permeated her small town when she was growing up is still alive.

Laz starred in the lead role of "Tsu'Tey," the highest grossing film of all time, "Avatar." Directed by James Cameron, this sci-fi epic released by 20th Century Fox stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is one of the most technically complex productions ever mounted, making extensive use of cutting edge 3-D, computer animation and motion capture F/X technology. In addition to "Avatar," Laz also appeared on TNT's critically acclaimed series "Southland" in a recurring role. Also in 2009, Laz played the lead villain role of "Fenix" in the fourth installment of highly popular "Fast and the Furious" franchise. "Fast & Furious," which reunited the original cast of Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez and posted the highest-ever April weekend opening. The movie went on to generate over $350,000,000 in worldwide box office sales and along with DVD sales and rentals, the film went on to be the highest grossing film in 2009 for Universal Pictures.

In early 2008, Laz executive produced and starred opposite Danny Glover in Alan Jacobs' "Down for Life" (aka "Por Vida"), which ended up with a much-coveted position in the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, for which it was critically acclaimed. In 2008, Laz starred in "Miracle at St. Anna" for director Spike Lee, in which he played one of four main leads opposite Derek Luke, Michael Ealy and Omar Benson. The film, which follows four black "Buffalo Soldiers" of the 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped in a small Tuscan village on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of WWII, also stars John Leguizamo, John Tuturro and Kerry Washington.

Born and raised in Washington DC, Laz always knew he wanted to be an actor. He remembers at a very early age entertaining his family by imitating relatives and family friends. He 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 at an investment banking firm. He and several partners eventually started their own marketing business, promoting mainstream products to the trend-setting urban market. Owning and operating his own successful business freed up Laz's time to finally explore his passion for acting. Laz began taking classes in the evening to hone his craft, and it didn't take him long to begin landing roles in commercials and videos.

From D.C. to New York, Laz feels his upbringing not only taught him how to deal with the school of hard knocks, but also prepared him for his biggest goal, his acting career. He credits the move to NYC as his move into manhood and the city holds many great memories for him. Laz also credits his acting ability to these life experiences, as he is able to bring a little of what he knows or has dealt with into his characters.

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    Booking fees for Laz Alonso, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laz Alonso, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Laz Alonso?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laz Alonso for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laz Alonso for your next private or corporate function.
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Laz Alonso

Actor Known for His Roles in "Avatar" and "Breakout Kings," Among Many Others

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Laz Alonso Biography

Laz Alonso was chosen as one of Variety's "Top Ten Actors to Watch in 2009." A star on the rise, Laz was most recently seen in "Battle of the Year."

Previously, he's appeared in "Breakout Kings" and "Deception." He starred opposite Angela Bassett, Paula Patton and Mike Epps in the romantic comedy "Jumping The Broom" from Sony Touchstone. His supporting role of "Sheriff John Burke" in Rod Lurie's remake of the Sam Peckinpah classic "Straw Dogs" for Sony Screen Gems was released in September 2011. The film starred James Marsden and Kate Bosworth, and tells the story about a young couple who relocate back to the wife's hometown and find that much of the backwards thinking that permeated her small town when she was growing up is still alive.

Laz starred in the lead role of "Tsu'Tey," the highest grossing film of all time, "Avatar." Directed by James Cameron, this sci-fi epic released by 20th Century Fox stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is one of the most technically complex productions ever mounted, making extensive use of cutting edge 3-D, computer animation and motion capture F/X technology. In addition to "Avatar," Laz also appeared on TNT's critically acclaimed series "Southland" in a recurring role. Also in 2009, Laz played the lead villain role of "Fenix" in the fourth installment of highly popular "Fast and the Furious" franchise. "Fast & Furious," which reunited the original cast of Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez and posted the highest-ever April weekend opening. The movie went on to generate over $350,000,000 in worldwide box office sales and along with DVD sales and rentals, the film went on to be the highest grossing film in 2009 for Universal Pictures.

In early 2008, Laz executive produced and starred opposite Danny Glover in Alan Jacobs' "Down for Life" (aka "Por Vida"), which ended up with a much-coveted position in the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, for which it was critically acclaimed. In 2008, Laz starred in "Miracle at St. Anna" for director Spike Lee, in which he played one of four main leads opposite Derek Luke, Michael Ealy and Omar Benson. The film, which follows four black "Buffalo Soldiers" of the 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped in a small Tuscan village on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of WWII, also stars John Leguizamo, John Tuturro and Kerry Washington.

Born and raised in Washington DC, Laz always knew he wanted to be an actor. He remembers at a very early age entertaining his family by imitating relatives and family friends. He 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 at an investment banking firm. He and several partners eventually started their own marketing business, promoting mainstream products to the trend-setting urban market. Owning and operating his own successful business freed up Laz's time to finally explore his passion for acting. Laz began taking classes in the evening to hone his craft, and it didn't take him long to begin landing roles in commercials and videos.

From D.C. to New York, Laz feels his upbringing not only taught him how to deal with the school of hard knocks, but also prepared him for his biggest goal, his acting career. He credits the move to NYC as his move into manhood and the city holds many great memories for him. Laz also credits his acting ability to these life experiences, as he is able to bring a little of what he knows or has dealt with into his characters.

FAQs on booking Laz Alonso

  • How to book Laz Alonso?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Laz Alonso for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Laz Alonso, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Laz Alonso or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Laz Alonso?

    Booking fees for Laz Alonso, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laz Alonso, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Laz Alonso?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laz Alonso for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laz Alonso for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Laz Alonso or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Laz Alonso or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Laz Alonso is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Laz Alonso for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Laz Alonso generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tatyana Ali, Essence Atkins, Lamman Rucker, Robin Givens and Malik Yoba. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Laz Alonso for an upcoming event.

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