Straw Dogs (2011)
Fast & Furious (2009)
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
This Christmas (2007)
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Date of Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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.
Won an Emmy Award for his participation in Budweiser's "Wassup" commercials.
Appeared in Toni Braxton's video "Hit the Freeway".
Made a cameo appearance in Aaliyah's video & tribute "Miss You".
Appeared in the 2003 Alayé calendar.
Is bilingual in English & Spanish.
One of Variety magazine's Top Ten Actors to watch (2009).
Participated in ABC's Diversity Showcase.
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