Laz Alonso started his career as a host on the BET network in 2000. That same year, he also made an appearance in the drama television film ‘Disappearing Acts.’ The film was an adaptation of a 1989 novel of the same name by ‘Terry McMillan.’ He finally made his big-screen debut in the 2001 American comedy film ‘30 Years to Life’ directed by Vanessa Middleton. The film opened to mostly positive reviews from critics.
Alonso continued to appear in television series and shows such as ‘Providence’ (2002), ‘La cenicienta’ (2003), ‘The Practice’ (2003), ‘Without a Trace’ (2004), ‘NCIS’ (2004), ‘Entourage’ (2005), ‘Eyes’ (2005-2007), and ‘The Unit’ (2006). In 2009, he starred as ‘Fenix Calderon’ in the American action film ‘Fast & Furious.’ While the film opened to mixed reviews from critics, it managed to become a box office hit. That same year, he also appeared in the epic science fiction film ‘Avatar’ directed by James Cameron. The movie received rave reviews and was a massive box office success and went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time.
In 2011, he got the lead role in the American drama television series ‘Breakout Kings.’ The show aired its last episode in April 2012. Alonso joined the main cast of the American prime-time soap opera television series ‘Deception’ in 2013. The show was canceled after airing its first season. He was next seen in films like ‘Battle of the Year’ (2013), ‘Detroit’ (2017), ‘Traffik’ (2018), and ‘L.A.'s Finest’ (2019).
In 2019, Alonso joined the main cast of the American superhero streaming television series ‘The Boys’ as Marvin T. Milk / Mother's Milk.’ He was last seen in the 2021 action thriller heist film ‘Wrath of Man’ directed by Guy Ritchie. The film received mostly positive reviews and was a commercial success. He is all set to appear in the upcoming 3rd season of ‘The Boys.’ He will also be seen in the upcoming American psychological thriller film ‘Detained.’