Laz Alonso stars in NBC's midseason drama "Deception" as federal agent Will Moreno, the ambitious and no-nonsense former SFPD partner of Detective Joanna Padget Locasto (Meagan Good). Charged with leading the federal investigation into Bowers Pharmaceuticals, Will recruits Joanna to go undercover with the Bowers family and investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding Vivian Bowers' death. Chosen as one of Variety's Top Ten Actors to Watch in 2009 and part of the new breed of emerging leading men in Hollywood, Alonso toplined the A&E drama "Breakout Kings" in 2011 and showed off his leading man skills in the Columbia Pictures hit romantic comedy "Jumping the Broom," for which he won a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture. He can currently be seen on DVD in the lead role of Tsu'tey in the highest-grossing film of all time, "Avatar." Alonso also played the lead villain role of Fenix in the fourth installment of the highly popular "The Fast and the Furious" franchise.
In early 2008, Alonso executive produced and starred opposite Danny Glover in Alan Jacobs' "Down for Life" (a.k.a. "Por Vida"), which ended up with a much-coveted position in the 2009 Toronto Film Festival where it was critically acclaimed. In 2008, he 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 Miller. 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 Turturro and Kerry Washington.
His movie credits also include lead roles in the Sony's Screen Gems' hits "Stomp the Yard" and "This Christmas," a lead role in Roland Joffe's 2006 psychological thriller "Captivity" and a co-starring role in the 2005 hit "Jarhead," opposite Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, and directed by Sam Mendes for Universal. In 2011 he had a supporting role in Rod Lurie's remake of the Sam Peckinpah classic "Straw Dogs" for Sony's Screen Gems. Alonso's TV credits include guest-starring roles on "The Unit," "Bones," "CSI: Miami," "The Practice," "Navy: NCIS," "Eyes" and in 2010, a recurring role in TNT's critically acclaimed series "Southland."