Born and raised in Washington, DC, Laz Alonso always knew he wanted to be an actor. After starring in James Cameron's Avatar, he was named one of of Variety's "Top 10 Actors to Watch in 2009." Laz recently starred in NBC’s "Deception" and in 2011 toplined the A&E drama “Breakout Kings." He showed off his leading man skills in the hit romantic comedy for Columbia Pictures entitled Jumping the Broom for which he won a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture. He can soon be seen as one of the stars in Sony Screen Gems' Battle of the Year 3D.