Birth Name: Lazaro Alonso
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Date of Birth: March 25, 1974
Ethnicity: Cuban [African-Cuban]
Laz Alonso is an American actor. His parents were Cuban immigrants, with African ancestry.
Laz has said:
I have a Cuban influence from my ethnicity, so I feel 100 percent Cuban and 100 percent Black and nobody can take that away from me… For me, playing an African American role is playing myself and playing a Latino role – I’m playing myself.
Laz’s maternal grandmother was named Ofelia Amaro. Ofelia was born in Havana, Cuba.
Source: Obituary of Laz’s maternal grandmother, Ofelia Amaro – http://www.legacy.com