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 grandfather was Guillermo Amaro Amaro (the son of Guillermo Amaro and Orosia Amaro). Laz’s grandfather Guillermo was born in Calabazar, Havana, Cuba.
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