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You may know Laz Alonso‘s handsome face and picture perfect smile from such movies as “Stomp The Yard,” where he revealed his chiseled body and college dance moves on a large platform or from “Jarhead,” where he channeled his inner Marine. But if those films hit theaters too long ago to jog your memory, turn on NBC this Monday and catch the dapper actor on the debut episode of NBC’s show “Deception.” Until then, take a gander at 5 facts you probably didn’t know about the Howard University graduate!

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1. Laz Alonso

Laz Alonso

Laz Alonso played the voice of Na’vi warrior, Tsu’tey in the critically acclaimed James Cameron film “Avatar,” alongside Zoe Saldana. “Avatar” became the first film to reach the $2 billion sales mark!

2. Laz Alonso

Laz Alonso

He graduated Howard University with a BBA in Marketing.

3. Laz Alonso

Laz Alonso

Laz had a career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch on Wall Street.

4. Laz Alonso

Laz Alonso

Laz is a die-hard fan of the Washington Redskins.

5. Laz Alonso

Laz Alonso

Laz Alonzo’s character in “Jarhead” was “loosely based on a Marine classmate that lived in his dormitory in college,” reports Wikipedia.

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