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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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