Thursday Morning Man: Laz Alonso!
Before Debra Messing returned to Will & Grace, she was the star of The Mysteries of Laura which ran two seasons without my watching a single episode. That’s a pity because this gorgeous guy appeared in most of them. He’s Laz Alonso and he played Detective Billy Soto on the show. Prior to that, the 41-year-old actor was one of the stars of the NBC drama Deception and of the A&E drama Breakout Kings. In addition to a long list of TV credits, he appeared in the feature film Detroit last year. He also was one of the stars of the film Jumping the Broom, was the main antagonist in the film Fast & Furious and played Na’vi warrior Tsu’tey in Avatar. Alonso began his career hosting shows on the BET network and appeared in music videos by Toni Braxton and Aaliyah. He graduated from the prestigious Howard University School of Business and had a career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch on Wall Street before making his way into entertainment.