Terry Crews, KISS-FM’s Lenny Green and Rebecca Crews (Photo by A.J. Miller)
*The stars of BET’s popular new show “The Family Crews” stopped by WRKS/KISS-FM in New York recently, to visit “KISSing After Dark” air personality Lenny Green in the studio
Laz Alonso, 37
Whether he’s kicking ass and taking names in his own star vehicle (A & E’s hit series Breakout Kings), or romancing Paula Patton on the big screen (Jumping the Broom), Laz is one tall, dark and handsome drink of water! What we love most about the Afro-Cuban actor is that he’s the perfect combination of brains (and brawn). A graduate of Howard University with a BBA in Marketing, Laz tells Latina.com he’s proud to be Afro-Latino. “I always like to say that whether you’re African American, Afro-Jamaican, Afro-Haitian, Afro-British, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Panamanian, whatever — black is black.” He adds :”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.”
Alonso was up for a Best Actor award for his role in Jumping The Broom, a fantastic film about two Black families from different sides of the proverbial tracks about to be bound together by marriage. One of the things I love so much about Alonso is that he is super vocal about the fact that he is both Latino and Black and the fluidity with which he moves between roles written for different cultures just proves his diverse acting skills are on point. So of course, he won!
Hollywood Icon Robert Townsend is an award-winning director who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Taking the leap to pursue his passion started with just one credit card and now – he’s considered one of the Godfathers of independent Cinema. He has produced and starred in films like The Five Heart Beats, Hollywood Shuffle and The Meteor Man just to name a few. Whether he’s performing standup, writing, producing, acting or directing… there is no doubt that his magic and versatile talent are undeniable. With over 20 years of experience in the business, Robert has grown a passion for passing on his knowledge. He takes time to participate in humanitarian efforts and speak to various organizations. During his time as a speaker for the United Negro College Fund and the NAACP, his concern for inner city youth took him throughout the country to inspire young people to follow their dreams. Now, we are proud to welcome Robert Townsend to the SBI family!
Event will be held from 1pm-4pm at
3800 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
For more information call (323) 299-3800 or click HERE
We talk about all the great things that our clients are doing, but here are some fun facts that you might not have known:
Did you know that SBI’s Vanessa Calloway was in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls?
It was meant to be! RKD’s Darlene McCoy says she never aspired to be a recording artist or radio personality – it just happened!
You think you got game? SBI’s Lisa Leslie was the first woman in the WNBA to Dunk!
Seeing double! SBI’s Tasha Smith is a twin! Her identical twin sister Sidra Smith works as a casting director and acted along side her in movie “Twin Sitters”
To learn more or to book RKD and SBI’s clients click HERE.
Perhaps best known for her ﬁve-season turn as the unforgettable “Synclaire” on FOX’s ground- breaking comedy series, Living Single, Kim Coles has starred on numerous hit television programs including Frasier, Six Feet Under, In Living Color, One on One, and the uproarious TBS comedy series 10 Items Or Less as the villainous “Mercy P. Jones”.
Come out and watch Kim Coles this Valentine’s Day at:
The Comedy Union
5040 Pico Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA
Can’t make it to The Comedy Union? Book Kim Coles for your own event! Contact SBI Agency today!