Lauren Vélez plays Lieutenant Laguerta in Showtime's upcoming crime drama series DEXTER. Vélez first appeared in 1994's I Like It Like That, centered around a Latino family struggling to stay together amidst the stresses of life, garnering an Independent Spirit Award. She also starred in City Hall opposite Al Pacino and Prince of the City opposite Danny Aiello and Kathleen Turner. From 1997 - 2003, Vélez starred on HBO's Oz, winning an ALMA Award for her role as Dr. Gloria Nathan. However, she is perhaps best known for her role as Nina Moreno on FOX's cop drama New York Undercover. She also starring in the pilot for Lifetime's Strong Medicine: First Response, and has appeared in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order, Medium and The Pretender as well as Numb3ers" on CBS.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
Lauren Vélez Facts
|November 2, 1964 (59)
|Brooklyn, New York, USA