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Lauren Vélez Biography

Lauren Vélez is best known as Actress, Producer who has an estimated Net Worth of $3 Million. Played police detective Lt. Maria LaGuerta on Showtime’s Dexter. She also appeared in the series New York Undercover and Oz and provided her voice for the 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. She was born on November 2,1964, Brooklyn, NY. She was Dr. Gloria Nathan in Oz before she got the part in Dexter. She briefly played a groundhog in a school play. Michael C. Hall co-starred with her as the serial killer with a moral streak in Dexter. She has a twin sister named Lorraine. She married Mark Gordon in 1993. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Lauren Vélez Bio

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Best Known For
  • Starring in several TV shows such as New York Undercover (1995-1999), Oz (1997-2003), Ugly Betty (2009-2010), Dexter (2006-2012), and How to Get Away with Murder (2016-2017)
  • Being cast in many films like I Like It Like That (1994), City Hall (1996), I Think I Do (1997), and Serial (2007)
  • Producing the drama film America Adrift in 2016
Nick NameLuna Lauren Velez
Full NameLauren Luna Vélez
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
EducationLauren went to Public School 42 in Queens. Later, her virtuous performance in high school earned her a scholarship to enroll into The Ailey Studios.
ProfessionActress, Producer
ManagerLauren is represented by Global Artists Agency.
Family
  • Father – José Vélez (New York City Police Department officer)
  • Mother – Socorro Vélez
  • Siblings – Lorraine Vélez (Twin Sister) (Actress, Singer). She has 6 more siblings.
Build TypeAverage
NationalityAmerican
Age56 years old
Date of BirthNovember 2,1964
Zodiac SignScorpio
Height5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
Weight59 kg or 130 lbs
Sexual OrientationStraight
Distinctive FeaturesShe has a mole near the lower right side of her nose.
EthnicityMultiracial (Hispanic and Black)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Net Worth$3 Million

Lauren Vélez Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994I Like It Like ThatLisette LinaresIndependent Spirit Awards for Best Female Lead
1996City HallElaine SantosNominated — NCLR Bravo Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
1997I Think I DoCarolNominated — ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film
2000Prince of Central ParkRosa Sanchez
2007SerialRoseanne CrystalLong Island International Film Expo for Best Supporting Actress
2011Rosewood LanePaula Crenshaw
2016Officer DowneChief Berringer
2016America AdriftCecilia Fernandez
2018The First PurgeLuisa
2018Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseRio Morales (voice)
2019SwallowLucy
2019ShaftBennie
2019AnaCamilaPost-production
2019Widows on the WorldEvaPost-production

Lauren Vélez TV Shows

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995The Cosby MysteriesClaudine Palmeri“The Hit Parade”
1995–1999New York UndercoverDet. Nina MorenoMain role (seasons 2–4)NCLR Bravo Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated — ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (1998)Nominated — Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1997, 1998)
1997–2003OzDr. Gloria NathanGuest (season 1), recurring role (seasons 2–6)ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series (2001)Nominated — ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series (1999, 2000, 2002)
1998Thicker Than BloodCamilla LopezTV filmNominated — ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in Made-for Television Movie or Mini-Series
1999Strange WorldDet. Arias“Azrael's Breed”
1999St. Michael's CrossingVicki SoleraTV series
1999Law & OrderMs. Torres“Marathon”
2000The PretenderEmily Sadler“Spin Doctor”
2000ProfilerEmily Sadler“Clean Sweep”
2001Love and TreasonAgent Susan MestreTV film
2003DragnetDet. Denise Beltran“Redemption”, “For Whom the Whistle Blows”
2004Law & Order: Special Victims UnitAttorney Shamal“Home”, “Obscene”
2005Strong MedicineDr. Vanessa Burke“First Response”
2005WantedFaye Templeton“The Last Templeton”
2006MediumElena Cabrera“Knowing Her”
2006–07NumbersClaudia Gomez“Undercurrents”, “Hardball”, “Contenders”
2006–2012DexterMaría LaGuertaMain role (seasons 1–7)NAMIC Vision Award for Best Actress – DramaNominated — ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie (2007, 2008)Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2008–2011)
2008Law & Order: Criminal IntentOfficer Lois Melago“Purgatory”
2009–10Ugly BettyElenaRecurring role (seasons 3–4)
2011Breakout KingsCarmen Vega“Where in the World Is Carmen Vega”
2011HawthorneDr. Kat“For Better or Worse”
2014UnforgettableAisha Conway“Fire and Ice”
2015South of HellTetraMain role
2016ElementaryZoe Mercado“Art Imitates Art”
2016–17How to Get Away with MurderSoraya HargroveRecurring role (season 3), guest (season 4)
2017Madam SecretaryNatalia Moreno“Labor of Love”
2017–2018Blue BloodsSpecial Agent Veronica Molina“The Thin Blue Line”, “By Hook or by Crook”
2017MacGyverCassandra Glover“Packing Peanuts + Fire”, “CD-ROM + Hoagie Foil”, “War Room + Ship”
2018MurderCapt. Lili AlvarezTV film, pre-production

Lauren Vélez Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth 2020$3 Million
Income SourceUnknown

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