Biography

Lauren Vélez (born November 2, 1964) is an American actress of Puerto Rican descent and the twin sister of actress Loraine Vélez. Her most notable roles are as Maria LaGuerta on Dexter, Detective Nina Moreno on Fox's New York Undercover, and Dr. Gloria Nathan on HBO's controversial jail drama, Oz.

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Lauren Vélez (born November 2, 1964) is an American actress of Puerto Rican descent and the twin sister of actress Loraine Vélez. Her most notable roles are as Maria LaGuerta on Dexter, Detective Nina Moreno on Fox's New York Undercover, and Dr. Gloria Nathan on HBO's controversial jail drama, Oz.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Lauren Vélez, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 26

Birthday 1964-11-02

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Also Known As

  • Lauren Luna Vélez
  • Luna Velez

Acting TV ShowsMovies

America Adrift as Cecilia Fernandez
2019 Shaft as Bennie
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as Rio Morales (voice)
2018 The First Purge as Luisa
2017 Windows on the World as Eva
2016 Officer Downe as Police Chief Berringer
2014 How to Get Away with Murder (10 episodes) as Soraya Hargrove
2011 Rosewood Lane as Paula Crenshaw
2009 Sugar Pathways as Narrator
2006 Dexter (1 episode) as Capt. Maria LaGuerta (84 episodes) as Maria LaGuerta (2 episodes)
2006 Ugly Betty (7 episodes)
2006 Numb3rs (3 episodes)
2005 Medium (1 episode)
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode)
2000 Prince of Central Park
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2 episodes)
1998 Thicker Than Blood as Camilla Lopez
1998 I Think I Do as Carol
1998 The LaMastas
1997 Oz (3 episodes) as Dr. Gloria Nathan (1 episode)
1996 Profiler (1 episode)
1996 The Pretender (1 episode)
1996 City Hall as Elaine Santos
1994 I Like It Like That as Lisette Linares
1994 New York Undercover (64 episodes) as Det. Nina Moreno
1990 Law & Order (1 episode) as Attorney Torres

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