Lauren Velez Dexter Bio

Lauren Velez as Lt. Laguerta On Dexter – Photo: Jill Greenberg

LAUREN VÉLEZ first appeared in the 1994 feature film I Like It Like That, which centered around a Latino family struggling to stay together amidst the stresses of life, earning Vélez an Independent Spirit Award. She also starred in City Hall, opposite Al Pacino and in Prince Of The City, opposite Danny Aiello and Kathleen Turner. From 1997-2003, Vélez starred on 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 the cop drama New York Undercover. She also starred in the pilot for Strong Medicine: First Response and has appeared in Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Medium and The Pretender, as well as Numb3rs on CBS. For DEXTER, Lauren Vélez was recently nominated for another ALMA award.