Lauren Vélez Profile
Lauren Luna Vélez is an American actress best known for her roles on Showtime’s Dexter, Detective Nina Moreno on Fox’s New York Undercover, Dr. Gloria Nathan on HBO’s prison drama Oz, and Elena on ABC’s comedy-drama Ugly Betty are among her most notable roles.
Lauren Vélez Education
The twins entertained their family with improvised plays and acting, and they took part in nearly all of their high school drama productions, including Fiddler on the Roof. They received scholarships to the Alvin Ailey Dance School after graduating from Beach Channel High School in 1982. They went on to study acting at the Acting Studio with James Price, the studio’s founding artistic director, and Sanford Meisner’s protégé and personal friend. Lauren was also a student of Michael Howard, who taught her Shakespeare.
Lauren Vélez Age
Vélez is 57 years old as of 2021. She was born Luna Lauren Vélez on 2 November 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 2 November.
Lauren Vélez Height
Vélez stands at a height of 5 feet 4½ inche (1.64 m).
Lauren Vélez Family
Vélez’s parents moved from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn in the early 1950s, where she and her twin sister, Lorraine Vélez, were born. There are five other sisters and one brother for the twins. Vélez’s father, an NYPD officer, eventually purchased a home in Far Rockaway, Queens, and relocated the family there.
Lauren Vélez Wife
Vélez’s was married to Mark Gordon. The couple married from 1993 to 2015.
Quick Facts About Lauren Vélez
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Lauren Vélez Net Worth
Vélez’s has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.
Lauren Vélez Oz
The film was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards and won an award from the New York Film and Television Critics Association. Oz, an HBO prison drama, was another TV show in which she appeared. She portrayed Dr. Gloria Nathan, a prison doctor who oversees the prison hospital’s care of Oz’s inmates.
She has to deal with inmates and the state medical board on a regular basis. When O’Reily is diagnosed with breast cancer, she helps him, which leads to O’Reily falling in love with her and murdering her husband. Their interactions are tense, but she eventually accepts his love after he murders her rapist, Keenan. Though they are rarely able to act on his feelings, she eventually begins to return them.
Lauren Vélez Elementary
Vélez appeared as Zoe Mercado, the tertiary villainess from Elementary episode 4.20: “Art Imitating Art” Elementary, an American procedural drama television series. She is a nefarious lab technician hired by Christa Pullman to work on the body of a woman named Marissa Kagan, who was revealed to be Christa’s illicit lover.
Christa hired Zoe because she is a “dry labber,” a person who manipulates reports to ensure that the person who they believe committed the murder is apprehended by the police. Lewis Bowman was found guilty of Marissa’s murder as a result of Zoe’s actions. Terri, Christa’s wife, was the one who killed Marissa in a jealous rage. Sherlock and Gregson questioned Zoe about her actions, and while her fate was not revealed, the evil Zoe was arrested for her role in covering up Terri’s murderous act.
Lauren Vélez Dexter
Vélez appeared as Maria LaGuerta, a police lieutenant and (later) captain, on Showtime’s series DEXTER. In the Showtime series DEXTER, Captain Mara LaGüerta is a central character. Deputy-Chief Thomas Matthews had promoted her from Lieutenant to Captain of Miami Metro Homicide. Sergeant James Doakes and Angel Batista oversaw the crime scenes under her supervision in almost every investigation in the series.
She was in charge of the political side of things, while her detectives were in charge of the dirty work. She didn’t start displaying her own investigative work until Season 7. She was the second and last Main Antagonist of Season Seven, following her investigation into The Bay Harbor Butcher, while attempting to clear the framed Sergeant James Doakes of the Butcher’s crimes.
In her investigation into The Ice Truck Killer, she has come closer to uncovering Dexter Morgan’s past than anyone before her, as well as strong evidence to support him being the Bay Harbor Butcher. Former-superior James Doakes admits to having a close relationship with him.
Lauren Vélez New York Undercover
In New York Undercover, Vélez played Detective Nina Moreno-Torres, an American police drama that aired on the Fox television network. Nina Moreno-Torres is a Puerto Rican–American detective. She married her boyfriend Luis at the age of 16 and gave birth to a daughter, Melissa. After Luis abandoned her, she gave the girl up for adoption. She later dated and married Eddie Torres, but was soon widowed after his assassination. Her mother works for the New York Police Department as a sergeant.
Lauren Vélez Thicker Than Blood
Vélez as Camilla Lopez in Thicker Than Blood, a 1998 American-made TV drama film. Griffin Byrne is a new teacher at a Catholic high school in New York’s inner-city near the slums, which is being run down by headmaster Father Frank Larkin. He meets Lee Cortez, a bright boy from a poor and troubled family, and tries to help him. Lee has a good heart and artistic abilities, but he is constantly dragged down by his social surroundings and is on the verge of dropping out. Byrne’s struggle to assist Lee reflects the struggles and difficulties that the school faces on a daily basis.
Lauren Vélez TV Shows
- 2018 – Murder
- 2017–18 – Blue Bloods
- 2017 – Madam Secretary
- 2017 – MacGyver
- 2016–17 – How to Get Away with Murder
- 2016 – Elementary
- 2015 – South of Hell
- 2014 – Unforgettable
- 2011 – Breakout Kings
- 2011 – Hawthorne
- 2009–10 – Ugly Betty – Elena
- 2008 – Law & Order: Criminal Intent
- 2006–12 – Dexter
- 2006–07 – Numbers
- 2006 – Medium
- 2005 – Strong Medicine
- 2005 – Wanted
- 2004 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2003 – Dragnet
- 2001 – Love and Treason
Lauren Vélez Movies
- 2022 – Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
- 2021 – Rogue Hostage
- 2020 – Ana
- 2019 – Swallow
- 2019 – Shaft
- 2019 – Widows on the World
- 2018 – The First Purge
- 2018 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
- 2016 – Officer Downe
- 2016 – America Adrift
- 2011 – Rosewood Lane
- 2007 – Serial
- 2000 – Prince of Central Park
- 1997 – I Think I Do
- 1996 – City Hall
- 1994 – I Like It Like That