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Lauren Vélez


Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York among eight siblings including her twin sister Lorraine, Lauren Velez dreamed of becoming an actress ever since she played a groundhog in a school play in second grade. Immediately following high school, she received a scholarship from the Alvin Ailey Dance School which led to her first job ... See full bio »
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 2006-2012 Dexter (TV Series)
Lt. Maria LaGuerta / Capt. Maria LaGuerta / Det. Maria LaGuerta
- Surprise, Motherfucker! (2012) ... Capt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
- Do You See What I See? (2012) ... Capt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
- The Dark... Whatever (2012) ... Capt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
- Helter Skelter (2012) ... Capt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
- Argentina (2012) ... Capt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
 2011 Rosewood Lane
Paula Crenshaw
 2011 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Dr. Kat
- For Better or Worse (2011) ... Dr. Kat (as Lauren Vèlez)
 2011 Breakout Kings (TV Series)
Carmen Vega
- Where in the World Is Carmen Vega (2011) ... Carmen Vega (as Lauren Velez)
 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Officer Lois Melago
- Purgatory (2008) ... Officer Lois Melago
 2006-2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Claudia Gomez
- Contenders (2007) ... Claudia Gomez
- Hardball (2006) ... Claudia Gomez
- Undercurrents (2006) ... Claudia Gomez
 2007 Serial
Roseanne Crystal
 2006 Medium (TV Series)
Elena Cabrera
- Knowing Her (2006) ... Elena Cabrera
 2005 Wanted (TV Series)
Faye Templeton
- The Last Temptation (2005) ... Faye Templeton
 2005 Barely Buzzed (Short)
Maria Vasquez
 2005 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Dr. Vanessa Burke
- First Response (2005) ... Dr. Vanessa Burke
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Attorney Shamal
- Obscene (2004) ... Attorney Shamal
- Home (2004) ... Attorney Shamal (as Lauren Velez)
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
Det. Denise Beltran
- For Whom the Whistle Blows (2003) ... Det. Denise Beltran
- Redemption (2003) ... Det. Denise Beltran
 1999-2002 Law & Order (TV Series)
Bermuda Air Attendent / Ms. Torres
- Hitman (2002) ... Bermuda Air Attendent (uncredited)
- Marathon (1999) ... Ms. Torres
 2001 Prison Song
Prison Counselor (uncredited)
 2001 Love and Treason (TV Movie)
Agent Susan Mestre
 2000 Prince of Central Park
Rosa Sanchez (as Lauren Velez)
 2000 Profiler (TV Series)
Emily Sadler
- Clean Sweep (2000) ... Emily Sadler (as Lauren Velez)
 2000 The Pretender (TV Series)
Emily Sadler
- Spin Doctor (2000) ... Emily Sadler (as Lauren Velez)
 1999 St. Michael's Crossing (TV Series)
Vicki Solera
 1999 Strange World (TV Series)
Detective Arias
- Azrael's Breed (1999) ... Detective Arias
 1995-1999 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Det. Nina Moreno / Lourdes
- Catharsis (1999) ... Det. Nina Moreno (as Lauren Velez)
- The Troubles (1998) ... Det. Nina Moreno (as Lauren Velez)
- Going Native (1998) ... Det. Nina Moreno (as Lauren Velez)
- Sign o' the Times (1998) ... Det. Nina Moreno (as Lauren Velez)
- The Unusual Suspects (1998) ... Det. Nina Moreno (as Lauren Velez)
 1999 Taino (Short)
Laura
 1998 The LaMastas
 1998 Thicker Than Blood (TV Movie)
Camilla Lopez
 1996 City Hall
Elaine Santos
 1995 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Claudine Palmeri
- The Hit Parade (1995) ... Claudine Palmeri
 1994 I Like It Like That
Lisette Linares
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Alternate Names:

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5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City. See more »

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Scorpio

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