Lauren Vélez | Biography

Posted On: 25 Jun, 2014

Lauren Vélez | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth November 02, 1964
Age 56 Years 3 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Husband/Spouse Mark Gordon
Boyfriend No
Ethnicity Puerto Rican
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Body Measurements 34-25-32 inches
Net Worth $3 Million Dollars
Height 5 feet 5 inches
Weight 120 lbs
Children/Kids N/A

Lauren Velez is an American actress popular for her role in dexter as Maria LaGuerta, in New York Undercover as Nina Moreno to name few. She is also the twin sister of famous actress Loraine Velez. Velez was born on November 2, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She has also appeared on HBO's prison drama, Oz and ABC's comedy drama Ugly and Betty. Lauren's mother was a singer and her father was a police officer.

Lauren's parents are of Puerto Rican descent but Lauren belongs to American nationality. They moved from Puerto Rica to Brooklyn, United States in early 1950's. Lauren and her twin sister Loraine were born there in Brooklyn Borough, New York. Lauren has seven siblings. At school, Lauren played the part of groundhog when she was in second standard. After that play, Lauren decided to be an actress. After graduation, both the twin sisters got scholarship at Alvin Ailey School. Together, they also studied acting at The Acting Studio with trainer James Price. Later, Lauren also studied Shakespeare with teacher Michael Howard.

Lauren started her acting career by appearing in movies I Like It Like That, where she played the role of Lisette Linares in 1994. She also won Independent Spirit Awards for Best Female Lead. In the following year, Lauren appeared in a TV series The Cosby Mysteries and New York Undercover. In TV series New York Undercover, she played Det. Nina Moreno. For her role, Lauren won NCLR Bravo Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series and became nominated for ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (1998) and Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1997, 1998). The series continued for three years. Later in 1997, she appeared as Dr. Gloria Nathan in TV series Oz, for which she received ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series (2001) and was nominated for ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series (1999, 2000, 2002). Since 2006 to 2012, Lauren was cast in the famous TV series dexter as Cpt. Maria LaGuerta. She was nominated for ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie (2007, 2008) and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2008 - 2011). She also won NAMIC Vision Award for Best Actress - Drama.

Lauren also appeared as Elena in the six episodes of Ugly Betty since 2008 to 2010 and in 2011 she played character Carmen Vega in Breakout Kings.

Lauren has an appealing personality with perfect tall body measurements. She is tall, beautiful and sexy actress of Hollywood standing at the height of 5 feet 4.5 inches. Lauren looks hot in whatever style she does as she has got a pair of long exotic legs, sexy breasts, curved waist and wide hips. Her pictures can also be checked in various sites. Lauren has reached 49 years old in age now.

Regarding her personal life, Lauren is married to Mark Gordon since 1993. She is living happily with her husband and there are also not any rumors about their divorce.

Her short biography can also be accessed via wiki and IMDb. She can also be followed in twitter and Instagram as well as her page in Facebook can be liked for her latest updates. Other information about this talented actress can also be found in her personal as well as official sites.