Lauren Vélez

Lauren Vélez

Active - 1994 - 2019  |   Born - Nov 2, 1964 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Adventure, Action

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  • Studied to be a dancer at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, but turned to acting after sustaining a knee injury.
  • Appeared on Broadway in Into the Woods and Dreamgirls
  • Got her big break in 1994 with a role in the film I Like It Like That, opposite Rita Moreno.
  • First series starring role came with Fox's police drama New York Undercover, on which she portrayed Det. Nina Moreno.
  • Won an ALMA Award in 2001 for HBO's Oz, and was later nominated for Showtime's Dexter.