Lauren Vélez Biography, Facts & Life Story

Lauren Vélez American Actress

Quick Facts

Known For Dexter

Nickname:Luna Lauren

Full Name:Luna Lauren Vélez



Age:57 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:November 2, 1964

Birthplace:Brooklyn, New York, United States


Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 4½ inches (1.64 m)

Weight:59 kg (130 lbs)

Body Measurements:Not Known


Hair Color:Brown Dark

Eye Color:Brown Dark

Luna Lauren Velez is an American actress. She was born on 2nd November 1964. She is the twin sister of Lorraine Velez who is also an actress. She is famous for giving heart-winning performances.

She is mainly known for playing the role of Maria LaGuerta on Showtime’s ‘Dexter’. She is also known for playing the role of Nina Moreno as detective on Fox’s New York Undercover’, and many others are prominent.


Prior to acting, Lauren Velez started off her professional career with a job, worked in the National Touring Company of the musical ‘Dreamgirls’. She became famous for performing in Off-Broadway in productions of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

In 1994, she made her debut through a movie named ‘I Like it Like That’ in which she performed as Lisette Linaries. In the film, she acted alongside Rita Moreno and Jon Seda. In 1995, she then made her first role of Nina Moreno in the TV series named ‘New York Undercover’.

She is the lady who has won many awards and also, she has earned many nominations. She is the winner of ‘The Desi Award for the category of ‘Best Lead Actress’. She was also nominated for the Independent Spirit Award as well.


During her career life, Lauren Velez has won many awards and nominations. She is the recipient of the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) in 2010.

Lauren Vélez Education

School: Beach Channel High School

College: Kingsborough Community College

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Lauren Vélez Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Dexter

Debut: I Like It Like That

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: USD $3 million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): Not Known

Sister(s): Lorraine Vélez

Marital Status: Divorced

Ex Spouse: Mark Gordon (m. 1993–2015)

Lauren Vélez Favorites

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Movies: The Verdict (1982)

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