Lauren Vélez Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 57 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth November 2, 1964

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 4½ inches (1.64 m)
Weight 59 kg (130 lbs)
Body Type Slim
Eye Color Brown Dark
Hair Color Brown Dark
Known For Dexter
Nickname Luna Lauren
Full Name Luna Lauren Vélez
Profession Actress
Nationality American
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, United States
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

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

Lauren Vélez Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Dexter


I Like It Like That

Net Worth: USD $3 million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

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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  1. Just wondering if we were related in any way and how my maiden name is Lisa Velez was born in Apple Valley on February 15th,1967 my dad’s name was Leonardo Silva Velez he past in 2021 November 16,2021 he was never faithful to my mom Rachel Miramontes Talamantes  he cheated on her I don’t know how many times who knows he loved the bars and the woman . I have just met one of his kids from previous marriage Juan or John I never asked him I haven’t kept in touch because I’ve mislocated his phone number his mom’s name was Jane I believe I never got a chance to know him. I think he said he had Two sisters my number is 909-332-0237

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