Lauren Vélez is an American actress and the twin sister of actress Loraine Vélez. Her most notable roles are as María LaGuerta on Dexter, Detective Nina Moreno on Fox’s New York Undercover, Dr. Gloria … Enjoy Lauren Velez’s best quotes below.
“I don’t have children, but I have 17 nieces and nephews, and they more than make up for anything that I can do. I have a stepdaughter, and I adore her to pieces, and I think about adoption. There are so many kids at different ages and stages that need families.”
“I’m much more ambitious than I’d like to admit.”
“When I first came out to L.A., Hollywood’s idea of a Latina was Mexican. It was almost like they had never seen or heard of an Afro-Latina before.”
“After ‘Dexter’ and ‘La Lupe’, I would love to return to theater. I’m just ready for more.”
“‘La Lupe’ is my passion project. I’ve done it as a one-woman show, but I’m raising money to turn it into a film. It’s a story of a Cuban singer who became the Queen of Latin Soul, the first woman on the N.Y. salsa scene.”