Lauren Velez was born on November 2, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. She is the twin sister of Loraine Velez who is also an actress. Lauren landed her first TV role as Nina Moreno in the television series New York Undercover. This was followed by other projects like I Like It Like That where she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award and The Desi Award for Best Lead Actress. Moreover, she became part of the suspense drama series Dexter as Maria LaGuerta.
Angel is a fellow homicide detective who shares Dexter’s meticulous nature and works closely with him on forensics cases.
Harry is a street-wise police detective who spotted young Dexter’s passion for human vivisection and helped his son channel his homicidal impulses in a more constructive pursuit: the deliverance of vigilante justice. Morgan taught him to blend into the “normal” world by day and use his “talents and interests” in a constructive way at night by eliminating heinous perpetrators who think they’re above the law or who may have slipped through the cracks of justice.
Debra, Dexter’s step sister is a tough, ambitious cop who is desperate to become a homicide detective in spite of constant antagonism from her boss, the head of the division.