Lauren Vélez
Lauren Vélez (Image Source: Lauren's Instagram)

It is never a good choice to depend on a single income. It is important to make investments as a second source of income for the future. American actor and producer Lauren Vélez has made a smart decision to invest her income from acting in different ventures.

Vélez, the identical twin of actress Lorraine Vélez is mostly known for her roles in Showtime’s Dexter, Fox’s New York Undercover, HBO’s Oz, and ABC’s Ugly Betty. 

How Old Is Lauren Vélez? 

Luna Lauren Vélez was born on November 2, 1964 (age 58) with star sign Scorpio in Brooklyn, New York along with her identical twin sister, Lorraine Vélez to her Puerto Rican parents. The twins have a total of six siblings among which five of them are sisters and one is a brother. Her father, José Vélez was a New York City Police Department officer who unfortunately passed away in 1993 because of a heart attack. Her mother is Socorro Vélez.

Lauren with her mother

Her family moved to Far Rockaway, Queens after her father bought a house there. She attended Beach Channel High School with her twin sister and graduated in 1982. The twins used to stage improvised plays and act for the family.

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They participated in every high school drama production. They even received a scholarship to learn at the Alvin Ailey Dance School. After graduating from high school, they went to The Acting Studio-New York to study acting. She graduated from Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn.

What Movies Did Lauren Vélez Play In? 

Vélez landed her first job in the national touring company of the musical Dreamgirls in accordance with Wiki. Later she joined Broadway’s Into the Woods as an understudy of actress Phylicia Rashad. She made her film debut in the movie I Like It Like That in 1994.

Since then she has played in many movies including, I Think I Do, The First Purge, Swallow, Ana, Spider-man: Across the Spider-Verse (voice), and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.

She landed her first major television role in the TV series New York Undercover in 1995. Her television works are Oz, Orange is the New Black, Law & Order, Wanted, Numbers, Dexter, Elementary, Blue Bloods, Power Book II: Ghost, and East New York.

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Lauren with Dexter co-star Erik King on last day of shoot

Did Lauren Vélez Split From Her Husband? 

Vélez married Mark Gordon in 1993 at the age of 29. Her husband, Gordon is a personal trainer. They went their separate ways after 22 years of marriage in 2015. They did not have any children together.

During their time together, they maintained their marriage life private. After their divorce, they engaged in individual pursuits. According to sources, Vélez is reportedly dating James Milo, Jr. However, no public statement has been made by both parties about their relationship.

Does Lauren Vélez Have Children?

Vélez has no children of her own. She expresses the immeasurable joy her 17 nieces and nephews bring to her life. She also holds a deep love for her stepdaughter Ellie. Though she has not taken any concrete steps, she has openly stated that the idea of adoption has crossed her mind.

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Lauren spending time with stepdaughter Ellie

What Is Lauren Vélez’s Net Worth? 

Vélez has an estimated net worth of $3 million. She is one of the top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2023. She has an estimated earnings of $82 million. She has invested in smart stock and substantial property holdings. She has endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She is the owner of several restaurants, a Football Team, a vodka brand, a perfume, and a fashion line.  

How Tall Is Lauren Vélez? 

Vélez has a height of 5 feet 4.5 inches (1.64m). She weighs around 59 kg. She has dark brown eyes. She has dark brown long wavy hair. She has a mole near the lower right side of her nose. She has a pretty smile. She has a tan brown skin. She wears a shoe sized 9.5 and a dress sized 6.

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