By Lee Hernandez | 06/23/2010 - 16:00
In 2007, April Lee Hernandez gave a brave, scene stealing performance in the movie, Freedom Writers that earned her critical praise and got people calling her the next big star. Then she fell off the Hollywood map. The 30-year-old Boricua actress—who just landed a high profile role on Showtime's hit series, Dexter—spoke to Latina.com about her new role and why she sees it as a comeback.
By Gerri Miller | 03/10/2010 - 13:40
As Miami homicide department chief Maria Laguerta on the Showtime series Dexter, Lauren Velez doesn’t know that her blood splatter expert (Michael C. Hall) is secretly an avenging serial killer, and until recently, she was keeping a secret of her own—a hot and heavy love affair with Detective Batista (David Zayas). But when it comes to beauty secrets, Velez is happy to share.
By Gerri Miller | 02/11/2010 - 10:06
Not even torrential rain can keep celebrities from a good party, especially when there's an abundance of food, drink, and free gifts. Maria Conchita Alonso and Lauren Velez were among those who braved the downpour to attend the second annual Valentine Romance Sneak Peek Oscar Suite at Café La Boheme in West Hollywood and get showered with goodies to give as gifts or keep for themselves. There was a giving back element too: guests were asked to bring new or slightly worn footwear to donate to Shoes For Africa via TheAsheFoundation.org.
By Monica Herrera | 01/05/2009 - 16:00
Just before Christmas, it was announced that Lauren Velez, the boricua actress most known for her role on Showtime's Dexter, will join Ugly Betty as a guest star for multiple episodes in 2009. So far, all we know is that Velez will play Elena, a nurse who "enters the lives of the Saurez family"; the folks at ABC are keeping all other details under strict wraps because her role is directly tied to a major turn of events on the hit show--i.e., someone dies!
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