"Dexter" co-star lands "Betty" sideline

Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:59am EST
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Dexter" co-star Lauren Velez will appear in a multi-episode arc on ABC's "Ugly Betty," playing a nurse who enters the lives of the Suarez family.

Details about her character and how she will interact with Betty (America Ferrera) and the rest of the Suarez clan are being kept under wraps, but word is that she is tied to a plot twist that might involve the death of a major character.

On "Dexter," Velez plays Lt. Maria Laguerta, a higher-up and resident dictator at the Miami Police Department. Her series credits include HBO's "Oz" and Fox's "New York Undercover."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter