Vélez played Det. Nina Moreno, a pretty tough chick with a pretty face who was pursued heavily by the very cute Det. Torres. Homegirl got all kinds of hurt many times on that show, and still was running up and down the block soon after. In real life, post “NYU,” Vélez has had the most success in continuing her TV work. For instance, she played Dr. Gloria Nathan on the HBO classic, “Oz,” had a guest role on “Ugly Betty,” and as of late, has done big things on the show “Dexter” as Lt. Marla LaGuerta.