Lauren Velez set for 'Ugly Betty' arc

'Dexter' co-star will play character tied to major plot twist

"Dexter" co-star Lauren Velez has been tapped for a multiepisode arc on ABC's dramedy "Ugly Betty."

She will play Elena, a nurse that enters the lives of the Suarez family, on the ABC Studios-produced series.

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."

Velez is repped by TMT Entertainment.