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Natalie Morales
Name Natalie Morales
Plays Lauren Cruz
Season(s) Season 1
Number of Episodes 7 episodes

Natalie Morales plays Lauren Cruz an FBI Agent transferred to Peter Burke's White Collar Crime division in White Collar.


Morales stumbled into acting by accident. She moved to a new school and was taking summer classes to meet new people. But the photography class she wanted was full, so she settled for drama instead. In her words, "That was that. Never looked back. My teacher and my friends that year changed my life forever."

Morales began her career in theatre, but it was parts in "Miami Vice" and "CSI: Miami" that paved the way to her first starring role, Wendy Watson in "The Middleman." Following her turn as Wendy Watson, TV Guide named Natalie to their "It List" at the 2008 Comic-Con convention in San Diego.

Morales will appear in several projects due out in 2010, including a featured role in "The Bounty" starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler and as Drew Barrymore's best friend in the upcoming "Going the Distance." She was also handpicked by Oliver Stone for a role in "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" with Shia LaBeouf.

In 2010, Morales left White Collar and will be joining NBC's Parks and Recreation for at least two episodes.[1]



  • The Middleman

TV Appearances[]

  • Miami Vice
  • CSI: Miami

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