|Portrayed By||Natalie Morales|
|Last Appearance||Out of the Box|
|Episode Count||7 episodes|
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Agent Lauren Cruz (Natalie Morales) is a transfer from the Organized Crime Unit. Beautiful and audacious, Lauren's education quickly establishes herself as a valuable member of Peter's team, as does her predilection for undercover work. Lauren also knows all about Neal Caffrey, having written part of her thesis at Quantico about him. Yet despite her prior conceptions about the debonair con man, she can't help but be a little impressed by Neal...or deny the spark between them. She left during season one.. Why?