Monica Keena

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Monica Keena
Monica Keena at PaleyFest 2011.jpg
Born(1979-05-25) May 25, 1979 (age 34)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1994–present
 
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Monica Keena
Monica Keena at PaleyFest 2011.jpg
Born(1979-05-25) May 25, 1979 (age 34)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1994–present

Monica C. Keena (born May 25, 1979) is an American actress, known for her roles as Abby Morgan on Dawson's Creek, Rachel Lindquist on the short-lived comedy Undeclared, Kristin on HBO's Entourage, and as Lori Campbell in Freddy vs. Jason.

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Early life[edit]

Keena was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City the daughter of Mary, a nurse, and William Keena, a financial sales manager.[1] with an older sister named Samantha. She attended Saint Ann's School, a progressive private school in Brooklyn Heights. She auditioned for acceptance into LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts at age thirteen. Although she chose the drama department as her preference, she was accepted in both the dramatic and the vocal arts departments. Soon after starting her classes at LaGuardia, Keena played in her first role in a short film Burning Love.

Career[edit]

Keena portrayed Bertha in a stage reading of Strindberg's The Father with Al Pacino, and had her first starring role playing Snow White against Sigourney Weaver's wicked queen in the folktale-inspired Snow White: A Tale of Terror. She has appeared in numerous television and movie projects including the TBS Original Movie First Daughter and Crime and Punishment in Suburbia which appeared at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

Monica appeared in the film While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bullock, The Simian Line with Harry Connick Jr. and Lynn Redgrave, and Bad Girls From Valley High with Julie Benz and Jonathan Brandis (in his final film role before his death in 2003) with the film eventually released straight to DVD in 2005. In 2003, she played the heroine Lori Campbell in Freddy vs. Jason. In 2006, she played Celia in the film Left in Darkness.

Keena had a recurring role as Abby Morgan on Dawson's Creek and a starring role on the short-lived Undeclared as the college student Rachel. Keena also had guest roles on series such as Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Homicide: Life on the Street, Feds, and Entourage. On the hit ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy, she appeared in the second season episode "Into You Like A Train" in which she played Bonnie, a patient who was severely injured in a massive train accident. She later reappeared in the third season episode "Some Kind of Miracle" to reprise her role as Bonnie.

Keena appears as Maddie Curtis in Adam Gierasch's straight-to-video 2009 remake Night of the Demons. It was during filming that she became romantically involved with Edward Furlong. He has been arrested three times for attacking her, and on January 15, 2013 was remanded in jail as he was unable to pay bail.[2] In March 2013 he was sentenced to six months in prison for violating a protection order she had filed against him.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1995While You Were SleepingMary Callaghan
1996RipeViolet
1997Snow White: A Tale of TerrorLilli Hoffman
1997Devil's Advocate, TheThe Devil's AdvocateAlessandra Cullen
1998Hairy Bird, TheThe Hairy BirdTinka ParkerAKA, All I Wanna Do
2000Simian Line, TheThe Simian LineMarta
2000Crime and Punishment in SuburbiaRoseanne Skolnick
2002Orange CountyGretchen
2003Freddy vs. JasonLori Campbell
2005Bad Girls from Valley HighBrooke
2005Man of the HouseEvie
2005Long DistanceNicole Freeman
2006Fifty PillsPetunia
2006Lather Effect, TheThe Lather EffectWarm Leatherette Babe #1
2006Left in DarknessCeliaVideo
2007Brooklyn RulesAmy
2008LoadedBrooke
2008Corporate AffairsSnowy Egret
2008Narrows, TheThe NarrowsGina Abruzzi
2009Fault Line
2009Night of the DemonsMaddie
201240 Days and NightsTessa
2012RemnantsElizabethCompleted
2012Walter Don't DanceShort film, post-production
2013Manson GirlsLynette 'Squeaky' FrommeFilming
2013KarmaPre-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story, AA Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul StoryOksana BaiulTV movie
1995Law & OrderCorey RussellEpisode: "Performance"
1997FedsTina WaltersEpisode: "Somebody's Lyin'"
1997Homicide: Life on the StreetBillie RaderEpisode: "Double Blind"
1998-1999Dawson's CreekAbby Morgan14 episodes
1999First DaughterJess HayesTV movie
2001-2003UndeclaredRachel Lindquist17 episodes
2003King of the HillVarious (voice)Episode: "I Never Promised You an Organic Garden"
Episode: "Night and Deity"
2004-2005EntourageKristen6 episodes
2005Law & Order: Criminal IntentBeatrice Onorato MailerEpisode: "Death Roe"
2005Grey's AnatomyBonnie CrasnoffEpisode: "Into You Like a Train"
2006Without a TraceHeidi PeytonEpisode: "More Than This"
2006CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMadelineEpisode: "Built to Kill: Part 2"
2006Sopranos: Road to Respect, TheThe Sopranos: Road to RespectTrishelle (voice)Video game
2006All She Wants for ChristmasJudith 'Noelle' DunnTV movie
2007Ghost WhispererHolly NewmanEpisode: "Deja Boo"
2007Grey's AnatomyBonnie CrasnoffEpisode: "Some Kind of Miracle"
2009Robot ChickenExecutive / Woman (voice)Episode: "President Hu Forbids It"
2010Private PracticeKayla3 episodes
2010Closer, TheThe CloserDebbie ShrinerEpisode: "Last Woman Standing"
2011CastleCharlene McCannEpisode: "Countdown"
2011Beavis and Butt-headVarious (voice)3 episodes

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