May 28, 1979 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Monica C. Keena (born May 28, 1979) is an American actress, known for her roles as Abby Morgan on Dawson's Creek, Rachel Lindquist on the short-lived comedy Undeclared, Kristen on HBO's Entourage, and as Lori Campbell in Freddy vs. Jason.
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Keena was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City the daughter of Mary, a nurse, and William Keena, a financial sales manager. 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.
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.
|1995||While You Were Sleeping||Mary Callaghan|
|1997||Snow White: A Tale of Terror||Lilliana (Lilli) Hoffman|
|1997||Devil's Advocate, TheThe Devil's Advocate||Alessandra Cullen|
|1998||Hairy Bird, TheThe Hairy Bird||Tinka Parker||AKA, All I Wanna Do|
|2000||Simian Line, TheThe Simian Line||Marta|
|2000||Crime and Punishment in Suburbia||Roseanne Skolnick|
|2003||Freddy vs. Jason||Lori Campbell|
|2005||Bad Girls from Valley High||Brooke|
|2005||Man of the House||Evie|
|2005||Long Distance||Nicole Freeman|
|2006||Lather Effect, TheThe Lather Effect||Warm Leatherette Babe #1|
|2006||Left in Darkness||Celia||Video|
|2008||Corporate Affairs||Snowy Egret|
|2008||Narrows, TheThe Narrows||Gina Abruzzi|
|2009||Night of the Demons||Maddie|
|2012||40 Days and Nights||Tessa|
|2012||Aftermath||Elizabeth||Originally titled Remnants|
|2012||Walter Don't Dance||Short film, post-production|
|2014||Manson Girls||Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme||Completed|
|1994||Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story, AA Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story||Oksana Baiul||TV movie|
|1995||Law & Order||Corey Russell||Episode: "Performance"|
|1997||Feds||Tina Walters||Episode: "Somebody's Lyin'"|
|1997||Homicide: Life on the Street||Billie Rader||Episode: "Double Blind"|
|1998-1999||Dawson's Creek||Abby Morgan||14 episodes|
|1999||First Daughter||Jess Hayes||TV movie|
|2001-2003||Undeclared||Rachel Lindquist||17 episodes|
|2003||King of the Hill||Various (voice)||Episode: "I Never Promised You an Organic Garden"
Episode: "Night and Deity"
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Beatrice Onorato Mailer||Episode: "Death Roe"|
|2005||Grey's Anatomy||Bonnie Crasnoff||Episode: "Into You Like a Train"|
|2006||Without a Trace||Heidi Peyton||Episode: "More Than This"|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Madeline||Episode: "Built to Kill: Part 2"|
|2006||Sopranos: Road to Respect, TheThe Sopranos: Road to Respect||Trishelle (voice)||Video game|
|2006||All She Wants for Christmas||Judith 'Noelle' Dunn||TV movie|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Holly Newman||Episode: "Deja Boo"|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Bonnie Crasnoff||Episode: "Some Kind of Miracle"|
|2009||Robot Chicken||Executive / Woman (voice)||Episode: "President Hu Forbids It"|
|2010||Private Practice||Kayla||3 episodes|
|2010||Closer, TheThe Closer||Debbie Shriner||Episode: "Last Woman Standing"|
|2011||Castle||Charlene McCann||Episode: "Countdown"|
|2011||Beavis and Butt-head||Various (voice)||3 episodes|