Monica Keena

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Monica Keena
Monica Keena PaleyFest 2011.jpg
Born (1979-05-28) May 28, 1979 (age 35)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present

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, Kristin on HBO's Entourage, and as Lori Campbell in Freddy vs. Jason.

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 While You Were Sleeping Mary Callaghan
1996 Ripe Violet
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
2002 Orange County Gretchen
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 Fifty Pills Petunia
2006 Lather Effect, TheThe Lather Effect Warm Leatherette Babe #1
2006 Left in Darkness Celia Video
2007 Brooklyn Rules Amy
2008 Loaded Brooke
2008 Corporate Affairs Snowy Egret
2008 Narrows, TheThe Narrows Gina Abruzzi
2009 Fault Line
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
2013 Karma Pre-production
2014 Manson Girls Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme Completed
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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"
2004-2005 Entourage Kristen 6 episodes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where Are They Now?: Monica Keena". fridaythe13thfilms.com. 

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