Elizabeth Keener

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Elizabeth Keener
Born (1966-12-01) December 1, 1966 (age 52)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Years active1994–present
RelativesCatherine Keener (sister)

Elizabeth Keener (born December 1, 1966) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Dawn Denbo on the Showtime American lesbian drama, The L Word.[1]


The L Word[edit]

Keener joined The L Word during Season 5 as entrepreneur Dawn Denbo (AKA Double D), who started a rival lesbian bar with her lover Cindi (played by Alicia Leigh Willis) having both recently moved to LA from Miami to open a lesbian club, called SheBar.[citation needed] She remained from episode 4 named: "Let's Get This Party Started" until the last episode of season 5 named "Loyal and True".[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Keener was born in Miami, Florida. Her father is of Irish descent and her mother is of Lebanese descent.[2] Keener is the younger sister of actress Catherine Keener.


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Teresea's Tattoo Party Babe
2003 Farm Sluts Janet
2004 Cross Bronx Kathy Mac
2005 Getting To Know You Tenny Bell Short film
2005 The Receipt Bitch Clerk
2006 Friends With Money Lancôme SalesWoman
2007 My Insignificant Other Wendy Short film
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Flight Attendant (Uncredited)
2009 My Fake Fiancé Carmen
2010 Please Give Cathy
2010 Out In The Desert Herself Documentary
2011 Queens Of The World Adrienne Kessler In production
2012 Detroit Winter Officer Lenin Post-Production
2015 The Chosen Eliza
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Ellen Trendy Woman
2000 Grapevine Donna
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Amy Shepperd Guest role
2001 Felicity (TV series) Chris
2007 Crossing Jordan Stacey
2008 The L Word Dawn Denbo Recurring guest role
2010 My Generation (TV series) The Filmmaker
2010 Dishing It Up TBA TV Movie
2011 Lucky TBA season 1, Episode 6. 'Ace Pitches A Deal'.
Other work
Year Title Role Notes
2008 3Way Celia Sanderson Web series
2009 Brunch With Bridget Herself Web series

Commercial work[edit]

Keener has been in various commercials including an Oscar Mayer lunch meat commercial, a Lay's potato chip commercial and a 7 Up commercial.[citation needed]


Gotham Awards: 2010 Nominated Best Ensemble Cast for: Please Give (2010).[citation needed]


  1. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 8, 2010). "An interview with Elizabeth Keener". After Ellen. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. (also Archived April 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine}
  2. ^ "Being Catherine Keener". Entertainment Weekly. April 14, 2006.

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