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Monica Keena

Monica Keena recently starred in the suspense thriller Freddy vs. Jason opposite Jason Ritter, Kelly Rowland and Robert Englund. The summer horror hit debuted at #1 during its first weekend in theaters.

Keena is also well known for her role as the fetching teen vixen, Abby Morgan, on the popular WB series Dawson's Creek, a character she reprised in the show's second season after creating the role as a guest star in the series' debut (1998) season. She most recently starred as Kirsten in the HBO series Entourage.

Born in New Jersey and raised in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Keena attended the High School for the Performing Arts. Shortly after beginning classes, Keena earned her first professional part in a short film entitled Burning Love, followed by a staged reading of August Strindberg's The Father, in which she appeared opposite Al Pacino, Julianne Moore and Viveca Lindfors. During her freshman year, she made her network television debut in the title role of the CBS biopic A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story.

She continued working on the small screen in such projects as Showtimes Snow White: A Tale of Terror" (also starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Neill) and the TBS drama First Daughter opposite Mariel Hemingway. Keena has also guest-starred on such East Coast-based series as Law & Order and Homicide: Life on the Streets. Recently, she starred in the FOX-TV comedy, Undeclared, and guest-voiced characters on the animated series King of the Hill.

Keena made her feature film debut in Jon Turtletaub's ensemble romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping, which was followed by The Devil's Advocate, The Simian Line with Lynn Redgrave, William Hurt and Eric Stoltz, Ripe, All I Wanna Do with Kirsten Dunst and Gaby Hoffman, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia with Ellen Barkin, A Fate Totally Worse Than Death and an appearance in Jake Kasdan's comedy Orange County with Jack Black and Colin Hanks.


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Monica Keena Facts

Birth Name Monica C. Keena
OccupationActress
BirthdayMay 25, 1979 (38)
SignGemini
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height5' 1" (1m55)  How tall is Monica Keena compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Orange County
Freddy vs. Jason
Ripe
While You Were Sleeping
Aftermath
Strike!
Man of the House
Night Of The Demons
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