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Keiko Agena

Most familiar from her recurring role on The WB drama Felicity as a college student who inspired Felicity (Keri Russell) to stage a demonstration at the student health center, Keiko (pronounced Kay-ko) Agena stars in Gilmore Girls as Rory's (Alexis Bledel) best friend.

Agena was born and raised in Honolulu, where she lived until she was 17. She made her acting debut at the age of 10 with a small part in the play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She enjoyed the experience so much that she decided to continue performing. Her parents were very supportive, with her mother taking her to auditions and helping her memorize lines for roles in community theater productions.

After high school, Agena studied drama at Whitman College in Washington State. She came to Los Angeles during the summer break after her first year and has been working steadily in theater, television and film ever since. Her very first professional audition resulted in a guest spot on the television series Renegade.

Since then, Agena has guest starred as the mother of a deaf boy on ER and a student reporter on Sister, Sister, as well as appearing on Beverly Hills, 90210. She has also appeared on the Kids' WB! series The Nightmare Room and played a young woman struggling with anorexia nervosa in the television special Strong Medicine.

Agena also starred in the independent feature film Hundred Percent, an Asian-American drama featuring the interwoven stories of three couples.

She currently resides in Los Angeles, with her husband and their two cats.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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Keiko Agena Facts

BirthdayOctober 31, 1979 (42)
BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height5' 1" (1m55)  How tall is Keiko Agena compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Hair Show (2004) as Jun Ni
Gilmore Girls (2000) tv user recommendation as Lane Kim (breakthrough)
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