Monica Keena - Updated May 2024

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Monica Keena

Monica Keena is a renowned TV and movie actress from the United States. Monica Keena played the lead role as Lilliana “Lilli” Hoffman in the horror film “Snow White: A Tale of Terror.”

Early Life

Monica Keena was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on May 28, 1979. Currently she she is 44 years old as of 2023 and has a sun sign of Gemini. She is a US citizen and belongs to a mixed ethnicity of Irish-Swedish descent.

The identities of her parents are William Keena and Mary Keena. Her father is a financial sales manager with the firm Paine Webber while her mother is a nurse. She has an older sister named Samantha who is two years older than Monica.

Caption: Monica Keena with her mother (Source: Facebook)

Monica Keena – Education

Moving on to her academics, she went to Saint Ann’s School, a progressive private school in Brooklyn Heights. When she was 13, she auditioned for LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. Despite auditioning for drama, she was admitted into both the dramatic and vocal arts programs.

Professional Career

Monica Keena started her classes at LaGuardia, she played in her first role in a short film, “Burning Love.” In 1994, she played the role of Oksana Baiul in the TV film “A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story.”

The next year, she made her big screen debut, playing the role of Mary Callaghan in the romantic comedy film “While You Were Sleeping.” During the same time, she also appeared in an episode of the popular police procedural TV series “Law & Order.” In 1996, she was cast as Violet in the independent drama film “Ripe.”

Breakthrough role

However, her breakthrough role came in 1997, when she was seen playing the lead role of Lilli Hoffman in the horror film “Snow White: A Tale of Terror.” She then guest appeared in an episode in the TV series “Feds” and “Homicide: Life on the Street” and also was cast in the film “The Devil’s Advocate” the same year.

Caption: The poster of the 1997 horror film, Snow White A Tale of Terror (Source: IMDb)

The actress played the recurring role of Abby Morgan in the TV series “Dawson’s Creek” appearing in a total of 14 episodes from 1998-1999. During this period, she was cast in the 1998 comedy film “All I Wanna Do.” In 1999, she played the role of Jess Hayes in the TV movie “First Daughter.” She starred in two movies “The Simian Line” and “Crime and Punishment in Suburbia.”

The actress played the main role of Rachel Lindquist in the American sitcom “Undeclared” from 2001-2003. Between 2001 to 2003, she starred in films such as “Orange County” and “Freddy vs. Jason.” She also lent her voice to various cartoon characters in the animated sitcom “King of the Hill.”

Continued her successful acting career

The actress played the recurring role of Kristen, appearing total of 6 episodes in the comedy-drama TV series “Entourage” (2004-2005). In 2005, she starred in three films named “Bad Girls from Valley High,” ” Man of the House,” and “Long Distance.” Similarly, she guest appeared in two TV series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Without a Trace” that same year.

She starred in the second season episode “Into You Like A Train” of the hugely successful ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” as Bonnie, a patient who suffered serious injuries in a catastrophic train disaster. She later returned to the show in the third season episode “Some Kind of Miracle” to play Bonnie again.

In 2006, she played the role of Celia in the horror film “Left in Darkness.” And, she appeared in an episode of “Without a Trace” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

Recent works

The actress plays Maddie Curtis in Adam Gierasch’s 2009 direct-to-video remake “Night of the Demons.” She was featured in the 2010 documentary film “Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.” Moreover, she starred as Kayla in the medical drama TV series “Private Practice” appearing in 3 episodes. She lent her voice to various characters, in 6 episodes of the 2011 adult animated sitcom “Beavis and Butt-Head.”

In 2012, she played the role of Tessa in the disaster movie “40 Days and Nights.” That same year, she was seen playing the role of Elizabeth in the apocalyptic thriller film “Aftermath.” The actress was cast as Dr. Sweetie Jones in the 2017 mystery thriller drama film “The Ghost and the Whale.” She was last seen in the 2020 short film “Klaus Eats Butterflies” playing the role of Molly.

Awards

Keena was nominated for a Gold Derby TV Award in the Drama Guest Actress category for her work on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in 2006. She was also nominated for an OFTA Television Award for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in 2005.

Net Worth 2023

She has earned a decent sum of money through her acting profession and lives a comfortable lifestyle. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated at around $500k while her earnings and salary are still under review.

Relationship Status

Presently, this actress is single and not dating anyone at the moment. In the past, Monica Keena was linked with Jonathan Brandis. Sadly, Jonathan passed away on November 12, 2003. She was later linked to James DeBello. She was also engaged to Shane West, an American actor, punk rock musician, and songwriter.

The two were spotted together at the international premiere of Shane’s film ‘Get Over It’ in Los Angeles. However, after two years of dating, the couple separated. During the making of ‘Night of the Demons,’ she became romantically involved with Edward Furlong. The relationship, however, was terminated in 2013 due to an internal dispute between them.

Speaking of scandals, she sought a restraining order against her prior lover, Edward, and reported him for domestic abuse. The couple ultimately broke up in 2013 after several attempts.

Body Measurements

Caption: Monica Keena posing for a photo (Source: Pxfuel)

The beautiful actress stands 5 feet 1 inch tall (1.55 m) and weighs around 58 kg (105 lbs). In addition, she has a pair of light brown eyes with blonde hair colour and her body measurement is 35-24-35 inches.

Monica Keena – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@mokeenz’ there are over 7k followers. Likewise, there are 830 followers on her Twitter page ‘@Monica_C_Keena’ and she is not present on Facebook.