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.
Keena was born in New Jersey, the daughter of Mary, a nurse, and William Keena, a financial sales manager. She was raised in Brooklyn, New York City, and has an older sister named Samantha. During her early childhood (and again at the end of high school), Keena 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”.
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 (the film was 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, Monica appeared in an episode of the second season titled “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”, reprising her role as Bonnie.
Keena appears as Maddie Curtis in Adam Gierasch’s straight-to-video 2010 remake Night of the Demons.
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