Who is Monica Keena and what has happened to her? Wiki Bio
Monica Keena was born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, on 28 May 1979, so her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, perhaps still best known for portraying Lilliana Lilli Hoffman in the horror movie “Snow White: A Tale of Terror” released in 1997. Monica retired from acting in 2015, and is currently leading a peaceful life in New York City.
Childhood and education
Monica was raised in Brooklyn by her mother Mary Catherine Keena who was a nurse, and her father William Keena, Junior who worked as a financial sales manager. Monica and her older sister Samantha studied at Saint Ann’s School together, where Monica first became interested in acting.
When she was 13 years old, she enrolled at LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, where she perfected her acting skills, while also focused on things such as singing and playing tennis and golf. She launched her acting career while still attending high school, and upon matriculation she chose to be a full-time actress rather than pursue a college degree.
Appearances in movies
She started appearing in plays such as “The Father” in which she played Bertha, before making her debut movie appearance in the romantic comedy film “While You Were Sleeping” released in 1995. This was followed by her role in “Ripe”, while she became famous in 1997 after playing Lilliana in “Snow White: A Tale of Terror”, starring Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill and Gil Bellows, and follows a noblewoman who turns into a witch and tries to kill her stepdaughter.
She was praised for her performances in “The Devil’s Advocate” in 1997 and “All I Wanna Do” in 1998, while she started the millenium by acting in movies “The Siminan Line” and “Crime and Punishment in Suburbia” both released in 2000.
She portrayed Gretchen in “Orange County” in 2002, while her next important role was in the horror movie “Freddy vs. Jason” in 2003 which stars Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger and follows two horror characters – Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger – who turn against each other. Some of her following roles were in “Bad Girls from Valley High”, “Man of the House”, and “Long Distance” all released in 2005, while she reminded the people of her existence once again in 2007 when she played Amy in “Brooklyn Rules”.
Monica starred as herself in the documentary film “Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy” in 2010, which was followed by her lead roles in “Aftermath” and the short film “Walter Don’t Dance” in 2012. Some of her last roles before retirement were in “Isolated” and “Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th” in 2013 and “The Ghost and the Whale” in 2015.
Roles in TV series
Monica made her debut TV series appearance in 1995 playing Corey Russell in a single episode of “Law & Order”, which was followed by appearances in series “Feds” and “Homicide: Life on the Street” in 1997.
She played Abby Morgan, a recurring character in the series “Dawson’s Creek”, while her first lead role came in 2001 when she portrayed Rachel Lindquist in 17 episodes of the comedy series “Undeclared” starring Jay Baruchel and Carla Gallo, and which follows three students who are accompanied by one’s father on their greatest journey ever.
Her next recurring role was in “Entourage” in 2004, which was followed by her appearance in single episodes of many series, including “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, and “Without a Trace” among others.
For the next six years, Monica could only have been seen guest starring in single episodes of many series, such as “Ghost Whisperer”, “Robot Chicken”, and “Private Practice” while she had her first voice role in “Beavis and Butt-head” in 2011. Some of her last roles in TV series were in “The Closer” and “Castle”. Monica can also be seen in the video game “The Sopranos: Road to Respect”, in which she is portraying Trishelle.
Love life and boyfriend
There are four Monica’s relationships that the public knows about.
She began dating James DeBello, a famous actor from Hartford, Connecticut born in 1980, in 1999 and the two were together for a year before splitting, wanting to focus on their careers rather than a relationship, and Monica then dated Konathan Brandis for two months in 2000.
She started seeing Shane West, an American actor, musician, and songwriter best known for starring in the film “A Walk to Remember”, in 2001 and the two were together for over half a year while it is believed that they later rekindled their love and were together for additional two years.
In 2008 Monica was in a controversial relationship with Edward Furlong, an American actor and musician, after meeting him while shooting for the horror movie “Night of the Demons”.
Edward was physically abusive, and the police arrested him three times when he attacked Monica, and when he was arrested for the fourth time on 15 January 2013, he had to stay in the police lock-up as he couldn’t afford to post bail. Monica has been single since 2008 – she hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Monica is a skateboarder and rollerskater, while she also likes riding a bicycle and swimming in her pool, but other than that considers herself as someone who doesn’t like doing anything physical. She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actresses and actors are Judy Garland, Emma Watson, and Robert De Niro, while her favorite films include “The Wizard of Oz”, the franchise “Harry Potter”, and “Sleepers” and her favorite TV series are “The Simpsons” and “Charmed”.
She is also interested in modelling and has posed for many magazines, with some of the most notables being “Maxim”, “FHM”, and “Stuff Magazine”. She is afraid of the dark and believes she is the messiest person in her family. Monica is interested in all kinds of art and while she was a teen, she used to paint, draw, sing, and dance.
Appearance and net worth
Monica is 40 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 1ins (1.56m) tall, and weighs around 106lbs (48kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $500,000.