• Monica Keena is an American actress born in 1979 in Brooklyn, New York
• She starred in films such as “Snow White: A Tale of Terror”, “The Devil’s Advocate”, “Orange County”, and “Freddy vs. Jason”
• She has had roles in television series such as “Law & Order”, “Dawson’s Creek”, and “Entourage”
• She has dated James DeBello, Konathan Brandis, Shane West, and Edward Furlong
• She is estimated to have a net worth of over $500,000

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 28, 1979
MarkRoles in Horror Films
FactThe school she attended in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann's, was once named #1 school in the country by The Wall Street Journal.

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.

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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 Keena

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.

General Info

Full NameMonica Keena
Date Of BirthMay 28, 1979
Height1.55 m


ParentsWilliam Keena, Mary Keena
SiblingsSamantha Keena


MoviesFreddy vs. Jason, Man of the House, Night of the Demons, Snow White: A Tale of Terror, While You Were Sleeping, Left in Darkness, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, The Simian Line, 40 Days and Nights, Bad Girls from Valley High, Aftermath, Brooklyn Rules, Fifty Pills, All I Wanna Do, The Devil's Adv...
TV ShowsDawson's Creek, Undeclared

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#Marks / Signs
1Short Stature
2Roles in Horror Films


1Tommy Lee's talent is amazing. In playing our father figure, our protector, he got to play these sweet emotional scenes that made me want to cry. Whenever I was in scenes with him, he made me miss my own dad.
2My grandmother and my mother raised me, and we always shopped at the Salvation Army. We'd find things that were really cheap, so it's hard for me to justify spending a lot of money on material things.
3In the second grade, I went to a friend's house and we snuck into the original A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). I was absolutely terrified for a month, because I had never been allowed to watch movies like this. My mother had to take me to the pediatrician to figure out why I wasn't sleeping or eating.
4I had read the script, really liked it and was very impressed with Rob at our first meeting, I'm also really good friends with Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Vincent, and we had talked about how great it would be to work together. It's the first role I think I've ever been offered, so it was nice.
5My mom called this morning to make sure I was still alive, that I haven't been mugged, that I haven't been raped. She likes it when I have people over so that I'm not alone. Somehow she's under the illusion that the buddy system works for home invasion. Psychos are too lazy to kill four people as opposed to one. I love my mom. She just has issues.
6The only things I've ever stuck with are school and acting. Probably the only two things I've ever been truly passionate about. The only two things that haven't let me down, the only things that I know won't break me.
7I went to college so my parents would feel more secure about acting. It's a fallback. I have a degree, if I wake up tomorrow and decide that acting just isn't my bag anymore. My dad really doesn't appreciate my acting too much. After Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000), I think he had come to the conclusion that Drama Camp every summer was actually a camp where I learned how to fake orgasms. But I'd rather fake orgasms than be working a 9-5 and coming home disgusted about my job.
8I've only seen two horror movies in my life, and one of them was A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), when I was about eight years old. And it scared me so much that I couldn't sleep for two or three months. So I always swore I would never do a horror movie. It was very cathartic to be working with Freddy and to realize he's not a real person. Robert Englund is a really sweet guy under all the make-up.
9In many horror movies from the past, the women have always just been sex objects, there only to look pretty and get murdered. But my character is the leader and the strongest person in the group. It's exciting; it's like an action movie. It's a very strong part for a young woman. I felt like Lara Croft.
10Judy Garland is my favorite. I know all her songs and have seen all of her movies.
11I'm a Gemini, so I have two personalities. I was really silly. I did crazy Woody Allen voices all the time, but I was also very shy around boys. And I had the older boyfriend. I met up recently with guys I knew in high school, and they said, "I used to have a crush on you, but you had that stupid older boyfriend." And they're really cute now!
12I stopped eating. I got very skinny and looked sickly. I was having a panic attack at the age of 8. Whenever it got dark, I would freak out. And kids are so cruel, because I remember telling my two best friends about it: "I think I heard Freddy Krueger in my room last night." And they would be like, "Really? Because he was in my room and his claw was pulling down my covers.
13I love acting but it can be hard. People have the tendency to want to make you into a cliche, to dress a certain way, be a certain weight, look a certain way. If you don't fit into those categories, it's almost like you're secondary.
14I don't hang out with lots of famous people or go to big Hollywood parties. I still have the same friends that I had in high school. I would rather hang out with the people who liked me when I was a nerd in high school than the people who just want to know me because of the roles I've played. Lately, so many people have come out of the woodwork and said, "Hey, now you can hang out with us, and be in with the in crowd."I really avoid those people.
15When you see stars at parties, it doesn't dawn on you that it's them. I've seen big celebs and want to say "Don't I know you?" I don't consider myself a celeb or running in the same circles. I don't expect any one to know me. But it's always flattering when it happens
16Since I've been in Los Angeles shooting the show, I've been going with friends to this really cool old roller rink. I like it 'cause it's fun to do something normal in Los Angeles like that-drink Cokes, eat pizza, and skate.
17It's pretty overwhelming to know that people can call up Moviefone and find out where your movie is playing.I went to the movies the other night and just stood in front of a huge poster of me.It was so weird.
18I'm a slob. I'm one of the messier people in the world. My house is a mess all the time. I have no idea how it gets this messy. My dishes get so dirty I consider just buying new ones. And the laundry! Sometimes I have to borrow clothes from wardrobe before the weekend so I can have jeans to wear when I'm doing the laundry.
19I worked with James DeBello and Vincent Kartheiser, and their real names are the same names they use in the movie, Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000). So, when we would all be filming a scene, sometimes they would call me Monica, instead of my character's name, and we would have to do the whole scene over again.
20I was offered a TV movie during the last two weeks of high school but turned it down,I didn't want to have my diploma mailed to me!
21I don't like these teeny-bopper movies that have no substance. I'd just as soon not work at all.
22Josh is so funny. He was such a practical joker on the set. He used to moon us a lot. I mean he still does... I'm just not there to see it.
23"I'm really short and, because regular pants don't fit me right, I always get to wear my own clothes on my shows, like Undeclared (2001) and Dawson's Creek (1998).
24If I won an Oscar I'd first thank my mother. She's always been the most supportive of me. She's been there for me my whole life.
25"I think my 8-year-old-self would be really proud of me that I'm finally kicking the crap out of these guys." -- on working on Freddy vs. Jason (2003).


2Requested that her character Abby Morgan be written out of Dawson's Creek (1998) as her boyfriend at the time was living in New York and she didn't like being in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the show filmed.
3The school she attended in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann's, was once named #1 school in the country by The Wall Street Journal.
4She took her grandmother to the Freddy vs. Jason (2003) premiere.
5Raised by her mother and grandmother.
6During the New York run of the controversial film Ripe (1996), stars Monica Keena and Daisy Eagan would regularly attend screenings to view the audience's reactions and meet with them afterward.
7Despite playing the "dumb girl" in movies and TV, she actually graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was considered gifted in intelligence and arts.
8Her parents enrolled her in prep schools to keep her sheltered from the "wild life", little did they know that would lead her on a string of rebellion through her early teens.
9Is friends with actress Meredith Monroe.
10She has performed at the Heights Players in Brooklyn in Little Women (as Beth) and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as Lucy (alongside actor Tim Realbuto).
11Monica has always found an outlet for her creativity. As a child, she immersed herself in classes, determined to perfect her craft in drawing, painting, singing and dance
12Monica auditioned for acceptance into LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, made famous by Fame (1980) and its follow-up TV series Fame (1982). She was accepted into both the vocal and dramatic arts department, and chose drama.
13As a young child, she was always drawing, painting, dancing and singing.
14Won an award in 7th grade for reciting the poem "Casey at the Bat".
15Has taken writing classes.
16Is good friends with actor Vincent Kartheiser.
17Her own teenage friendships suffered when she traveled for acting work.
18Has a fear of the dark.
19Enjoys writing and is an English major.
20Claims she is anti doing anything physical.
21Her character, Rachel Lindquist, on the TV series, Undeclared (2001), was based on her.
22Did a screen test with Al Pacino.
23Favorite shows are The Simpsons (1989) and Charmed (1998).
24Posed for Maxim, Stuff Magazine and FHM.
25Gives Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh credit for her still being in the acting business.
26Was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and still lives in the city.
27Sister Samantha is two years older.
28Only spent 2 1/2 years in her High School because she was constantly filming.
29Her favorite actress is Judy Garland and her favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz (1939).
30Has been rollerskating and skatebording since a young child.
31Says that her film Ripe (1996) is the movie that she is most proud of.




Manson Girlspre-production
The Ghost and The Whale2016Dr. Sweetie Jones
Isolated2013/IAmbassador for Peace
40 Days and Nights2012Tessa
Beavis and Butt-Head2011TV SeriesAdditional Voices / Teacher / Massage Woman
Castle2011TV SeriesCharlene McCann
Walter Don't Dance2011ShortPhyliss
The Closer2010TV SeriesDebbie Shriner
Private Practice2010TV SeriesKayla Lindy
Night of the Demons2009Maddie
Robot Chicken2009TV SeriesExecutive / Woman
Fault Line2009/I
The Narrows2008Gina Abruzzi
Corporate Affairs2008Snowy Egret
Brooklyn Rules2007Amy
Grey's Anatomy2005-2007TV SeriesBonnie Crasnoff
Ghost Whisperer2007TV SeriesHolly Newman
All She Wants for Christmas2006TV MovieJudith 'Noelle' Dunn
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006Video GameTrishelle (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2006TV SeriesMadeline
Left in Darkness2006VideoCelia
The Lather Effect2006Warm Leatherette Babe #1
Fifty Pills2006Petunia
Without a Trace2006TV SeriesHeidi Peyton
Entourage2004-2005TV SeriesKristen
Long Distance2005/INicole Freeman
Bad Girls from Valley High2005Brooke
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2005TV SeriesBeatrice Onorato Mailer
Man of the House2005/IEvie
These Guys2003TV MovieCarrie
Freddy vs. Jason2003Lori Campbell
Undeclared2001-2003TV SeriesRachel Lindquist
King of the Hill2003TV SeriesBecky Bartender Rain ...
Orange County2002Gretchen
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia2000Roseanne Skolnick
The Simian Line2000Marta
Celebrity2000TV MovieAbby
First Daughter1999TV MovieJess Hayes
Dawson's Creek1998-1999TV SeriesAbby Morgan
All I Wanna Do1998Tinka Parker
The Devil's Advocate1997Alessandra Cullen
Snow White: A Tale of Terror1997Lilli Hoffman
Homicide: Life on the Street1997TV SeriesBillie Rader
Feds1997TV SeriesTina Walters
While You Were Sleeping1995Mary
Law & Order1995TV SeriesCorey Russell
A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story1994TV MovieOksana Baiul


Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentary archival material provided by


Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th2013Video documentaryHerself - 'Lori Campbell'
Celebrity Ghost Stories2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHerself - 'Lori Campbell'
HBO: The Making of 'The Sopranos: Road to Respect'2006TV MovieHerself / Trishelle
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHerself
On Location: Springwood Revisited2004Video documentary shortHerself
The 2001 Billboard Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2011TV Series documentaryLori Campbell
Dawson's Creek1999TV SeriesAbby Morgan


Nominated Awards

2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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  1. bryan tomkinson Reply

    Back in 1990s to around early mid 2000s She was a promising type actress who had a future ahead of her…until she took herself in the wrong turn. I just can’t believe that she went back with ‘Edward Furlong’ after all the horrible things he did to her including to other women…Edward has a long history of doing bad stuff and I believe she’s with him just for drugs and that’s pretty much it. I want the old Monica back 🙁

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