Monica Keena Biography

Monica Keena Biography
Monica Keena (born in New Jersey on May 28, 1979, raised in Brooklyn) is an American actress best known as Abby Morgan on Dawson's Creek. The daughter of Bill and Mary Keena, Monica also has an older sister called Samantha.


Monica Keena Biography

Monica Keena auditioned for acceptance into LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts at the age of thirteen. Although she chose the drama department as her preference, Monica was accepted in both the dramatic and the vocal arts departments. Soon after starting her classes at LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, Monica played in her first role in a short film entitled Burning Love. She also went on to portray the character Bertha in a stage reading of Strinburg's The Father with Al Pacino.

Monica Keena 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. Also awaiting release are the independent movie The Simian Line with Harry Connick Jr. and Lynn Redgrave, and A Fate Totally Worse Than Death with Julie Benz, and Jonathan Brandis.

Monica Keena's also no stranger to television having a recurring role as Abby Morgan on Dawson's Creek and a starring role on the short-lived Undeclared as the college co-ed Rachel. Keena also had guest roles on series such as Law and Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, Feds, and Entourage.

Before taking a break for new movies and TV, Monica attended New York University as an English major. When Monica Keena has a bit of extra time on her hands she likes to take writing classes and likes yoga. Monica enjoys reading. One of her favorite authors is William Faulkner. She also likes the books the Bloody Chamger by Angela Carter, and Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Monica likes hanging out with friends and says: "I don't do anything physical. I'm lazy.", However Monica does enjoy roller skating with friends at Roller Rinks :)

Some other things Monica Keena has said to have liked are Bob Dylan, the Police, and Tori Amos. Her favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz. She especially admires Judy Garland, of whom she says: "Judy Garland is my favorite. I probably know all her songs and have seen all her movies." Her favorite TV Shows include The Simpsons and Charmed.

Monica's most recent project is the much anticipated summer movie Freddy vs. Jason in which she has a starring role. Monica now lives in New York while not working on film or movie roles.

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