Monica Keena Biography – Dawson’s Creek Star

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Monica Keena Biography

Monica Keena started acting when she was just 15 years old. Image Source: Monica Keena Instagram.

  • Birth DateMay 28, 1979
  • Birth Name Monica C. Keena
  • Age 45
  • Also Known As Monica Keena
  • Height 5' 1''
  • Weight 105 pounds
  • Father's Name William B Keena Jr.
  • Mother's Name Mary Catherine Keena
  • Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Birth Sign Gemini
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Actor
  • Net Worth $500K
  • Partner Edward Furlong
  • Relationship Status In a Relationship
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Hair Color Blonde
  • Education Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Instagram
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia

Monica Keena is a popular actress who has appeared in a lot of famous TV shows and big movies over the years. Having been in the industry for a long time, she has managed to build quite a reputation for herself. Keena managed to stun everyone when she nailed the performances in the popular series Dawson’s Creek and the sitcom Undeclared alongside Seth Rogen and Charlie Hunnam.

With a career that has lasted almost three decades, fans are excited to learn more about what drives the actress. Despite being a well-known figure, many still don’t know much about what she does in her day-to-day life. So, in this biography, let’s learn more about how Monica manages to set a high standard for herself and balance her social life.

She Started Auditioning At 13

Monica was born Monica C. Keena on May 28, 1979, to American parents William B. Keena Jr. and Mary Catherine Keena. Her dad worked as a financial sales manager with the firm Paine Webber, while her mom was a nurse. Monica Keena’s father and mother must have supported her career as she started auditioning quite early in her life.

Also, it seems that William is also an Army veteran, according to his daughter’s Instagram post. Likewise, Monica Keena’s parents raised her along with her older sister by two years, Samantha Keena, in Brooklyn.

Monica Keena's Father
Monica Keena’s father worked as a financial sales manager. Image Source: Monica Keena’s Instagram.

Moreover, the American actress attended a progressive private school in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann’s School. When Monica was 13 years old, she auditioned to get acceptance into the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. She was accepted into both the drama and vocal arts departments, despite only choosing the drama department.

Keena’s hard work and talent paid off early on as she landed her first role in the short film Burning Love. Later, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature/Letters from New York University.

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Monica Keena Net Worth – $500,000

Keena has appeared in some well-known TV shows, which have certainly helped her amass a good amount of fortune. Since she has appeared in several blockbuster hits and more than a dozen of television series, one can assume Monica must have earned a good income from all those roles. Hence, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Monica Keena’s net worth is estimated to be $500,000.

The Brooklyn native made her debut as the titular character in the 1994 television film A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story. She earned good critical acclaim and was soon considered to be a popular child actor. It was followed by While You Were Sleeping, where she played Mary Callaghan. Moreover, her biggest role at the time was in 1997’s Snow White: A Tale of Terror as Lilli Hoffman.

Keena gained much fame after starring in Dawson’s Creek. Her other acting credits include Entourage, The Simian Line, Freddy vs. Jason, Man of the House, Bad Girls From Valley High, Brooklyn Rules, 40 Days and Nights, and Manson Girls. Now, let’s see some of the films she has been in with their box office collections below:

Movies Box Office Collections
Freddy Vs Jason (2003) $82.2M
While You Were Sleeping (1995) $81.1M
Man of the House (2005) $19.1M
All I Wanna Do (1998) $780.5K
Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (2000) $26.4K

Table Source: Rotten Tomatoes 

Aside from acting in movies and shows, Keena has also featured in a video game, The Sopranos: Road to Respect, based on The Sopranos. She voiced the character Trishelle in the 2006 game, which must have earned her a lot of money. So, looking at all the projects and ventures she’s been part of, it is reasonable that Monica Keena’s net worth is $500K.

Tuva Novotny is another actress with good earnings.

Is Monica Still Dating Edward Furlong?

Talking about her love life, Monica was in a relationship with American actor Edward Furlong from 2008 to 2013. But, they went separate ways after Furlong was accused of assaulting Keena and was jailed. Monica filed a protective order against Furlong, and when he failed to comply with that, he was held on $100,000 bail in May 2013. Monica Keena’s boyfriend was a cocaine and heroin addict.

However, going through their IG posts, the former pair at times were seen hanging out together. As the pictures were uploaded some time ago, has Monica forgiven her ex-partner and solved their issues? Are they still dating now?

Monica Keena's Boyfriend
Monica Keena had filed a restraining against her boyfriend Edward but seems to be together with him again. Image Source: Edward Furlong Instagram.

Prior to Furlong, Monica Keena’s other boyfriends were James DeBello from 1999 to 2000, followed by Jonathan Brandis in 2000. She also dated Shane West in 2001. Aside from that, there were also rumors of her death, but it has now been confirmed as a hoax. However, there has been no official confirmation about her current situation.

Overall, Keena has had many ups and downs in her life and career. Let’s hope she is doing well now and is happy with her life. She is still acting and hopefully continues to do that in the years to come.

Trivia And Facts

  • Monica has a fear of the dark.
  • She has done a screen test with Al Pacino.
  • Her favorite actress is Judy Garlan, and her favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.