Monica Keena was born in New Jersey on 25 May 1979, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Mary was a nurse and her father, Bill, was a financial sales manager. As a child, she was always drawing, painting, dancing, and signing.
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Monica's role of Rachel Lindquist in Undeclared was written specially for her.
Monica is 155 cm tall.
Monica has a fear of the dark.
Monica has posed for FHM, Maxim, and Stuff magazine.
Monica took her grandmother to the premiere of Freddy vs. Jason.
During the New York run of the highly controversial film Ripe, stars Monica and Daisy Eagan would regularly attend screenings so they could meet the fans that saw it and get their reactions.
Monica has performed at the Heights Players in Brooklyn in Little Women (as Beth) and in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (as Lucy).
Monica credits Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh for her still being in the acting business.
Monica says her favorite actress is Judy Garland and her favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.
Monica enjoys writing, continues to take writing classes, and is an English major.
Despite frequently playing the "dumb girl" in movies and television, Monica actually graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPA and was considered gifted in intelligence and arts.
Monica says that her own teenage friendships suffered because she traveled for acting work.
Monica has rollerskated and skateborded since she was a young child.
Monica only spent two and a half years in her High School because she was constantly filming.
Monica auditioned for acceptance into LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, made famous around the world by Fame. She was accepted into both the vocal and dramatic arts department, choosing drama as her preference.
Saint Ann's school, the grade school school which she attended in Brooklyn Heights, was recently named the #1 school in the country by The Wall Street Journal.
Monica's 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.
Monica won an award in 7th grade for reciting the poem Casey at Bat.
Monica 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.
Monica was raised by her mother and grandmother.
Monica says that her film Ripe is the movie that she is most proud of.