Rena met her current husband (as of 2007) while they were working together on the set of "The Chronicle," a TV series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel.
Rena attended Montclair State College in Montclair, New Jersey.
She is a fervent supporter of Israeli causes.
Rena is a yoga enthusiast.
In her free time, Rena likes to stay fit mentally and physically by hiking and rollerblading.
Rena appears in both 24 and Heroes. Oddly enough, both shows air on the same day and time.
In 2004, Rena appeared in a TV commercial for Head & Shoulders shampoo.
Rena won two awards (both in 1995) for her role on "General Hospital": a Daytime Emmy Award and a Soap Opera Digest Award.
Rena has given birth to two girls, the first with her ex-husband: Rosabel Rosalind Kurth and Avalon Leone Bookstaver.
On May 18, 2003, Rena married TV director/producer Sanford Bookstaver.
Rena moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at a young age after her parents divorced.
As of 2007, Rena resides in Sherman Oaks, California.
Rena attended the Frisch School, a Yeshiva high school in Paramus, New Jersey.
Her mother was a psychology teacher. Her father is an Orthodox Rabbi. She has a brother named David.
Rena's first experience in front of the camera occurred when she appeared in the NYU student film, "Theresa."
Rena took acting classes in high school and studied drama in college.
At the age of 15, a scout for the Elite modeling agency spotted Rena. Rena gave modeling a try, but quit three weeks later after back-to-back rejections.
Between 1995 and 1997, she was married to Wallace Kurth.
Rena appeared in the 1996 movie The Great White Hype in her role of Lois Ashton. Boxer James Roper was watching General Hospital, and she was in the scene he was watching.
She went to the same high school as the actor Gene Gabriel.
Rena is 5'6" (1.68 m) tall.
Rena: I think 24 is a more mature audience, whereas Heroes is a little bit younger. But I have to say, neither one is child friendly. My daughter doesn't get to watch either show!
Rena: (on working on 24) It's intense. I mean Kiefer's intense, and the show moves so fast, and you shoot so fast. But at the same time, everybody's so relaxed and laid back.
Rena: Road trips are the best. I'll drive anywhere. All I need are some Stephen King books on tape and lots of junk food, and I'm set.
Rena: (on why she would choose Heroes over 24) "Save the cheerleader, save the world!" is a cooler phrase than "Dammit, Chloe, we're running out of time!".
Rena: (on why she would choose 24 over Heroes) It's less confusing to watch one man save the world than a bunch of people save the world. And you don't need subtitles.
Rena: It's great when you work with actors who appreciate the fact that they've got a good show. And they don't let that come into play. They don't let the star stuff come into play.
Rena: (on working on 24) It's an unbelievable experience. And I've done things on that show that in 20 years of being an actress, I have never done in my career.
Rena: (upon joining "Just Shoot Me") I'm kind of the queen of joining already established shows.
Rena: I knew if I worked hard, I could always improve my acting skills.
Rena: (about her show "Coupling") Sometimes it makes us blush when we read the scripts. But we're not doing nudity or simulated sex. We need to live up to the British show, and NBC is pretty supportive of that.
Rena: I was hanging out in [Greenwich] Village in New York City shopping with a bunch of my friends and this woman came over and introduced herself. She was a scout with Elite Petite Models. Since I'm only 5' 6", I'm too short to be a regular model, but she thought I'd be perfect for a petite model.