Keiko Agena

Full / Real Name: Christine Keiko Agena
Born: 03 October 1973 (50 years old)
Gender: Female



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Best known for her recurring role on the drama Felicity as Leila Foster, a college student who inspired Felicity (Keri Russell) to stage a demonstration at the student health center, Keiko Agena is now a series regular on Gilmore Girls.

Agena was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she lived until she was 17. She made her acting debut at age 10 with a small part in the play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and enjoyed the experience so much, she decided to continue performing.

Her parents were very supportive, with her mother taking her to auditions and helping her memorise lines for roles in community theatre productions.

After high school, Agena studied drama at Whitman College in Washington state. She went to Los Angeles during the summer break after her first year and never returned.

Her first professional audition came before she had a chance to take head shots, so her agent improvised and took Polaroids of her. Fate intervened and she wound up getting the role nonetheless, a guest spot on the television series Renegade.

Since then, Agena has guest-starred as the mother of a deaf boy on ER, and a student reporter on Sister, Sister, as well as appearing on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Keiko also played the lead in the feature film Hundred Percent, an independent Asian-American drama featuring the interwoven stories of three couples.

Besides her TV work, Agena belongs to hereandnow, an Asian-American theatre company that performs at colleges and festivals across the country.

Television Roles


New on TV today: Sunday 21 July 2024

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Mayday! Two boys’ lives hang in the balance as intense drama unfolds in treacherous waters.

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New on TV today: Friday 19 July 2024

New thriller Lady in the Lake debuts on Apple TV+ and Skywalkers: A Love Story airs on Netflix.

Broken Bonds Teasers - August 2024

Shubhra meets an investor who tries to take advantage of her. She teaches him a lesson.

2024 Emmy Awards Popcorn Pack

The headline nominees, other interesting ones, the overall tallies and TV times.

Die Put 4 Teasers - August 2024

Series finale! Yamac faces off with a man without a face and the men of the Pit do some introspection.

New on TV today: Thursday 18 July 2024

Returning shows include Boer Soek 'n Vrou on kykNET and Survivor on S3.


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