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Biography

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 October 1973Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Birth NameChristine Keiko Agena
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Keiko Agena was born on October 3, 1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Christine Keiko Agena. She is an actress, known for Gilmore Girls (2000), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Lil Tokyo Reporter (2012). She has been married to Shin Kawasaki since December 19, 2005.

Spouse (1)

Shin Kawasaki (19 December 2005 - present)

Trivia (6)

Attended Whitman College for one year as a drama major.
Agena explains, to pronounce her last name, think of the word "again".
Has two cats.
Was named as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Won an Ammy Award, beating out Lucy Liu, Ming Na, and Tia Carrere
Married Shin Kawasaki in a helicopter over Las Vegas, NV December 19, 2005.

Personal Quotes (5)

The women I admire most in this business are Susan Sarandon, Bette Midler and Winona Ryder. Susan Sarandon because she's, well, Susan Sarandon. Winona because she's never compromised herself by showing her body in any of her love scenes, and Bette Midler because she has such a varied life. Her family, her marriage and her career are all priorities.
I've learned a lot of things from Lane. For starters, she has this great friendship with Rory - this incredible female bond. Before the show I was a bit of a tomboy and most of my friends were guys. Now, however, I am still a tomboy, but I have started having some really great friendships with girls as well as guys.
I am really fortunate to have parents who supported my plan to become an actress when I was a little kid. And then there was my Grandma. She was the best. She was always there and ready to drive me to all my plays and stuff.
Being on a successful show is kind of like being a sea turtle. Every year sea turtles lay hundreds and hundreds of eggs but only a few manage to survive and mature. It's the same with TV pilots. There are so many great ideas, but for whatever reason only the lucky ones get picked up. I know that sounds kind of cheesy, but that's how it feels to me.
Ever since I found out I got the part on Gilmore Girls, my life has been changing in so many ways. It seems as though all we get is good news. I'm just so grateful to be a part of it. It's a wholesome show with an edge. I have no idea how we pull it off.

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