Keiko Agena Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Keiko Agena Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Christine Keiko Agena was born on 3 October 1973, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, and is an actress, best known for being part of the series “Gilmore Girls” in which she plays Lane Kim the best friend of Rory Gilmore, and has appeared in numerous other projects since 1993.

How rich is Keiko Agena? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $300,000, mostly earned through a career in acting. She’s appeared in numerous short films, and has made guest appearances in popular television shows. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Keiko Agena Net Worth $300,000

Keiko started acting at the age of 10, but still attended Mid-Pacific Institute, and after matriculating went to Whitman College, where she studied for one year as a drama major. One of her first roles was in 1993, a guest appearance in the television series “Renegade”. She followed this up with a small role in “Sister, Sister”, before landing another role in “ER”. She would then appear in her first film in 1998, entitled “Hundred Percent”. Her net worth was now established.

Agena started to gain a lot of popularity and a significant increase in net worth when she joined the cast of “Gilmore Girls”. She played a role significantly younger than her actual age; the series originally ran for seven seasons and ended in 2007, and received a lot of critical acclaim. Aside from this, she became a part of the film “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” in which she played Mearing’s Aide with Mearing being played by Frances McDormand. She then appeared in three episodes of “Felicity”, playing a girl who helps the lead character in the series created by JJ Abrams. She then received an Ammy Award which honors Asian and Asian-Americans in the film/television industry. Her next project would be the cartoon series “Kim Possible” in which she voiced the character Yori from season 2 to season 4 of the show. Her net worth was rising steadily.

Keiko was then cast in the film “Hair Show” which starred Mo-Nique, playing the character Jun Ni in the film. She then made several guest appearances which increased her net worth further. She appeared in “Private Practice”, “Castle”, and in the 12th episode of the final season of “ER”. In 2008, she became a part of the film “Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous” alongside Jessica Simpson. Two years later she made an onstage appearance in “No-No Boy” before becoming a part of an episode of “House”.

In 2015, Agena was part of a reunion panel of the “Gilmore Girls” held at the ATX Festival, and was also a participant in a couple of tapings of the podcast entitled “Gilmore Guys”. In the same year, she launched her own podcast “Drunk Monk Podcast” in which she watched the series “Monk” alongside Will S. Choi while they drank alcohol.

For her personal life, it is known that Keiko married Shin Kawasaki 2005 – they actually married in a helicopter over Las Vegas!

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 3, 1973
Birth place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height:5' 1" (1.55 m)
Profession:Actress, Soundtrack, Costume Department
Education:Mid-Pacific Institute, Whitman College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Shin Kawasaki
Parents:Claire Agena
Movies:Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Me + Her, Lil Tokyo Reporter, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Labor Pains, Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous, The 100 Scariest Movie Moments, Hair Show, Gilmore Girls, Hundred Percent, The Wrong House, Unfriended, The Misadvenutres of Landon, Family Gathering
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Played a teenager on Gilmore Girls despite being 27 when she first started portraying Lane Kim.
2Married Shin Kawasaki in a helicopter over Las Vegas, NV December 19, 2005.
3Won an Ammy Award, beating out Lucy Liu, Ming Na, and Tia Carrere
4Was named as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts
5Has two cats.
6Agena explains, to pronounce her last name, think of the word "again".
7Attended Whitman College for one year as a drama major.


Quotes

#Quote
1Ever 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.
2Being 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.
3I 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.
4I'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.
5The 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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Winter AwardAsians On Film FestivalBest Supporting Actress - ShortLil Tokyo Reporter (2012)
2002Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young ActressGilmore Girls (2000)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Best Supporting ActressAsians On Film FestivalShort FilmLil Tokyo Reporter (2012)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV SidekickGilmore Girls (2000)
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice SidekickGilmore Girls (2000)
2001Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice SidekickGilmore Girls (2000)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super(fluous)2014TV SeriesDelia
The Misadventures of Landon2014TV ShortWaiting Room Puppet
Twisted2013-2014TV SeriesGrief Counselor April
Me + Her2014ShortLead Puppeteer
Family Gathering2013ShortCharlotte
Shark Bites2013TV SeriesFemale Owl
LearningTown2013TV SeriesBirdBird
Shameless2013TV SeriesBrittany Sturgess
Scandal2012TV SeriesBritta Kagen
Lil Tokyo Reporter2012ShortMrs. Sato
Beautiful People2012TV MovieMiranda
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011Mearing's Aide
I Hate L.A.2011segment "Downtown"
The Homes2011TV SeriesNami
Road Rage2010/IShortConnie
House M.D.2010TV SeriesDr. Cheng
Castle2010TV SeriesKelly
Labor Pains2009Pregnant Bookstore Woman
ER1998-2009TV SeriesMrs. Vasquez / Mrs. Shimahara
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous2008Private Hailey Hamamori
Private Practice2007TV SeriesSister Amy
Kim Possible2003-2007TV SeriesYori
Gilmore Girls2000-2007TV SeriesLane Kim
Chances Are2006ShortHeather
Without a Trace2006TV SeriesKimiko
Hair Show2004Jun Ni
Law & Order: Justice Is Served2004Video GameToki Yamamato (voice)
The Perfect Party2004Kiko
Cats and Mice2003Sue
Western Avenue2003ShortMiya
Red Thread2003ShortMatilda Wong
Tomato and Eggs2002ShortMaria
The Nightmare Room2001TV SeriesJanet Bingham
Strong Medicine2001TV SeriesAn-Soo 'Alison' Kim
Felicity2000TV SeriesLeila Foster
Beverly Hills, 902101999TV SeriesThe Competitor
Hundred Percent1998Casey
Terror in the Shadows1995TV MovieStudent Aide
Sister, Sister1995TV SeriesStudent Interviewer
Renegade1993TV SeriesMitsuko
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life2016TV Mini-Series post-productionLane Kim
The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?2017TV SeriesGia
Grimm2016TV SeriesMadoka Akagi
Ex-Best2015TV SeriesMelinda
The Night Is Young2015/ICara
Unfriended2015ShortComputer (voice)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gilmore Girls2000-2006TV Series performer - 7 episodes

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Invented the Moon2003Short wardrobe assistant

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Uploaded: The Asian American Movement2012Documentary
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Gilmore Girls Backstage Special2004TV MovieHerself
The Drop2004TV SeriesHerself
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist

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