Keiko Agena

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Keiko Agena at the premiere of Colony in a blue and white dress holding a golden clutch

Keiko Agena is an American actress of Japanese descent, best recognized for playing the supporting role as Lane Kim in comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls. She is an amazing artist too.


Quick Facts About Keiko Agena

Name Keiko Agena
Profession Actor
Gender Female
Birthday October 03, 1973
Age 43 Years Old
Star Sign Scorpio

Keiko took birth on 3 October 1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born to Japanese parents and was named Christine Keiko Agena. 

Keiko began acting when she was 10. Fascinated by the world of cameras, she eventually decided to pursue a career in the same field. For this, she studied drama at the Whitman College, a liberal arts college in Walla Walla, Washington after passing from the Mid-Pacific Institute in O’ahu. 

She made her official debut at the age of 20, playing the role of Mitsuko in an episode of Renegade. She appeared in several minor roles in various television series throughout the 90s and finally made her breakthrough in 2000 from Gilmore Girls

In Gilmore Girls, she played the role of Lane Kim, a Korean-American teen who is the best friend of the lead character, Rory Gilmore (played by actress Alexis Bledel). Keiko received the role of Kim, who was 15 at the beginning of the show, despite being significantly older. She was 27 at that time.

Keiko appeared in all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls until the show got canceled in 2007. Nine years after the end of the original series, she reprised the role in the shows’ sequel, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. It is a web series which premiered on 25 November 2016.

Apart from playing the award-winning role in Gilmore Girls, Keiko has played notable roles in Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Shameless, and Colony.

At present, she is working with various improv troupes like Ham Radio, Renegade Justice Patrol, DUNOVAN, and UCB Mess Hall Team: Chillbot. She has also been podcasting at Drunk Monk Podcast, alongside improv comedian Will S. Choi since 2015.

Keiko has been married to Shinichiro “Shin” Kawasaki since 19 December 2005. They wedded in a helicopter, flying over Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple does not have any children till date.

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