Keiko Agena
Biographical Information
Date of Birth: October 3, 1973
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Full Name: Christine Keiko Agena
Appearance Information
Portrays: Britta Kagen
Appeared in: Happy Birthday, Mr. President
Appearance Count: 1

Keiko Agena portrayed Britta Kagen in season 2 episode "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" on ABC's Scandal.

About Edit

Christine Keiko Agena known professionally as Keiko Agena is an American actress. She is best known for her role in Gilmore Girls, where she played Lane Kim, a Korean-American teenager who is the best friend of Rory Gilmore, one of the lead characters.

Career BackgroundEdit

Agena has played the role of Mearing's Aide, Mearing being played by Frances McDormand, in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Agena also appeared in three episodes of Felicity as Leila Foster, a girl who comes to the lead character for assistance in acquiring the morning-after pill and participates in a protest when denied said medication. She was a recipient of the Best Female Actor award in the Ammy Awards, which honor Asian and Asian-American achievement in film or television. She also provided the voice of Yori in the Disney cartoon series Kim Possible in seasons 2, 3, and 4 of the show. Also, Agena played Jun Ni in the movie Hair Show starring Mo'Nique.

She also guest-starred on Private Practice, Castle, and episode 12 of the final season of ER. She also appeared in Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous alongside Jessica Simpson as an army private. In 2010 she appeared onstage in No-No Boy in Santa Monica, California. She later appeared in an episode of House as Dr. Cheng.

While in Austin, Texas for the Gilmore Girls reunion panel at the 2015 ATX Festival, she also participated in two live tapings of the podcast Gilmore Guys, as well as a live performance by Lane Kim's band Hep Alien.

In September 2015, Agena launched Drunk Monk Podcast with fellow improv comedian Will S. Choi, wherein they watch every episode of the television series, Monk, while consuming alcohol.

In 2017, she appeared in the netflix series 13 Reasons Why as the communications class teacher Pamela Bradley.

Personal Background Edit

She is a Japanese-American, and began acting at the age of 10. Keiko attended Mid-Pacific Institute preparatory school on O’ahu, and later attended Whitman College for one year as a drama major.

Keiko is married to Shin Kawasaki; they married on December 19, 2005 in a helicopter over Las Vegas, NV.


  • She has explained, to pronounce her last name, think of the word 'again'.
  • Keiko was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

Awards & NominationsEdit

  • Award: In 2002 she won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series as a Supporting Young Actress for her role in Gilmore Girls
  • Nominations: In 2001, 2002 & 2003 she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award as the Teen Choice Sidekick for her role in Gilmore Girls