Keiko Agena Net Worth: Keiko Agena is an American celebrity who has a net worth of $300,000 dollars. Agena began her performing career in the early ’90s, appearing on “Renegade” and after an episode of “Sister, Sister”. In 2000, Agena got the part that she’s best known now, playing Lane Kim, the best friend of Rory Gilmore, on the hit show “Gilmore Girls”. Agena was part of the primary cast from 2000 until 2007. Agena also appeared as an assistant in 2011’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. Agena studied at Whitman College and loves performing on stage along with her theater company and riding a bike. She’s been married to her husband, Shin Kawasaki, since 2005. They tied the knot in a chopper hovering above Vegas.
Played a teenager on Gilmore Girls despite being 27 when she first started portraying Lane Kim.
Married Shin Kawasaki in a helicopter over Las Vegas, NV December 19, 2005.
Won an Ammy Award, beating out Lucy Liu, Ming Na, and Tia Carrere
Was named as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Has two cats.
Agena explains, to pronounce her last name, think of the word "again".
Attended Whitman College for one year as a drama major.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.