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Seven Facts About Prodigal Son Actress, Keiko Agena: Helicopter Marriage, Career Highlights, Net Worth, and More!

Shrijan Fri Feb 07 2020
Seven Facts About Prodigal Son Actress, Keiko Agena: Helicopter Marriage, Career Highlights, Net Worth, and More!

Keiko Agena is a Japanese-American television and movie actress most known as Dr. Edrisa Tanaka in the drama series, Prodigal Son. The Hawaiian native is a 27-year veteran in the acting business and has been credited in 67 titles on both television and in movies.

Prodigal Son is set to debut its sophomore season sometime in 2020, and Agena returns as Dr. Tanaka in the acclaimed show.

What people may not know about Keiko is that she is married and has been for a long time. She also had quite an eccentric wedding. That and more in the list of seven facts about the 46-year-old actress, Keiko Agena:

7. Plays Dr. Edrisa Tanaka in Prodigal Son

Agena shares screentime with Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau, Michael Sheen, and Halston Sage, among others in the Fox crime drama, Prodigal Son

Keiko Agena as Dr. Tanaka in Prodigal Son
Keiko Agena as Dr. Tanaka in Prodigal Son
Source: starrymag.com

Agena plays Dr. Edrisa Tanaka, a medical examiner for the NYPD. 

6. Married to Music Producer Shin Kawasaki

Keiko has been married since 2005 to the music composer, Shin Kawasaki. Their one-of-a-kind marriage ceremony was conducted aboard a helicopter as it flew over Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 19, 2005. 

Keiko and Shin's Vegas helicopter wedding
Keiko and Shin's Vegas helicopter wedding
Source: Gilmore News 

Despite being married so long and getting up there in years, she does not have any children, and it is unlikely that she ever will.

5. She has 144.5k Followers on Instagram

On Instagram, via @keikoagena, Keiko has amassed a following of over 144.5k followers.

The naturally photogenic actress has a reciprocal love of the camera, and her personality shines through on her Instagram posts.   

4. Played Pam Bradley in 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is a Netflix series that deals with teenage suicide. The highly acclaimed series has made a star out of Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette, and its host of ensemble cast members- one of whom being Keiko.

She plays Pam Bradley, the Communications teacher at the high school where the majority of the show centers around.    

3. Appearances in Renegade, ER, Gilmore Girls, House, Scandal, and Better Call Saul

Keiko made her professional acting debut in 1993 in the crime drama series, Renegade. Since then, she has built an impressive and diverse body of work that consists of roles in such TV series as ER, Gilmore Girls, House, Scandal, and Better Call Saul, to name a few.

2. Acted Alongside Frances McDormand in Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is Keiko's biggest mainstream role to date. The $1.124 billion grossing Michael Bay sci-fi action mega-blockbuster starred Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Frances McDormand, among others.

Keiko shared the screen with Frances McDormand in Transformers: Dark of the Moon 
Keiko shared the screen with Frances McDormand in Transformers: Dark of the Moon 
Source: Spotern.com

Keiko had the distinct privilege of sharing screen-time with the triple-crown (Oscar, Emmy, and Tony) award-winning actress, Frances McDormand.       

1. Has a Net Worth of $300k

As of February 2020, Keiko Agena's net worth is reported to be around $300k.

She has been a part of the acting fraternity since debuting in 1993 and has rarely taken the day-off. 

Even at the advanced age of 46- when most careers wind down- she is still as prolific as ever and is set to reprise her role as Dr. Edrisa Tanaka in the second season of the drama series, Prodigal Son.

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