kf-3Keena Ferguson is known for her bright warm smile, strong presence and agility as an actress. She hails from Jefferson City, MO the “Show Me State” and she was most definitely born to be in “Show Biz”. A show off since birth, a dancer since the age of two and a stage actress at the tender age of 6, Keena was destined for a life in the arts. Graduating from The Ohio State Uni- versity with a BA in dance she immediately moved to LaLa land and within months of her move, Keena landed a co-hosting gig for the BET series The Way We Do It opposite comedian Ricky Smiley. Shortly after that show aired she shot an international Coca-Cola campaign with Gram- my winning artists, Common and Mýa. Since then Keena can be seen on many popular com- mercials like Home Depot, Bud Light and Android to name a few.

Keeping with her artistic versatility Keena first appeared dancing alongside Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) in the action-comedy blockbuster The Rundown. From there she danced with many notable artists like Kelly Rowland, Marc Anthony, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and many others. Keena also had the honor to perform on stage at the Lady of Soul Awards and Latin Grammy Awards. The next stages she performed on took her around the country as one of the leads in the Will Smith produced play The Bachelorette Party. Once that tour came to a close, with a quick click of your remote you could see Keena on TV screens in hit shows like Two in a Half Men, Boston Legal and Victorious. One of her favorite projects was being featured on Steven Spielberg’s On the Lot where she was praised for her “natural and authentic talent.”

Always a fan of great storytelling and being able to immerse oneself into a character, Keena has thoroughly enjoyed playing a variety of complex film roles including: an American Muslim woman in the thriller Red Line, a conflicted under appreciated sister in the award winning film Daughter of Fortune, a commanding high-end art thief in the action film Forever No More, writ- ten by Rosewood’s executive producer Nkechi Okoro Carroll. Keena is also the writer, producer and star of the short film Kai where she plays a trendy woman with a strange addiction. Kai went on to screen in more than 35 film festivals internationally and was picked up for television distri- bution. Those multifaceted roles prepared Keena for her most challenging, but most accom- plished feeling as an actress; when she performed her one woman show Keena UnBranded. Playing over 10 different characters intertwining dance and live music, Keena UnBranded con- firmed to Keena (and her audiences) that the power of honest artistry was a way to not only en- tertain, but also inspire.

Keena’s latest project is the theatrically released film American Hero where she played Doreen opposite Stephen Dorff as his frustrated no-nonsense ex-wife and mother to their son. She also stars as the concerned mother in the new NBC show Game of Silence, the disciplined and fun volleyball coach on Amazon’s Gortimer Gibbons Life on Normal Street and the sassy friend in the movie Trew Calling.

Whether it’s acting, dancing, producing or any of Keena’s other talents, you can be sure that this Show Me State native will definitely Show up and Show out! imdb