Born and raised in Los Angeles by her single mother, Reena learned at a very young age the value of hard work, persistence and having your own vision could help one rise above the challenges.
She's played various roles appearing on hit television shows such as "Married With Children," "7th Heaven," "Clueless," "Beverly Hills 90210,” and “iCarly”. She would later land several national commercial such as Snapple, McDonalds, Coca Cola, Sprint, Samsung and Baskin Robbins, Meritage Resorts. Reena currently has a print campaign with Intel.
As a child actress, Reena trained early on at the legendary Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler Acting Studios.
(embarrassing photo below)
She contended in The Miss Teen Asia-USA and was awarded the title of Miss Photogenic.
She not only values her passion in the Arts, but she's into scholastics as well. She received her BA in Communication Studies.
Reena worked with Italian film director, Giorgio Serafini in an action film with Dolph Lundgren and Billy Zane. She played the fantasy girlfriend in Nick Cannon’s film “School Dance”. She's worked alongside, Norman Reedus in an indie film directed by Patrick Hoelck. She's played the lead role on Director Kirck Cohen's short film, Turdis, co-starring Ian Edwards. Shortly after that film, she played Selina in The Pit directed by Gerrad Wilson. Besides acting, she co-wrote and produced alongside director, Alex Grafenberg, New Media TV series called Reena Clone Blog.
She's been very active in the sports fitness modeling realm, she's worked with ASICS, PUMA and NIKE.
For her achievements in media and her philanthropic services in the Los Angeles Community and the Philippines; Reena was a recipient of the Young Ambassador of Goodwill Award. (photo above)
Reena resides in Los Angeles. She enjoys biking by the beach, hiking in the hills creating new music in the studio, and the good company of her friends over some chips, guac, and salsa :)
with singer Aaliyah on the music video set of "Journey to the Past" for the Oscar nominated animated film “Anastasia.”
Fely Franquelli in "Back to Bataan."
(Below) Fely Franquelli next to Anthony Quinn in "Back to Bataan"
Her great Aunt Fely Franquelli graced the silver screen in the 1940's with acting legends such as John Wayne (Back to Bataan), Margaret Sullivan, (Cry Havoc), and Anthony Quinn, (Back to Bataan).
On the set of "iCarly" with Patricia and Jerry.
Reena on set with her pals for a Baskin Robbins commercial.
Felix Magazine editorial about her acting career.