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). Reena comes from Irish, Italian, and Filipino descent.
Being born and raised in Los Angeles by her single mother, Reena learned at a very young age the value of hard work, persistence and that having a vision could help one rise above the challenges. As a child actress, Reena trained early on with the famed and legendary Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler Acting Studios. Reena can be seen in 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, and Samsung. Reena has been seen working with top industry professionals such as James Franco, Emma Roberts, and Dolph Lundgren (to name a few).
Reena not only values her education in the Arts, but she also received her BA in Communication Studies from California State University of Northridge in May 2011.
This year you will catch Reena in Nick Cannon’s film “School Dance” playing the fantasy girlfriend. You will also see Reena coming out in an action film with Dolph Lundgren and Billy Zane. Not only is Reena on the big screen you can also watch her online to watch her web series called Reena Clone Blog. She co-writes and produces it alongside director, Alex Grafenberg.
Reena's ideology closely follows Abe Maslow's self-actualization ladder towards maximizing her talents and potential. She looks up to Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie Mulligan and Emma Stone. Reena looks forward to working with many more talented individuals.
Reena is currently residing in Los Angeles where she is studying acting, contributing to charities and enjoys hanging by the beach with the good company of her friends.
In 2007, Reena contended in The Miss Teen Asia-USA and came in as 2nd runner up and was awarded the honor and title of Miss Photogenic.
The tear sheet for the music video "All Is Fair" with American Idol Finalist- Anoop Desai.
My Great Grand Aunt Fely Franquelli in "Back to Bataan."
Fely Franquelli next to Anthony Quinn in "Back to Bataan"
Reena joined singer Aaliyah for the music video "Journey to the Past" for the Oscar nominated movie “Anastasia.”
On the set of "Parkside" starring Luis Guzman and Michael Rivera
On the set of "iCarly" with Patricia and Jerry.