Attended workshops at TVI Actors Studio.
In addition to appearing in 5 films with the word "American" in the title, she also appeared in two episodes of the TV series, American Horror Story (2011).
Ranked #73 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Mena was raised in a Rhode Island home that was built in 1870 and which she and her brothers believed was haunted. They saw several apparitions over the years, all of which she believed were friendly.
Has 3 older brothers, 1 of them in the US army.