Alena is an American actress and writer. She is best known for her role in the horror/thriller series M, which premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. She has also appeared in TV shows such as Criminal Minds, The Blacklist and Gotham. Her latest project, Eyestring, a horror/mystery short in which she plays the lead, wrote, and produced, premiered at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival and won the Jury Award for best poster design of the festival. Alena was born in Houston, TX, studied English and Cinema Studies at NYU and now resides in New York City.