A little bit about Helena ...
A born entertainer, Helena found her passion for performing in ballet class at the age of 3. Soon after she was singing in front of crowds at her local church and in regional choirs. By the time she reached high school, Helena was ready to add acting to her repertoire. In her final year, she won the drama award and went on to study theatre at Dawson College in Montreal. Helena booked her first professional acting gig in the dark comedy series BULLET IN THE FACE (IFC) playing a role that was originally written for a man but was changed specifically for her based on the strength of her audition for the show.
Helena’s big break came when she was cast as the gun-slinging bounty-hunter Bonnie Mudd in the western film STAGECOACH: THE TEXAS JACK STORY (NGN Productions). Helena shared the screen with Trace Adkins, Judd Nelson and Kim Coates. The role earned her an ACTRA Montreal nomination for Best
Outstanding Female Performance in a Feature Film.
A creator as well, Helena co-wrote, produced and starred in the award-winning short film CRAZY LOVE. She plays the main protagonist Sam, a role which garnered her much attention and an award for
Best Performance at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival for her unflinching dramatization of domestic abuse and revenge.
Some credits to date include SUITS (USA), HIS FATAL FIXATION (LIFETIME), MATCHMAKER MYSTERIES (HALLMARK), THE BOLD TYPE (FREEFORM), MAJESTIC CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK), A WIFE'S SUSPICION (LIFETIME), and SUPERNATURAL (THE CW).
Currently, Helena can be seen in the series MY PERFECT LANDING (NETFLIX, FAMILY CHANNEL, CBBC) as Whitney Cortez, a former gymnast and recent widow, raising two kids while attempting to run a gymnastics club with her distant father. Coming up next, Helena is set to film the comedy feature REHAB by Salish & Anishnaabe writer/director Andrew Genaille, with his sister Lisa Genaille producing.
On top of her on-camera career, Helena has lent her voice to many ad campaigns for big brands and
companies including BMW, Air Canada, and Sephora.
In her spare time, Helena enjoys travelling, hiking, hot yoga, and spending time with family, friends and
her dog, Charlie. She is fluent in English and French and is currently learning Spanish. Born in Montreal, Helena now happily calls Vancouver home.