I believe that we learn by practice and practice means to  perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire.

                                                          —Martha Graham

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Expressing yourself with art, you put your experiences to use. It’s a transformative process and by creating a piece of art you heal yourself, and then you heal others because they recognize themselves in the stories you tell. That’s the beauty of it. That’s why we go to the theater and the movies, because it’s such a transcendental experience. That’s why we love art. The symbols are there. And we respond to symbol and myth. This is the way we tell stories and move forward in life.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

BAFTA Tea Party Photo: Colin Young Wolff BAFTA
BAFTA Tea Party Photo: Colin Young Wolff BAFTA

Hélène is a citizen on the United States, France, and Spain, and a member of SAG-AFTRA and BAFTA.

A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Hélène also trained with Ellen Burstyn, Sandra Seacat, Sondra Lee, Susan Batson, Margie Haber, and Penny Allen.

She played Fuffi in Lasse Hallström’s Chocolat, Candy in Lawrence Kasdan’s Mumford, Mrs. Russell in Stealing Roses, Natasha Loizeau in Interview, the French Food Critic in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a BBC Reporter in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and World War Z, and the French Announcer in Jurassic World.

For Serendipity, she co-wrote with Peter Chelsom & Alan Silvestri the song Lucienne, which she also sang.

She is the Computer Voice in the TV series Heroes Reborn and her many voice characters include Happy Feet 2 and Muppets Most Wanted.

TV guest roles include Law & Order, Passions, The Bold and the Beautiful, One Life to Live, The New Adventures of Robin Rood, Another World, and many others.

She performed at the Players Club, The Actors Studio, and with The Naked Angels and Ubu Repertory Theater in New York.

Sydney Pollack based the Nicole Kidman character in The Interpreter in part on Hélène‘s life by making her a Sorbonne linguist and a musician.

She also works as a language coach for the film and music industry.

Hélène graduated from the Music Conservatory in piano in Geneva, Switzerland, and studied under Maître Pierre Sancan at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. She also trained as a dancer at the Music Conservatory in Geneva and Salle Pleyel, and performed in Vera Krylova’s Dance Company at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

She also trained with Cynthia Songé, Melissa Skoff, Larry Moss, and Tim Crouch at the Odyssey Theater.

She speaks six languages. Her eight producing credits include the award-winning documentary Femme.

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Whether writing, dancing, or acting, I find myself in an exalted state of concentration and consciousness, like a meditation or trance. It’s as if time stops or expands and I’m able to touch                            other worlds and keep a sense of connection                                                with what is bigger than me.  

Filmography

At the Invocation Premiere
At the Invocation Premiere
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Photo: John Michael Ferrari
Photo: John Michael Ferrari
At the SAG Awards
At the SAG Awards
Mumford still by Gemma Lamana
Mumford still by Gemma Lamana
Chocolat poster
Chocolat still by David Appleby
Chocolat still by David Appleby
Chocolat still by David Appleby
Chocolat still by David Appleby
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Mumford still by Gemma Lamana
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Film

            2019 Paradise by Dante  Speaker: 3rd Sphere  Venus (Star)                               2018  Dark Ascension II: The Journey to Hell – Naomi (Star)                                 2018  Dante’s Purgatory by Dante – Speaker: 7th Terrace – The Lustful (Star)   
2017  Inferno by Dante – 2nd Circle – Francesca (Star)

2017  Dark Ascension – Naomi (Star) 

                   2017 State Like Sleep (Meredith Danluck) (Voice)                                     2017 Snatched (Jonathan Levine) (Voice)

2016 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (Bryan Singer) (Cerebro Voices)
2016 Captain America: Civil War (Anthony and Joe Russo) (Voice)

2016 DYING TO LIVE (Ilya Rozhkov) Dr. Martin (C0-Star)

2015 By the Sea (Angelina Jolie) (Voice)
2015 Point Break (Ericsson Core) (Voice)

2015 JURASSIC WORLD (Colin Trevorrow) (French Announcer – Voice)
2015 Furious 7 (James Wan) (Voice)
2015 Spy (Paul Feig) (Voice)
2015 Grace Stirs Up Success (Vince Marcello) (Voice)

2015 Behind the Scenes of HAUNTING CHARLES MANSON (Mick Davis) – French Reporter
2015 Unfinished Business (Ken Scott) (Voice)
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller) (Voice)

2014 DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (Matt Reeves) (News Reporter – Voice)
2014 THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (Lasse Hallström) (French Food Critic – Voice)

2014 X-MEN: DAYS of FUTURE PAST (Brian Synger) (Cerebro Voices)
2014 Rosemary’s Baby (Agnieszka Holland) (Voice)
2014 Muppets Most Wanted (Voice)

2013 HAUNTING CHARLES MANSON (Mick Davis) – French Reporter (Co-Star)
2013  DANTE’S HELL ANIMATED – Francesca (Star)

2013 WORLD WAR Z (Marc Forster) – (BBC Broadcaster – Voice)
2013 Red 2 (Dean Parisot) – (Voice)

2013 THE NECKLACE (Gabriel Schmidt) – Dr. White (Star)
2013 FEMME: Women Healing the World (Emmanuel Itier) – (Herself)

2013 LUNCH BREAK (Gabriel Schmidt) – Grace (Star)
2013 A BEDTIME STORY (Monica Tidwell) – Margot (Star)
2013 FIVE MINUTES (Gabriel Schmidt) – Adrienne Pierre Newscaster (Co-Star)
2012 Hemingway and Gellhorn – (Voice)
2011 The Muppets – (Voice)

2011 HAPPY FEET 2 – Adélie Penguin (Voice)
2011 STEALING ROSES (Megan Johnson) – Mrs. Russell (Co-Star)
2011  Fast Five – (Voice)
2010 Monte Carlo – (Voice)
2010 The Tourist – (Voice)
2010  Hereafter – (Voice)
2010  The A-Team – (Voice)
2010  Knight and Day – (Voice)
2010  Inception – (Voice)
2010  Killers – (Voice)
2010  The Way – (Voice)

2009  HALO (Reva Zane) – Venus (Star)
2009  Robin Hood (Ridley Scott) – (Voice)

2009  INTERVIEW –  Natasha Loizeau (Star)
2009  GI Joe – (voice)
2009  Inglorious Basterds – (voice)
2009  Ninja Assassin – (voice)
2009  Duplicity – Tourist (voice)

2008  THE PINK PANTHER 2Reporter (voice)
2007  National Treasure: Book of Secrets – (voice)
2007  The Bourne Ultimatum – (voice)
2007  Rush Hour 3 – (voice)
2007  The Hunting Party – (voice)
2006  The Painted Veil – French Nun (voice)
2006  A Good Year – Stewardess (voice)
2006  The Pink Panther – Journalist (voice)

2005  THE INTERPRETER (Sydney Pollack) – French Interpreter (voice)
2004  COOL GIRL – Harley / Artemis (voice: English version)                                    (as Helena Cardona)
2004  The Bourne Supremacy – (voice)
2004  The Terminal – Stewardess (voice)
2004  De-Lovely – (voice)
2004  Team America: World Police (voice)

2003  BIG FISH – French Receptionist (voice)
2003  Timeline – (voice)
2002  ENOUGH (Michael Apted) – Darcelle (voice)

2001  SERENDIPITY – The French Singer (voice) co-writer, song “Lucienne” with Peter Chelsom & Alan Silvestri, and singer

2001  FINAL (Campbell Scott) – ICU Nurse (Co-Star)
2001  Original Sin – (voice)

2000  CHOCOLAT (Lasse Hallström) – Françoise “Fuffi” Drou (Co-Star)
2000  PASSION OF MIND (Alain Berliner) – Newscaster (voice)

1999  MUMFORD (Lawrence Kasdan) – Candy Heskin (Co-Star)
1998  Ronin – (voice)

1998  BILLBOARD DAD – Henriette (Co-Star)
1998  What Dreams May Come – (voice)
1998  In God’s Hands – (voice)

Television

                                         2017 The Last Ship (Spanish, Greek, Italian & French Voices)                                                                      2017 Underground (British & French Voices)                                                                                                        2017  Timeless  (French Voices)                                                                                                                        2017  The Blacklist –  (Voice)                                                                                                                            2017  The Affair  (French Voices)                                                                                                                          2017  Patriot  (French Voices)                                                                                                                             2016  Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – (Greek Voices)                                        2016  Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – Haitian Police Dispatcher (Voice) (Paper Orphans)
2016  Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – Spanish Newscaster (Voice) (El Toro Bravo)
2016  Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – French Newscaster  (Voice) (The Admiral’s Daughter)

2016 UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END (Video Game) – Shoreline Mercenaries (Voice)
2016  HEROES REBORN – Computer Voice (British Voice) (Company Woman)
2015  Agent X –  (Voice) (Fidelity)
2015  Scorpion –  United Nations Official (Voice) (US vs.UN vs UK)
2015 Homeland – German Voices (Our Man in Damascus)

2014  TABLE MANNERS – Nadine (Recurring)
2014  NCIS – French Police Officer (Voice) (The Admiral’s Daughter)

2013  FRONT SEAT CHRONICLES – Valérie (Guest Star) (La Garde)
2013  The Blacklist – Interpol Agent (Voice)

2013  Actors Entertainment: Model’s Best Friend (Episode 9) – (Herself)
2013  Zero Hour – French Tour Guide (Voice)
2012  Nikita – Spanish Operative (Voice)
2012  Chuck – German Secretary (Voice)
2011  Pan Am – French Stewardess (Voice)

                               2009  INTERVIEW –  Natasha Loizeau (Star)                                                                2009  THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL – French Reporter (Co-Star)

1999  THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD Marjorie (Guest Star) (The Running Bride)
1998  PASSIONS – French Woman (Co-Star)

1995  LAW & ORDER – Juror #4 (Co-Star) (Savages)
1995  ONE LIFE TO LIVE – Austrian Aristocrat (Co-Star)
1994  ANOTHER WORLD – French Maid (Co-Star)

Hélène has lived in Paris, France; Geneva, Switzerland; Cambridge and London, England; Llandudno, Wales; Monte-Carlo, Monaco; Bremen, Germany; Madrid, Tarragona and Santander, Spain; New York City, and Santa Monica; and has also worked in Morocco, Lithuania, and Italy.

The essential nourishment for the actor is him/herself. That finally seems to me to be the work of every artist: to be a deep-sea diver into the human soul.

—Ariane Mnouchkine

What is it then that inexorably tips the scales in favor of the extraordinary? It is what is commonly called vocation: an irrational factor that destins a person to emancipate himself from the herd and from its well-known paths.

                                                                                                                                  —C.G. Jung

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