Helen Abdulai Koya

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Helen Koya Abdulai
Born June 21, 1985
Walthamstow, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress

Helen Koya Abdulai (born 21 June 1985) is a British actress, born and raised in Walthamstow, London, England. Currently living and working successfully as an actress in Montreal.


Her training began at the The Brit School of Performing Arts[1] in London, UK. Following those two years, in what was her first year of auditioning for a drama school, at the age of 18, she was offered a Scholarship at the famous drama school Italia Conti Academy on what was a very intense three years vocational training in acting.

Helen has recently finished filming the lead role of 'Lillian' in her full feature film debut Making the Band,[2] which won several awards at the ‘Zanzibar National Film Festival’ and also was selected to play at the 2011 ‘Montreal International Black Film Festival’[3]

Nicholas Kinsey a scriptwriter, an award-winning feature film director,[4] a producer, an experienced director of photography and a feature film editor has recently worked with Helen on two of his major projects. The feature film ‘Fire Watch’ which will be released in 2012[dated info] and his TV pilot ‘Cottage in America’.

Since May 2011 she has been a member of the Carter Thor Studio under the guidance of her acting mentor Jock McDonald.



Montreal International Black Film Festival

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