Helena Mattsson

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Helena Mattsson
Helena Mattsson 2015.jpeg
Mattsson in 2015
Born
Helena Christina Mattsson

(1984-03-30) 30 March 1984 (age 34)
Stockholm, Sweden
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
Mattsson (left) as "Betty-Sue" in Wild Side Story in Stockholm in 2002

Helena Mattsson (born 30 March 1984) is a Swedish actress living and working in Hollywood.

Mattsson was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] She began acting at a young age, performing in plays, musicals and concerts. She studied acting at the highly selective Södra Latin upper secondary school in Södermalm, which she credits with giving her the confidence to pursue her chosen career.[1] Mattsson had early roles in Wild Side Story and other cabarets in Stockholm. She moved to London, England, as a teenager to attend theatre school.[2][3]

At 19, she moved to Hollywood to audition for a TV series.[1][4] Her planned short visit became permanent after she won a role the short-lived 2004 TV series Sweden, Ohio.[1][5] Mattsson's accent initially held her back: "When I started working, my thick Swedish accent lost me a lot of roles. A defining point in my career definitely came when I started to lose it. I was able to play more American roles at that point, and my career took a turn for the better."[1]

In 2007, she starred in Species: The Awakening,[6] where she portrayed Miranda, an alien/human hybrid. She also appeared in the films You and I and Surrogates.[7] Mattsson also appeared in the music video of Primal Scream's "Country Girl" in 2006.[8] Her television credits include three episodes of the ABC series Desperate Housewives as Irina and in three episodes of Nikita as Cassandra Ovechkin. She played Alexis Blume in the TV series 666 Park Avenue. She appeared in a beaver costume in a Nespresso television commercial titled "Training Day" that also featured Danny DeVito and George Clooney in 2016.[9]

Her younger sister Sofia is also an actress and their other sister Mia has worked in numerous art department roles.[1][10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Drowning Ghost Helena
2006 Primal Scream: Country Girl Girl Video short
2007 Americanizing Shelley Actress #2
2007 Species – The Awakening Miranda Hollander Video
2007 Mrs. Right? Beth Video short
2008 Short Track Lexi
2009 Surrogates JJ
2009 Nobody Lelle
2010 Iron Man 2 Rebecca
2010 Moomins and the Comet Chase Snork Maiden (voice) English version
2011 You and I Kira
2012 Melvin Smarty Sylvia
2012 The Babymakers Tanya
2012 Guns, Girls and Gambling The Blonde / Annabelle
2012 Seven Psychopaths Blonde Lady
2014 Audrey Tess
2016 The Persian Connection Oksana
2016 Code of Honor Keri Green
2017 Smartass Henna Completed
2018 The Neighborhood Kat Riley Post-production
20?? Something About Her Jackie Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Sweden, Ohio Lena TV film
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Alexis "Danger"
2005 CSI: NY Lauren Redgrave "City of the Dolls"
2006 Kitchen Confidential Beautiful Blonde "An Affair to Remember"
2006 American Men Anya TV film
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Rebecca 'Becca' Mayford "Empty Eyes"
2007 Cold Case Kateryna Yechenko "Cargo"
2007 Rx Jennifer TV film
2007 CSI: Miami Juliana Ravez "Chain Reaction"
2008 Two and a Half Men Ingrid "Damn You, Eggs Benedict"
2009 Rules of Engagement Martina "Lyin' King"
2009 Legend of the Seeker Salindra "Wizard"
2010 Untitled Burr and Hart Project Madigan Unsold TV pilot
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Johanna "Full Throttle"
2010 Desperate Housewives Irina Kosokov "Chromolume No. 7", "My Two Young Men", "We All Deserve to Die"
2010 The Defenders Tawney "Pilot"
2010 The Mentalist Elsa Struven "Red Hot"
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Anna Gabov "Key to the City"
2011 Breakout Kings Heather Storrow "One for the Money"
2011–12 Nikita Cassandra Ovechkin "Looking Glass", "London Calling", "Arising"
2012 Workaholics Eve "Good Mourning"
2012–13 666 Park Avenue Alexis Blume Main role
2013 Betrayal Brandy Korskaya Recurring role
2014 Fargo Jemma Stalone "The Heap", "A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage"
2014 Mistresses Greta Jager Guest role (4 episodes)
2015 Win, Lose or Love Clara Goodwin TV film
2015 Paradise Pictures Isabelle Yates TV film
2015–16 American Horror Story: Hotel Agnetha Recurring role (4 episodes)
2017 Jeff & Some Aliens Inga (voice) Main role
2017 Adventure Time Alva (voice) "Islands Part 3: Mysterious Island"
2018 My Dinner with Hervé Britt Ekland TV film, filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Helen Cullen (2 March 2015). "Helena Mattson – from Stockholm streets to Hollywood Hills". Scan Magazine. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Helena Mattsson: Biography", TVGuide, accessed 14 October 2017
  3. ^ Michael J. Lee (5 May 2010). "IRON MAN, HOLLYWOOD ASPIRATIONS, AND GOOEY BROWNIES: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HELENA MATTSSON". Radio Free. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ Niklasson, Ylva (2007-06-21). "Män hotade med pistoler" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2007-06-21.
  5. ^ Robert Borjesson (30 September 2012). "Helena Mattsson" (in Swedish). Cafe. Archived from the original on 22 October 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  6. ^ Sundholm, Magnus (2006-09-25). "Får huvudroll i Hollywoodfilm" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 2007-01-22. Retrieved 2006-09-25.
  7. ^ Dawtrey, Adam (2007-06-06). "Mischa Barton to star in Joffe's 't.A.T.u.'". Variety. Retrieved 2007-06-06.
  8. ^ Hammarlund, Pontus (2006-07-10). "Svenska Helena röjer i Primal Scream-video" (in Swedish). Metro. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  9. ^ Nespresso TV Commercial, "Training Day" Featuring George Clooney, Danny DeVito – iSpot.tv.
  10. ^ "Meet the Mattssons". Umgås Magazine. Retrieved 1 October 2018.

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