Helena Mattsson is a Swedish-American actress living and working in Hollywood.
Life and career
Mattsson was born on in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in the same city. 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. 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.
At the age of 19, she moved to Hollywood to audition for a TV series. Her planned short visit became permanent after she won a role the short-lived 2004 TV series Sweden, Ohio. 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."
In 2007, she starred in Species: The Awakening, where she portrayed Miranda, an alien/human hybrid. She also appeared in the films You and I and Surrogates. Mattsson also appeared in the music video of Primal Scream's "Country Girl" in 2006. 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.
Her younger sister Sofia is also an actress.
|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|
|2010||Iron Man 2||Rebecca|
|2010||Moomins and the Comet Chase||Snork Maiden (voice)||English version|
|2011||You and I||Kira|
|2012||Guns, Girls and Gambling||The Blonde / Annabelle|
|2012||Seven Psychopaths||Blonde Lady|
|2016||The Persian Connection||Oksana|
|2016||Code of Honor||Keri Green|
|2021||Something About Her||Jackie|
|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||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 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"|
|2012–13||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 (HBO)|
|2018||My Husband's Secret Wife||Avery||TV film (Lifetime)|
|2019||Mommy Group Murder||Grace||TV film (Lifetime)|
|2019||His Deadly Affair||Danielle||TV film|
|2020||Shattered Memories||Kelley Moore||TV film (Lifetime)|
|2021||Tacoma FD||Ulsa||"Eddie's Exes"|
|2022||General Hospital||Sasha Gilmore||Temporary replacement for Sofia Mattson (her sister)|
|2022||The Rookie||Ashley McGrady|
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- ^ "Helena Mattsson: Biography", TVGuide, accessed 14 October 2017
- ^ 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.
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- ^ Hammarlund, Pontus (2006-07-10). "Svenska Helena röjer i Primal Scream-video" (in Swedish). Metro. Archived from the original on 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
- ^ Nespresso TV Commercial, "Training Day" Featuring George Clooney, Danny DeVito – iSpot.tv. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
- ^ "Meet the Mattssons". Umgås Magazine. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2018.