Kojii Helnwein

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Kojii Helnwein
Born Kojii Wyatt
(1981-01-08) 8 January 1981 (age 37)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation actress and model
Spouse(s) Cyril Helnwein
Parent(s) Enda Wyatt
Website kojiihelnwein.com

Kojii Helnwein[needs IPA] (née Wyatt; born 8 January 1981) is an Irish actress, musician and model.

Early life and family[edit]

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Kojii is the daughter of musician Enda Wyatt[1] of Irish rock band An Emotional Fish (Atlantic Records).[2][3] She was raised in Tallaght in south Dublin. She studied Technical Stage Training and worked as a freelance Stage Manager for four years in Irish theatres and a Parisian circus.[2]

In 2004, Kojii met her husband, fine-art photographer Cyril Helnwein[4] when she posed for his "Ethereal"[5] series. Cyril Helnwein is the eldest son of Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein. On the winter solstice, 21 December 2005, their first daughter Croí Sequoia Helnwein[6] was born. On 7 April 2011, she gave birth to their second daughter Éala Cheyenne.[7] On 25 August 2013, she gave birth to their son Captain Solas Wyatt Helnwein.


"Urban Traffik" (pre-production)

The O'Brien's, 2013

The World Ends Without You (Short), 2010

Terra Incognita (2010) with Juliette Lewis and Michael Des Barres

Kojii studied acting in Los Angeles at The Acting Center and at The Irish Film Academy in Ireland.


Kojii Helnwein was engaged by Rebecca Morgan of Morgan the Agency[8] in Ireland.[9]

After her first modelling job for John Rocha[10] Kojii began working full-time in print, runway, and commercial modelling.

She has been seen in numerous magazines, including, Fit Pregnancy, Women's Wear Daily, Cosmopolitan, Elle, BPM, Prudence, Tatler and Vogue. She has appeared in adverts and catalogues for companies such as, O.P.I., Got2b, Louis Verdad, Ed Hardy, Coca-Cola, Toni and Guy and Gap.

Kojii appears in national advertisements in the United States for clients such as Target, Mitsubishi, Comcast, Marshalls and in Ireland for clients such as O2, Pigsback and TV3. Kojii has become known in Ireland for a long-standing appearance in a TV3 ident where she is featured singing the networks jingle.[11] This ident is viewable on Kojii Helnwein's YouTube page.

Kojii's runway clients have included Prada, Jimmy Choo, Jeffrey Sebelia, Eduardo Lucero, A-Wear, Smet, GenArt and Whitley Kros to name just a few.[12]

Kojii appears on "Project Runway (Season 6") and the companion show "Models of the Runway" (Season 1). This show airs on Lifetime TV 20 August 2009.[13] Kojii has also been regularly seen on RTÉ's Off The Rails, Late Late Show, and Live at 3, and TV3's Ireland AM


In 2006 Kojii started touring with her band, also known as Kojii in Ireland. http://kojiihelnwein.com/about-kojii/ Kojii sings, writes music, lyrics and plays guitar. The same year, Kojii recorded and released a self-titled album, Kojii.


  1. ^ Enda Wyatt
  2. ^ a b Kojii Bio, Kojii Helnwein, Wordpress blog "About".
  3. ^ Lifetime Profile, Kojii Helnwein "Models of the Runway" profile on myLifetime.com Question 21 0f 42.
  4. ^ Cyril Helnwein
  5. ^ "Ethereal" series
  6. ^ Croí Sequoia Helnwein
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Morgan the Agency
  9. ^ Lifetime Profile, Kojii Helnwein "Models of the Runway" profile on myLifetime.com Question 3 of 42.
  10. ^ Lifetime Profile, Kojii Helnwein "Models of the Runway" profile on myLifetime.com BIO, "First modeling job".
  11. ^ KojiiMusic About, Biography of Kojii's band Kojii Music paragraph 5.
  12. ^ Kojii Helnwein Client list, Client list compiled by Kojii Helnwein on her blog
  13. ^ Lifetime "Models of the Runway", Photos of the Project Runway Models

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