Helenna Santos

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Helenna Santos
BornAugust 8, 1980
Napa Valley, CA
🏳️ Nationality
Helenna Santos Levy
🏫 EducationBachelor of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia
💼 Occupation
👩 Spouse(s)Barry W. Levy (2007 - present)

Helenna Santos is an American-Canadian actress best known for the 2018 film At Your Own Risk,[1]and the television series The Flash. She is a producer for Mighty Pharaoh Films[2] and the founder of Ms. In The Biz.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Santos was born in Napa Valley, California. Prior to settling in British Columbia, Canada at the age of five, her family lived in Singapore and the Philippines.  She was a jazz voice major at Capilano College in North Vancouver, British Columbia during her first year of college before transferring to the University of British Columbia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting.[4]  She is a dual American and Canadian citizen, and of Filipino, Russian, and German descent.[5][6]


Santos' notable credits include USA's The Dead Zone, ABC’s In The Motherhood, FOX’s Killer Instinct, and CW’s The Flash.[7] She has also appeared in studio feature films, including the 2012 comedy American Reunion,[8] and has played the lead role in multiple independent films. She is best known for her roles in At Your Own Risk[9][10][11][12][13][14][15] and the award-winning short films Similitude[16][17][18] and The Infected.[19][20][21][22]

She has been a producer for the independent film production company Mighty Pharaoh Films since 2008[23] and the founder of Ms. In The Biz since 2013.[24][25][26][27]

She has appeared as a panelist at multiple conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con[28] and Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con.[29][30] She has also been a guest contributor for multiple publications, including MovieMaker magazine,[31] Backstage magazine,[32][33] IndieWire,[34] Film Inquiry,[35] and Bust magazine.[36]

She is also the co-author of Thriving in Hollywood!: Tenacious Tales and Tactics from Ms. in the Biz.[37]



Year Title Role/Position Notes
2006 Veiled Truth Receptionist TV Movie
2008 Robin, Chuck, and Shirley Jogging Suit Girl, Associate Producer Short Film
Check Brights Production Assistant Short Film
Division Denim Clapboard Girl, Associate Producer Short Film
2009 The Last Big Blowout Actress Short Film
The Hollywood Adventures of Freedom the Polar Bear Suzie Sea Turtle (voice) Short Film
2010 Kissing Strangers World Cafe Waitress
Big Kids Care Herself Short Film
2011 Brownie Points Kendra Short Film
2012 American Reunion Oz Fan
Love, Lost and Found Flora Short Film
2014 Crossroads Laura Diego
Making Time Dr. Sarah Joel Short Film
2015 Similitude Woman #1, Executive Producer, Producer, Writer Short Film
The Infected Helenna, Producer, Writer (story) Short Film
2016 Into the Equinox Inuit Woman
2017 The Concessionaires Must Die! Actress
2018 At Your Own Risk Taylor, Producer


Year Title Role/Position Notes
2005 The Dead Zone Carmen - Mother Episode: "Grains of Sand"
Killer Instinct Ticket Girl Episode: "13 Going on 30"
2009 In the Motherhood Carla 2 episodes
2009-10 The Day Player Leena 2 episodes
2010 The Ex-Convict's Guide The Girlfriend Episode: "Meet Robin and Chuck"
BlackBoxTV Tracy Chen Episode: "She Deserved It"
Helenna's Tinseltown Tuesdays Director, Herself, Executive Producer 23 episodes
2010-11 The Resolve Melanie 2 episodes
2011 Target Kill Emma Episode: "The Pilot"
On the Road with Leah Actress Episode: "Holidays & Charity Events"
2012 The Skyrim Parodies Forsworn Warrior 2 episodes
2013 Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Rosa Cardenas
Henchmen Autumn, Producer TV Mini-Series
Travis Richey Sketch Show Sally Episode: "Asshole Couple #2 - San Diego Zoo"
L.A. Macabre Lucy Episode: #2.1
The Geekie Awards Herself TV Special
FilmSnobbery Live! Herself Episode: #3.10
2014 The 2nd Annual Geekie Awards Social Media Ambassador TV Special
Dog Park Lynn 3 episodes
Joy Ride Actress Episode: "Casting Call"
2018 The Flash Nurse Shelley Episode: "O Come, All Ye Faithful"


External links[edit]


  1. "At Your Own Risk". At Your Own Risk. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  2. "The Team". Mighty Pharaoh Films. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  3. "About Ms. In The Biz". Ms. In The Biz. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  4. "Alumni List | Theatre and Film". theatrefilm.ubc.ca. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  5. "home". official website for Helenna Santos. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  6. "Women in Film Spotlight: Helenna Santos". Or Die Trying. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  7. "Geek Girl Helenna Santos Levy Becomes A "Legendary" Queen - FilmSnobbery". FilmSnobbery. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  8. "Exclusive Photos from the AMERICAN REUNION American Premiere". Assignment X. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  9. "At Your Own Risk". Film Threat. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  10. "Shooting At Your Own Risk: The Art of the $1,000 Feature - MovieMaker Magazine". MovieMaker Magazine. 2018-10-12. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  11. "FEMINIST FRIDAY: 3 Female Driven Films & Series Chipping Away At Hollywood's Gender Inequality - GirlTalkHQ %". GirlTalkHQ. 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  12. "At Your Own Risk Posters Unveiled - Dread Central". www.dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  13. "AWIAFF 2018 | Interviews with Helenna Santos & Alexandra Boylan of "At Your Own Risk" - A G E N D A". A G E N D A. 2018-04-19. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  14. Editor, Adrian Gomez | Journal Arts and Entertainment. "Alexandra Boylan self-distributes NM-filmed thriller 'At Your Own Risk'". www.abqjournal.com. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  15. "Female-Fronted Horror AT YOUR OWN RISK Hits VOD This October - Dread Central". www.dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  16. "::| similitude: a film by tim guzman - 2016 |::". similitudeshortfilm.com. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  17. "Similitude". ditrfilms. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  18. "SpinQ Studios presents: similitude – ::|SpinQ Studios|::". spinq.com. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  19. "The Infected Needs Help Spreading its Sickness - Dread Central". www.dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  20. "Helenna Santos on Latest Project The Infected and Ms. In The Biz - A Site Written by and for Women in the Entertainment Industry - Film Courage". Film Courage. 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  21. "Helenna Santos Leads The Infected". www.twistedcentral.com. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  22. "Filipino American Helenna Santos Stars In Horror Short 'The Infected'! | Horror Society". Horror Society. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  23. "Langley local releasing thriller film set in New Mexico desert - Langley Times". Langley Times. 2018-10-04. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  24. "Ep. 73 - Act One w/ Actress, & "Ms. in the Biz" Founder, Helenna Santos - Living a Healthy Hustle". Hollywood Hustle. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  25. "Being a Ms in the Biz with Helenna Santos - Vicky Ayala". Vicky Ayala. 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  26. "Women In Film + Television Vancouver - Helenna Santos". www.womeninfilm.ca. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  27. SAG-AFTRA Foundation (2013-06-13), The Business: Tales From the New Media Front - Content Creators Share Their Secrets, retrieved 2018-11-20
  28. "The Comics Alliance Guide to SDCC 2014: What To Do On Saturday". ComicsAlliance. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  29. GirlGamerTV (2011-11-11), Comikaze Expo '11 - Geek Girls Creating Their Own Films And Shows, retrieved 2018-11-20
  30. "Helenna Santos". No Film School. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  31. "The Indie Introvert's Guide to Networking: How to Work a Room, One Person at a Time - MovieMaker Magazine". MovieMaker Magazine. 2015-12-10. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  32. "Don't Build Your Career on an Illusion". 2015-03-06. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  33. "5 Tips for Networking With Filmmakers at Film Festivals". 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  34. Derr, Holly L. (2013-11-07). "Navigating Hollywood's Cutthroat Corners with Ms. in the Biz". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  35. "An Indie Filmmaking Experiment: Two Actors, The Desert & $1,000 Production Budget | Film Inquiry". Film Inquiry. 2018-10-09. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  36. "In Celebration Of Cellulite, Scars, And Other Seeming "Imperfections"". Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  37. Santos, Helenna; Schmidt, Rachel; Mizell, Jordan; Hansen, Briana; Deutsch, Barbara; Merritt, Madeline; Ware, Georgina; Nedopak, Kristen; Henriques, Erin (2014-11-23). Thriving in Hollywood!: Tenacious Tales and Tactics from Ms. in the Biz. Ms. In The Biz, LLC. ISBN 9780990882206. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  38. "Helenna Santos". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  39. Terrace, Vincent (2016-01-29). Internet Comedy Television Series, 1997-2015. McFarland. ISBN 9780786497607. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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