Photo by Brendan Morrissey. No images on this website may be used without permission from the copyright owner.

Photo by Brendan Morrissey.

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Kojii Helnwein

CURRENTLY,  Kojii is based in Ireland where she is working full time as an actress, represented by ANNETTE WALSH of Castannettenow.

From an early age it was clear that a life in the Arts was imminent for Kojii as she was rarely without a paint-brush, camera, an instrument or a tune on her lips.

Being the daughter of Enda Wyatt,Co-Founder, Songwriter and Bass player of Irish rock band "An Emotional Fish" (Atlantic Records) certainly helped her love of music and the entertainment industry along.

After studying Technical Stage & Production which included costume design, lighting operation/design and stage management, Kojii worked as a freelance Stage Manager in Irish Theatres for 4 years which led her to work in a Parisian Circus. Stage Management then prompted a stint in Los Angeles where her potential as a fashion model was discovered.

Upon her return to Ireland she was immediately signed by Top Irish Agent Rebecca Morgan. Within days Morgan had Kojii on the Runway for esteemed Irish designer John Rocha, before the cream of the Irish fashion world. Stage Management was left behind and life as a globe trotting model began.

She has spent the last 10 years living each Winter in Los Angeles and each Summer in Ireland.


Throughout her career Kojii has never forgotten her dream to make music. She continued to write and stay in touch with her band mates from childhood knowing that someday they would be in a position to re-kindle the sound they wanted.

In 2006, Kojii began writing music with the band in Dublin via the internet. Three weeks after her return to Ireland the band had begun to book shows around Ireland and soon found themselves with airtime on Irish radio and on National TV. When it came time for Kojii to return to her modeling work in LA the group continued to write as usual. Separated throughout Winter, writing via email, they regrouped for Summer months of touring, writing and recording in Ireland.

The band are now separated indefinitely and each band member is pursuing exciting musical projects of their own.

Richard: Sounds of System Breakdown, Trevor: New Secret Weapon, Daniel: The Divils

Kojii's time in Los Angeles was spent working full time as a fashion model, represented by Click Model Management.

In Europe Kojii is represented by Castannettenow for all acting projects and 1st Option Models Ireland for print work.

KOJII HELNWEIN was featured on "PROJECT RUNWAY Season 6" & "MODELS OF THE RUNWAY Season 1".

The shows aired in the USA on Lifetime and in the UK and Ireland, on SKY ONE and on various stations around the world.

In 2016, Kojii was awarded "BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE" by Canada's Shiver International Film Festival for her role in short film, Radha.

Also in 2016, "Life Begins Now" a feature film where Kojii played heartbroken ex-lover, Lexy, received a MERIT AWARD from Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Kojii is married to Austrian, Fine Art photographer Cyril Helnwein. They have two daughters Croí Sequoia, and Éala Cheyenne and one son, Captain Solas Wyatt.