kojii helnwein by brendan morrissey

Kojii Helnwein

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

She is a lover of vintage and classic motorcycles and can be found exploring the wilds of Ireland on her Royal Enfield when she's not planning adventures further afield.

Kojii Co-hosts the South East Ireland/Clonmel leg of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride alongside her husband Cyril Helnwein.

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) sparked 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 top people in Irish fashion world. Stage Management was left behind and life as a globe trotting model began.

In 2006, Kojii began writing music with some of her closest friends in Dublin. 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.

After much touring, 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 print work. All queries relating to U.S. based work can be directed to Wrenn Management in Los Angeles.

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.