Helena Howard Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Helena Howard is an American actress who is best known for playing the role of Madeline in the critically acclaimed film Madeline’s Madeline (2018). In 2020, she rose to fame with Amazon Prime’s The Wilds in which she played the role of Nora Reid.


Helena Howard was born on Thursday, July 23, 1998, (age 22 years; as of 2021), in New York, United States. She grew up in New Jersey, United States. At the age of three, she became passionate about acting after watching the film The Mummy (1999). She studied at Union County Academy for Performing Arts, New Jersey. During her high school days, she participated in the Union County Teen Arts Festival, where she performed a monologue from David Harrower’s play ‘Blackbird.’ [1] Her performance caught the attention of Josephine Decker, a Hollywood director, who cast Helena in the film Madeline’s Madeline. Later, she pursued a course in acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York. [2]

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Black

Family & Ethnicity

Parents & Siblings 

Helena Howard’s father’s name is Will Howard, and her mother’s name is Julia Binet. Her brother’s name is Liam Howard.


Helena Howard with her parents


Helena Howard with her brother

Relationships, Husband & Children

Not much is known about her relationships.



In 2018, Helena Howard made her film debut with Madeline’s Madeline in which she played the protagonist Madeline, a lonely teenager who is part of a professional acting ensemble. The role of Madeline earned her overwhelming acclaim, and she was signed by WME agency, a renowned American holding company for talent.

Helena Howard in Madeline’s Madeline (2018)

OTT/ Web Series

In 2020, Helena Howard made her digital debut with the sci-fi drama series Don’t Look Deeper in which she played the role of Aisha, a teen human-robot.

Helena Howard in Don’t Look Deeper (2020)


Later, in the same year, she played one of the protagonists, Nora Reid, in Amazon Prime’s The Wilds. The series showcases the lives of a group of teen girls who must fight for survival while they are stuck on a deserted island after a plane crash.

Helena Howard in The Wilds (2020)


  • Nominated for Gotham Awards (2018) in the category of Breakthrough Actor for the film Madeline’s Madeline (2018)
  • Nominated for Independent Spirit Awards (2018) in the category of Best Female Lead for the film Madeline’s Madeline (2018)
  • Helena Howard’s performance in the film Madeline’s Madeline (2018) was included in IndieWire’s list of 50 best performances of the 2010s decade.

Favorite Things

  • Film: Sophie’s Choice (1982)
  • Actresses: Meryl Streep, Vivien Leigh


  • Helena Howard is an occasional smoker.


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