Sofia Helin

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Sofia Helin
Sofia Helin 2012 (cropped).jpg
Sofia Helin 2012.
BornSofia Margareta Helin
(1972-04-25) 25 April 1972 (age 41)
Hovsta, Sweden
 
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Sofia Helin
Sofia Helin 2012 (cropped).jpg
Sofia Helin 2012.
BornSofia Margareta Helin
(1972-04-25) 25 April 1972 (age 41)
Hovsta, Sweden

Sofia Margareta Götschenhjelm Helin (born 25 April 1972) is a Swedish actress best known for the Guldbagge nomination she got for her role in Dalecarlians (Swedish: Masjävlar).

Sofia Helin was born in Hovsta in Närke, Örebro. She graduated from the Theatre Academy in Stockholm in 2001. In 1994-1996, she went to Calle Flygares theatre school. She lives in Linghem, outside Linköping.

She has appeared in several films, including At Point Blank (Rånarna) where she had the leading role of Chief Inspector Klara. In 2004, she had another leading role as Mia in Masjävlar. It was in that movie that she made her breakthrough. In 2007, she got a further leading role as Cecilia Algottsdotter in Jan Guillou's The Knight Templar (Crusades trilogy), about Arn Magnusson. She is also included in the Swedish animated movie Metropia, which was released in the cinema in October 2009.

Since 2012 she has become more famous outside Sweden as a result of her role in the crime drama The Bridge, in which she played the lead role of Saga Norén, homicide detective from Malmö. In the UK the series attracted more than a million viewers per episode.

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