Helena Zengel is on her way to becoming one of Hollywood’s Rising Stars. Zengel is best known for her ‘US’ debut as Johanna, alongside Tom Hanks in Paul Greengrass’ Western film, NEWS OF THE WORLD, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture,” a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role,” and a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for “Best Young Actor/Actress.” For the same role, she received a 2020 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award nomination for “Best Woman’s Breakthrough Performance,” as well as a Chicago Film Critics Association nomination for “Most Promising Performer” and a Hawaii Film Critics Society Award nomination for “Best Supporting Actress.” She was also recently included in Variety’s coveted 10 Actors to Watch List and the Hollywood Reporter’s 10 European Talent to Watch List.
In 2019, Zengel starred in Nora Fingscheidt’s debut drama film SYSTEM CRASHER, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. She played the lead role of “Benni”, which earned her a German Film Award for “Best Leading Actress” and a European Film Award nomination for “Best Actress”. The film had 10 nominations going into the German Film Awards and came away with 8 Lola’s, including “Best Feature Film.” SYSTEM CRASHER was chosen as Germany’s entry for the best international feature film category at the 92ndOscars. The film is currently available on Netflix in the US.