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Heli Kijanen member of the Toronto Film Industry

Heli Kijanen


Heli Kijanen is a former RCMP Officer and paralegal pursuing her dream career in film and television.  Along with being featured in many films such as Bad Blood, Carter and Cardinal as a police officer Heli also created her own talk show called "The Backgrounders" which was picked up locally in North Bay by Cogeco / Your Tv.  Heli has accomplished much in her life after losing over 100 pounds she was featured in a Good Housekeeping article and even won a bikini competition.  The "Price was Right" for Heli in Los Angeles after winning the show case with Drew Carey and the future is bright for Heli as she ventures forward with her goals!



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