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|Alma mater||Arts Educational Schools|
|Years active||2009 - present|
Early life and education
Heller was born in Brighton, England and raised in Luxembourg and Germany, where she attended the European School of Luxembourg. She represented both Luxembourg and Germany as a competitive figure skater nationally and internationally. She studied law at the London School of Economics, where she performed in several plays, and graduated with a Master of Arts in Acting from the Arts Educational Schools in London.
After graduating, Heller was cast in Fatih Akin's 2014 drama film The Cut, which was nominated for a Golden Lion award at the 71st Venice International Film Festival and was awarded a special mention at the 2014 Vittorio Veneto Film Festival. The film follows a young Armenian father searching for his twin daughters, both of whom are played by Heller, during the Armenian Genocide. The film was praised by Martin Scorsese, who stated:
"Fatih Akin's The Cut is a genuine, hand-made epic, of the type that people just don't make anymore. In other words, a deeply personal response to a tragic historical episode, that has great intensity, beauty and sweeping grandeur. This picture is very precious to me, on many levels."
That same year, Heller appeared as Stephanie Agincourt in Vadim Jean's film Breaking The Bank. The following year, she was cast in the lead role of Lucia in In The Name Of Ben Hur. She then portrayed Circe / Shadow Warrior in the 2017 film Troy The Odyssey, for which she practiced archery, horse riding, sword fighting and hand-to-hand combat techniques for the role.
In 2018, she was cast in the role of Duffy in the British crime thriller Welcome To Curiosity, opposite Richard Blackwood. The role of Duffy was originally written for a man but the producers decided to re-write the character as a woman for Heller.
Heller has also written and produced for films.
|2009||Dumar: The Rising||Tanya|
|2011||Ellie||Medical Officer||Short Film|
|2012||The Set Menu||Claire||Short Film|
|2014||The Cut||Lucinée & Arsinée Manoogian (Adult)|
|Breaking the Bank||Stephanie Agincourt|
|2015||The Countdown||Stone, Producer, Writer||Short Film|
|1 World 100 Lonely||Nosaneen, Writer|
|2016||In the Name of Ben Hur||Lucia|
|2017||Troy the Odyssey||Circe / Shadow Warrior|
|2018||Zoe and the Astronaut||Kate|
|Welcome to Curiosity||Duffy|
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