Hélène has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. She began her career as a model at the age of 14 while studying acting.
She would soon after appear in many feature films, TV series and commercials in Montreal and Toronto. Becoming UDA and ACTRA shortly thereafter, she worked in radio on the weekends (and would continue to do voice work for another 10 years) while working at a talent agency during the week and teaching acting at night.
At the age of 21, she opened her first talent and modeling agency. In February 2000, she decided to sell her agency to pursue new horizons and a new challenge; running a successful casting agency. As a businesswoman, Hélène Rousse has worked in many aspects of the entertainment business including producing several short films. “It’s important to understand all facets of the business to be a good casting director. We never finish learning.” She says. “Becoming a Casting Agent is a culmination of my experiences as an artist, agent ,producer and businesswoman. ” Hélène Rousse knows how to put together a dedicated staff that is prepared and capable to book anything from a thousand extras to a simple voice casting. She brings a professional yet friendly touch to each of her projects.
Total Casting was founded by Hélène Rousse in 2001 with her partner Gregg Jonasson. Previously both talent agents for 15 years, they booked hundreds of people on productions, including: The Score, Bonano: A Godfather’s Story, Snake eyes , Bone Collector , Eye of the Beholder, Omerta , Maelstrom, Big Wolf on Campus , The List , Back to Sherwood , Ernest Hemmingway, Grey Owl , Jules Vernes , Isn’t She Great , Misguided Angels , Platinum, Shelby Woo, Soldier of Fortune , Student bodies , Pluto Nash, The Whole Nine Yards, etc...
For 13 years now,they continue together with exciting projects coming their way every week :)
CSA Member ( Casting Society of America ) ,CDC, UDA, IGDA,FCTNM,AN