Helen Banks is from a Michigan town so small, she doesn’t bother telling the name but she swears it exists. She moved to Los Angeles in 2007 in pursuit of acting where she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Shortly after she began writing and producing short films.
In 2010, her short film POSITIVE was selected for World AIDS Day by the humanitarian organization, Red Hot, and aired on the Aspire Network show ABFF SHORTS. In 2013, her short film about mental illness SETTING OF THE SON was accepted into the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival's Short Film Corner and the Diversity for Cannes Showcase in France.
In an effort to explore why so many of her black female friends were successful but single she directed the half narrative, half documentary, short film SHE AIN’T GOT A MAN which was featured on a national college tour in 2016.
After writing her first tv pilot she sold the show to a cable network earning the title of a show creator.
As an actress and played the character, Denise for three seasons on Black & Sexy TV's award-winning web series THAT GUY and ROOMIE LOVER FRIENDS which aired on BET's HER Network.