Mhairi is a Scottish/American comedic actress who attained her BA in Acting at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before receiving her Masters in theater and movement at Jacques Le Coq School of Theater in Paris. Following her studies, she formed a clown company in Paris and performed extensively throughout France.
Moving to London she began working in more traditional forms of entertainment. TV credits include Casualty (BBC), Emo (Channel 4) and Missing (ITV) Feature film credits include Young Adam (with Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton and Emily Mortimer) Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (Lone Scherfing), Green Street Hooligans (Lexi Alexander) and O, Jerusalem (with Ian Holm, JJ Feild and Mel Raido). Her theater work includes performing with Presence Theater Company, Blues For Mister Charlie (Tricycle Theater), Melody (Traverse and Tron Theaters, Scotland) Faeries (Royal Opera House) and touring internationally with award winning company Blind Summit with the show Low Life.
She lives in Los Angeles where she recently finished filming on Diamond in The Desert, Who the F*ck is Uncle Joe and filmed and released Season 2 of Feathers and Toast. She has developed Feathers and Toast into a half hour comedy which she is now pitching. In 2015, for Feathers and Toast, she won Best Actress in a Comedy (Webseries Mag)and was nominated Best Actress in a Comedy (ISA Awards) Feathers and Toast has been included in the Official Selection at Sunscreen Festival, Hollyweb Festival, Digital Hollywood Festival, screened as The Grauman’s Chinese Theater as part of Hollyshorts and received an Honorable Mention at Women In Fashion and Film festival and is currently featured as part of the online SheWeb Festival. She performs in a monthly residency with Cabaret Versatile as Tallulah from Feathers and Toast at the Riviera 31, Sofitel Hotel, Beverly Hills. She vlogs weekly as Tallulah. To watch the vlogs please click here and performs a daily mime series, One Mime at a Time.
Mhairi has worked extensively in physical theater; mime, puppeteering, dance, clown, mask work, is a power yoga teacher and recently completed an intensive Mocap training session with veteran Performance Capture artist and instructor, Neil Newbon who teaches as one of the UK’s leading training academies, The Mocap Academy. She also studied at the MoCap Vaults, Los Angeles.
She recently produced a music video ‘Don’t Silence Me’ which she stars in. Her good friend singer/songwriter Sadie Jemmett wrote the song for her upon hearing of a sexual assault that happened at the beginning of her acting career in Paris.
Mhairi was interviewed on CBS along with Lili Bernard who also appears in the video.