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 currently 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 is also a human rights advocate. She recently attended the FiSahara Human Rights Film festival in Dakhla refugee camp, in the Sahara Desert along the Western Sahara border. She is in pre production to shoot a documentary at the festival in Spring 2018.
In order to quell her biggest fear of leading a mediocre life she started The Bead Movement with her friend Johanna in 2014. Whereby she counted how many days she would have left to live if she lived to be 100, bought that number of beads and each morning takes out a bead, gives an intention to the day and drops the bead into another jar. She hopes that that by doing this she will stave off a humdrum existence and will always remember the value of a day and to retain her favorite quote from poet Mary Oliver ” Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”