Mhairi is a classically trained actress who attained her BA in Acting at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before studying theatre and movement at Jacques Le Coq School of Theatre in Paris. Following her studies she formed a clown company in Paris and performed extensively throughout France.
Moving to London she worked in film, TV and theatre. 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 theatre work includes performing with Presence Theater Company, Blues For Mister Charlie (Tricycle Theatre), Melody (Traverse and Tron Theatres, Scotland) Faeries (Royal Opera House) and touring internationally with award winning company Blind Summit with the show Low Life.
In 2009 she relocated to Los Angeles and created, produced and released 2 seasons of a comedy show Feathers and Toast currently streaming on Amazon Prime. For Feathers and Toast she won Best Actress in a Comedy (Webseries Mag) and was nominated for 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 Theatre as part of Hollyshorts and received an Honorable Mention at Women In Fashion and Film festival She produces and mimes in her series One Mime at a Time.
Mhairi has worked extensively in physical theatre; mime, puppeteering, clown, mask and recently trained in Mocap with veteran Performance Capture artist and instructor, Neil Newbon and at The MoCap Vaults, Los Angeles.
Mhairi is an award winning voice over artist, narrating audio books as well as voicing commercials, video games and documentaries.
She is a human rights activist and attended the FiSahara Human Rights Film festival in Dakhla refugee camp, in the Sahara Desert along the Western Sahara border. She is a co-founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of Amnesty International.
She divides her time between Scotland and Los Angeles.