Mhairi trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Jacques Le Coq school of theatre, in Paris. Acting credits include feature films Young Adam, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, O, Jerusalem and Green Street Hooligans.TV credits include Murphy’s Law, Casualty, Missing and Emo. Theatre credits include Blues for Mister Charlie, Faeries and Low Life.
In 2009 Mhairi relocated to Los Angeles where she worked as a stand up comic, mime artist, voice over artist and producer. She co-created and starred in two seasons of award-winning web series ‘Feathers and Toast’ (currently on Amazon Prime) and over 200 episodes of the digital series ‘One Mime at a Time’.
In 2019 singer/songwriter Sadie Jemmett wrote the song ‘Don’t Silence Me’ for Mhairi upon hearing of a sexual assault that happened to Mhairi at the beginning of her career in Paris, by a well known French director. Mhairi starred in and produced the music video for the song, which features over 45 women, the majority of whom are survivors of sexual assault, including survivors of Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump. Mhairi took the video on tour and held screenings and panel discussions around the Me Too movement in Los Angeles, London, Paris and Glasgow.
Mhairi is a human rights activist who co founded the LA chapter of Amnesty International. She is in pre-production on a documentary about the Sahrawis living in refugee camps in the Sahara desert, Algeria.