Chi Nguyen was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam and moved to Australia on her own when she was 16 to pursue the performing arts. Chi is a graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts, Acting Company 2017, where she received the Grace Marion Wilson scholarship for excellence in acting.
In 2016, Chi performed her first Vietnamese-Australian theatre role Tam in Hallowed Ground: Women Doctors in War at La Mama (dir. Tom Healey). In 2017, Chi performed the lead role in VIVID, at Footscray Community Arts Centre (dir. Wolf Heidecker) and in OCCUPIED in partnership with the Melbourne Fringe as a deviser and performer. Chi also played the lead role Phi Nguyen in the first Vietnamese-Australian family comedy web series Phi and Me (dir. Melanie Killingsworth.
Chi Nguyen’s credits at the Victorian College of the Arts include Mother Courage in Mother Courage and her Children (dir. Chris Kohn), Jackie in The Boys (dir. Alister Smith) Masha in The Three Sisters and Ismene in Antigone (dir. Melanie Beddie).
Chi is furthermore an accomplished contemporary singer and is the Winner of the LAVISA Music Feast singing competition 2015.