Chi was born and raised in Vietnam and moved to Australia on her own when she was sixteen to pursue the performing arts. Chi is a graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) where she received the Grace Marion Wilson Scholarship for Excellence in Acting. 2020 will see Chi in production playing the recurring role of Jeanette Dao in Amazon Prime’s original series The Wilds. She also starred in the first ever Vietnamese-Australian comedy web series Phi and Me, released worldwide in June 2019. Other screen credits include Elena in Friends Of Mine (AFTRS), Kim in Dust In The Winds (VCA) and June in A Bigger Jail (MVP Production).
In 2019, Chi wrote and performed a season of her debut solo comedy cabaret LOTUS (Best Cabaret – Melbourne Fringe 2019 Nominee) all about her outrageous life as a Vietnamese immigrant in Australia, which was developed through Chi’s Artist Residency with City of Melbourne’s SIGNAL Young Creatives Lab 2018. In recent years, Chi played Doctor Tam (lead) in Hallowed Ground: Women Doctors In War with The Shift Theatre which performed in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and toured with Regional Arts Victoria and internationally to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. Other theatrical credits include Lead Player in Arena Theatre Company’s AIR RACE (dir. Christian Leavesley), Khanh Le (lead) in Hoa Pham’s VIVID (dir. Wolf Heidecker) and Mother Courage in VCA’s Mother Courage and Her Children (dir. Chris Kohn). Characters Chi has worked on in previous script developments are Nim (lead) in COPYCAT (with Elbow Room and Polyglot Theatre), Grace (lead) in SECURITY (Malthouse Theatre, Tower Residency) and Duyen (lead) in FLAKE (Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre INK Program).
Prior to coming to Australia, Chi undertook Acting for Camera Intensive with Aaron Toronto, Acting for Stage Intensive with Meritorious Vietnamese Artist Ngoc Hiep, and MC/TV Host Intensive with Michael Castengera at Saigon International Film School. Chi is furthermore an accomplished contemporary singer, pianist and the Winner of the LAVISA Music Feast singing competition 2015.