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 2017, Chi was also an actor and voice over artist for Porter Novelli’s virtual reality film, Iridescent, for the Butterfly Foundation’s campaign and also performed the lead Khanh Le in VIVID, a play written by Hoa Pham at Footscray Arts Centre (dir. Wolf Heidecker). Chi also played the lead role Phi Nguyen in the first ever Vietnamese-Australian family comedy web series Phi and Me (dir. Melanie Killingsworth). In 2018, Chi played Doctor Tam in Hallowed Ground: Women Doctors in War in Canberra and Melbourne. Her most recent project is an Artist Residency as the recipient of City of Melbourne’s SIGNAL Young Creatives Lab to develop her one-woman cabaret comedy show, LOTUS. She has been cast in the theatrical production Air Races for The Arena Theatre Company in late 2018.
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 recently shot a series lead role in The Wilds first episode in New Zealand for Amazon.