Mai Lê's journey into the performance arts began at the age of 13 after her first open audition, setting the stage for a lifelong passion for the craft. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the Stephen F. Austin School of Theatre in 2013 and has proudly called HTX home for over a decade.

In 2019, Mai was recognized by the Houston Press, featuring her in their article, “Houston's Up and Coming Actors 2019: Razzle, Dazzle and a Whole Lot More.” Her most recent theater performances include shows at the Alley Theatre, the ZACH Theatre, and Stages. She can be seen in national and web commercials for companies, including PODS: Moving & Storage, Upwork, Starbucks and Amazon, and her voice can be heard in select animes and video games dubbed by Sentai Filmworks. Additionally, she had the pleasure of hosting Space Center Houston's Explorer Camp TV, a show dedicated to science and space exploration learning.

As the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, Mai's roots play a pivotal role in shaping her unique perspective and artistic expression.

The World is Not Silent

Most recently, she played Linh in the World Premiere of THE WORLD IS NOT SILENT, written by Don X. Nguyen, directed by Marya Mazor, at The Alley Theatre. In performances, she had the honor and joy to speak and sing in Vietnamese and sign in VSL, Vietnamese Sign Language.

Stages Theatre World Premiere of SONG OF ME, by Mai Lê and Đạt Peter Tôn, directed by Đạt Peter Tôn. Photo by Melissa Taylor Photography.

Most proudly, she co-wrote SONG OF ME, an original play about Vietnamese cooking, cultural tradition, and growing up in Houston, with Đạt Peter Tôn. SONG OF ME had its world premiere in the summer of 2022 at Stages Theatre. 

Beyond the stage and screen, Mai has contributed to the comedy scene in Houston, writing sketch comedy scripts for Comedy Hub Houston at the Rec Room. She is also an artist collaborator with MeowWolf's upcoming Houston exhibit.

She is signed with the esteemed Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency. Alongside her acting pursuits, she finds joy in cooking, crochet, and nurturing a thriving family of plants.