Mary Alice Mulroney, known professionally as Mair Mulroney or ThatGirlMair, is a multi-award-winning American actress, musician, composer, singer-songwriter, model, and writer.
Mair was born at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. to Mary Patricia Denney and Thomas Joseph Mulroney. She is of Irish, English, German, Dutch, and Czechoslovakian ancestry. Mair grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Vienna, Virginia where she attended James Madison High School and eventually Randolph Macon Military Academy in Front Royal, Virginia before completing her education via online homeschooling through the University of Nebraska in order to pursue a career in entertainment.
By the age of three, Mair was enrolled in dance classes and she was performing in the Disney Live theater production of Beauty and The Beast at the age of four. She asked for a guitar for her fifth birthday but was instead gifted with a Casio keyboard and piano lessons with the promise of a baby grand piano for her 10th birthday if she continued to take lessons and participate in recitals. Mair thrived in dance, music, and creative writing but she struggled academically although not for lack of trying. After having been diagnosed with dyslexia, she underwent extensive testing from which professionals concluded that while she was incredibly bright, she was physically incapable of thinking inside the box and would therefore never succeed in a world in which she was given limitations. Frustrated and in need of constant creative release, Mair spent hours and even days creating home movies that she herself would write, direct and star in, writing songs, and choreographing dance routines that she would perform in for family member and neighbors. Mair began singing in her church choir and received the baby grand piano on her 10th birthday that she had striven for, from which her love for the piano and songwriting only further blossomed.
Mair landed the soundtrack and a supporting role in her first feature film at the age of 16 and was walking the runway for designers such as MaxMara at the age of 17. When faced with making the decision between going to New York to pursue modeling full time or staying home to focus on music, Mair chose music. She started her own independent record label with a third party at the age of 18 and received a distribution deal through Warner Music Group at the age of 19, under which she released an EP and after which she transferred distribution to Universal Music Group where she released a full length album, however, she was beginning to question the judgment, capabilities, business dealings, and motives of the third party she was in business with. Once again frustrated, Mair took solace in her creativity; further developing her craft by spending hours, days, and weeks writing, recording, and rehearsing routines with dedicated groups of dancers and musicians that would be performed at top venues throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, in New York, and Los Angeles. Feeling as though she had outgrown the community that had supported her in her early music career, Mair made the decision to move to Los Angeles in search of bigger opportunities. Upon arrival, she felt increasingly stifled by the third party she had brought with her given the task of helping leverage the LA Market and overseeing day-to-day activities at the label. Caught between a rock and a hard place and unable to perform on a regular basis, Mair found herself locked in a recording studio 10 to 12 hours a day creating brilliant material that didn't seem to be going anywhere, and after uncovering shady business dealings of the third party she was in business with, a long over-due falling out ensued and the label has since been dissolved with Mair owning the exclusive rights to all intellectual properties.
Alone in a new city and in need of an outlet to perform creatively in some form or fashion, Mair began auditioning for commercial roles and music videos and she began booking them immediately. She was quickly approached by talent management and signed with a commercial and film agency. Her commercial credits include brands such as Apple, Purina, LG, Microsoft, AT&T, J.W. Marriott, Tostitos, SyFy, Jimmy Choo, Avid (ProTools), Twitter, Mini Cooper, Fallout 76, and American Express among many others. She has appeared and/or starred in videos for celebrated artists Missy Elliott, Katy Perry & Skip Marley, Mike Posner, Olivia Holt, DJ Nytirx (with DEV, Neon Hitch, and Luciana), Blasterjaxx & Breathe Carolina, Lukas Graham, Patrik Starr, KATO, Sigala & Hailee Steinfeld, Morrissey, Foster The People, Pep and Rash, and more.
Musically she has lent her vocals and musical compositions to commercials, award-winning films, and an Emmy-Award-winning television series. While having collaborated and created across just about every musical genre, Mair's personal style is described as fearlessly honest, playful, masterfully melodic, and emotional powerful pop.
Theatrically, Mair won Best Actress at the 2018 LA Shorts Awards and Best Performance at the 2018 Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival, US for her starring role as Alice Murphy in Candy & Ronnie. She received a Best Actress nomination at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival in 2017 for her leading role in the J.W. Marriott short film "Greetings from Los Angeles," directed by Javier Barcala and styled by renowned Belgian artist Christophe Coppens. She played the lead role of real-life British murder victim Joanna Yeates in the Netflix crime recreation series "Corrupt Crimes," and enjoyed stepping outside of herself to play the demon Occula for Eli Roth's horror network CryptTV in the self titled episode, "Occula." Mair has also had smaller supporting roles on truTV, Comedy Central, an in several different episodes of different Discovery ID shows. As of summer '19 she began filming her leading role in the action feature "Unchained".
Mair is currently writing an autobiographical screenplay for a feature film.