Beginning her career in Dallas, Texas, Mari has appeared in many local and national television commercials. She can presently be seen in a recurring role on the TNT series Dallas. In addition, Mari recently appeared in the role of “Judge Wong” in the ABC series The Deep End and as “Harold’s Mom, Mrs. Lee” in the hilarious feature film Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. She also co-hosted the television pilot B&B Our Guest and is currently producing a new children’s show, When I Grow Up. She can also be seen in the upcoming feature films, In The Land of Fireworks and The Association.
Upon arriving in Los Angeles in the mid-nineties, Mari immediately began working on sitcoms such as Family Matters and Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She also enjoyed working on the award winning soap opera General Hospital in the recurring role of “Port Charles Reporter Kristy Koy” for several years. Some of Mari’s other film roles include Dusting Cliff Seven, Spilled, The Wild Rose, and Liquid. In addition to television and film roles, Mari has hosted countless corporate training films for companies such as American Airlines, Neiman Marcus, Radio Shack, Mary Kay, Zales Corporation, Godiva Chocolates and Success Magazine. She and her husband, actor and director James Hampton, are also regular guest hosts on the internet’s The Critic Show.