Albert M. Chan is a Chinese-Canadian actor and filmmaker based in the United States. Albert's film and TV roles include Gotham (FOX), Girls (HBO), Patriots Day, 30 Rock (NBC), Law & Order SVU (NBC), Body of Proof (ABC), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Makeover (ABC), and Brotherhood (Showtime). He has been cast by directors such as Spike Lee, Peter Berg, Greg Mottola, Henry Bromell, and Mark Waters to act opposite Kevin Bacon, Helen Hunt, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Justin Long, Larry David, Cybill Shepherd, and Mariska Hargitay.
As a filmmaker, Albert is the recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant and a finalist for the prestigious Roy W. Dean Film Grant, awarded to films that are "unique and make a contribution to society... stories that can heal and enrich our lives." He wrote, directed, and produced his first film, Fate Scores, an experimental silent film which was recognized by the prestigious National Film Board of Canada. He directed and starred in his follow-up film, The Commitment, which screened at 40 film festivals on five continents and won multiple awards, most notably edging out Oscar®-nominated Moonrise Kingdom to win a 2013 NASW Media Award. Albert's third film, Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future, stars Golden Globe®, Emmy®, and Drama Desk nominee Tina Chen, and won Best Screenplay and Best Actress at the 2015 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. His latest narrative film, Welcome to the World, was shot on an iPhone in one continuous 7-minute take for less than $140, and has so far screened in over 30 festivals on five continents. Albert also directed, edited, and produced the documentary MAP for Health: 25 Years of Asian Pride, about a group of young people who banded together to help the largely neglected Asian-Pacific Islander population during the AIDS crisis in the early 90's, which premiered at the 2018 Boston Asian American Film Festival.
Albert is currently developing science-based feature projects including Incarnations as a writer and The Elucidation of Dr. Park as a creative producer, the latter a collaboration with writer/director Alice Cox Neff.
A professional opera singer, Mary made the crossover to film and theater hoping to express herself in a more personal way through acting, and to reach a wider audience beyond classical music. Within months of recovering from ovarian cancer, Mary was cast as Dr. Vivian Bearing in Wit, receiving both popular and critical acclaim. Other career highlights include: her role as the social worker in the independent short film The Commitment which earned a national media film award for Best Film from the National Association of Social Workers, beating out Moonrise Kingdom (Tilda Swinton) and What to Expect When You're Expecting (Kim Fields); her performance in the Boston premiere of Sousa's opera Transformations on the work of Sylvia Plath at The Huntington Theatre; and the short film Homophonia which she wrote and produced, and was an official selection in three Oscar-qualifying short film festivals. She will be appearing in American Repertory Theater's production of Violet in April 2017 under the direction of Sammi Cannold.