Vancouver-raised Mayko Nguyen won first place in the 15-19 age group at the Firehall Art Centre's 1997 Be Scene Talent Contest. Before landing a starring role in the Canadian film Going the Distance (2004), she had been making a name for herself in the industry with small roles on TV shows such as Mysterious Ways and in independent shorts such as Great Expectations, Sophisticated Boom Boom and Devitrified. She also played a regular role in the seven-episode Canadian series, Regenesis.
Nguyen has also done voice over work and appeared in commercials and various theater productions. She speaks Vietnamese fluently and likes to keep active with swimming, baseball, yoga and snowboarding.
Going the Distance (2004)