Paul Tei was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. As an actor he's been in some of the most indelible television shows such as Bloodline on Netflix and Burn Notice-one of cables biggest hits.
After Paul received his MFA in directing at The Theatre School at De Paul University,he moved back to Miami where he founded the Mad Cat Theatre Company. Paul has remained the Artistic Director since it's humble origins in the fall of 2000. Paul has directed all but two of the company's productions and has written or co-written almost half of the company's plays over it's history. In addition to Mad Cat, Paul has directed over 70 productions from Miami to San Francisco, LA to New York as well as the re-mounting of Kristina Wong's Going Green the Wong Way at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which had it's world premiere in Miami with Mad Cat Theatre Company. His BA in Theatre from Barry University helped round out his talents in the theatre by allowing him to pursue puppetry, sound, light, costume and set design. He currently resides in LA.