Ins Choi was born in South Korea and grew up in Scarborough. He is a poet, playwright and actor who graduated from the acting program at York University in 1998. His first play, Kim’s Convenience was a huge success at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival where it won the New Play Contest and Patron’s Pick Award. Subsequently the play was remounted in an acclaimed version by Soulpepper Theatre Company. More recently, Kim’s Convenience has been adapted into a television series airing on CBC.