Anthony Shim was born in Seoul and emigrated to Vancouver with his family in the early 1990s. In a high school drama class, he quickly discovered a passion for storytelling and pursued a career as an actor. He has since appeared in dozens of projects over the course of nearly twenty years. Shim co-founded and served as the artistic director of the Blind Pig Theatre and co-founded and co-curated Railtown Lab, an initiative designed to support the development of original theatre works. He has taught acting at the esteemed Railtown Actors Studio and in the graduate programme of the Vancouver Acting School.