Justin Chon was born in Orange County, California where he learned to drag race Honda Civics. He most recently wrote and directed “Ms. Purple,” a film that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in the US Dramatic Competition and will be released by Oscilloscope Laboratories in September. His previous film “Gook” won the NEXT Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and he was also the winner of the Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. He loves long walks on the beach and reading romance novels by candlelight.