Domee Shi was born in Chongqing, China, but was raised in Toronto, Ontario from the age of two. Influenced by animation from a young age, she went on to graduate from the animation program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.
In June 2011, Domee was hired as a story intern at Pixar Animation Studios in California. She was soon promoted to story artist on the feature film Inside Out, then worked on The Good Dinosaur,Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4.
She won an Oscar for her short film, Bao (2018) in 2019, and followed that up with the Pixar / Disney feature film Turning Red (2022), based on her experiences growing up in Toronto.
Filmography (director): Turning Red (2022) Bao (2018)