Jovinna Chan was born in Singapore, and moved to the United States to study International Business. In her last semester at the University of Georgia, she took her first acting class, Introduction to Acting, and fell in love with it. She moved to New York to pursue her business career, but could not give up her newfound passion. After a year of part-time acting classes, she changed course completely, enrolling in a full-time 2-year program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from which she graduated in 1999. She was a recipient of the Max Fischer Award, given to students demonstrating the greatest growth as actors. Since graduation, she has been actively involved in numerous productions of Shakespeare, staged readings of new plays, independent films, and collaborative projects in theater and dance.
Independent Film Producer and Fundraising Consultant, Ms. Toy has over 13 years of fundraising experience for both non-profit arts organizations/social service agencies and commercial enterprises. She has produced short narrative films and commercials for clients such as Microsoft, SoftImage and a regional seafood restaurant chain. In her capacity as fundraising consultant, her client base includes The Nashville Film Festival, the Ohio Independent Film Festival, Zero Pictures, amongst others. Ms. Toy seeks to diversify the entertainment industry by creating work that reflects the multi-cultural makeup of America. She also serves on the boards of Shotgun Productions and Planet Impact.