(born September 25, 1991 in British Columbia
) is a Canadian-American magician
recognized for his use of card manipulation
and sleight of hand
, and widely known as the winner of America's Got Talent (season 13)
He is known for elaborate close-up card magic routines, during which he remains silent with the tricks set to music, including his award-winning acts "The Dream Act" and "52 Shades of Red". He is self-taught, having learned most of his skills from watching YouTube
. Since then, he has shared some of his techniques on YouTube.
Originally educated to be a pianist, he took up magic as his career after being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome
. Lim was discovered around 2012 and began to tour internationally, and subsequently won the 2015 Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques
in Close-up Card Magic. His appearances on Penn & Teller: Fool Us
and his win on America's Got Talent
during its 13th season
in 2018 led to more international fame.
Bio source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Lim