Based: Cape Town
Born and raised in the Boland in the town Worcester; Shimmy Isaacs matriculated at age 17 and set her sights on the Mother City of Cape Town to pursue her need and purpose in the entertainment industry of writing and acting. With financial difficulties she encountered to further her acting studies, Shimmy started in 2001 as a wardrobe assistant for various Local South African Magazine Stylists. In 2003 Shimmy Isaacs is awarded a full scholarship from AFDA (African Film, Television and Live Performance University) where she was rewarded various accolades for performance in film and stage.
Shimmy is one of Cape Town’s funniest female comedians and has performed with artists like Martin Evans, Rob van Vuuren, Kurt Schoonraad and more.
Shimmy entertained during the month-long run of the 11th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines, taking place between 20 July and 16 August 2015