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 obtained aHonors Degree in Screenwriting and Acting, from AFDA (African Film, Television and Live Performance University). She obtains an International Certificate from acting school BLACK NEXXUS, NEW YORK, where she specialized in the Susan Batson Technique for film acting “THE NEED”. In 2006 she became the youngest appointed Lecturer at AFDA Acting Department specializing in Physical Theatre and Human Behavior. In 2008 she becomes a full time freelance actress, writer, producer and comedian .