- By Heather Suttie
- 27 October 2023
- Source: Sarimah Ibrahim: 10 things to know about this rising star | London Daily News
Sarimah Ibrahim has an impressive body of work and shares attributes and aspirations like her Malaysian counterpart, Michelle Yeoh.With more than a dozen film and theatre roles and scores of TV and radio broadcasting programmes under her belt, Sarimah has won many accolades for her work.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, she holds an Irish passport and has called Dublin, London, and Kuala Lumpur her home.
Her determination and passion for the craft of acting have led her to train with renowned instructors, including the distinguished Mel Churcher, who coached Michelle Yeoh.
She has also received acting training from Joseph Pearlman, and from The Lee Strasberg Institute.
Sarimah is currently being coached personally by fellow Irish-born Gerry Grennell, the go-to guru for some of the world’s best talent; Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Cillian Murphy, Oscar Isaac, Brian Cox, Sean Penn, Pedro Pascal, and Paul Mescal all work with this world-leading acting coach.
Passionate about education and lifelong learning, she has an Associates degree in Psychology and is a certified English TESOL teacher.
Multilingual and fluent in native English and Malay, her performing skill set includes accents in general American, English, Irish, and Australian.
She made history as the first-ever female host on The Disney Channel Asia and The Biggest Loser Asia selected her as their inaugural presenter.
Beyond her entertainment career, she holds a black belt in Karate, is an advanced scuba diver, and a certified Pilates Stott instructor.
The accomplished actor and broadcaster’s journey to being awarded a black belt taught Sarimah that commitment and unwavering belief in oneself are often more critical than innate ability.
She is the only Malaysian female celebrity featured on CNN’s Go Travel feature and as an advocate for mental health, she regularly appears in Asian media. Tatler, Reader’s Digest and OK magazines have all featured her accomplishments.