Sham Ibrahim is an American artist, actor, and film maker. He was born in Peoria Illinois to parents of Middle Eastern descent. At 17, he moved to San Francisco and enrolled in the Academy of Art College. In 1999 he left art school, moved to Los Angeles and made a living as an actor in music videos, television shows, commercials, and films. Click on the ACTING link to see some highlights from his acting work, including a small part as a critically injured goth on E.R., a part in a Lee Ann Womack music video, a bit part in a Hillary Duff movie, and many clips from horror B-movies Sham starred in like like Blood Gnome, Caress of A Vampire, and Ghoul Scout Zombie Massacre!
While he worked on movie sets and socialized in Hollywood, he would meet celebrities, photograph them, and make digital POP ART PORTRAITS of them. He began doing this in early 2000. In 2004, he started a weekly night club in West Hollywood called Gossip, where he would photograph and shoot video of the stars that came to his club for portraits and SHORT ART FILMS.
In 2005, Sham modeled for Steven Meisel alongside supermodels Karen Elson and Jessica Stam for Italian Vogue. Click on the PRESS link to see the published photos, and other press highlights, including an article from the Los Angeles Times about his nightclub, and several TMZ cameos! Also, click on the PHOTO ALBUM link to see exclusive, original photos from Sham’s personal photo collection!
In 2006, Sham started working with Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey for WORLD OF WONDER as an associate producer on the HBO documentary Heidi Fleiss: The Would Be Madam of Crystal. World Of Wonder, which operates as a production company with many successful award winning television shows, documentaries, and feature films under it’s belt, gave Sham his first gallery show. They were instrumental in helping him launch his career as an artist and film maker. For the past year, Sham has been independently directing and producing his own documentary entitled The Wrath of God: Shirley Phelps Roper and the Westboro Baptist Church. He continues to do his artwork, acting, and filmmaking everyday and gets his inspiration from the world at large. Thanks for visiting his personal website!