Meet Sera Trimble: Professional Female Stunt Driver, M3 Owner

Have you ever wondered just how a stunt driver gets his or her start? Or how you become the guy who flips a car 17 times for a deodorant ad? Sera Trimble should have the answers for you. She may have only just turned 30, but she’s built herself a successful Hollywood stunt career, and she sheds some light on what it takes.

The stunt driver for shows like ‘Hawaii Five-O’ and the Kia ‘Hamster’ ads sat down with the Wall Street Journal for a recent interview. Sera explained how her start as a valet in Seattle got her on the fast track to becoming the professional stunt driver she is today.

RELATED: See Photos of the BMW M3

“One day a car commercial crew showed up.” Explained Trimble, “The director saw me parallel parking at 40 miles an hour. He said, ‘Have you ever thought of driving for a living?’ That weekend I watched the crew film their commercial, with cameras and cranes and fast-moving cars. It was so beautiful. It looked like dancing.”

M3 Stunt Driver

At the age of 24 she moved to LA and took odd jobs on any commercial she could get. While in the mean time, she took the time to perect her craft in stunt driving schools, rally driving, and ice driving.

Today she stunt drives for major network primetime shows, but will be spending most of her free time in her new BMW M3 – a birthday present to herself. WSJ tried to get their heads around what Trimble does for leisure, but Sera said that even though she has a high stress job and the lives of those on the set are in her hands, she’s just like us – when she’s not working, she’s just stuck in traffic.

Image Source: WSJ.com

Latest News

  • FDCI locks dates for next AIFW seasons

    New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the country's apex fashion body on Sunday announced dates for the Amazon India Fashion Week spring-summer and autumn-winter 2016 seasons. …

  • Success is becoming the best version of yourself: Hrithik

    Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) After coming out unscathed through all the struggles in his life, actor Hrithik Roshan has nothing but inspiration to offer his fans and says success to him is becoming the best version of one's own self. Success to me is becoming the best version of yourself," Hrithik told IANS. …

  • I am really glad rap music has found some place in Bollywood, says Mickey Singh

    By Ashish Kumar Singh New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Indo American singer Mickey Singh recently discussed the importance of rap and fusion music in Bollywood during his visit to New Delhi. The 'Double Addi' hitmaker spoke exclusively to ANI about his music and the current music trend in Bollywood, saying that he was really glad that rap music had found some place in Bollywood. The American pop sensation said, "Rappers like Badshah and Yo Yo Honey Singh have definitely taken rap music and Indian …

  • Disappointing first quarter, say Bollywood's trade gurus

    Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) With no blockbusters, and a majority of debacles, the first quarter of 2015 has been disappointing for Bollywood box office, say trade gurus, who believe that small fries like "NH10" and "Badlapur" have managed to earn plaudits and profits. It's been an average year so far -- none of the Khans' films released, and the only A-list starrer "Baby", featuring Akshay Kumar, was among the four movies that performed well. This year, there was was no such major film," trade …

  • Reality shows not my thing: Nathalia Kaur

    New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Brazilian model Nathalia Kaur, who recently stepped out of her comfort zone to perform some action-packed stunts in Indian reality show "Khatron ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns", says she has no intentions to take part in any other reality show as of now. "Reality shows are not my thing. Films are my focus at the moment," Nathalia told IANS over phone from Mumbai. I think I'm not made for reality shows," she said. …

  • Films on Himachal's wildlife may hit roadblock

    Shimla, March 29 (IANS) Big budget documentaries showcasing Himachal Pradesh's prized wildlife, including the highly endangered pheasant, by Green Oscar winning filmmaker Mike Pandey may hit a roadblock. The wildlife department has decided to give one last chance to the acclaimed filmmaker to seek his view over the inordinate three-year delay in completing four sets of documentaries of 30 minutes each, a senior official told IANS. The government has made a partial payment of Rs.40 lakh to the …

  • Being an actor a torture for skin: Taapsee Pannu

    New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) "Baby" actress Taapsee Pannu, who has signed up an endorsement deal with skincare brand Everyuth, says the acting profession is a "torture" on one's skin -- but with a mix of right food and liquid intake, she keeps herself glowing. What is your take -- should celebrities promote the concept of fairness creams? …

  • Radhika won't do songs that objectify women

    Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte, who picks content-driven films, says she would not do an item song which objectifies women. Asked if she's willing to do item songs in Bollywood, the "Hunterrr" told IANS: "It all depends on what it is. What is item number? …

Loading...