Shannon Kook

by madman on October 21, 2017

Birth Name: Shannon Xiao Lóng Kook-Chun

Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa

Date of Birth: February 9, 1987

*Hakka Chinese (father)
*Cape Coloured (mother)

Shannon Kook is a South African actor.

Shannon has stated:

I was born in Johannesburg but I grew up in Cape Town too, because that’s where my mom’s from. My dad’s from Mauritius; he’s Hakka-born Chinese. My mom is Coloured. In South Africa that’s the technical term. That’s the proud ethnic term that we call ourselves. But “colored” in other regions of the world is a racist, misunderstood word. Coloured people have a mix of Malay, some black, some Indian descent. They look Guyanese or Dominican, some look black, some look white.

Photo by kathclick/

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant March 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Poor guy

he has an Irish first name but the looks of an Asian

guyinsf October 23, 2017 at 1:26 am

WTF is Hakka Chinese and Cape Colored?!!!

madman October 23, 2017 at 2:06 am
madman October 22, 2017 at 12:50 am

Change to “Hakka Chinese”

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