Shannon Kook

Kook in 2016, photo by kathclick/

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. He has co-starred in The Conjuring sequels and A Christmas Horror Story, and appeared in the shows Carmilla, Shadowhunters, and The 100. He attended the National Theatre School of Canada in Montréal, Québec. He has also been credited as Shannon Kook-Chun.

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.

6 Responses

  1. guyinsf says:

    WTF is Hakka Chinese and Cape Colored?!!!

  2. madman says:

    Change to “Hakka Chinese”

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