Shannon Kook was born and raised in Johannesburg South Africa, splitting his time between family in Cape Town, Swaziland, and Mauritius. Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver have each been homes for several years for Kook and his mixed ethnicity as well as experiences as an immigrant have had a strong impact on his sense of identity.
Kook can most recently be seen as a series regular in the role of Jordan Green in Seasons five through seven of “The 100,” recurring as Grant on “Nancy Drew” for The CW and recurring on “Woke” for Hulu. He will also be seen in a recurring role in a new Disney+ show which has yet to be officially announced.
Kook recurred on many series in the Canadian market which included “Being Erica,” “Rookie Blue,” “The Border” and HBO’s “Durham County,” getting his first break at a young age playing a leading role in the hit series “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” Next, he came to the United States to join The Conjuring franchise and appeared in the first two films returned for the third movie in the franchise, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Kook also starred opposite Chloe Moretz in Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places led by Charlize Theron. He won an ACTRA Award for outstanding performance in “Voice,” was selected as one of TIFF’s Four Rising Stars at The Toronto International Film Festival and received a trailblazer award from The Reelworld Film Festival.
Aside from acting Kook has built a school in Udaipur, India with Free The Children and spends his free time practicing several forms of martial arts, dance and playing musical instruments. He is currently a brown belt in Taekwondo and attends salsa and bachata congresses around the world including Spain, Seattle, and Vancouver. Kook also has a passion for photography and videography and his work can be found on Instagram, #ShookReel