Shaka Cook studied Aboriginal dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
At the National: The Secret River (also at Sydney Theatre Company)
Other theatre includes: Storm Boy for Sydney Theatre Company; Jasper Jones for Barking Gecko and Queensland Theatre Company.
Cleverman, The Broken Shore and Black Comedy.
Top End Wedding and The Flood.
- ABC TV Heywire Award
- Long Tan Leadership Award from the Australian Defence Force.