Shareena Clanton is an Australian theatre, film and television actor.
Clanton portrays Doreen Anderson in the Foxtel TV series Wentworth and appeared in the feature film Last Cab to Darwin. In 2017, she starred in Melbourne Theatre Company's production of Macbeth.
In Autumn 2018, Clanton published her essay ‘The Age of Ignorance is Over’ in Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance Equity Magazine. It issues a wake-up call to those in positions of authority to lift the cloak of invisibility from artists of colour and afford them the same opportunities as their white cohort.
For Great Australian Speeches, 'The Age of Ignorance is Over' is read by the author herself, Shareena Clanton.
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Published on 17 July 2020