Shareena Clanton studied the Aboriginal Theatre course and the Acting course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). In 2013, Shareena was nominated for an AACTA award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama for her performance in the ABC series Redfern Now. In 2011, she appeared in her first main stage theatre production, My Wonderful Day (directed by Anna Crawford) at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney, for which she earned a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Sydney Theatre Awards. Other theatre credits include A Comedy of Errors and The Tempest with Shakespeare WA and McBeth for the MTC.
Shareena also had a lead role in the highly acclaimed TV series Wentworth airing on Foxtel, playing Doreen Anderson. Her recent credits include ABC’s Glitch and the BBC’s The Cry. Shareena is a proud Indigenous woman from Noongar Boodja (Noongar Country) and an activist and human rights advocate.