Shaka King Biography

Shaka King is a talented and hardworking American, Film director, Screenwriter, and Film Producer. Some of his notable works are Newlyweeds, Herkimer DuFrayne 7th Grade Guidance Counsellor, and more. He does not own any social media account yet so the platform where he shares his view is with Interviews.

Early Life

Shaka is 41 years old as he was born on 7th March 1980 in Crown Heights, New York, and grew up in Bedford, Stuyvesant, New York. The information about his parents and siblings has been kept private and away from the media. His parents both worked as public school teachers.

He is a high school graduate but the name of his school has not been shared with the media. Later he went to Vassar College and earned a degree in Political Science. For his Mater’s he went to New York University’s Tisch School of Arts and earned a master’s in filmmaking.

Shaka King Career

He began his career as a film producer as he had qualifications and experience in the field of the film industry. Apart from a producer he also has worked as Director, Writer, and Actor, in the Camera and electrical department, Sound Department, Cinematographer, and assistant director. In 2008 he directed a short video titled as Big Merc Is in the Building. Next year he again directed a short film named Cocoa Loco.

In 2010 he directed a short film “Herkimer DuFrayne 7th Grade Guidance Counsellor” which was praised a lot. From 2013 to 2020 his work has been notable in films and series like Newlyweeds, Mulignans, LaZercism, People of Earth, High Maintenance, and Shrill. Shaka has given New York Times interview where he has been welcomed to work at Hollywood. He recently has directed a film named Judas and the Black Messiah. So lately he has been given a lot of interviews about his work.

Awards and Nominations

In 2013 he was nominated at Sundance Film Festival for Newlyweeds. Next year he won the Film Independent Spirit Awards for Newlyweeds. In 2015 he won at Nantucket Film Festival for the category Best Screenwriting in a Short Film. The same year he won at Sundance Film Festival for Malignant. In 2018 he was nominated at the Sundance Film Festival for LeZercism. After two years he was nominated at the Image Award for the category of Outstanding Directing in a Comedy series.

Shaka King Biography

Real Name Shaka King
Birth Date 7 March 1980
Age 41 Years
Birth Place Crown Heights, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Film Director
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Pisces

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimetres – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Biceps Size 16 inches
Shoe Size 11 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Slim


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School New York University
College Vassar College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Girlfriend None

Personal Life

Shaka is currently single according to the sources. He prefers to keep his private and personal life separate. There is no information about his past relationships shared with the media. He has been spending more time on his work life and quality time with his family. Shaka has not yet been involved in any of the controversies of rumors yet. He prefers to maintain a clean image and focuses on his work. There is not much information shared about his personal life with the media as well.

Shaka King Net Worth

Since Shaka is a very private person he has not shared his net worth details with the media yet.  He definitely earns a lot as a Director as he receives a lot of sponsors and from his event appearance. His work also not restricts till director, he can also work as an additional crew.


  • He has also spent 10 years living on the border of Bushwick.
  • Newlyweeds was released by the independent studio phase 4 films.
  • He presented “Newlyweeds” as his thesis project at NYU’s Graduate film program.
  • Shaka has appeared on a talk show named The Hollywood Moment at the Home Edition.
  • He worked as Cinematographer in a short film named Jalouse and also appeared in a New York Times article.
  • Shaka went to a white preparatory school in Bay Ridge.

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