Sasha Lane

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Sasha Lane
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Lane in Toronto, 2016
Sasha Bianca Lane

(1995-09-28) September 28, 1995 (age 23)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active2016–present

Sasha Bianca Lane (born September 29, 1995)[1][2] is an American actress. She made her film debut in American Honey (2016) directed by Andrea Arnold.

Early life[edit]

Lane was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in Dallas, Texas. Her father is African-American, and her mother, who is from New Zealand, is of partial Māori descent.[3][4] After her parents divorced when she was young, Lane went to live with her mother, moving several times near Dallas before settling in Frisco, Texas.[5] Prior to becoming an actress, Lane worked as a waitress at a restaurant in Frisco, Texas,[6] and was also a stand-out athlete on basketball, track, and field teams.[6] She attended Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, but left.[2][7]


Lane made her film debut in the critically acclaimed and award-winning American Honey (2016), a film about magazine crews, written and directed by Andrea Arnold, starring opposite Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough.[8] Arnold spotted Lane sunbathing on a beach while on spring break. Lane said in an interview that she "felt Arnold's vibe and decided to trust Arnold for an audition."[9][10][11]

The film had its world premiere on May 15, 2016 at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Prix du Jury.[12] The film was released in a limited release on September 30, 2016, by A24.[13][14] In 2017, Lane starred in Born in the Maelstrom, a short film directed by Meryam Joobeur,[15] In 2018, Lane starred in Hearts Beat Loud, opposite Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons, directed by Brett Haley,[16] and The Miseducation of Cameron Post directed by Desiree Akhavan.[17] The Miseducation of Cameron Post won Top Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and has been praised for its “sensitive, understated portrayal of adolescent self-doubt and discovery.” [18] In 2019, Lane appeared in Hellboy, directed by Neil Marshall.[19]

She will next appear in Daniel Isn't Real (2019), directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer.[20]

Personal life[edit]

While promoting her 2018 film The Miseducation of Cameron Post during the Sundance Film Festival press junket, Lane stated she is gay.[21] She had previously called herself bisexual.[22] She currently lives in Los Angeles.[5]



Films that have not been released yet Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Director Notes
2016 American Honey Star Andrea Arnold
2017 Born in the Maelstrom Rebecca Meryam Joobeur Short film
2018 The Miseducation of Cameron Post Jane Fonda Desiree Akhavan
2018 Hearts Beat Loud Rose Brett Haley
2018 After Everything Lindsay Hannah Marks
Joey Power
2019 Daniel Isn't Real Cassie Adam Egypt Mortimer
2019 Hellboy Alice Monaghan Neil Marshall


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Utopia Jessica Hyde Upcoming series


Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref(s)
2016 Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor American Honey Nominated [23]
2016 British Independent Film Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film Won [24][25]
2016 Indiana Film Journalist Association Awards Best Actress Nominated [26]
Breakout of the Year Runner-up [27]
2017 Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Nominated [28]


  1. ^ "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997". Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Stars Aligned: Sasha". Wonderland Magazine. May 31, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Dacre, Karen (February 16, 2017). "Meet fashion's new muses". London Evening Standard. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Branch, Kate (September 29, 2016). "American Honey Actress Sasha Lane's Incredible Story About How She Was Discovered on Spring Break". Glamour. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Iqbal, Nosheen (October 13, 2016). "American Honey's Sasha Lane: 'I'm exhausted by people — I want to be alone so bad'". The Guardian. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Ashford, Ben (September 22, 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: How $7.25-an-hour waitress, 19, won Hollywood role and bagged Shia LaBeouf - to the shock of her Texas hometown where no-one expected athletic honor student to become an actress". Daily Mail. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  7. ^ Malinconcio, Vincenzo (May 18, 2016). "WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY: SASHA LANE". The Blond Salad. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  8. ^ Wright, Jasmine (September 23, 2015). "How Sasha Lane won Hollywood role in American Honey and bagged Shia LaBeouf". Ethiogrio. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  9. ^ Le Vine, Lauren (May 16, 2016). "Julia Roberts Inspires More Stars to Go Barefoot at Cannes". Vanity Fair. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  10. ^ Shoard, Catherine (May 15, 2016). "Andrea Arnold in Cannes: I was shocked and upset by the poverty I saw in the US". The Guardian. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  11. ^ Winfrey, Graham (May 15, 2016). "Cannes: Andrea Arnold on the 'Difficult Times' Making 'American Honey' on the Road in the U.S." Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  12. ^ "Cannes 2016: Film Festival Unveils Official Selection Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  13. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 19, 2016). "Andrea Arnold's 'American Honey' Attracts A24". Deadline Hollywood.
  14. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 28, 2016). "A24 Sets Dates For 'Moonlight' & Cannes Jury Prize Winner 'American Honey'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  15. ^ Kelsey, Colleen (September 30, 2016). "Sasha Lane: Star Rising". Interview Magazine. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  16. ^ McNary, Dave (July 27, 2017). "Nick Offerman to Star in Music Drama 'Hearts Beat Loud' With Kiersey Clemons". Variety. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  17. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (November 18, 2016). "Chloe Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane to Star in Gay Conversion Drama 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  18. ^ Nast, Condé. "Sasha Lane Is Ready to Aim Her Punches at Hollywood". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  19. ^ Ford, Rebecca (August 15, 2017). "Hellboy' Reboot Adds 'American Honey' Star Sasha Lane (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  20. ^ Vlessing, Etan (July 24, 2018). "Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sasha Lane Join Thriller 'Daniel Isn't Real'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  21. ^ Dry, Jude (22 January 2018). "Sasha Lane Discusses Her Gay Identity in 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' — Sundance 2018". Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  22. ^ Sasha Lane [@SashaBianca23] (3 February 2015). "I feel like people keep trynna include me in they threesomes bc I'm bi and they think ill do all the work and it'll make their bf amused" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  23. ^ Cox, Gordon (October 20, 2016). "Gotham Awards Nominations 2016: 'Manchester By The Sea' Leads with Four". Variety. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  24. ^ Barraclough, Leo (November 1, 2016). "Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' Leads British Independent Film Awards Race". Variety. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  25. ^ Barraclough, Leo (December 4, 2016). "Sasha Lane Wins for 'American Honey' at British Independent Film Awards". Variety. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  26. ^ "2016 IFJA Film Awards Nominations - Indiana Film Journalists Association". Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  27. ^ "Indiana Film Journalists Association". Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  28. ^ Warren, Matt (November 22, 2016). "2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced!". Independent Spirit Awards. Retrieved November 22, 2016.

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