Birth Name: Sànoe K. Lake
Place of Birth: Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 19, c. 1980
Ethnicity: Native Hawaiian, as well as Japanese, English, Chinese, Portuguese, distant Irish, possibly other
Sanoe Lake is an American surfer, model, and actress. She is known for her role in the film Blue Crush (2002).
Sanoe’s mother, Laola Lake, is a champion surfer. Her father was a big wave surfer. Sànoe means “The Mist of the Mountains,” and Laola means “Day of Life, Health, or Salvation,” in Hawaiian.
She is married to multimedia artist Michael Sterling Eaton, with whom she has two children.
Sanoe’s grandfather was Thomas Charles “Tommy” Kealiimoewai Lake (the son of Thomas Keali’imoiwai Charles Lake and Cecilia Kuliaikanu’uwai’ale’ale Waipa). Sanoe’s grandfather Tommy was born in Hawaii, and was a musician. He was known as the bass player of the band Kahauanu Lake Trio, which plays Hawaiian music. Tommy had Native Hawaiian, as well as English, Chinese, Portuguese, and distant Irish, ancestry. Sanoe’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Charles Bromeo/Boromeo Lake, whose father was from mainland America, and of Mary Kaheiheimailie Enos, who was of Portuguese and Native Hawaiian descent. Cecilia was the daughter of Stephen Lonokahi Keaolani Parker Waipa, who was of Native Hawaiian and English descent, and of Helen Tai Poon Wong, whose father was Chinese, and whose mother was of Native Hawaiian, and one quarter Irish, ancestry.
Sanoe’s grandmother was Lydia Kahoa Hironaka (the daughter of Denichi Hironaka and Lillian/Lillie K. Kahoa). Lydia was born in Hawaii. Denichi was born in Hawaii, to Japanese parents. Lillian was born in Hawaii, and was listed as “Part Hawaiian” on the 1940 U.S. Census.
Sources: Information about Sanoe’s mother – http://www.trykauai.com
Obituary of Sanoe’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Charles Kealiimoewai “Tommy” Lake – http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com
Sanoe’s maternal grandmother, Lydia Kahoa Hironaka, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org