Sasha Lane

Lane in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Sasha Bianca Lane

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 29, 1995

*father – African-American
*mother – English, Scottish, Sorbian, French, Cornish, distant German, Italian, Belgian Flemish, Russian, and Northern Irish

Sasha Lane is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films American Honey (2016) and The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018), among others.

She was born in Houston, Harris, Texas, the daughter of Judith and Kenneth Lane. Her father is an American, who is African-American. Her mother is a New Zealander. Sasha was raised in Frisco, Texas. Pictures of Sasha with her mother can be seen here and here.

Sasha’s paternal grandfather was Courtney Lane (the son of Courtney Lane and I. V. Adams). Sasha’s grandfather Courtney was born in Louisiana, and was African-American. Sasha’s great-grandfather Courtney was the son of Bias/Byas/Byice Lane and Marioh/Mariah/Martha Shannon.

Sasha’s paternal grandmother was named Lizzie Elma/Alma Laws. Lizzie was African-American.

Sasha’s maternal grandfather was John Stanley D’Arcy Tuck (the son of Stanley Palmer Tuck and Margherita Ethel D’Arcy, also known as Stella Margaret Ethel Patricia D’Arcy). John was born in Taumarunui. Sasha’s great-grandfather Stanley was the son of John Thomas Tuck, whose father was from Happisburgh, Norfolk, England, and whose mother was from Lanarkshire, Scotland; and of Mary Alice Gardner, whose own father was American, from Connecticut. Sasha’s great-grandmother Margherita’s father was Herbert Henry D’Arcy, whose own father was from Durham, England and whose mother was of Scottish and Northern Irish descent. Sasha’s great-grandmother Margherita’s mother was Margherita Paulina “Lizzie” de Cortando, whose own father, Cecil Augustus Victor Hotezzi de Cortando (aka Cecil Augustus Curtis), baron von Blaremberg, was from Oldenburg in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and was descended from Italian, German, French, and Russian nobility, and painters in Flemish Belgium, and whose own mother had roots in Bedfordshire, England.

Sasha’s maternal grandmother is Denise Lesley Morris (the daughter of Harold Lesley/Leslie Morris and Winifred Ann Roucher). Sasha’s great-grandfather Harold was the son of Frederick Ernest Morris, whose father was from Lewes, Sussex, England and whose mother was from Cornwall, England; and of Emma Matuschka, whose parents were from Germany, with roots in Brandenburg; her mother had Sorbian ancestry, from Osnabruck. Sasha’s great-grandmother Winifred was the daughter of Louis/Lewis Roucher/Reucher and Mary Frances Jane “Sissy” Stokes, whose paternal grandparents were from Branston, Leicestershire and whose own mother was from Kent, England.


Sasha referring to being Māori on Twitter –

Sasha’s paternal grandfather, Courtney Lane, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Sasha’s paternal great-grandfather, Courtney Lane –

Obituary of Sasha’s paternal grandmother, Lizzie Elma/Alma (Laws) Lane –

Obituary of Sasha’s maternal grandfather, John Stanley D’Arcy Tuck –

Genealogies of Sasha’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Herbert Henry D’Arcy and Margherita Paulina “Lizzie” de Cortando –

Genealogy of Sasha’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Frances Jane “Sissy” Stokes (focusing on her own father’s side) –

35 Responses

  1. No Name says:

    Why was she lying about her mother being partially Maori?

    • comrade says:

      Her mother is from Taumarunui, a town in the North Island of New Zealand, which is predominantly Māori. Her mother could have genuinely thought she was part Māori but sadly she isn’t (from what I found), or her mother or Sasha lied for whatever reason.

  2. andrew says:

    Māori ad honorem

  3. comrade says:

    Here’s a screenshot of the family tree:
    In the right hand corner it says Beverly O’Reilly. I think that’s Judith’s sister Beverly. (

    JSD Tuck’s obituary mentions: “loving father of his seven daughter’s Christine, Debbie, Melinda, Carol, Sheryl, Judith, Beverly and their partners.”

  4. comrade says:

    Found a picture of her grandfather JSD Tuck:

    And a picture of her great grandfather:

    found here: Stanley Palmer Tuck’s biography. “Stan was the son of John Thomas Tuck (JT) and Mary Alice (nee Gardner). JT was a sawmiller in partnership with Samuel Manson at Tikokino. (Manson & Tuck, 1899 to 1913).”

    John Thomas Tuck:

    I still can’t find the parents/origins of Louis Roucher (1869-1927) or Isabella Reid Duncan (1834-1915). Isabella might be Scottish and Louis is likely French but there’s no way to know for certain. There’s a small chance that one or both of them had a Māori parent/grandparent but I’m not sure about that.

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