Starting modeling since age 15, Kauai, Hawaii native Sanoe Lake has graced the pages of such magazines as Elle, Vogue, Cosmo, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, File, Seventeen and on the cover of Wahine. She was the face of Roxy Quicksilver and Billabong.
Being taught how to surf at age 5, Lake made her film debut in the surfer film “Blue Crush” (2002; with Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez), which earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination. She went on to star in the films "Cruel World" (2005), "Rolling" (2007), and "Half-Life" (2008). She will next be seen alongside Devon sawa in the upcoming horror/sci-fi film "Creature of Darkness."
This 5' 9" exotic beauty with Japanese, Chinese, English, German, Scottish and Irish heritage is currently married to Michael Eaton.
Childhood and Family:
Of Japanese, Chinese, English, German, Scottish and Irish descendant Sanoe Lake was born on May 19, 1979 in Kauai, Hawaii. Growing up, Sanoe (means “The Mist”) received nickname Sanoe boy because she was such a tom boy. Her mother Laola Lake was a champion surfer and is one of the legendary Waikiki Beach Riders. She also had a skin care and makeup line. Sanoe's father is a Big Wave surfer in Hawaii and her grandfather was a member of the Kahuanu Lake Trio while her grandmother at age 72 remains an avid rough-water swimmer. When she was 5 years old, Sanoe was taught how to surf by her mother and father.
In June 2007, Sanoe married Michael Eaton. Although she currently resides in Los Angeles, California, Sanoe considers Kaua'i her home.
Born and raised in a water sports-loving family in Kauai, Hawaii, Sanoe Lake was taught how to surf by her mother and father when she was 5 years old. At 15, she started modeling internationally and was the face used to launch the brand Roxy Quicksilver in their early campaigns shot by Dewy Nicks. She also frequently graced the pages of such magazines as Elle, Vogue, Cosmo, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, File, Seventeen and on the cover of Wahine. She would later be chosen as the face of Billabong, a popular brand of Australian surfing wear sold around the world.
Meanwhile, Lake played in the video of “Jam & Spoon Stella” (1999 version) and appeared in the music video "If I Could Fall in Love" by Lenny Kravitz. She was also a guest host on MTV's Ultimate Winter Vacation and on The Surf Channel in surfing shows spanning the globe from Tahiti to Bali, from New York to Japan.
In 2002, Lake made her acting debut in director John Stockwell's surfer film "Blue Crush" (2002), in which she co-starred as gypsy surfer girl Lena, alongside Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez. For her performance in the film, Lake was nominated an MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team, which she shared with co-stars Bosworth and Rodriguez.
Afterwards, Lake was cast in the films "Cruel World" (2005), a fun slasher flick directed by Kelsey T. Howard starring Edward Furlong, Daniel Franzese, Claude Markham, Andrew Keegan, and Susan Ward, and "Rolling" (2007), a drama by Billy Samoa Saleebey in which she co-starred with Garrett Brawith, Clinton Cargile, Rachel Hardisty, and Erin Cummings.
She most recently played the lead role in writer/director Jennifer Phang's dramatic film "Half-Life" (2008), alongside Julia Nickson-Soul, Leonardo Nam, and Alexander Agate. She will soon complete a horror/sci-fi film written and directed by Mark Stouffer, "Creature of Darkness," starring Devon Sawa.