Who is Luciane Buchanan?
Luciane Buchanan was born in Aotearoa, New Zealand, on 16 July 1993 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds New Zealand nationality. She’s an actress, film writer and producer, with 15 acting credits to her name, while she’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of the lead character Tripitaka, in the action adventure comedy series “The New Legends of Monkey”. It has been airing since 2018, also stars Chai Hansen and Josh Thomson, and follows a young monk and his friends who have entered the world of the Monkey King, wanting to find Buddhist scrolls of wisdom; the series has won three of the 12 awards for which it’s been nominated.
Early life and education
Luciane was raised in Aotearoa by her father Geoff Buchanan, and her mother about whom nothing’s known, as Luciane respects her privacy; because she hasn’t spoken of her siblings, it’s widely believed that Luciane’s an only child.
She became interested in acting at a very early age, but became serious about it only after she enrolled at a local high school. Luciane was a member of her school’s drama club, and played lead characters in various plays performed at the school.
She matriculated in 2011, and the same year saw her launch her acting career, with her portrayal of Cherie James in the biographical romantic film “Billy”, directed by Peter Burger, and which starred Tainui Tukiwaho, Morgana O’Reilly and Kelson Henderson. It follows the life of the entertainer Billy T James from New Zealand.
Luciane continued her education at the University of Auckland, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama and psychology in 2015.
Roles in TV series
Luciane made her debut TV series appearance in 2013, with her portrayal of Aroha Nash, in the crime comedy drama “The Blue Rose”, created by Rachel Lang and James Griffin, and which starred Antonia Prebble, Siobhan Marshall and Matt Minto. It follows the office staff who are fighting for justice in a corrupt world; the series was nominated for a single award.
In 2015, Luciane made a guest appearance in an episode of the action family adventure “Power Rangers Dino Charge”, and the following year saw her make a guest appearance in an episode of the mystery crime drama “The Brokenwood Mysteries”.
In 2015 and 2016, she played the supporting character Leigh Williams in the drama “Common Ground”, and then in 2016 and 2017 starred as Kennedy in the drama “Filthy Rich”, created by Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan, and which also starred Miriama Smith and Emma Fenton. The series follows three illegitimate kids who have learned that they might inherit a piece of wealth of the richest man in New Zealand, John Truebridge; it won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.
Luciane’s only three other roles in TV series have been in the 2017 comedy mini-series “Baby Mama’s Club”, the 2021 episode “Big Man” of the action adventure drama “Sweet Tooth”, and the episode “Many Worlds” of the comedy drama “Mr. Corman” also in 2021.
Roles in movies
In 2017, Luciane starred as Jenny in the short drama “A Woman’s Right to Shoes”, written and directed by Robyn Grace, and which also starred Brooke Williams and Antonia Prebble. It follows Alice who has been abandoned by her husband, and the film won one of the five awards for which it was nominated.
In 2018, we saw Luciane play the lead character Lily, in the drama “Stray”, written and directed by Dustin Feneley, and which also starred Kieran Charnock and Joel Fili. The movie follows two strangers who have met in a cold, remote place – it won 10 of the 27 awards for which it was nominated.
Her only two other movie roles have been in the 2018 short drama “My Friend Michael Jones”, and the 2019 short drama “Views”; Luciane’s currently shooting for the upcoming short drama “Lea Tupu’anga/Mother Tongue”.
Luciane produced the 2021 drama mini-series “The Panthers”, and wrote the short film “Lea Tupu’anga/Mother Tongue” which is set to be released in the following year.
She will be featured in the upcoming TV special “Albularyo”, also set to be released in 2022.
Love life and husband
Luciane is amongst the most secretive of actresses, as she hasn’t spoken of any men (or women) whom she has perhaps dated. This is one of the reasons why there are rumors circulating the internet concerning her current relationship status, as well as her sexual orientation.
There are many of Luciane’s fans who believe that she’s a lesbian, mostly because she hasn’t been seen spending time with any men in public, who could perhaps be her boyfriend. A fan has even claimed to have seen Luciane kissing a woman whom she believes to be Luciane’s girlfriend, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Luciane commented on this.
There are also some who think that she’s perhaps today dating a non-celebrity New Zealander, but prefers to keep him away from the media’s attention; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of October 2021, Luciane seems to be single, hasn’t married, and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Lucien is highly active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 20,000 followers; she’s uploaded over 600 pictures onto the network, the majority of these featuring her spending her spare time in nature. Luciane cares about her privacy, and has thus made her account private, which means that one has to become her follower to be able to see her pictures.
She’s into travelling, and has been to Australia, a couple of European countries as well as several US states, mostly because of her acting career; Luciane’s dream travel destination is Brazil in South America.
She’s into working out, and has multiple training sessions at the gym each week, thus her slim figure.
Luciane’s a big lover of animals, with elephants and zebras being her favorites.
She enjoys watching Hollywood movies in her spare time, and her favorite actor and actress are Al Pacino and Emma Watson, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Scent of a Woman”, the franchise “Harry Potter” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”.
Age, height and net worth
Luciane’s age is 28. She has medium long brown hair and black eyes, her height is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) and she weighs around 108lbs (49kgs).
As of October 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $250,000.