Luciane Buchanan Parents, Ethnicity, Net Worth

June 20, 2023   | August 7, 2023  | 

    Luciane Buchanan is a New Zealand actress, most well-known for her portrayal of Tripitaka in the Netflix series, “The New Legends of Monkey.” Besides, she has also gained massive popularity for her portrayal of Rose Larkin in the Netflix action series, “The Night Agent.”

    The young actress has been in the spotlight for quite some time now, however, many people are unaware of her private life, thanks to her secretive lifestyle. Let’s discover some interesting facts about the Kiwi actress without any further ado.

    Key Takeaways

    • Luciane Buchanan is a Kiwi actress best known for her portrayal of Tripitaka in The New Legends of Monkey.
    • The 30-year-old actress was born to a Scottish father and a Tongan mother.
    • Buchanan has earned well from her career; as of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
    • She is a graduate of the University of Auckland where she studied Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Psychology.

    Luciane Buchanan Parents

    Buchanan was born on July 18, 1993, to her parents Losi Buchanan and Geoff Buchanan. Born in Auckland, Luciane is 30 years old as of 2023. As for her father, Geoff is a payroll manager at Lumino The Dentists where he has been working since October 2022. Geoff previously worked at Watercare Service Ltd.

    Luciane Buchanan with her parents
    Luciane Buchanan with her father and mother

    On the other hand, her mother, Losi was a factory worker. Luciane’s mother is a native of Tonga and moved to Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 10. Very little about Losi is known, one of them being her health condition. Buchanan’s mother had a hole in her heart for which she also underwent surgery.


    Luciane has a younger sibling, brother Joseph Buchanan. Her brother graduated college in 2020. Joseph played sports at school and high school.

    Luciane’s Ethnicity

    Buchanan comes from a mixed ethnical background. She has a mix of Tongan and Scottish ancestry as her mother is from Tonga and her father has roots in Scotland. Even though Luniane’s father has Scottish ancestry, he was born and raised in New Zealand.

    Meanwhile, actress Buchanan has been pretty vocal and proud of her heritage. She has time and again said she feels proud to be a part of such a diverse community. In her words,

    “To be a young educated Tongan woman that gets to live the way I want, I mean it’s pretty cool and I get to own it.”

    In one interview, The Night Agent actress revealed that her grandmother once said, “It’s really great to see a Tongan face on TV.”

    What is Luciane Buchanan’s Net Worth?

    Buchanan has a net worth of $3 million in 2023. She has earned the majority of her fortune from her acting career while she has also bagged a handsome sum from promotional deals and endorsements. Luciane has worked in nearly a dozen TV projects after debuting in the 2011 TV film, Billy.

    Her breakthrough role came in 2016’s Filthy Rich followed by 2018’s The New Legends of Monkey. Besides, she is playing the main role of Rose Larkin in The Night Agent. Even though her salary or payment for her roles in these famous series is not known, she is believed to have made hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions from these series alone.

    She Studied Acting Before Starting a Career as an Actress

    Luciane learned acting at the Auckland Performing Arts Center where one of her classmates was actress Miranda Harcourt. Later in 2017, Buchanan, the rumored girlfriend of Gabriel Basso obtained a Bachelor of Arts in drama and psychology from the University of Auckland.

    Luciane’s Work in Acting

    She kicked off her acting career playing Cherie James in the 2011 television film, Billy. Her second acting role came in the 2013 series TheBlue Rose. Notably, Buchanan has worked in a couple of television series, including Filthy Rich, The New Legends of Monkey, and The Night Agent.

    Luciane Buchanan is an New Zealand actress
    Luciane Buchanan is a New Zealand actress, famous for The Night Agent

    She hasn’t worked in a feature film as of yet, however, has worked in a few short films. Her first role was as Jenny in 2017’s A Woman’s Right to Shoes.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Luciane Buchanan
    Birth Place Auckland, New Zealand
    Birthday July 18, 1993
    Age 30 years
    Nationality New Zealand
    Ethnicity Mixed
    Father Geoff Buchanan
    Mother Losi Buchanan
    Siblings 1 (Joseph Buchanan)
    Profession Actress
    Net Worth $3 million
    Height 5' 2" (157cm)
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Hair Color Dark Brown