Sunny Lane
Sunny Lane Les Deux 2009.jpg
Lane attending the 'This Is Our Industry' A.I.M. Fundraiser Party at Les Deux, Hollywood, California in 2009
Georgia, United States
Other namesSunny, Sunshine Lane
Height5 ft (152 cm)

Sunny Lane[1] is an American pornographic actress and nude model. She is a member of the NightMoves, AVN, and XRCO Halls of Fame.


Lane at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2010
Lane at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2010

Lane's parents, Shelby and Mike, worked in air-freight.[2] In her youth she was a competitive roller skater and ice skater,[3] and later worked as an instructor teaching[4] yoga and pilates.[5]

She trained as an ice dancer under James Millns and was in preparation for the Olympic trials when she required bunion surgery.[6] Unable to skate due to the recovery period,[6] she started dancing nude in order to support herself financially.[7] She became an exotic dancer and won Déjà Vu Showgirl of the Year during her first year of dancing in 2004.[8] Lane was invited to attend the AVN Awards ceremony in 2005 by Serenity,[9] where at an after-show party hosted by Sean Michaels she encountered an agent from Playboy.[5] She started to appear in adult movies in the same year.

Her career is supported and managed by her parents.[10] Lane credits her parents' participation in naturist recreation, and generalized "free thinking" and "open-minded" attitudes for their comfort with her involvement in the adult entertainment industry.[11] She attributes the ease with which she was able to transition from ice skating to adult entertainment to the body image instilled by her own practice of naturism with her parents at home during her childhood.[6]

She appeared on the first episode of the Fox reality series My Bare Lady, which aired December 7, 2006,[12] and on an episode of ABC Primetime: The Outsiders defending her career.[10] Television audiences also saw her with her parents on Fox News' Geraldo at Large on March 18, 2007, using the alias, "Sunny Lee." Lane was featured on the television show Pants-Off Dance-Off on Fuse TV.

She has also worked at a Nevada brothel, the Moonlite BunnyRanch, at various times in her career.[13][14][15][16]

Her performance in the 2007 film Goo Girls 26 earned Lane the 2008 AVN award for Best POV Sex Scene.[17] In 2008 she starred in Big Wet Asses 13 performing her first anal scene;[18] the scene won the AVN Award for best anal scene.[19]

Lane is a fan of Paramore and playing racing video games.[20][21]

She is bisexual.[1] In June 2011 Lane announced that she was engaged and was taking a hiatus from making adult films in order to concentrate upon her upcoming marriage.[22]

In November 2012 she announced her return to the adult industry to star in Not the Love Boat XXX and other adult movies as well as to entertain clients at the Moonlite BunnyRanch.[23]


Sunny Lane attending the 2009 XRCO Awards
Sunny Lane attending the 2009 XRCO Awards


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  7. ^ Zach Addams (2006-10-17). "Sexy Spreads: Sunny Lane". Eros NY. Archived from the original on 2006-11-09. Retrieved 2007-05-26.
  8. ^ Lindsay, Robert (2008-08-13). "Interview with Sunny Lane". Archived from the original on 21 July 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  9. ^ Apache Warrior. "Sunny Lane interview". Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  10. ^ a b "XXX Family Values". ABC News. 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2007-05-18.
  11. ^ Cindi Loftus. "Sunny Lane "New To The Biz Debut!"". Xcitement magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  12. ^ Anita Gates (2006-12-14). "A Day Job in Theatuh: Wouldn't It Be Loverly?". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  13. ^ Mark Kernes (2009-03-23). "Report: Economy Drives More Women To Sex Work". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  14. ^ David Sullivan (2007-11-27). "Dennis Hof: Pimpin' For Ron Paul". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  15. ^ Mark Kernes (2007-03-14). "Commentary: ABC's 'Primetime' Parties Like It's 1994". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  16. ^ Neal Karlinsky and Alyssa Litoff (2009-02-06). "Rough Recession Tests Brothel Boundaries". Nightline. ABC. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  17. ^ "2008 AVN Awards Winners Announced". AVN. 2008-01-12. Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2009-07-17.
  18. ^ "Elegant Angel Gets Sunny Lane's First Anal". AVN. 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  19. ^ a b David Sullivan (2009-01-11). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
  20. ^ "A Quick Interview with Porn Star Sunny Lane". 2011-01-12. Archived from the original on 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  21. ^ Wade Garrett (2010-02-11). "Metro to Distribute Alice". Retrieved 2010-04-03.
  22. ^ "Sunny Lane Announces Engagement, Hiatus from Shooting Adult". 2011-06-21. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  23. ^ "Sunny Lane Returns to Professional Fornication". 2012-11-20.
  24. ^ Dirty Bob (2005-10-11). "NightMoves Awards Show Reaches Climax". AVN. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
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  27. ^ Nelson X (2007-03-29). "Adam Film World Announces Annual Award Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
  28. ^ "2007 Adultcon Awards". Adultcon. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
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  30. ^ David Sullivan (2008-10-14). "NightMoves Crowns 16th Annual Award Winners". Retrieved 2008-10-15.
  31. ^ Peter Warren (2014-04-16). "30th Annual XRCO Awards Takes It Back Home". AVN. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  32. ^ Bob Johnson (2014-10-13). "NightMoves Awards Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-10-13.
  33. ^ "2020 AVN Hall of Fame Inductees Announced". AVN. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  34. ^ "Winners of 2021 XRCO Awards Announced AVN".