Sandra Oh

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In Film
  • Birth

    Sandra Miju Oh was born on the 20th July 1971, in Ottawa, Canada, to middle-class Korean immigrant parents.
  • Graduation & Roles

    Soon after graduating from the National Theatre School, she starred in a London, Ontario stage production of Oleanna. Around the same time she won roles in biographical TV films, as Vancouver author Evelyn Lau in the Diary of Evelyn Lau; and as Adrienne Clarkson in a CBC biopic of Clarkson's life.
  • Double Happiness (1994)

    Double Happiness (1994)
    Oh came to prominence in Canada for her lead performance in the Canadian film Double Happiness, playing Jade Li, a twenty-something Chinese-Canadian woman negotiating her wishes and those of her parents. The film received critical acclaim, with Janet Maslin of The New York Times praising her performance, saying: "Ms. Oh's performance makes Jade a smart, spiky heroine you won't soon forget." Oh won the Genie Award for Best Actress for the role.
  • Awards

    Oh received critical acclaim for her six seasons as Rita Wu, the assistant to the president of a major sports agency, on the series Arliss, receiving an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Cable Ace award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work.
  • 28th Genie Awards

    28th Genie Awards
    Oh was host of the 28th Genie Awards on March 3, 2008, held to honour films released in 2007. The ceremony was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.
  • Induction to Canada's Walk Of Fame

    Induction to Canada's Walk Of Fame
    On June 28, 2011, it was announced that Oh would receive a star on Canada's Walk of Fame; she was inducted on October 1 at Elgin Theatre in Toronto.
  • Key to the City

    On July 8, 2013, Oh received the key to the city of Ottawa, Ontario, from Mayor Jim Watson.
  • Killing Eve

    Killing Eve
    Beginning in April 2018, Oh began a leading role in Phoebe Waller-Bridge's BBC America spy thriller series Killing Eve, portraying British intelligence agent Eve Polastri whose quarry is psychopathic assassin Villanelle played by Jodie Comer. The widely praised series (having received a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of May 2018) had already been renewed for a second season before its premiere.
  • Emmy Nomination

    In 2018 Oh became the first Asian actress nominated for the Best Actress in a Drama Emmy, for her role in Killing Eve.
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    Grey's Anatomy

    In 2005, Oh was cast as Cristina Yang in the first season of the hit ABC medical series Grey's Anatomy. Oh's long-running role on the show earned her both a 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series and a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. In July 2009, she received her fifth Emmy nomination for her work on the series. In August 2013, Oh announced that the series' tenth season would be her final season.