[8] She has a brother, Ray, and a sister, Grace, and grew up in a Christian household, living on Camwood Crescent in Nepean, where she began acting and practicing ballet at age four to correct her pigeon-toed stance. A post shared by ELLE Canada (@ellecanada) on May 14, 2020 at 11:32am PDT, Sandra Oh and Ethan Hawke Celebrate National Canadian Film Day With Livestream, The ELLE Canada Guide to Self-Isolation Streaming. [33] She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, becoming the first woman of Asian descent to win two Golden Globe Awards. 211.6k Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ‘sandraoh’ hashtag Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian-American actress. [42][43], Oh was awarded the National Arts Centre Award from the Governor General of Canada in 2019.[44]. “Wait someone just said, ‘I can’t find my shoe,’” Oh exclaimed. Of course, Grey’s Anatomy fans will know that that “I lost my shoe” is a line from episode 24 of season eight. [41] Her work in acting is informed by a loose creative collective that teaches "creative dream work", which reportedly fuses Jungian dream analysis with method acting and aims to bring one's "subconscious work into consciousness". “Shonda’s an entity, she is a force. During the open Q&A portion of the stream, a viewer asked if Eve (played by Oh) could ever rock a Villanelle (Jodie Comer) suit. In her only audiobook, she played Brigid O'Shaughnessy in a Grammy-nominated dramatization of The Maltese Falcon (2008), which also featured Michael Madsen and Edward Herrmann.

At age ten, Oh played The Wizard of Woe in a class musical called The Canada Goose. She considers Sideways and The Diary of Evelyn Lau[6] to be the two best films she has made. 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[9] Growing up, Oh was one of the few youths of Asian descent in Nepean.[10][11]. She is best known for her starring roles as Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2005–2014) and Eve Polastri in the spy thriller series Killing Eve (2018–present). The New York Times review said, "Oh make[s] the most of [her] opportunity to explore the vulnerability below [her] characters' hard-edged surface. In addition to her work on Grey's Anatomy, Oh continued to appear in films. For the latest in fashion, beauty and culture, sign up to receive ELLE's daily newsletter. (In fairness, the connection issue was not Sandra’s fault, but it was hilarious and so endearing nonetheless. [27] In 2017, Oh starred as Abby Tanaka in the third season of the anthology drama series American Crime. ), Oh has received multiple Golden Globe and SAG awards but when asked about her biggest achievement outside of the entertainment industry, Oh confidently answered that it’s her relationship to her family. “I was like, ‘Are those the Gucci pants?’ And her dresser goes, ‘Oh, yes.’ I was like, ‘I just bought those!’”, Although the Korean-Canadian actress has already mentioned her lack of social media prowess, Sandra Oh stans everywhere were delighted by the connection struggles at the beginning of the livestream, as evident from the incredible “Vanessa Can You See Me?” memes that spread online shortly after the chat ended. [21] During the off-season hiatus from filming Grey's Anatomy in 2010, Oh took the part of Sarah Chen in the British crime drama, Thorne. [13][40], Oh practices Vipassanā, a Buddhist form of meditation. She co-starred in the thriller The Night Listener (2006), alongside Robin Williams and Toni Collette; in the superhero comedy Defendor (2009); Ramona and Beezus (2010); and in the critically acclaimed drama Rabbit Hole (2010), opposite Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. In July 2009, she received her fifth consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her work on the series. Among her accolades, she received two Golden Globe Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as nominations for twelve Primetime Emmy Awards. 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. On the first anniversary of her citizenship, she discussed it while hosting Saturday Night Live and referred to herself as an "Asian-Canadian-American". [28], Beginning in April 2018, Oh began a leading role in the BBC iPlayer spy thriller series Killing Eve, playing British intelligence agent Eve Polastri whose quarry is psychopathic assassin Villanelle (played by Jodie Comer), with the two women developing a mutual fascination. Oh was the host of the 28th Genie Awards on March 3, 2008. As comments flooded in by the hundreds through Instagram Live, Oh managed to spot a gem. Oh first gained recognition for her roles in the Asian-Canadian films Double Happiness (1994) and The Diary of Evelyn Lau (1994). As our June 2020 cover star, readers learned a lot about Oh from her in-depth profile (shot and written pre-pandemic). Lucky for us here at ELLE Canada, the conversation took place with our editor-in-chief, Vanessa Craft. In theatre, Oh has also starred in the world premieres of Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters at the La Jolla Playhouse and Diana Son's Stop Kiss at Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York City. She also played the flute and continued both her ballet training and acting studies, though she knew that she "was not good enough to be a professional dancer"[9] and eventually focused on acting. Oh began filming the comedy film, Catfight (2016), in New York City in December 2015. In August 2013, Oh announced that the show's tenth season would be her final season.[19]. In October 2014, Oh announced that she would be teaming up with Canadian director Ann Marie Fleming to collaborate on an animated feature film titled Window Horses. The series, based on the comic book character of the same name, is set to premiere on Prime Video in 2020. [22], 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. This is a magic trick of a high order. The two-day virtual event runs from October 26 to 27. Oh came to prominence in her native Canada for her lead performance in the Canadian film Double Happiness (1994), playing Jade Li, a twenty-something Chinese-Canadian woman negotiating her wishes and those of her parents. [29] The series was renewed for a second season ahead of its debut,[29] and a third was announced less than a day after the second premiered in the United States. Oh became the first woman of Asian descent to host the awards show. I know it’s because I have had the ability to be the aunt that travels to them,” she told Craft. As the Grey’s Anatomy showrunner, Rhimes has worked closely with Oh throughout her ten years on the TV drama – and the love and respect between the two powerhouses is mutual. During their updated live conversation, Craft chatted with Oh about how she is feeling during the pandemic, Killing Eve season three (including Eve’s evolving style) and of course, the beloved Christina Yang. “There are some moments on anything that I’ve shot that I remember exactly, and then there is lots that I don’t remember,” she said. They married in January 2003, separated in early 2005, and divorced in late 2006.

[34], From 2018 to 2020, Oh voiced the role of Castaspella in the animated superhero series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. [19][24] Oh exited the series with the season 10 finale.[25]. In 2003, she was cast in a supporting role opposite Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun, followed by a supporting role in Alexander Payne's drama Sideways (2004). enjoy! [41], Oh became a US citizen in 2018.

In 2005, Oh appeared in several films, including David Slade's controversial thriller Hard Candy; and the independent anthology drama 3 Needles (2005), opposite Chloë Sevigny and Olympia Dukakis, in which she plays a Catholic nun in an AIDS-stricken African village. "[18] The same year, she appeared in the drama Waking the Dead. The same year, Oh was cast as Cristina Yang in the first season of what became the hit ABC medical series Grey's Anatomy. After thinking for a few seconds, it all came back to Oh. “Shit, what is that from? "Sandra Oh celebrates U.S. citizenship anniversary on 'Saturday Night Live': The Canadian-born Sandra Oh announced the special occasion during the monologue of "Saturday Night Live. A first look at the new Netflix series and meet the cast", "Invincible TV Show Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer And What Fan Theories You Should Know??

"[32] In 2018, Oh became the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, for that role. Thank you to amazing cast and crew. Can’t wait tell you what Mom said. May 14, 2020 marked a monumental day in history: two months into quarantine, Sandra Oh, not one to frequently partake in social media shenanigans, participated in her first Instagram Live chat. Her later television credits include Judging Amy and American Crime, as well as voice roles on American Dad!, American Dragon: Jake Long, The Proud Family, Phineas and Ferb, and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Thank u…” The film received mediocre reviews,[17] though Oh was praised for her performance. On television, she was noted for her role as Rita Wu on the HBO sitcom Arliss (1996–2002).

The inimitable @iamsandraohinsta chats live with ELLE Canada editor-in-chief @vanessacraft about #KillingEve, quarantine and her June #ELLECanada cover shoot.

“I’m just really grateful to her [Rhimes] to have spent the time to speak to you,” Oh continued, referencing Rhimes’ sentiments in the profile Craft wrote. The book and lifestyle retailer is dedicating 15 percent of its shelf space to BIPOC authors and brands. You’d be hard pressed to name a more iconic duo than Shonda Rhimes and Sandra Oh.

“I think that was from the plane crash [episode].” One point for Oh! [35] In 2019, she co-hosted the 76th Golden Globe Awards, alongside Andy Samberg. [14] Soon after graduating from the National Theatre School in 1993, she starred in a stage production of David Mamet's Oleanna in London, Ontario. “I am very close with my nieces and my nephews. [7] Her parents had moved to the area in the early 1960s. Don’t tell me,” she paused. "[16] Oh won the Genie Award for Best Actress for the role. [23] In 2013, Oh formally announced that she would be leaving Grey's Anatomy at the end of the tenth season. Oh won two Genie Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Last Night and Double Happiness and won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for The Diary of Evelyn Lau. Oh hosted the 28th Genie Awards in 2008, and became the first Asian woman to host the Golden Globe Awards at the 76th ceremony in 2019. Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian-American actress. She mentioned that while watching her co-star Jodie Comer shoot a scene for a season three episode, she thought part of her outfit looked familiar.