Sandra Oh Overview
Birthday: July 20, 1971
Famous: Actresses Canadian Women
Age: 48 Years, 48-Year-Old Females
Sun Sign: Cancer
Also Known As Sandra Miju Oh
Born Country: Canada
Born In: Ontario, Canada
Famous As: Actress
Height: 5’6″ (168 cm), 5’6″ Females
Spouse/Ex-: Alexander Payne (M. 2003–2006)
Father: Joon-Soo Oh
Mother: Young-Nam Oh
Siblings: Grace Oh, Ray Oh
Sandra Oh Biography
Sandra Oh is an award-winning Canadian actress whose Korean name is Mi-Joa Oh. She was born on July 20, 1971, to middle-class Korean immigrant parents Joon-Soo (John) and Young-Nam, who came to Canada in the late 1960s. Sandra Oh’s father is a businessman and her mother a biochemist.
Sandra was raised along with a brother and sister in Nepean. a suburb of Ottawa. She began acting and taking ballet lessons at an early age. At the age of ten, she played the Wizard of Woe in a class musical called The Canada Goose.
Sandra attended Sir Robert Borden High School during her teenage years. She was a good student and was involved in many extra-curricular activities. Sandra was an Honour Roll Student and involved with the Student’s Council.
During her senior year, she was voted as -Head Girl” or co-president of the high school. During her final year, she began an Environmental Club called BASE (Borden Active Students for the Environment). She campaigned against the use of Styrofoam cups.
Sandra was also an avid participant in volleyball and cross-country skiing. Sandra knew that her dancing skills were not strong enough for her to become a professional dancer and focused her attention on the development of her acting skills. She was involved in drama classes, acted in school plays, and joined the school drama club.
With the drama club, she took part in the Canadian Improv Games and Skit Row High, a comedy group. Sandra was offered a four-year scholarship in journalism at Carleton University when she graduated.
She rejected the offer and instead decided to study acting at the famous National Theatre School in Montreal, paying for her own way. After graduating in 1993, Sandra starred in a stage production called Oleanna in London, Ontario. At the same time, she won roles in biographical films that were about the life stories of two important female Chinese Canadians.
In The Diary of Evelyn Lau, Sandra portrayed the Vancouver author Evelyn Lau and beat out over 1,000 other actresses who had auditioned for the part. In the second film, Sandra portrayed Adrienne Clarkson in a CBC biopic of Clarkson’s life called Adrienne Clarkson Presents.
In 1994, Sandra became famous in Canada for her lead performance in the Canadian film Double Happiness and also won the Genie Award for Best Actress. In this movie, Sandra portrays a young Chinese-Canadian woman struggling to live her own life while breaking away from her family’s oppressive traditions.
In 1996, Sandra moved to Los Angeles to begin the first of seven seasons in the comedy series Arlin, playing the role of Rita Wu. who is an assistant to a sports agent? For her performance in this role, Sandra won the Cable Ace Award for Best Actress in a Comedy.
Sandra has appeared in other Canadian films such as Long Life, Happiness, Prosperity, and Last Night. For her role in Last Night. she received her second Best Actress Genie Award in 1999.
In the United States, Sandra is known for her roles in popular films such as Under the Tuscan Sun, Sideways, and Dancing at the Blue Iguana. Sandra is known on American television for her current role in the ABC medical series Grey’s Anatomy, in which she plays Christina Yang, a young medical intern learning the ropes at Seattle Grace Hospital.
In 2006, Sandra won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a series and, in the same year, a Screen Actors Award in a Drama Series. In 2008, Sandra received her fourth consecutive Emmy nomination for her work on the series.
Sandra has never forgotten her love for stage acting and has appeared in several plays, such as Dogeaters and Stop Kiss in theatres in New York. In 2008. Sandra was the host for the 28th Genie Awards in Canada.
- Studied ballet for 14 years, beginning at age 4.
- Began acting in plays at 10.
- Fluent in English and French.
- In high school, I was a member of the National Champion Canadian Improv Team at The Canadian Improv Games.
- Won two Genie Awards for Best Actress, for her feature-film debut in 1994’s Double Happiness and her role in the 1998 film Last Night.
- Among her other awards: a 1997 CableACE for the role of Rita Wu on the HBO series Arli$$; a Best Performance Award at the 2001 Milan Film Festival for her portrayal of a stripper in the indie film Dancing at the Blue Iguana; and a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for her role on Grey’s Anatomy.
1994, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
2019, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
2019, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
1998, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
2007, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
2005, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
2006, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
2005, Critics’ Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner
2018, Critics’ Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
2019, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
2009, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
2018, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
2018, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
2015, People’s Choice Awards — Favorite TV Character We Miss Most: Winner
2019, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Winner
2019, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
2008, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- Andrew Featherston — Significant Other
- Young-Nan Oh — Mother
- Grace — Sister
- John Oh — Father
- Ray — Brother
- Alexander Payne — Ex-husband
- National Theatre School of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1993)