July 20, 1971
49 years old
Canada - U.S.
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
32-23-34 in | 81-58-86 cm
56 kg | 123.5 pounds
6.5 US | 37 EU
Sandra Miju Oh was born in Nepean, Ottawa, Canada, on July 20, 1971, is an Canadian-American actress.
Young Sandra Oh first started performing in school production of play "The Canada Goose", at the age of 10.
She was a member of her high school comedy troupe "Skit Row High".
She began her professional acting career at the age of 15.
She made her big screen debut in drama film Double Happiness (1994) in role as Jade Li.
She got her television debut in drama series Denim Blues (1989) in role as Gwen.
Her breakthrough performance came as Dr. Cristina Yang in ABC medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy (2005-2014).
Warning (2021) supernatural horror in role as Amanda, opposite Dermot Mulroney, Fivel Stewart and Odeya Rush
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) animated action, in voice role as Virana
She won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble for her role as Stephanie in comedy drama road film Sideways (2004).
She won the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for her role as Evelyn Lau in Canadian television film The Diary of Evelyn Lau (1994).
She won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Jade Li in Canadian drama movie Double Happiness (1994).
She won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Sandra in apocalyptic black comedy drama film Last Night (1998).
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) romantic comedy drama with Diane Lane and Lindsay Duncan
Hard Candy (2005) thriller drama opposite Elliot Page and Patrick Wilson
Rabbit Hole (2010) drama with Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest and Aaron Eckhart
Defendor (2009) vigilante comedy drama opposite Woody Harrelson and Kat Dennings
Waking the Dead (2000) mystery drama with Billy Crudup, Molly Parker and Jennifer Connelly
The Night Listener (2006) psychological thriller horror opposite Toni Collette, Robin Williams and Bobby Cannavale
Big Fat Liar (2002) comedy with Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti and Amanda Bynes
Tammy (2014) road comedy opposite Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Allison Janney
Catfight (2016) action black comedy with Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone and Amy Hill
She voiced Mrs. Zhong in animated musical family fantasy film Over the Moon (2020).
She won the Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards and was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang in ABC medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy (2005-2014).
She was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress and she won the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress for her role as Eve Polastri in dark comedy drama spy thriller television series Killing Eve (2018- ), also she was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards.
She hosted sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live (2019) in episode "Sandra Oh / Tame Impala", for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
She co-hosted television special 76th Golden Globe Awards (2019), for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live).
Further Tales of the City (2001) romantic drama miniseries in role as Bambi Kanetaka
Judging Amy (2001) CBS drama series in role as Detective Shelly Tran
American Crime (2017) ABC anthology crime drama series in role as Abby Tanaka
She voiced Castaspella in Netflix animated television series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018-2020) in 8 episodes.
Invincible (2021) Amazon Prime Video animated superhero drama television series in voice role as Debbie Grayson
Attended Knoxdale Public School.
Studied at Sir Robert Borden High School in Nepean, Ontario.
Studied acting at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal also with acting coach Kim Gillingham at her studio Creative Dream Work.
She started studying dance at the age of 4.
Has younger brother, Ray and older sister, Grace.
Has South Korean ancestry.
Practices meditation Vipassanā.
Speaks fluent English, Korean, French and Spanish.
Received a Star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2011.
She became a US citizen in 2018.
She became first Asian woman to host the Golden Globe Awards, in 2019.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She started dating Lever Rukhin in 2014.
She was married to director and screenwriter Alexander Payne (2003-2006).