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Sandra Oh

Sandra OhBorn: 20-Jul-1971
Birthplace: Nepean, Ontario, Canada

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Grey's Anatomy

Sandra Oh began studying ballet at age 4, and discovered theatre at 10. She took drama courses and appeared in school plays through high school, and did her first professional work in commercials at 16. Her parents, very traditional Koreans who married in Seoul, strongly disapproved, but Oh persevered. She was a regular on the late 1980s Canadian TV drama Denim Blues, and appeared in a handful of Canadian films and TV movies. She landed a role in an American sit-com, If Not For You, and moved to Los Angeles, but the show was canceled before she had finished unpacking.

She played Robert Wuhl's no-nonsense secretary on Arli$$ for several years. She has also been seen in the tender Armageddon drama Last Night, the girl-gone wild Diary of Evelyn Lau, the stripper melodrama Dancing at the Blue Iguana, and the wine country road trip Sideways. Sideways was directed by Oh's then-husband, Alexander Payne. She now plays the repressed Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy.

Husband: Alexander Payne (film director, dated 2001-03, m. 1-Jan-2003, sep. Mar-2005, div. Oct-2007)

    High School: Sir Robert Borden High School, Nepean, Ontario, Canada
    University: National Theatre School, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Korean Ancestry

    Arli$$ Rita Wu (1996-2002)
    Grey's Anatomy Dr. Cristina Yang (2005-)

    Tammy (2-Jul-2014)
    Thorne: Scaredycat (31-Oct-2010)
    Rabbit Hole (13-Sep-2010) · Gabby
    Ramona and Beezus (23-Jul-2010) · Mrs. Meacham
    Defendor (12-Sep-2009)
    Blindness (14-May-2008)
    For Your Consideration (10-Sep-2006) · Marketing Person
    The Night Listener (21-Jan-2006)
    Sorry, Haters (10-Sep-2005) · Phyllis MacIntyre
    3 Needles (9-Sep-2005)
    Cake (12-May-2005) · Lulu
    Break a Leg (14-Apr-2005)
    Hard Candy (2005)
    Mulan II (3-Nov-2004) [VOICE]
    Wilby Wonderful (13-Sep-2004) · Carol French
    Sideways (13-Sep-2004) · Stephanie
    Under the Tuscan Sun (20-Sep-2003) · Patti
    Rick (6-Sep-2003)
    Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (7-Sep-2002)
    Full Frontal (2-Aug-2002)
    Big Fat Liar (2-Feb-2002)
    The Princess Diaries (29-Jul-2001)
    Further Tales of the City (6-May-2001)
    Dancing at the Blue Iguana (14-Sep-2000) · Jasmine
    Waking the Dead (22-Jan-2000) · Kim
    Guinevere (4-Sep-1999)
    Permanent Midnight (12-Sep-1998) · Friend
    The Red Violin (10-Sep-1998) · Mme. Ming
    Last Night (May-1998) · Sandra
    Bean (3-Jul-1997) · Bernice Schimmel
    Bad Day on the Block (1997)
    Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling (25-Oct-1995) · Officer Lum
    Double Happiness (7-Sep-1994)

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