Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

Highest Rated: 97% Sideways (2004)

Lowest Rated: 0% Mulan II (2003)

Birthday: Jul 20, 1971

Birthplace: Nepean, Ontario, Canada

One of Canada's most respected actresses, Sandra Oh is one of her country's growing number of talented performers to make their presence felt in Hollywood. Oh, who is of Korean heritage, was born in Nepean, Ottawa, and began acting at the age of ten. Despite the disapproval of her traditionally-minded parents, she embarked on a professional acting career when she was barely out of her teens. After attending the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, Oh had her breakthrough in the 1993 CBC production of Runaway: The Diary of Evelyn Lau. Her portrayal of the title character, a 14-year-old runaway who endured hard times while living on the street, earned Oh a FIPA d'Or for Best Actress at Cannes.On the big screen, Oh first earned raves and recognition for her portrayal of a Chinese-Canadian woman struggling with both the demands of her conservative parents and those placed on her by society in response to her ethnic identity in Double Happiness. Her thoughtful, funny performance earned Oh her first Genie Award (Canada's equivalent of the Oscar), but unfortunately, further work was not immediately forthcoming. Things began to look up when Oh was cast on the popular HBO series Arli$$ in 1996, and in a bit part in the hit comedy Bean (1997).Oh found greater success as one of the stars of Don McKellar's Last Night (1998), a comedy-drama about the end of the world that cast the actress as a woman trying to get across town in time to make good on a suicide pact she has with her husband (David Cronenberg). An internationally praised film that enjoyed a particularly strong reception at the Toronto and Cannes Festivals, it received a number of awards, including a second Genie for Oh. The following year, Oh took part in another critical hit with Audrey Wells' Guinevere, in which she appeared alongside fellow Canadian Sarah Polley as one of a number of young women taken under the wing of a dubious mentor (Stephen Rea).Oh ushered in the new millenium with a role in the largely-improvised ensemble film Dancing at the Blue Iguana, and the ensuing years saw the actress primarily take on a variety of small character roles in such films as Big Fat Liar and Under the Tuscan Sun. In 2004, however, she garnered a number of positive responses playing the impulsive-but-tough Stephanie in then-husband Alexander Payne's dramedy Sideways. The role would be a breakthrough, even if Payne and Oh announced the end of their marriage shortly after the film was honored at the 2005 Academy Awards. Oh's professional life continued to improve landing a major role on the television series Gray's Anatomy. Her caustic, hilarious and often heartbreaking work in that series earned her strong reviews, as well as a Golden Globe Award and Emmy recognition. In 2006 she took time off from the show to appear opposite Robin Williams in the thriller The Night Listener. Oh would go on to appear in a number of feature films in the coming years, like Blindness, Defendor, and Ramona and Beezus.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet She Walks With Apes Actor 2020
87% This Changes Everything Actor 2019
92% Window Horses Producer Rosie Ming 2017
73% Catfight Veronica 2017
89% Meditation Park Actor 2017
24% Tammy Susanne $51.1M 2014
86% Rabbit Hole Gabby $2.3M 2010
No Score Yet Thorne: Scaredy Cat Sarah Chen 2010
70% Ramona and Beezus Mrs. Meacham $26.2M 2010
No Score Yet Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Actor 2010
74% Defendor Dr. Park 2009
No Score Yet The People Speak Actor 2009
44% Blindness Minister of Health $3.1M 2008
No Score Yet The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends Doofah 2007
34% 3 Needles Mary 2006
52% For Your Consideration Marketing Person No. 1 $5.5M 2006
39% The Night Listener Anna $7.8M 2006
67% Hard Candy Judy Tokuda $1.1M 2006
No Score Yet Cake Lulu 2006
37% Sorry, Haters Phyllis MacIntyre 2005
No Score Yet Break a Leg Actor 2005
71% Wilby Wonderful Carol French 2005
46% Rick Michelle 2004
97% Sideways Stephanie $71.5M 2004
29% Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity Kin 2004
62% Under the Tuscan Sun Patti $43.5M 2003
0% Mulan II Ting Ting 2003
No Score Yet Break a Leg Young Turk 2003
39% Full Frontal Fourth Fired Employee 2002
44% Big Fat Liar Mrs. Caldwell $47.9M 2002
48% The Princess Diaries Vice Principal Gupta $107.8M 2001
23% Dancing at the Blue Iguana Jasmine 2000
51% Waking the Dead Kim 2000
86% Guinevere Cindy 1999
74% The Red Violin (Le violon rouge) Madame Ming 1999
58% Permanent Midnight Friend 1998
84% Last Night Sandra 1998
41% Bean Bernice Schimmel 1997
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling Off. Angela Lum 1995
73% Double Happiness Jade Li 1995


53% Golden Globes
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2019
94% Killing Eve
Eve 2019
96% She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Voice 2019
81% Grey's Anatomy
Producer Dr. Cristina Yang Cristina Yang 2019
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2018
97% American Crime
Abby Tanaka 2017
No Score Yet Peg + Cat
Voice 2016
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest 2014
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
Voice 2011
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
Voice 2009
No Score Yet American Dragon: Jake Long
Voice 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2006
No Score Yet The Proud Family
Voice 2005
83% Six Feet Under
Porn Starlet 2002
62% Arli$$
Rita 2002
No Score Yet Armistead Maupin's 'Further Tales of the City'
Bambi Kanetaka 2001
No Score Yet Judging Amy
Shelly Tran 2001


Lana Thomas says: Principal Gupta, did you see what she did to me?!

Vice Principal Gupta says: Oh no, sweetie, I was in a very important meeting. Send it out for dry cleaning.

Stephanie says: Miles: I´m a thumbprint on the window of a skyscraper. I´m a smudge of excrement on a tissue surging out to sea with a million tons of raw sewage. Jack: See? rigth there... that's beautiful. A smudge of excrement...I could never write that. M: Neither could I actually, I think it's Bukowsi.

Jack Lapate says: See? rigth there... that's beautiful. A smudge of excrement... I could never write that.

Mrs. Meacham says: " Now go out there and shake your booty!"

Mrs. Meacham says: Now go out there and shake your booty!

Jack Lapate says: Youre a bad, bad, girl Stephanie......

Jack Lapate says: Youre a bad, bad, girl Stephanie.

Stephanie says: I know and I need to be spanked

Stephanie says: I know and I need to be spanked.