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Sandra Oh

Highest Rated:   96% Sideways (2004)
Lowest Rated:   0% Mulan II (2003)
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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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% Catfight
  • Veronica
2017
No Score Yet Window Horses
  • Producer
  • Actor
2016
23% Tammy
  • Susanne
2014
86% Rabbit Hole
  • Gabby
2010
No Score Yet Thorne: Scaredy Cat
  • Sarah Chen
2010
70% Ramona and Beezus
  • Mrs. Meacham
2010
No Score Yet Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
  • Actor
2010
68% Defendor
  • Dr. Park
2009
No Score Yet The People Speak
  • Actor
2009
43% Blindness
  • Minister of Health
2008
No Score Yet The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends
  • Doofah
2007
34% 3 Needles
  • Mary
2006
51% For Your Consideration
  • Marketing Person No. 1
2006
40% The Night Listener
  • Anna
2006
68% Hard Candy
  • Judy Tokuda
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
96% Sideways
  • Stephanie
2004
29% Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity
  • Kin
2004
62% Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Patti
2003
0% Mulan II
  • Ting Ting
2003
No Score Yet Break a Leg
  • Young Turk
2003
38% Full Frontal
  • Fourth Fired Employee
2002
42% Big Fat Liar
  • Mrs. Caldwell
2002
47% The Princess Diaries
  • Vice Principal Gupta
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
60% Permanent Midnight
  • Friend
1998
84% Last Night
  • Sandra
1998
42% Bean
  • Bernice Schimmel
1997
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling
  • Off. Angela Lum
1995
70% Double Happiness
  • Jade Li
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Dr. Cristina Yang Cristina Yang
No Score Yet Peg + Cat
2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Porn Starlet
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice

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