The Canadian-born Oh won her first Genie (Canada's Oscar) for her leading role in DOUBLE HAPPINESS, a bittersweet coming-of-age story about a young Chinese-Canadian woman -- a performance that brought her acclaim and secured her place as one of Canada's rising young film actors. She was honored with a second Genie award for Best Actress in 1999 for her performance in LAST NIGHT, a Canadian film about the end of the world. Oh's other film credits include: BEAN, GUINEVERE, FULL FRONTAL, BIG FAT LIAR, THE RED VIOLIN, WAKING THE DEAD, THE PRINCESS DIARIES, DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA and PAY OR PLAY.
Oh became a familiar face to American audiences during her six seasons as Rita Wu, the smart and sassy assistant on the HBO comedy series Arliss, for which she won an Image Award (2001) for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Cable Ace award for Best Actress in a Comedy. Her other television credits include HBO's award-winning series Six Feet Under, Showtime's Further Tales of the City, and a recurring role on the Emmy-winning CBS series Judging Amy.
Born to Korean parents in Nepean, Ontario, and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Oh was in her first play at age 10. By age 16, she was working in television, theatre and commercials. After three years at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, Oh beat out more than 1,000 other hopefuls and landed the role in the CBC telefilm The Diary of Evelyn Lau. She was honored with a Gemini (Canada's Emmy) for Best Actress and the 1994 Cannes FIPA d'Or for Best Actress.
Her theatre credits include: Dogeaters, Stop Kiss, and Vagina Monologues.
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Sandra Oh Facts
|Birthday||November 30, 1970 (53)|
|Birthplace||Nepean, Ontario, Canada|
|Awards||2006 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie (for Grey’s Anatomy)|
|2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Female Actor in a Drama Series (for Grey's Anatomy)|
|2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (for Sideways)|
|Mulan II (2005) as Princess Ting Ting|
|Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)|
|Big Fat Liar (2002) as Phyllis Caldwell|
|Further Tales of the City (2001)|
|The Princess Diaries (2001)|
|Dancing At The Blue Iguana (2000)|
|Waking the Dead (2000)|