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Sandra Oh Biography

Birth Name:
Sandra Oh
Birth Place:
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Studied ballet for 14 years, beginning at age 4
  • Began acting in plays at 10
  • Fluent in English and French
  • In high school, was a member of the National Champion Canadian Improv Team at The Canadian Improv Games
  • Won two Genie Awards (Canada's version of the Oscar) for Best Actress, the first for her feature-film debut in 1994's Double Happiness, and the second for her role in the 1998 film Last Night
  • Among her other awards: a 1997 CableACE for the role of Rita Wu on the HBO series Arli$$; a Best Performance Award at the Milan Film Festival for her portrayal of a stripper in the indie film Dancing at the Blue Iguana; and a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for her role on Grey's Anatomy

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2015People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Character We Miss Most: winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1998Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1994Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner

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