Sandra Miju Oh is a Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy, set in the United States, which she played from 2005 to 2014. For her role, she earned a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She also had a supporting role on the HBO drama series Arliss. In 2018, Oh began starring as Eve Polastri in BBC America’s murder-mystery series Killing Eve; for her performance, she became the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, becoming the first Asian woman to win two Golden Globes.
Oh has played notable roles in the American feature films Bean (1997), Last Night (1998), The Princess Diaries (2001), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Sideways (2004), Wilby Wonderful (2004), Sorry, Haters (2005), Hard Candy (2005), The Night Listener (2006), Blindness (2008), Rabbit Hole (2010), and Catfight (2016). She has also starred in the Asian Canadian films Double Happiness (1994), The Diary of Evelyn Lau (1994), and Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2002). She won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for the first two films, respectively.
Oh received the key to the city of Ottawa, Ontario, from Mayor Jim Watson. Oh practices Vipassanā, a Buddhist form of meditation. Oh’s work in acting is informed by a loose creative collective that teaches “creative dream work”, which fuses Jungian dream analysis with method acting, and aims to bring one’s “subconscious work into consciousness”.
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