A talented and quiet person, Sandra Oh is one of those people who draws your attention. So she did and is still doing on the screen, playing different roles, from being Meredith’s best friends to be a Professor at University, going through a psychopathic assassin.
2005–2013: Grey’s Anatomy
One of her most famous character was Cristina Yang in the hit ABC medical series Grey’s Anatomy. Sandra Oh’s long-running role on the show earned her both a 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series and a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.
In 2013, Oh announced that the show’s tenth season would be her final one. So it was and she exited the series with season 10 finale.
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2014–present: Killing Eve
Sandra Oh got the leading role in the spy thriller series Killing Eve in April 2018, playing the British intelligence agent Eve Polastri whose quarry is a psychopathic assassin Villanelle (played by Jodie Comer). She quickly released that this time her role wouldn’t have been the one of “best friend”, as it was in Grey’s.
She became the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, thanks to this character.
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2021 – present: The Chair
From a drama to another, she finally lands on the fresh comedy drama from Game of Thrones creators.
Indeed, in 2021 Oh served as executive producer and had the lead role in the Netflix series The Chair, playing Professor Ji-Yoon Kim, the newly appointed chair of the English department at Pembroke University, and the first woman chosen for the position.
Sandra Oh was the first Asian person to host the Golden Globes and win multiple ones, too.
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