Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh


Sandra Oh is Canadian-American Actress born on July 20, 1971, In Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Canada.

Family Background:

She is the daughter of Joon-Soo Oh and Young-Nam Oh. Her mother is a biochemist and her father is a businessman. She has one brother and one sister.

Personal Life:

She had been dating filmmaker Alexander Payne for five years and they got married on January 1, 2003. They divorced in 2006.


She attended the Sir Robert Borden High School. At her high school, She had also the Student Council President. Later She had also joined the drama club and had also participated in the comedy group called Canadian Improv Games and Skid Row High. 


After graduation from the National Theatre School in 1993, Sandra Oh was cast in London, Ontario in Canada stage production of David Mamet’s two-character play Oleanna. In 1997, She had portrayed Bernice, The art gallery PR manager, in the film Bean. In 1998, She starred in Last Night a Canadian apocalyptic black comedy-drama film. She starred in Stop Kiss a play written by the American playwright Diana Son, and produced Off-Broadway in 1998 at The Public Theater in New York City. In 2002, She had appeared in the American teen comedy film Big Fat Liar, attended by a minor role in Steven Soderbergh’s Full Frontal. Sandra had made several guest appearances on the American teenage comedy-drama Popular. In 2003, She starred in a supporting role in Under the Tuscan Sun, served by a supporting role in the American black comedy-drama Sideways in 2004. In 2005, She had appeared in several films including David Slade’s thriller Hard Candy, and the independent anthology drama 3 Needles, in which she played a Catholic nun in an AIDS-stricken African village. In 2015, She appeared on the comedy web series Shitty Boyfriends. The following year, She had appeared in the comedy film, Catfight.

Sandra Oh

Unknown Facts:

  • Sandra Miju Oh is her full name.
  • She had been a ballet dancer before she was an actor.

Master Stroke:

  • Her performance in the film Dancing at the Blue Iguana had been praised, and The New York Times said, Sandra makes the most of her opportunity. 

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1994, She received the Genie Award.
  • In 1998, She received a Best Actress Genie award.
  • She received the NAACP Image Award.
  • She received a Cable Ace award.
  • She also received a Golden Globe Award.

What Can we learn from Her??

Like Sandra Oh, Success is a journey, Not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. 

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