Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh is a Canadian
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

 actress. She is best known for the role of Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC
American Broadcasting Company
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's Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series created by Shonda Rhimes. The series premiered on March 27, 2005 on ABC; since then, seven seasons have aired. The series follows the lives of interns, residents and their mentors in the fictional Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital in...

, for which she has won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
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 award. She also played notable roles in the feature films Under the Tuscan Sun and Sideways
Sideways is a 2004 comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne. Adapted from Rex Pickett's 2004 novel of the same name, Sideways follows two forty-something year old men, portrayed by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, who take a week-long road trip to...

, and had a supporting role on the HBO original series Arli$$. Other films she has appeared in include The Night Listener
The Night Listener
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, Blindness
Blindness (film)
Blindness is a 2008 English-language film that is an adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by the Portuguese writer José Saramago about a society suffering an epidemic of blindness. The film is written by Don McKellar and directed by Fernando Meirelles with Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo...

and Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole is a play written by David Lindsay-Abaire. It was the recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory and first presented at its Pacific Playwrights Festival reading series in 2005...

Oh was born in the Ottawa
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 suburb of Nepean
Nepean, Ontario
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, to middle-class Korean
Korean people
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 parents Joon-Soo (John) and Young-Nam, who had come to Canada in the early 1960s.

On a Canadian set, everybody is equal. You get paid the same. You live together in barracks. You have a communal kitchen. You buy and cook your own food.

Becoming an actor? If it's not a calling, don't do it. It's too hard.

I think all women should learn how to's a really healthy, extremely challenging thing to do.

In many Asian households, to not go on to higher education, that's like a big no-no. I know my parents' discouragement was for my own protection, and I'm really close to them now, but they didn't understand that there is value in this. That's because they didn't know.

I think the roles in television are better for women right now. At this point, I don't want to continue doing the same things I've been doing in film because it's very limited.

But what I have big problems with is when people put those limits on me...there always has to be a quantifier or qualifier when it comes to me

Interview with BUST magazine When asked if she's proud to be Canadian:

More now than I ever have been. As this country was reelecting the current Administration, the Canadian government [is on its way to] legalizing gay marriage and decriminalizing pot. Those are small things on the big scale of what is going on in the world, but they're things where Canadians are far ahead.

Interview with People magazine On her Grey’s Anatomy character, Cristina:

The relationship between Cristina and Burke has really grown. It’s nice to see a woman who can’t commit and who is emotionally stunted, because there’s a lot of us who are.