actress. She is best known for the role of Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC
's Grey's Anatomy
, for which she has won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild
award. She also played notable roles in the feature films Under the Tuscan Sun and Sideways
, and had a supporting role on the HBO original series Arli$$. Other films she has appeared in include The Night Listener
and Rabbit Hole
Oh was born in the Ottawa
suburb of Nepean
, to middle-class Korean
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 strip...it'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
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.
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.