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Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-nam, a biochemist, were married in Seoul, South Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ballet dancer and eventually studied drama at the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Catfight
 2016 Window Horses
Rosie Ming (voice)
 2015 Shitty Boyfriends (TV Series)
- Return of the King (2015) ... Kathy
- Judgment Day (2015) ... Kathy
- A New Hope (2015) ... Kathy
- Friends First (2015) ... Kathy
- Love at First Sight (2015) ... Kathy
 2015 The Scarecrow (Short)
 2014 Tammy
 2014 Betas (TV Series)
- Steppin' Out (2014) ... Sharron
 2013 Peg+Cat (TV Series)
- Peg and Cat Save the World ... President (voice)
 2012 A Helping Hand (Short)
 2011 Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays (TV Series)
Dr. Judy Song
- Ridicule (2011) ... Dr. Judy Song
 2008 Blindness
Minister of Health
 2007 The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends (Video)
Doofah (voice)
 2007/I Falling (Short)
 2006-2007 American Dragon: Jake Long (TV Series)
Sun Park
- Hong Kong Longs (2007) ... Sun Park (voice)
- Being Human (2007) ... Sun Park (voice)
- Homecoming (2007) ... Sun Park (voice)
- Haley Gone Wild (2006) ... Sun Park (voice)
- Family Business (2006) ... Sun Park (voice)
 2006 Odd Job Jack (TV Series)
- My Big Miserable African Honeymoon (2006) ... Vanessa (voice)
- Jack Ryder Gets Hitched (2006) ... Vanessa (voice)
 2005/I Cake
 2005 Sorry, Haters
Phyllis Magintyre
 2005 3 Needles
Mary the Nun
 2005 Kind of a Blur (Short)
 2005 Break a Leg
Young Turk
 2004 Stationery (Short)
Woman (voice)
 2004 Mulan 2 (Video)
Ting Ting (voice)
 2004 8 Minutes to Love (Short)
 2004 Wilby Wonderful
Carol French
 2003 Rick
 2003 Owning Mahowny
Craps Player (uncredited)
 2001-2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Marsha Mitsubishi
- She's Got Game (2001) ... Marsha Mitsubishi (voice)
- EZ Jackster (2001) ... Marsha Mitsubishi (voice)
- Strike (2001) ... Marsha Mitsubishi (voice)
 2002 Barrier Device (Short)
 2001 Date Squad (Short)
Alpha Baby
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Detective Shelly Tran
- Surprised by Gravity (2001) ... Detective Shelly Tran
- Between the Wanting and the Getting (2001) ... Detective Shelly Tran
- 8 1/2 Narrow (2001) ... Detective Shelly Tran
 2001 The Princess Diaries
Vice Principal Gupta
 2001 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Porn Starlet
- An Open Book (2001) ... Porn Starlet
 2001 Further Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series)
Bambi Kanetaka
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Bambi Kanetaka
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Bambi Kanetaka
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Bambi Kanetaka
 2000 Three Lives of Kate (Short)
 2000 Waking the Dead
 1999 Popular (TV Series)
Humanities Teacher
- Under Siege (1999) ... Humanities Teacher
- Mo' Menace, Mo' Problems (1999) ... Humanities Teacher
 1999 Guinevere
 1998 Permanent Midnight
 1998 The Red Violin
Madame Ming (Montréal)
 1998 Cousin Skeeter (TV Series)
 1998/I Last Night
 1996 Cowgirl (Short)
Sara Hwang
 1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Mai Chi
- The First Temple (1996) ... Mai Chi
 1995 Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling (TV Movie)
Officer Angela Lum
 1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (TV Series)
Ming Li
- Badlands (1995) ... Ming Li
 1995 If Not for You (TV Series)
- The Kiss (1995)
 1995 Prey (Short)
Il Bae
 1994 The Diary of Evelyn Lau (TV Movie)
Evelyn Lau
 1993 E.N.G. (TV Series)
- Crime and Punishment (1993) ... Protester
 1992 School's Out! (TV Movie)
Waitress (uncredited)
 1989 Denim Blues (TV Series)
 1989 The Journey Home (Short)
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Other Works:

: Played Sara in "Stop Kiss" play by Diana Son (Joseph Papp Public Theater, New York City, USA) See more »

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2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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I did not start acting until I was 10. I started dancing when I was four, though. My parents were not the ones who brought me to acting. I brought myself, and when I found it, I could never go back. I was very fortunate because although I loved dance [ballet] with all my heart, I knew I was not good enough to be a professional dancer. I knew I loved performing. Still, nothing beats being on stage... See more »


She has the distinction of playing two characters that co-exist in Armistead Maupin's fictional universe. In Further Tales of the City (2001), she played a bitchy newswoman who complicated "DeDe Day"'s mission to protect her twins, Anna and Edgar. In The Night Listener (2006), she portrays an adult "Anna Day". See more »

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