Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Sandra Oh started ballet lessons at the age of four and appeared in her first play, The Canada Goose, at the age of ten. She started working professionally at age sixteen in television, theatre and commercials. After three years at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada, Oh beat out more than 1,000 other hopefuls. She landed the coveted title role in the CBC telefilm, The Diary of Evelyn Lau, based on the true story of a tortured poet who ran away from home and ended up a drug addict and prostitute on the streets of Vancouver. Her performance brought her a Gemini (Canada's Emmy) nomination for Best Actress and the 1994 Cannes FIPA d'Or for Best Actress.
Oh has just wrapped production on the feature film Umma and will next start production on the Netflix limited series The Chair. She currently stars on and serves as an Executive Producer for BBC America's critically acclaimed Killi