Sandra Miju Oh is a Canadian actress. She is known for her starring role as Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy (2005–14), and as Eve Polastri in the BBC America mystery drama series Killing Eve (2018–present). She is recipient of numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and six Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Oh became the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and the first Asian woman to win two Golden Globes.
She was included in Time’s 2019 list of the 100 most influential people.
Oh first gained recognition for her role as Rita Wu on the HBO sitcom Arliss (1996–2002). Her later television credits include Judging Amy and American Crime, as well as voice roles on American Dad!, American Dragon: Jake Long, The Proud Family, and Phineas and Ferb. She also starred in the films Bean (1997), Last Night (1998), The Princess Diaries (2001), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Sideways (2004), Wilby Wonderful (2004), Sorry, Haters (2005), Hard Candy (2005), The Night Listener (2006), Blindness (2008), Rabbit Hole (2010), and Catfight (2016).
She has starred in the Asian Canadian films Double Happiness (1994), The Diary of Evelyn Lau (1994), Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2002), and Meditation Park (2017). She won two Genie Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Last Night and Double Happiness. She also won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for The Diary of Evelyn Lau.
Oh hosted the 28th Genie Awards on March 3, 2008, and became the first Asian woman to host the Golden Globe Awards at the 76th ceremony in 2019. In March 2019, she became the third Asian-American woman to host Saturday Night Live, after Lucy Liu in 2000 and Awkwafina in 2018.