Sandra Oh Biography (1971-)

Born July, 1971, in Nepean (some sources cite Ottawa), Ontario, Canada; daughter of John (an entrepreneur) and Young-Nam (a biochemist) Oh; married Alexander Payne (a director, producer, and writer), 2003. Addresses: Agent:Billy Lazarus, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, BeverlyHills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Dominique Appel, Baker/Winokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire, Sixth Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
Nepean, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • The Journey Home (short film), 1989
  • Jade Li, Double Happiness (also known as Bonheur aigre-doux), National Film Board of Canada, 1994
  • Il Bae, Prey (also known as Automatic), Canadian Film Centre, 1995
  • Sara Hwang, Cowgirl, 1996
  • Bernice Schimmel, Bean (also known as Bean: The Movie and Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie), Gramercy, 1997
  • Bad Day on the Block (also known as Under Pressure), New City Releasing, 1997
  • Friend, Permanent Midnight, Artisan Entertainment/Live Film &Mediaworks, 1998
  • Cindy, Guinevere, Miramax, 1999
  • Madame Ming (some sources cite Mrs. Jones), Le violon rouge (alsoknown as The Red Violin and Il violino rosso), Lions Gate Films, 1999
  • Sandra, Last Night, Lions Gate Films, 1999
  • The Five Senses, 1999
  • Kim, Waking the Dead, USA Films, 2000
  • Narrator, Three Lives of Kate,, 2000
  • Jasmine, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • Herself, The Frank Truth, Persistence of Vision, 2001
  • Vice Principal Gupta, The Princess Diaries, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Audrey, Barrier Device, 2002
  • Kin, Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity, Massey Films/Shaftesbury Films, 2002
  • Mrs. Phyllis Caldwell, Big Fat Liar, Universal, 2002
  • Roberta, Full Frontal, Miramax, 2002
  • Patti, Under the Tuscan Sun, 2003
  • Michelle, Rick, Big Boss LLC, 2003
  • Young Turk, Break a Leg, Catchlight Films, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Gwen, Denim Blues, beginning c. 1989
  • Rita Wu, Arli$$, HBO, 1996-2002
  • Miniseries
  • Bambi Kanetaka, Further Tales of the City (also known as Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City), Showtime, 2001
  • Movies
  • Adrienne Clarkson, Adrienne Clarkson Presents, CBC, 1993
  • Officer Angela Lum, Cagney & Lacey: The View through the Glass Ceiling, CBS, 1995
  • Specials
  • Evelyn Lau, The Diary of Evelyn Lau (also known as Runaway: TheDiary of Evelyn Lau), CBC, 1993
  • Alpha Baby, Date Squad, Cinemax, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Ming Li, "Badlands," Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, syndicated,1995
  • If Not for You (two episodes), CBS, 1995
  • Mai Chi, "The First Temple," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1996
  • Teacher, "Mo' Menace, Mo' Problems," Popular, The WB, 1999
  • Teacher, "Under Siege," Popular, The WB, 1999
  • Voice of Breadcrumb, The Three Little Pigs: From the Series "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child," HBO, 1999
  • Detective Shelly Tran, "Between the Wanting and the Getting," JudgingAmy, CBS, 2001
  • Detective Shelly Tran, "8 ½ Narrow," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001
  • Detective Shelly Tran, "Surprised by Gravity," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001
  • Porn starlet, "An Open Book," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Goose, The Canada Goose, Canada, c. 1981
  • Carol, Oleanna, Grand Theatre, London, Ontario, Canada, 1995
  • Police officer, Inquest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1996
  • Rio Gonzaga, Dogeaters, Mandel Weiss Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, LaJolla, CA, 1998
  • Sara, Stop Kiss, New York Shakespeare Festival, Susan Stein ShivaTheatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • The Vagina Monologues, Westside Theatre Downstairs, New York City,2001
  • Adela, The House of Bernarda Alba, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2002
  • Appeared in other productions, including Skit Row High and TheWitch of Edmonton.

Further Reference


    • Maclean's, July 31, 1995, pp. 42-44; December 18, 1995, p. 66
    • Toronto Sun, January 29, 1996; October 23, 1997
    • Canoe (interview site),, October 19, 1998

    User Contributions:

    Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: