Sandra Oh made her television debut in ‘Denim Blues’ in 1989. She got her first lead role as ‘Evelyn Lau’ in the Sturla Gunnarsson-directed television film ‘The Diary of Evelyn Lau.’ That same year, Sandra made her film debut in the drama film ‘Double Happiness,’ directed by Mina Shum. She earned massive praise for her performance as ‘Jade Li’ and won the ‘Genie Award’ for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role’ for her role in the film.
Sandra Oh went on to make brief appearances in television films and series such as ‘Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling’ (1995), ‘Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years’ (1995), and ‘Kung Fu: The Legend Continues’ (1996). In 1996, Sandra starred as ‘Rita Wu’ in the comedy television series ‘Arliss.’ She was a part of the main cast and remained a part of the series until it went off-air in 2002. Sandra maintained her presence on the big screen as well by starring in films like ‘Bean’ (1997), ‘Last Night’ (1998), ‘Guinevere’ (1999), 'Dancing at the Blue Iguana’ (2000), and ‘The Princess Diaries’ (2001).
In 2002, Sandra starred in the comedy film ‘Big Fat Liar’ in which she played the role of ‘Ms. Phyllis Caldwel.’ The film received mixed reviews from critics and did good business at the box office. In the year 2005, she got her breakthrough role as ‘Dr. Cristina Yang’ in the medical drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Sandra earned critical acclaim for her performance and won five ‘Primetime Emmy,’ one ‘Golden Globe Award’ and two ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ nominations for her role in the show. That same year, she also appeared in the psychological thriller film ‘Hard Candy’ directed by David Slade. The film received a positive response from critics and won several awards, including the 3 ‘Sitges Film Festival Award for ‘Best Film.’
Sandra Oh continued to star in films like ‘The Night Listener’ (2006), ‘The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends’ (2007), ‘Defendor’ (2009), and ‘Ramona and Beezus’ (2010). Sandra returned to the big screen with the 2014 road comedy film ‘Tammy.’ The film opened to negative reviews but earned big numbers at the box office. In 2018, she starred in the spy-thriller television series ‘Killing Eve.’ Her role as ‘Eve Polastri’ earned critical acclaim and won her several awards, including ‘Critics' Choice Award,’ ‘Golden Globe Award,’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award.’ She even earned 5 ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ for her performance in the series.
Sandra Oh will be next in the 4th series of ‘Killing Eve’ which will be released in 2022.