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14 Superb Secrets Revealed About Sandra Oh

1. She has also played notable roles in the feature films The Princess Diaries, Under the Tuscan Sun, Last Night, Sideways, and had a supporting role on the HBO original series Arli$$.

2. Other films she has appeared in include The Night Listener, Sorry, Haters, Blindness, Bean, Wilby Wonderful, Hard Candy, and Rabbit Hole.

3. She starred in the acclaimed Canadian films Double Happiness, The Diary of Evelyn Lau, and Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity the formers of which won her the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series respectively.

4. She currently stars in the Refinery29 Web Series Sh*tty Boyfriends.

5. Oh was born on July 20, 1971 in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, to middle-class Korean immigrant parents Oh Junsu and Oh Young-nam, who had moved to Canada in the early 1960s. Oh has a brother, Ray, and a sister, Grace.

6. Later, at Sir Robert Borden High School, she founded the Environmental club BASE , leading a campaign against the use of styrofoam cups.

7. She also played the flute and continued both her ballet training and acting studies; however, she knew that she “was not good enough to be a professional dancer” and eventually focused solely on acting.

8. This interest led her to take drama classes, act in school plays, and join the drama club where she took part in the Canadian Improv Games and Skit Row High, a comedy group.

9. Oh became even more widely known in Canada for her lead performance in the Canadian film Double Happiness, for which she won the Genie Award for Best Actress.

10. She then went on to star in the 1997 international feature hit film Bean playing the supporting role of Bernice, the art gallery P.R. manager.

11. Her other Canadian films include Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity and Last Night, for which she again won a Best Actress Genie.

12. Oh is most familiar to American audiences from her roles in the films Under the Tuscan Sun and Sideways.

13. In July 2009, she received her fifth consecutive Emmy nomination for her work on the series.

14. She received an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Cable Ace award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work on Arli$$.

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