Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Sandra Oh


Sandra Oh had a groundbreaking year being the first Asian American Host of the Golden Globe Awards in addition to sweeping wins as the lead actress in BBC America’s spy drama, “Killing Eve,” at the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The daughter of Korean immigrants, Oh started her performance career as a child. She attended the National Theatre School of Canada, and at age 19 had her breakthrough role in the television biopic “The Diary of Evelyn Lau” (1993). Her performance garnered a Gemini nomination and the 1994 Cannes FIPA d’Or for Best Actress. In 1996, Oh moved to Los Angeles to join the cast of HBO’s comedy “Arli$$”. Roles in films like “Under the Tuscan Sun” (2003) and “Sideways” (2004) followed.

Sandra then landed the role of Dr. Cristina Yang in the hit TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005), which garnered her numerous award nominations over the course of her 10 years on the show. And just this year, she hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live.”