Sandra Oh stars in BBC AMERICA’s new thriller Killing Eve as Eve Polastri, a bored, whip-smart, paygrade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. When she’s tasked with hunting down Villanelle (Jodie Comer), a psychopathic assassin killing all over Europe, these two women, equally obsessed with each other, will go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Sandra started ballet lessons at the age of four and appeared in her first play The Canada Goose at the age of 10. She started working professionally at age 16 in television, theatre and commercials. After three years at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada, she beat out more than 1,000 other hopefuls and landed the coveted title role in the CBC telefilm The Diary of Evelyn Lau based on the true story of a tortured poet who ran away from home and ended up a drug addict and prostitute on the streets of Vancouver. Her performance brought her a Gemini (Canada’s Emmy) nomination for Best Actress and the 1994 Cannes FIPA d’Or for Best Actress.
Sandra won a Golden Globe® Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang on the hit ABC series Grey’s Anatomy, as well as receiving two Emmy® Award nominations. Previously, Sandra starred in the enormously successful Fox Searchlight feature film Sideways, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Perform