So many of us know and love actress Sandra Oh for her iconic role as Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy. What a lot of people may not know about her though, is that she's Canadian! Oh grew up in Nepean and got her start in theatre at Sir Robert Borden High School. Recently, Sandra Oh has been celebrating in Ottawa after winning a huge award.
At the end of March, Oh hosted Saturday Night Live and sent out a thank you video to the Canadian Improv Games (formerly the Ottawa Improv Games), thanking them for getting her where she is today. After spending some time in Ottawa as a child, Oh made the big decision to attend Montreal's National Theatre School, to her parent's reluctance.
In an interview with the Ottawa Citizen, Oh has said, "I really remember that one because getting the acceptance letter from the National Theatre School and having to decide between that and going to university, I was not following a path that was much more comfortable for my parents and my family. But that was not going to be for me. I think that was the very first independent decision I made after high school."
All of her hard work has clearly paid off - last Saturday Oh accepted the Governor General's Performing Arts award. Because she said she still sometimes feels like a "youngster", this award is a huge reminder for Oh of just how far she's come as an actress.
While in her former city, Oh has said that she plans to re-connect with many old friends, including her high school best friend who's flying in for the event - they're even having a sleepover at her mom's house (talk about a major throwback).
You may not see her on Grey's Anatomy anymore, but that doesn't mean Oh has stepped out of the spotlight. You can watch her on the Golden Globe-winning series, Killing Eve. You can also check out her recent stint on SNL below: