28th ANNUAL GENIE AWARDS
honouring the greatest achievements
in Canadian Film
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008
Ontario/Quebec - 10pm ET
BC - 10pm PT
Alberta - 8pm MT
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St. West
5:00pm - Cocktail Reception
6:30pm - Awards Ceremony
Gala Banquet Celebration to follow
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One of entertainment's most recognizable faces, Ottawa native Sandra Oh began working professionally in television, theatre and commercials at age sixteen. After three years at the National Theatre School of Canada, she landed the coveted title role in the made for television film The Diary of Evelyn Lau, for which she received a Gemini Award nomination and the 1994 Cannes FIPA d'Or for Best Actress.
In film, Sandra Oh garnered her first Genie Award for her leading role in the feature Double Happiness, a performance that brought her much renown and secured her place as one of Canada's rising young film stars. She then moved to Los Angeles in 1996 to begin the first of six seasons as Rita Wu, the smart and sassy assistant on the comedy series Arliss, for which she won the final Cable Ace award for Best Actress in a Comedy. Her television work also includes the acclaimed series Six Feet Under and Further Tales of the City.
Some of her diverse feature film credits are The Night Listener, For Your Consideration, Three Needles, Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity, Under the Tuscan Sun, Sorry Haters, Rick, Bean, Guinevere, The Red Violin, Waking the Dead, The Princess Diaries and Pay or Play. Her lead performance in Last Night, won her a second Genie Award for Best Actress, and in 2003 the enormously successful feature film Sideways, earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Furthermore, she starred in Michael Radford's improvised Dancing at the Blue Iguana, a bleak and raw view of life in a strip club in L.A.
A talented and driven actress, Sandra Oh is also a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award winner and has also received two Emmy Award nominations for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang on the hit series Grey's Anatomy. Never straying far from her theatre roots, she has starred in the world premieres of Dogeaters and Stop Kiss, a role for which she received a Theatre World Award, and has performed in The Vagina Monologues in New York.