Monday, August 30, 2021

Naturalized Citizen of the Day: Sandra Ok, Actress (Canada)


Born in Canada to Korean immigrant parents, actress Sandra Oh, perhaps best known for playing Cristina Yang on the hit television show Grey's Anatomy and currently starring in the dramatic thriller Killing Eve, is a naturalized U.S. citizen. 

As repoirted by NBC News in 2019, Oh marked her one-year anniversary of becoming a U.S. by hosting Saturday Night Live. In her monologue, Oh announced the special occasion, saying, "I love Americans. You are confident and direct. And now that I am an Asian-Canadian-American, I'm trying to learn a thing or two about tooting my own horn."

Oh stars in the recent Netflix series, which I found most enjoyable and surprisingly accurate.  The Chair  Here is the gist as described on the Netflix website:

"At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.

Starring:  Sandra Oh, Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor
Creators:  Amanda Peet, Annie Julia Wyman"


Current Affairs, Film & Television | Permalink


Post a comment