Sandra OhAs everyone’s favorite overly-ambitious surgical intern, Sandra Oh, born on this day in 1971, has been welcomed into millions of American living rooms each week on “Grey�(tm)s Anatomy.” But the native Canadian began her career long before landing that prime role on the hit medical drama. Oh had her stage debut at the age of 10 and by 1993 broke through on the small screen with the made-for-television movie “The Diary of Evelyn Lau.” Two years later the young actress had her feature breakthrough and earned a Best Actress Genie Award (Canada�(tm)s Oscar equivalent) for her lead role in Double Happiness. The following year introduced Oh to American audiences with her supporting role on the HBO comedy “Arli$$.” Supporting players in popular features The Princess Diaries and Under the Tuscan Sun paved the way for meatier roles in indies such as Sideways, Hard Candy and 3 Needles, plus eventually showcasing her talent to the producers over at “Grey�(tm)s.”

Factoid: Sandra Oh has received the most critical acclaim to date with her award-winning role as Dr. Christina Yang on “Grey�(tm)s Anatomy,” but previously the actress had been honored with awards from SAG (Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for 2004�(tm)s breakout hit Sideways) and by the Milan International Film Festival (Best Acting for 2000�(tm)s Dancing at the Blue Iguana).