Canadian-born actress Sandra Oh earned her invitation to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral last June when the… kill eve star was made a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honors.
In June 2022, the Emmy-nominated actress was named an Officer of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada, Mary Simon, the representative of the late Queen in Canada, which is part of the Commonwealth.
On September 15, Oh was appointed to the official Canadian delegation by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and was due to participate in a procession of fellow recipients of national awards, including former Olympian Mark Tewksbury, musician Gregory Charles and Cross of Valor recipient Leslie Arthur Palmer.
Oh, who is a two-time Canadian and American citizen with homes in the nation’s capital Ottawa, and Los Angeles, was recognized for “her artistic career has been filled with memorable stage, television and film roles in Canada and abroad,” said the Canada Governor General’s Office. The Order of Canada, the national version of the British honors system, recognizes Canadians who: make “extraordinary contributions to the nation”.
Oh is best known for her roles in TV series such as kill eve and Grey’s Anatomy, and appearances in indie films such as sideways and Under the Tuscan sun. She also recently lent her voice to the Disney-Pixar animated movie To blush. And the actress finds time to return to Canada to lend her voice to the animated film, in addition to her other credits Frame horses and appear in Mina Shum’s Meditation Park.
Oh had a breakthrough role in Shum’s 1994 indie hit Double happiness.