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Melissa McCarthy inspired Kathy Bates to join the cast of 'Tammy'

Melissa McCarthy inspired Kathy Bates to join the cast of 'Tammy'

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) --Kathy Bates says Melissa McCarthy's "clever, wonderful and physical" comedic talent is "the main reason" she joined the cast of "Tammy."
Annie Martin
Caterina Scorsone promoted to series regular on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Caterina Scorsone promoted to series regular on 'Grey's Anatomy'

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) --Caterina Scorsone has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming season of Shonda Rhime's drama "Grey's Anatomy".
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Sandra Oh prepares to depart from 'Grey's Anatomy'

Sandra Oh prepares to depart from 'Grey's Anatomy'

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Cast members have nothing but good things to say about Sandra Oh as the actress prepares to leave "Grey's Anatomy" after ten seasons.
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Tessa Ferrer, Gaius Charles leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

Tessa Ferrer, Gaius Charles leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

March 26 (UPI) -- "Grey's Anatomy" is losing two more regular cast members, as Tessa Ferrer and Gaius Charles will not be returning for the show's 11th season.
Veronica Linares
Isaiah Washington returning to 'Grey's Anatomy'

Isaiah Washington returning to 'Grey's Anatomy'

LOS FELIZ, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Dr. Preston Burke is returning to Seattle Grace Hospital for one last episode.
Veronica Linares
Ellen Pompeo signs two-year 'Grey's Anatomy' deal

Ellen Pompeo signs two-year 'Grey's Anatomy' deal

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- It's a good day for "Grey's Anatomy" fans.
Veronica Linares
People's Choice Awards nominations announced

People's Choice Awards nominations announced

Nominations for the fan-voted People's Choice Awards in film, television and music categories were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Sandra Oh leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

Sandra Oh leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Sandra Oh has confirmed she is leaving ABC's Seattle-set medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" during the upcoming 10th season.

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Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

HOLLYWOOD, June 29 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., has invited 276 new members, including a larger number of women and minorities.

'Anatomy' star Pompeo enjoys baby shower

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Several "Grey's Anatomy" stars attended a baby shower in Los Angeles for U.S. actress Ellen Pompeo, a witness says.
Miramax 'saddened' by planned protest

Miramax 'saddened' by planned protest

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Miramax Films said it is "saddened" the U.S. National Federation of the Blind plans to protest the movie "Blindness" over its depiction of the sight impaired.

Tarantino honored at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was honored Sunday with the 2008 Ray-Ban Visionary Award at the Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah.
Katherine Heigl, Josh Kelley wed in Utah

Katherine Heigl, Josh Kelley wed in Utah

PARK CITY, Utah, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- "Grey's Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl and musician Josh Kelley exchanged wedding vows against a snowy backdrop in Utah.

Various labor unions join WGA rally

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- More than 4,000 writers, actors, crew members and other supporters of the Writers Guild of America rallied on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles Tuesday.
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Actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 24th annual Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 21, 2009. Mickey Rourke and "The Wrestler" won top honors at the Spirit Awards here Saturday, the annual eve-of-Oscars salute to the best of independent cinema. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Sandra Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian actress. She is primarily known for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang in the ABC series Grey's Anatomy. She also played notable roles in the feature films Under the Tuscan Sun and Sideways, and had a supporting role on the HBO original series Arli$$.

Oh was born in Nepean, Ontario, to middle-class Korean immigrant parents Joon-Soo (John) and Young-Nam, who had come to Canada in the early 1960s. Her father is a businessman and her mother a biochemist. Oh grew up living on Camwood Crescent in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, where she began acting and dancing ballet at an early age. At the age of 10, she played The Wizard of Woe in a class musical, The Canada Goose.

Later, at Sir Robert Borden High School, she founded the Environmental club BASE (Borden Active Students for the Environment), leading a campaign against the use of styrofoam cups. While at Sir Robert Borden High School she was Student Council President. While in high school, she played the flute and continued both her ballet training and acting studies; however, she knew that she "was not good enough to be a professional dancer" and eventually focused solely on acting. This interest led her to take drama classes, act in school plays, and join the drama club where she took part in the Canadian Improv Games and Skit Row High, a comedy group. Against her parents' advice, she rejected a four-year journalism scholarship to Carleton University to study drama at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, paying her own way. She told her parents that she would try acting for a few years, and if that failed, return to school. Ironically, while studying at the National Theatre School, she portrayed a waitress in the made-for-television film, School's Out, in which her co-worker, Caitlin Ryan (Stacie Mistysyn) also considers turning down her acceptance into Carleton University's journalism programme.

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