Here’s Why Sandra Oh Attended Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral


Sandra Oh attended the Queen’s funeral as part of the Canadian delegation. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sandra Oh, the actress best known for her roles in kill eve and Grey’s Anatomyattended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

Oh, 51, was part of the Canadian delegation and was seen wearing a pin representing the country’s colors.

Last year, Oh was awarded the Order of Canada for her “artistic career filled with memorable stage, television and film roles in Canada and abroad.”

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The Queen's casket is carried from Westminster Abbey.  (Photo: Getty Images)

The Queen’s casket is carried from Westminster Abbey. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Order of Canada was created by the Queen in 1967 to honor those “whose service shapes our societies, whose innovations ignite our imaginations, and whose compassion unites our communities.”

The Canadian delegation for the funeral was led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was accompanied by his wife Sophie.

Other members of the Canadian group included Olympic swimming champion Mark Tewksbury, musician Gregory Charles and Governor General Mary Simon, who awarded Oh her Order of Canada.

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Oh originally became famous for her role in the HBO comedy Arliss and followed that with 10 years of hit drama Grey’s Anatomy, where she Dr. Cristina Yang played.

More recently, Oh co-starred with Jodie Comer in the TBEN’s kill eve. Because of her performance on the show, she became the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for an Emmy for Leading Actress in a Drama.

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She was also the first woman of Asian descent to host the Golden Globes, which she did with Andy Samberg in 2019.

Other notable faces from the entertainment world to attend the funeral included TV host Bear Grylls and peep show and Two and a half Men actor Sophie Winkleman, who is married to the Queen’s cousin.

Canada celebrates the Queen’s funeral with a national day of mourning.

Watch below: Sandra Oh attends Queen Elizabeth’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.