Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
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Killing Eve - Sandra Oh - Netflix
Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian actress known for her role as Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, from 2005-2014, set in the United States. For her role, she earned a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She also had a supporting role on the HBO original drama series Arliss. As of April 8, 2018, Oh began starring in a leading role, Eve Polastri, in BBC America's murder-mystery series, Killing Eve which had, before debuting, already been renewed for a second season. Oh has played notable roles in the feature American films Bean (1997), Last Night (1998), The Princess Diaries (2001), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Sideways (2004), Wilby Wonderful (2004), Sorry, Haters (2005), Hard Candy (2005), The Night Listener (2006), Blindness (2008), Rabbit Hole (2010), and Catfight (2016). She has also starred in the Asian Canadian films Double Happiness (1994), The Diary of Evelyn Lau (1994), and Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2002). She won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, for the first two films, respectively.
Killing Eve - 1994–2004: Early work - Netflix
Oh came to prominence in Canada for her lead performance in the Canadian film Double Happiness (1994), playing Jade Li, a twenty-something Chinese-Canadian woman negotiating her wishes and those of her parents. The film received critical acclaim, with Roger Ebert praising Oh's “warm performance.” Janet Maslin of The New York Times also praised her performance, saying: “Ms. Oh's performance makes Jade a smart, spiky heroine you won't soon forget.” Oh won the Genie Award for Best Actress for the role. In 1997 she appeared in the film Bean, playing the supporting role of Bernice, the art gallery PR manager. Her other Canadian films include Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity and Last Night (1998), for which she again won a Best Actress Genie. She was cast in the drama Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000), playing a stripper at an adult dance club opposite Daryl Hannah. The film received middling reviews, though Oh was praised for her performance. The New York Times review said, “Oh make[s] the most of [her] opportunity to explore the vulnerability below [her] characters' hard-edged surface.” The same year, she appeared in the drama Waking the Dead. In 2002, Oh appeared in the family comedy Big Fat Liar, followed by a minor role in Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal (2002). Oh received critical acclaim for her six seasons as Rita Wu, the assistant to the president of a major sports agency, on the HBO series Arliss, receiving an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Cable Ace award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work. She also made several guest appearances on the series Popular (1999) playing a humanities teacher and guest starred in the television series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Judging Amy, Six Feet Under and Odd Job Jack.
In theatre, Oh has also starred in the world premieres of Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters at the La Jolla Playhouse and Diana Son's Stop Kiss at Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York City. In 2003, she was cast in a supporting role opposite Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun, followed by a supporting role in Alexander Payne's drama Sideways (2004). She considers Sideways and Evelyn Lau to be one of the two best movies she has made.
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