Sandra Oh: Why was the 'Killing Eve' star at the Queen's funeral?

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Sandra Oh attends the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)
Sandra Oh attended the Queen's funeral as part of Canada's delegation. (Getty Images)

Sandra Oh, the actor best known for her roles in Killing Eve and Grey's Anatomy, attended the Queen's funeral at Westminster Abbey.

Oh was part of the Canadian delegation and could be seen wearing a pin representing the colours of the country.

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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".

HM Queen Elizabeth's coffin is carried out of the doors of Westminster Abbey during The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Queen's coffin being carried out of Westminster Abbey. (Getty Images)

The Order of Canada was created in 1967 by the Queen, to honour people "whose service shapes our society, whose innovations ignite our imaginations, and whose compassion unites our communities".

Canada's 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 included Olympic swimming champion Mark Tewksbury, musician Gregory Charles and governor-general Mary Simon who awarded Oh her Order of Canada.

Oh originally rose to fame due to her role on HBO comedy Arliss and followed that with 10 years on hit drama Grey's Anatomy where she played Cristina Yang.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Sophie Winkleman, Princess Michael of Kent and Lord Frederick Windsor leaving Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Peep Show actor Sophie Winkleman with the Royal Family. (Getty Images)

More recently, Oh starred alongside Jodie Comer in the BBC's Killing Eve. Due to her performance in the show, she became the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for an Emmy for lead actress in a drama.

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

Some of Oh's most notable film roles include the Oscar winning Sideways, Rabbit Hole alongside Nicole Kidman and recent horror movie Umma.

Other notable faces from the world of entertainment to attend the funeral included TV presenter Bear Grylls and Peep Show and Two and a Half Men actor Sophie Winkleman who is married to Lord Frederick Windsor, who is the son of the Queen's cousin.

Canada is marking the Queen's funeral with a national day of mourning.

Watch below: Sandra Oh attends Queen Elizabeth's funeral in Westminster Abbey.