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Cristina Yang is played by Sandra Oh

Occupation/Position: Resident

Strengths: Competitive, ambitious, intelligent, always speaks her mind

Weaknesses: Aggressive, bossy, messy, tactless

Likes: Being included/involved in hardcore surgeries

Dislikes: LOSING!, hugs or anything touchy feely


Education:
Stanford University

Medical Specialty:
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Cristina Yang

CHARACTER CONNECTIONS:

Family:
Father died when she was 9
Helen Rubenstein (mother) and Saul Rubenstein (stepfather) - her mother re-married when Cristina was 3.
Owen Hunt Husband

Romance(s): Dr. Preston Burke (engaged)
Dr. Colin Marlow
Dr. Owen Hunt
(husband)

Friends: Meredith Grey, Izzie Stevens, George O'Malley, Alex Karev, Callie Torres (R.M)

Enemies: Erica Hahn


Fun Facts:
Grew up in Beverly Hills.
Her first time of death was on Liz Fallon (former scrub nurse to Ellis Grey)
She won the hot dog eating contest against all of her friends

Character Backstory
Season 1
  • Cristina and Meredith become good friends from day one.
  • Cristina and Alex make a competition out of who can inform families the fastest.
Season 2
  • Discovers she is pregnant with Burke's baby. Cristina has an ectopic pregnancy and had to have emergency surgery, losing the baby and a fallopian tube.
  • She diagnoses Burke's patient from her hospital bed, the patient has Munchhausen's disease.
  • When Cristina discovers she was right, she starts to break down, she cries uncontrollably and begs her friends to sedate her.
  • Burke comes into her room and climbs into bed with her to comfort her.
  • Cristina's mother comes to sit by her bedside.
  • After Cristina is discharged and returns to work, Burke wants answers, Cristina tells yes we are a couple. Burke later tells the Chief that he is involved with Cristina.
Season 3
  • Cristina becomes Burke's right hand, when he has a tremor after he was shot in the shoulder.
  • Cristina runs out on Izzie and Burke when they are preparing a Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • Gets engaged to Preston Burke.
  • She writes her vows on her hand and mama Burke gives Cristina a family heirloom to borrow and at the same time she shaves off Cristina's eyebrows.
  • Cristina wanting to feel like herself, goes to the hospital and begs Bailey to allow her to scrub in, Meredith is there to help Bailey say yes.
  • While waiting to walk down the aisle Cristina realizes she no longer has her vows and starts to panic. Burke comes out and he realizes Cristina would go through with marrying him, even if she really didn't want because she would know, instead of hesitating. Burke in his wisdom calls off the wedding.
  • Cristina is left with Meredith to cut her out of her tight fitting wedding dress and Burke family choker heirloom.
Season 4
  • Cristina and Meredith go away to Hawaii on Burke and Cristina's planned honeymoon.
  • Gets assigned Lexie Grey as one of her interns, Cristina numbers all her interns, 1, 2, 3, 4 and later 2.3
  • Cristina has Callie move in with her after Callie's marriage to George ended.
Season 5
  • Gets impaled by an icicle.
  • First meets Owen Hunt
  • Cristina and Callie buy an apartment across the road from the hospital.
Season 6
  • Owen burns vent marks on her bum, from having sex
  • Cristina has doubts over the Cardio Goddess present Owen got for her
  • Operates on Derek to save his life
Season 7
  • She gets married to Owen at Meredith's house.
  • Suffers from PTSD, to the point of panicking in the OR and finally deciding to quit.
  • She gets a job tending bar, with not a lot of success.
  • Derek Shepherd takes her out fishing
  • She buys Owen and her a firehouse
  • While exploring Seattle 6 months later, she goes to the rescue of a shooter at a local University, Cristina is back, she has recovered from the shooting and is ready to operate again.
  • She discovers she is pregnant.
Season 8
  • Cristina plans on having her abortion, but keeps putting it off, she later tells Meredith that she needs someone to get why she doesn't want children.
  • Meredith tells Owen and later Cristina and Owen go together to have the termination.
  • Cristina is prompted to remember the basics, which she gets the first year interns to help her. Only to forget and having a nurse remind her how to finish the operation.
  • Cristina is devastated when she discovers the patient she was operating on that has tumors that are non-surgical died, she said it wasn't her fault. Owen tells her it was Henry Burton she was operating on her mentor's husband.



Character Quote Pages
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Season 1 Quotes

Season 5 Quotes

Season 2 Quotes


Season 3 Quotes


Season 4 Quotes



Greatest Moments

Christina is Meredith's Maid of honor for Derek and Meredith's Wedding.





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Defining Episodes
2.03 "Make me lose control: she had an ectopic pregnancy, and ended up losing her baby and couldn't stop crying at the end << Burke to the hug rescue!
3.25 "Didn't we almost have it all": Burke Leaves Christina on their wedding day at the altar.
All the episodes in Season 3 where she covers for Preston Burke's hand injury after he is shot. She starts to do surgery next to him, eventually conducting complicated surgeries for him so as not to let his secret out (that his hand shakes). The stress of this monumental lie and cover-up is finally too much for their relationship to withstand, and she comes clean--the same day that Dr. Burke is asked to be the next Chief of Surgery. Obviously, Cristina's admission put a wrench in that plan, so the race for chief is opened to a wider search.



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See Also: Miranda Bailey | Lexie Grey | Meredith Grey | Erica Hahn | Alex Karev | George O'Malley | Derek Shepherd | Mark Sloan | Izzie Stevens | Callie Torres | Richard Webber | Recurring Characters | Former Characters |







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