Mina Shum (Profile)
This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on July 31, 1995. Partner content is not updated.Both the star of Double Happiness and its writer-director have lived through such auditions in real life. Sandra Oh, 24, and Mina Shum, 29, both grew up in Canada. But, as struggling actors of Asian descent, they became all-too-familiar with the rituals of ethnic casting.