Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri

Age: 41

Position: MI5 – Security 

Wants: To hunt Villanelle and break up the monotony of her life.

Eve always dreamed that she’d work as a spy in a secret assassin-hunting department for MI5. 

But she is a desk jockey tasked with assigning protection to foreign people of interest during their trips to London.

Eve is half British but was born in Connecticut. She was fiercely ambitious growing up, but mainly to impress her father, who she adored. 

Always fascinated by women in crime, she excelled in her degree in criminal psychology. 

When her father died her momentum slightly slowed. His memorial brought her back to the UK where she met Niko. They married and she never left.

Eve started at MI5 and spends her work assessing risk, yet her life has been absent of any kind of it.

To combat her boredom, Eve has secretly been tracking a new female assassin. She wants it all, the action, the blood, the rule breaking and the femme-fatales. 

But she’s beginning to realise her secret passion for the gloriously awful may be nothing but a fantasy. Until one day, her fantasy crosses her path.

Sandra Oh plays Eve in Killing Eve. She is probably best remembered as Dr Cristina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy

She has also starred in the films Sideways, Under the Tuscan Sun, Waking the Dead, and Catfight.