Who is Sandra Oh’s Boyfriend Andrew Featherston?
Andrew Featherston was born in 1977 in California USA – the exact date of his birth is unknown to the public. He is a multi-instrumentalist, including a percussionist, and an instrument builder, an ex-member of the art-rock somewhat confrontational band “Candybox Violence”, and a current member of the folk-rock band “The Hereafter”. He is primarily known today for being the boyfriend of the famous actress Sandra Oh, best known for her role of Christina Yang in the ABC series “Greys’s Anatomy, and the role of Eve Polastri in the BBC show “Killing Eve”.
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Andrew Featherston Bio: Early Life, Family and Education
Even though he is currently dating one of the most popular television stars, Andrew has managed to keep most of the information regarding his family and childhood private, although the official website of his former band provides some information regarding his early years. During high school Andrew practiced Tae Kwon Do, and became the second youngest black belt in the country. He attended Oakwood Elementary school in North Hollywood, California, where he met his future friends and fellow band members John Elliott and Ted Dorsey. All three of them were musically gifted, and joined the school coral ensemble.
Furthermore, during their time at Wayzata High School the trio were involved in a number of school plays and musicals. Together they created numerous original songs as well as covers of famous pop hits for the school plays they performed in, and seeing that they all had a similar taste in music, they decided to form a band and named it “Candybox Violence”. Their first gig was in 1996 at a party held by one of their friends.
With John Elliott on electric guitar, Ted Dorsey as the keyboard player and Andrew as the drummer, former high school friends officially started their music careers. Their main musical influences included U2, Nirvana, Billy Joel and Blur. At first they played mainly covers of popular songs, but in 2001 they came out with their first album called “Commercial Success”, including songs “You Save Big Money”, “Snide” and “Maryann”. Their second album was inspired by the movie “The Pelican Brief”, and was thus called “The Pelican Brief Project”, featuring experimental songs with a moody atmosphere such as “Toss That Salad”, “Make Out with Your Mentor” and “Men in Suits are Watching You”. Their third album “Insert” came out in 2002 and featured more guitar-heavy rock songs.
In 2003, Andrew and Ted moved permanently to Los Angeles so that they could focus more on their music careers. Their first Los Angeles gig was in November of the same year when they performed as the opening act to Brad Renfro’s “The Frodads”. In 2004, the band released their final album called “Counting/Naming”, after which the trio decided to focus more on their solo careers, but have remained close friends to this day.
Solo Career and “The Hereafter”
Following the disbanding “Candybox Violence” Featherston pursued a solo career; his solo work shows a more unique, experimental style which combines several instruments, some of which Andrew made himself. However, after few years he decided to join a band once again, this time the indie folk-rock band “The Hereafter”. Although the band has experienced several line-up changes, Featherstone has remained the drummer and percussionist until this day. The band first found success locally, which enabled them to land a record contract and release their first album called “Glass Ghost” in 2016. Since then they have released two more albums – one in 2017 entitled “Jaded” and another in 2018 called “Wither”.
Being in a relationship with a hugely popular, award-winning television actress really put the musician under the spotlight. However, Sandra Oh and Andrew Featherston still manage to keep most of their personal lives private. There is no credible information on the exact date they started dating, or whether or not they are engaged. Prior to her relationship with Andrew, Oh was married to filmmaker Alexander Payne for several years. When asked about her relationship with Featherston, Oh declined to disclose any details but stated that she was ‘very happy’.
And wait – my TV husband has a new TV wife?? Xqueez me? I don't think so, Ha! Owen what r u thinking?? pic.twitter.com/qfxwyKCbQV
— Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh) June 10, 2016
According to authoritative sources, musician Andrew Featherstone has an estimated net worth of over $1 million, furthermore, his girlfriend Sandra Oh has an estimated net worth of around $25 million, a sum which she’s acquired through her acting career.
Andrew Featherston does not now own an official account on any social media platform. However, fans can follow his band’s official Instagram account. His girlfriend is also very popular on social media – her Instagram account is followed by more than three million people while her official profile on Twitter counts more than 1.2 million followers.