Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Actor
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Life Story

Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. Shortly afterwards, she landed her first role on television in an episode of Double the Fist: Fear Factory (2004). Her next role was also on Australian television, appearing in several episodes of Headland (2005). In 2007, she made her big screen debut in Gone (2006). This performance caught the attention of casting directors in Hollywood. She decided to move from Australia to Los Angeles and, on her third day of arrival, she landed her breakthrough role as "Sarah Walker" in Chuck (2007).

Family

Tim Loden (2017 - present)

Trivia

Sent in her audition tape for the show Chuck (2007) while in the US doing an audition for two other shows. She was contacted by the producers of "Chuck" the next day to come in to "run lines" with Zachary Levi, who played "Chuck". The chemistry was undeniable and the producers called her back a week later to let her know she got the job. Six months later she moved to the US and was cast as the leading lady on "Chuck" three days later.
In March 2008 she was ranked #24 on Wizard magazine's Sexiest Women of TV list.
Was a straight-A student in school.
Had a nose ring for five years and says that the hole is still visible from close-up.
Is of Polish descent and speaks fluent Polish.

Personal Quotes 

I feel lucky that I got to work with some of the big legends in town.
I was pretty nervous when I met Robert De Niro. I kind of felt like a kid in a candy store for the first time. I couldn't wipe the grin off of my face. But Bobby DeNiro was really, really sweet and made me feel very comfortable. He's very low-key and just a superstar professional, and totally someone to be admired.
I've always been a very outdoors sort of girl. I'm more a tomboy than a girly girl.
I remember being at Greenblatt's on Sunset, and some guy just walked straight up to me, and he had some bling on and whatever, and said something about a party down in Malibu and asked if I would jump in his car and go to the party. All I could think was, "Who are you? I don't know you, and I don't care about how good your car is."
[on her character in Chuck (2007)] Sarah is very strong. She's really intelligent and she's very physically capable. I like to put that into my own life as well.

Filmography

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