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YVONNE STRAHOVISKI

Yvonne Strahovski

Born Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski
30 July 1982 (age 35)
Werrington Downs, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Website  at AllMovie

Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski (born 30 July 1982), known professionally as Yvonne Strahovski (/strəˈhɒvski/), is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC series Chuck (2007–2012), Hannah McKay in the Showtime series Dexter (2012–2013), CIA Agent Kate Morgan in the Fox event series 24: Live Another Day (2014) and Serena Joy Waterford in the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale (2017–present).

Strahovski’s other notable works include Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers (2010), Killer Elite (2011), I, Frankenstein (2014), The Astronaut Wives Club (2015), and Manhattan Night (2016). She has also voiced Miranda Lawson in the Mass Effect video game series and Batwoman in the animated film Batman: Bad Blood (2016).

Strahovski was born in Werrington Downs, Sydney, New South Wales, the daughter of Bożena and Piotr Strzechowski; her parents emigrated from Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland. Her father is an electronic engineer, and her mother is a lab technician. Strahovski began acting lessons at age 12 and spent her high school years attending Santa Sabina College, Strathfield. She graduated from University of Western Sydney’s Theatre Nepean in 2003 and co-founded a small theater company.

Strahovski voices Aya Brea in the English version of the Parasite Eve spinoff, The 3rd Birthday, which was released on March 2011 for the PlayStation Portable. She also appeared in a CollegeHumor sketch in April 2011, parodying the music styles of Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber.

Strahovski appeared in the 2011 film Killer Elite, alongside Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro. She also appeared in the 2012 comedy The Guilt Trip, opposite Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand.

In 2010, Strahovski received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Action TV Actress for Chuck, as well as a nomination for Spike Video Game Awards for Best Performance by a Human Female for Mass Effect 2. In 2011, Strahovski was nominated again for the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Action TV Actress. In 2011, Cosmopolitan Magazine (Australia) awarded Strahovski the Fun Fearless Female of the Year along with Favorite TV Actress.

In 2014, Strahovski joined Fox’s TV series 24: Live Another Day cast as Kate Morgan, CIA agent.[23] Later that year, she was cast as Rene Carpenter on the ABC limited series The Astronaut Wives Club. In 2016, she starred, along with Adrien Brody, as Caroline Crowley in the film noir Manhattan Night. She was featured in Maxim Hot 100 from 2009 to 2013.

Personal life

Strahovski is a supporter of PETA and appeared in an ad for their “Adopt, Don’t Buy” campaign.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes

2007 Gone Sondra
2008 The Plex Sarah
2009 Persons of Interest Lara Short film
2009 The Canyon Lori
2010 I Love You Too Alice
2010 Matching Jack Veronica
2010 Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers Peg Mooring Voice
2011 Killer Elite Anne Frazier
2012 The Outback Miranda Voice
2012 The Guilt Trip Jessica
2014 I, Frankenstein Terra Wade
2015 Edge Beth
2016 Batman: Bad Blood Kate Kane/Batwoman Voice[28]
2016 Manhattan Night Caroline Crowley
2016 All I See Is You Karen
2017 He’s Out There Laura Post-production
2018 The Predator Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Double the Fist Suzie Episode: “Fear Factory”
2005–2006 headLand Freya Lewis 26 episodes
2007 Sea Patrol Martina Royce Episode: “Cometh the Hour”
2007–2012 Chuck CIA Agent Sarah Walker 91 episodes
Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress – Action (2010)[29]
TV Guide Award for Favorite Actress
TV Guide Award for Favorite Couple Who Have (Shared with Zachary Levi)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress – Action (2011 & 2012)
2012–2013 Dexter Hannah McKay 17 episodes
Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television
2014 Louie Blake Episode: “Model”
2014 24: Live Another Day CIA Agent Kate Morgan 12 episodes
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club Rene Carpenter[24] 10 episodes
2015 Edge Beth[30] Pilot
2017–present The Handmaid’s Tale Serena Joy Waterford 10 episodes