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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 July 1982Maroubra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth NameYvonne Strzechowski
Nickname Strahotski
Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Yvonne 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).

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Trivia (16)

Sent in her audition tape for the show Chuck (2007) in the United States while in the states doing an audition for two other shows (see special features of disk 3 of Chuck (2007) Season 1 "Chuck's World". She sent in an audition tape while waiting to hear from the other two jobs. She was contacted by the producers of Chuck (2007) the next day to come in to "run lines" with Zachary Levi A.K.A. Chuck Bartowski/Charles Carmichael. The chemistry was undeniable and the producers of Chuck (2007) called her back a week later letting her know she got the job. Six months later, she moved to the United States and was cast as the leading lady on Chuck (2007) three days later.
Ranked #24 in Wizard magazine's Sexiest Women of TV list (March 2008).
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.
Speaks fluent Polish.
Yvonne's parents immigrated to Australia from Warsaw, Poland. After her acting success, they moved to the USA to be near her. All of of Yvonne's remaining relatives reside in Poland.
Yvonne's last name, Strahovski, is close to phonetic spelling of how to pronounce her actual last name, Strzechowski.
Ranked #77 in Maxim's Hot 100 of 2010.
Ranked #50 in the 2011 FHM (Australia) list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #35 in Maxim's Hot 100 of 2012. (May 2012).
Won the prestigious Theatre World Award for her Broadway Debut performance in Golden Boy. Strahovski received rave reviews for her portrayal of Lorna Moon.
In 2011, Cosmopolitan Magazine (Australia) awarded Strahovski the Fun Fearless Female of the Year along with Favorite TV Actress.
In December 2012, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy for which she won a Theatre World Award.
Yvonne Strahovski is a supporter of PETA and appeared in an ad for their "Adopt, Don't Buy" campaign.
Yvonne Strahovski was honored, along with Liam Hemsworth, for her work in international roles with the 2012 Australians in Film Breakthrough Award.

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