Finally, we're back in Gilead with all of our favorite characters . . . as well as the ones we just love to hate. Serena Joy Waterford, wife of Fred, definitely falls into the latter category. The beautiful ice queen that we came to loathe in season one is responsible for some of the toughest, most heart-wrenching moments on The Handmaid's Tale so far. But who is behind this complex and nuanced character?
Originally from Sydney, actor Yvonne Strahovski is as terrifying as she is infuriating as Serena Joy, but that's just the latest in her string of roles on American TV shows. In fact, she's had a long and successful career in TV and movies.
After getting her start on the Australian drama Headland, Strahovski came over to the States to star in the NBC comedy Chuck, which is still one of her most lauded roles. The year that Chuck ended its run,