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30 Cool Facts About Yvonne Strahovski You May Have Missed Before

Yvonne Strahovski
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Yvonne Strahovski, since her very first appearance in “Double the Fist,” has been turning heads with her performance, increasing her popularity with every role she takes. Especially, with her appearance in “Decter,” she made her mark as one of the most bankable TV actresses of her generation. Be it her performance as Sarah Walker in “Chuck,” or as Serena Joy Waterford in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” she was always a part of the critical praise. Here are some really fascinating things about the Australian actress that will make you love her more:

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  1.  For her performance as Serena Joy Waterford in the series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” she was nominated for the 2019 Golden Globe Award in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.
  2.  She also earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, for the role of Serena, in the year 2018.
  3.  From 2009 to 2013, she has constantly been ranked on the Maxim’s “Hot 100.” She has been ranked at #77, #35, and #46 on the Maxim’s “Hot 100” list in the year 2010, 2012 and 2013, respectively.
  4.  In the year 2011, she was named as the Fun Fearless Female of the Year, along with Favorite TV Actress by Cosmopolitan Magazine.
  5.  Strahovski is fluent in Polish and even used it in a brief exchange with a colleague in the TV series “Chuck” episode "Chuck Versus the Wookiee," “chuck Versus the Three Words,” and “Chuck Versus the Honeymooners.”
  6.  Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski was born on July 30, 1982 to Piotr and Bożena Strzechowski in Werrington Downs, New South Wales, Australia.
  7.  Her father is an electronic engineer while her mother is a lab technician. Her parents emigrated from Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland.
  8.  She started taking acting lessons at the age of 12, while attending Santa Sabina College, Strathfeld for her high school years.
  9.  In the year 2003, she attended the University of Western Sydney's Theatre Nepean and also co-founded a small theater company.
  10.  Strahovski first started acting, when she played the lead role of Viola in the school production of “Twelfth Night.”
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  12.  Following this, she started appearing in various movie and television roles in Australia, including the “Double the Fist,” and “headland,” and Channel Nine’s “Sea Patrol.”
  13.  During her stay in United States, for auditioning for role in several shows including the 2007 series “Bionic Woman,” she also sent her audition tape for the TV series “Chuck.”
  14.  She was cast as Sarah Walker after running lines with Zachary Levi, who played the role of “Chuck.” The producers were highly impressed with her audition, as the duo’s chemistry was undeniable.
  15.  The next week, she received a call from the producers letting her know that she had got the role. She moved to the States six months later, and was cast as the leading lady within a few days.
  16.  Around this time, she adopted the more phonetic spelling of Strahovski as her stage name in place of Strzechowski, at producer Josh Schwartz’s behest.
  17.  Initially, she was suggested the last named of “Stryker,” which she liked a lot. However, when she got to know that it was also the name of a famous porn star Jeff Stryker, she changed her mind.
  18.  She lent her voice to the character of Miranda Lawson in the “Mass Effect” games “Mass Effect Galaxy,” “Mass Effect 2,” and “Mass Effect 3.”
  19.  It was also reported that in order to portray Lawson in “Mass Effect 2,” she had her face scanned and animated. The hair color of the character was changed to black to match better.
  20.  Her character of Miranda was originally intended to be a blonde of Scandinavian heritage, named Miranda Solheim. But with Strahovski signing in, the last name was changed to more Australian name Lawson.
  21.  In April 2011, she appeared in a CollegeHumor sketch, parodying the music styles of Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber.
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  23.  In the episode of “Chuck Versus the Ex,” in the TV series “Chuck,” she briefly spoke in a “Hollywood” Australian accent, despite portraying an American.
  24.  She voiced the character of Aya Brea in the English version of the “Parasite Eve” spinoff, “The 3rd Birthday,” a third-person role-playing shooter game.
  25.  In the year 2010, Strahovski received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Action TV Actress for her performance in “Chuck,” while was nominated for the same award in 2011.
  26.  She was also nominated for Spike Video Game Awards for Best Performance by a Human Female for “Mass Effect 2.”
  27.  She married her boyfriend of more than 6 years Tim Loden, an actor and producer, in a extremely private ceremony over the summer of 2017, and revealed it at the 2017 Emmy Awards.
  28.  The couple welcomed their first child – a boy named William born in October 2018. On July 1, 2021, Strahovski announced that she is expecting her second child – a boy, revealing her baby bump at “The Tomorrow War” premiere red carpet.
  29.  In December 2012, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of Clifford Odets' “Golden Boy,” for which she won a Theatre World Award.
  30.  Despite being second billed in the 2021 movie “The Tomorrow War,” she does not make her first appearance in the movie until 38 minutes in.
  31.  She has been a huge supporter of PETA and appeared in an advertisement for their "Adopt, Don't Buy" campaign.
  32.  Strahovski was honored with the Film Breakthrough Award for her work in international roles in the year 2012.
  33.  Yvonne Strahovski Net Worth: $12 Million

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