Yvonne changed her last name when on "Chuck" so as to make it easier for production. Yvonne Strahovski is the daughter of Polish immigrants and she speaks English and Polish. She has been acting since she landed a part in "Twelfth Night" in school.
Yvonne Strahovski graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2003. She appeared in Australian film and TV roles, including "Double the Fist," "Sea Patrol," and "headLand." Then she landed her role on "Chuck." Yvonne said about Hollywood, "It took me a while to get used to it. I was very unfamiliar with LA and it kind of scared me and excited me at the same time when I got here. It took a long time for me to finally feel settled" (sydneymorningherald.com).
Aside from acting, Yvonne Strahovski also lent her voice to Miranda Lawson in the "Mass Effect" video game trilogy, earning a Spike Video Game Award for Best Performance by a Human Female. Yvonne has also voiced "The 3rd Birthday."
Yvonne Strahovski appeared in the film "Killer Elite." She also appeared in a racy SoBe ad campaign in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition where she is covered in nothing but paint. She said, "I had a body paint artist.who was kind enough to bring his mother along to try and make me feel more comfortable about the fact that I had a straight male body paint artist" (askmen.com).
Yvonne Strahovski supports PETA and appeared in an "Adopt, Don't Buy" ad.
Yvonne says the biggest grooming mistake guys make is "removing chest hair and hair in general. I think a man is a man, and a man has a hairy chest, so let that be! That's my take on it." And the biggest turn-on in a guy is "their personality, I have to say. They have to be gentle, understanding, honest, and compassionate. Sense of humor, as well, long walks on the beach " that kind of thing."
Yvonne Strahovski's biggest turnoff is "guys assuming that their pickup line is going to work." Her piece of advice to guys is "be real; don't be douche-y. I'm not sure if some people don't know how to not be douche-y, but we'll go with it" (askmen.com).
She's said about working on "Dexter," "I so badly want to curse! I don't think I've ever said the F-word on camera, unless it's me messing up a line, and then that's the first word coming out of my mouth on the blooper reel. But no, I've never officially gotten to say the F-word. It would be great, but I don't think that I will get to" (collider.com).
Yvonne Strahovski lives in Los Angeles, California.