Yvonne Strahovski currently plays CIA agent Sarah Walker on the James Bond-like, comedy series “Chuck” on NBC. She was born on July 30, 1982, in Australia, and is of Polish descent. She speaks fluent Polish and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Her real name is Yvonne Strzechowski, but she changed it the phonetic spelling “Strahovski” for her stage name. Ms. Strahovski graduated and received a Bachelor of Arts in Performance from from the University of Sydney’s Theatre Nepean.
Ms. Strahovski began her career in Australian television on the show “Headland,” but the show was almost over before it started. However, the appearance on “Headland” brought new opportunities and enabled Ms. Strahovski to land a role in the television movie “Blackjack Dead Memory.” Soon afterward, Ms. Strahovski landed a role on Aussie-TV’s drama “Sea Patrol.” Two years after these roles kick-started her career, Ms. Strahovski was cast in her first feature film “Middle of Nowhere,” and shortly thereafter in the thriller “The Plex.” In addition to these credits, Ms. Strahovski also was deeply involved in the theater, and she even put together her own critically-acclaimed play in Sydney entitled “Kieslowski’s Neck.”
Ms. Strahovski eventually came to the United States for her shot at stardom. Incredibly, it was only a matter of days after her arrival in Los Angeles, California, that Ms. Strahovski landed her current role on the show “Chuck.” On the show, Ms. Strahovski plays CIA agent Sarah Walker who is somewhat mysterious yet endearing. She is cast as a secret agent who appears to be falling in love with the title character Chuck, but she portrays enough mystery to cause the viewers to wonder if it is love, or simply part of her CIA job. Ms. Strahovski, with her stunning good looks, charm, mystery and athletic ability is perfectly cast on the program, which also requires stunt work and martial arts. Currently, Ms. Strahovski is filming a new movie, “The Canyon.”