July 30, 1982 (41)
Yvonne Strahovski is an esteemed Australian actress, most recognizable for her pivotal roles in the popular television series ‘Chuck’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’
Strahovski’s career in the entertainment industry has been a continuous stream of impressive performances in both television and film. She first caught international attention as the vivacious CIA agent Sarah Walker in the NBC series ‘Chuck,’ a role she played with poise and charisma from 2007 to 2012. Following her stint on ‘Chuck,’ she found herself in the ruthless world of serial killers in ‘Dexter,’ where she held her own as Hannah McKay. Strahovski further flexed her acting muscles by delivering a stirring portrayal of Serena Joy Waterford in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ which solidified her status as a captivating and versatile performer. Her filmography also includes noteworthy appearances in movies like ‘I, Frankenstein’ and ‘The Predator.’
Throughout her career, Strahovski has shared the screen with a multitude of other celebrities, each collaboration offering a fresh dynamic. In ‘Chuck,’ she worked closely with Zachary Levi, establishing a compelling on-screen partnership that was loved by fans. On ‘Dexter,’ her scenes with Michael C. Hall were intense and memorable. In ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ she interacted with an ensemble cast that included Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd, Alexis Bledel, and Samira Wiley. In the world of film, she collaborated with Adrien Brody in ‘Manhattan Night,’ and joined a cast of seasoned actors including Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key in ‘The Predator.’
Strahovski’s outstanding work has been recognized through a number of awards and distinctions. For her role in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2018, and a Golden Globe nomination in the same category the following year. In 2019, she won the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama. Her captivating performance in ‘Stateless,’ a mini-series about Australia’s immigration system, garnered her another Emmy nomination in 2020.