Yvonne Strahovski is an Australian actress who is best known for starring in the television series Chuck (20072012), Dexter (20122013), 24: Live Another Day (2014), and The Handmaids Tale (2017).Her parents emigrated from Warsaw, Poland to Australia before Yvonne was born.Yvonne first got interested in acting at the age of twelve when she began taking drama lessons. In an interview, she said, I took my first drama classes when I was 12. I was always making home videos and doing these little sketches. Childhood picture of Yvonne Strahovski.Belonging to a Polish-speaking family, Yvonne faced difficulty developing adequate English vocabulary during her school days. She excelled in the subject after her English teacher, Mrs. Halliday, introduced her to Shakespeares plays and the world of poetry and classic novels.At school, she played Viola in the play Twelfth Night, a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare.She co-founded a small theater company Sydneys Sauna Productions Theatre while attending Western Sydney University.After starring in the Australian television series, Double the Fist (2004), headLand (2005), and Sea Patrol (2007), Yvonne auditioned for the American science-fiction series Bionic Woman (2007). While she was auditioning for Bionic Woman (2007) in the United States, she sent an audition tape for the television series Chuck (2007), which went on to become her television debut.Yvonne Strahovski gained international recognition with Chuck (2007) in which she played the role of CIA Agent Sarah Walker, who protects the protagonist Chuck Bartowski after he unknowingly embeds the only remaining copy of a software program containing the United States greatest spy secrets into his brain. Yvonne Strahovski in Chuck (2007).She rose to prominence when she played the role of Hannah McKay, a serial killer and the love interest of the protagonist Dexter Morgan in the American crime drama series Dexter (2012). Yvonne Strahovski in Dexter (2012).Her other notable work includes playing the protagonist CIA Agent Kate Morgan in 24: Live Another Day (2014). Yvonne Strahovski in 24: Live Another Day (2014).