Yvonne Strahovski (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) Emmy episode revealed for Best Drama Supporting Actress
Yvonne Strahovski is entering “The Handmaid’s Tale” episode “Women’s Work” as her Emmy submission for Best Drama Supporting Actress. This installment streamed June 6 and was the eighth episode of the second season for the Hulu show.
In this segment, Serena Joy (Strahovski) and June (Elisabeth Moss) are writing in the study and actually getting along. She gets permission from her husband Fred (Joseph Fiennes) to allow a woman doctor admission to the hospital. The sick baby is going to die, and Serena allows the mother to see the baby one last time. Fred is angry with Serena for forging his name on documents, so he beats her. Enjoy our recent video chat with Strahovski discussing this season and her career.
It’s the first career Emmy nomination for Strahovski. For the 2018 ceremony, she is up against reigning champ and her “The Handmaid’s Tale” co-stars Ann Dowd and Alexis Bledel. Others in the category are returning nominees Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) and Thandie Newton (“Westworld”), plus first-timer Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”).
Yvonne Strahovski in Chuck
Yvonne Strahovski in Dexter
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Yvonne Strahovski Cast as Female Lead in Amazon’s ‘Edge’
Yvonne Strahovski has been cast in Amazon’s western drama pilot “Edge,” Variety has learned exclusively. She will co-star opposite Max Martini and Ryan Kwanten.
Strahovski will play Beth, a mysterious Pinkerton detective who’s a newcomer to the bloody town of Seward, Kansas, where the series is set.
Date of Birth 30 July 1982, Maroubra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth Name Yvonne Strzechowski
Height 5′ 9¼” (1.76 m)
Yvonne was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney’s School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. Shortly afterwards, she landed her first role on television in an episode of Double the Fist: Fear Factory (2004). Her next role was also on Australian television, appearing in several episodes of Headland (2005). In 2007, she made her big screen debut in Gone (2006). This performance caught the attention of casting directors in Hollywood. She decided to move from Australia to Los Angeles and, on her third day of arrival, she landed her breakthrough role as “Sarah Walker” in Chuck (2007).
- Sent in her audition tape for the show Chuck (2007) in the United States while in the states doing an audition for two other shows (see special features of disk 3 of Chuck (2007) Season 1 “Chuck’s World”. She sent in an audition tape while waiting to hear from the other two jobs. She was contacted by the producers of Chuck (2007) the next day to come in to “run lines” with Zachary Levi A.K.A. Chuck Bartowski/Charles Carmichael. The chemistry was undeniable and the producers of Chuck (2007) called her back a week later letting her know she got the job. Six months later, she moved to the United States and was cast as the leading lady on Chuck (2007) three days later.
- Ranked #24 in Wizard magazine’s Sexiest Women of TV list (March 2008).
- Was a straight-A student in school.
- Had a nose ring for five years and says that the hole is still visible from close-up.
- Is of Polish descent.
- Speaks fluent Polish.
- Yvonne’s parents immigrated to Australia from Warsaw, Poland. After her acting success, they moved to the USA to be near her. All of of Yvonne’s remaining relatives reside in Poland.
- Yvonne’s last name, Strahovski, is close to phonetic spelling of how to pronounce her actual last name, Strzechowski.
- Ranked #77 in Maxim’s Hot 100 of 2010.
- Ranked #50 in the 2011 FHM (Australia) list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
- Ranked #35 in Maxim’s Hot 100 of 2012. (May 2012).
- Won the prestigious Theatre World Award for her Broadway Debut performance in Golden Boy. Strahovski received rave reviews for her portrayal of Lorna Moon.
- In 2011, Cosmopolitan Magazine (Australia) awarded Strahovski the Fun Fearless Female of the Year along with Favorite TV Actress.
- In December 2012, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of Clifford Odets’ “Golden Boy”, for which she won a Theatre World Award.
- Yvonne Strahovski is a supporter of PETA and appeared in an ad for their “Adopt, Don’t Buy” campaign.
- Yvonne Strahovski was honored, along with Liam Hemsworth, for her work in international roles with the 2012 Australians in Film Breakthrough Award.
- Ranked #46 in Maxim’s Hot 100 of 2013.
- I feel lucky that I got to work with some of the big legends in town.
- I was pretty nervous when I met Robert De Niro. I kind of felt like a kid in a candy store for the first time. I couldn’t wipe the grin off of my face. But Bobby DeNiro was really, really sweet and made me feel very comfortable. He’s very low-key and just a superstar professional, and totally someone to be admired.
- I’ve always been a very outdoors sort of girl. I’m more a tomboy than a girly girl.
- I remember being at Greenblatt’s on Sunset, and some guy just walked straight up to me, and he had some bling on and whatever, and said something about a party down in Malibu and asked if I would jump in his car and go to the party. All I could think was, ‘Who are you? I don’t know you, and I don’t care about how good your car is.’
- Sarah is very strong. She’s really intelligent and she’s very physically capable. I like to put that into my own life as well.
- I think a man is a man, and a man has a hairy chest, so let that be!
- I’m pretty gross. When I talk I can be gross and crude.
- I loved school, I loved putting on my uniform and doing homework every day. I was one of those good students that the teachers liked. I guess that’s got to be a pretty nerdy, geeky part of me.
- I guess I am a bit of a traditionalist.
- I know that one of the distinguishing things was I looked like I could hold a gun, even though I’d never held one before and I’m physically able to do the martial arts and all that stuff.
- I love watching a good, freaky horror movie. I love it. It’s one of my favorite things to do, to go and see at the cinema. Just to tune out and be freaked out.
- I don’t know if this classifies as a video game, but I have a terrible obsession with Angry Birds.
- I would love to explore film seeing as I have prominently been on television. It would be nice to change it up and focus on film a little bit.
- I have a strong dance background. I danced from age five until 18, and that helps a lot. Doing a fight routine is like doing a dance routine.
- I’ve been very physical my whole life. I went out hiking and camping for days in the Australian forest, and when I trained at drama school for three years, we did a whole lot on stage-fighting techniques. And I was a dancer from 5 to 18, so I have a memory for choreography.
- I was a tomboy and didn’t pay too much attention to my clothes.
- I’m scared of karaoke. I think if I did have a go to karaoke song, it would be ‘Whatta Man’ by Salt-n-Pepa.
- Most of the film directors expect their actors to want to work fast.