Yvonne Strahovski Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski was born on 30 July 1982, in Werrington Downs, New South Wales, Australia, of Polish descent. Yvonne is an actress, best known for her role as Sarah Walker in the television series “Chuck”. She has also had parts in other films and series including “Dexter”, “I, Frankenstein” and “Batman: Bad Blood”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Yvonne Strahovski? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $8 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting, as she’s worked in films, television, animation, and video games. She also done a few projects for YouTube, and as she continues her career, her wealth is expected to increase.
Yvonne Strahovski Net Worth $8 million
Strahovski started taking acting lessons when she was 12 years old. She attended Santa Sabina College she was a straight-A student – but somewhat controversially at the time used to wear a nose ring – and after matriculating, went to the University of Western Sydney to study theatre, and during her time in the university, she co-founded a small theatre company.
While in school, her first acting opportunity came in a production of “Twelfth Night”. She would then earn a few roles in Australian shows and films, including “Double the Fist”, “HeadLand”, and “Sea Patrol”. She then visited the United States to audition for “Bionic Woman”, and at the same time sent an audition tape for the series “Chuck”; she was invited to co-read with Zachary Levi, and so became successful in auditioning for the role of Sarah Walker. She then moved to the United States, adopting the easier to pronounce surname Strahovski. Her popularity and net worth would start to increase, and she stayed with “Chuck” for its entire run.
Afterwards, Yvonne started working on various video game projects, lending her voice to “Mass Effect 2”, and “Mass Effect 3”. She also voiced the character Aya Brea in the video game “The 3rd Birthday”. In 2011, she appeared in the film “Killer Elite” alongside Jason Statham and Robert De Niro, and then took the female lead for “I, Frankenstein” before joining the cast of “Dexter” for its seventh season. She continued to make stage performances as well, most notably in a revival of “Golden Boy” which won her an award. One of her latest projects is the series “The Astronaut Wives Club”.
Strahovski actually has won multiple awards throughout her career, including Teen Choice Awards for her performance in “Chuck” and “Dexter”, and for her participation in “Mass Effect 2”. Other awards have included the Fun Fearless Female of the Year by Cosmopolitan Magazine. She was also a part of the Maxim Hot 100 list from 2009 to 2013.
For her personal life, it is known that Strahovski has not yet married. She’s been romantically linked to several names including Josh Schwartz, Matt Doran, and Tim Loden. She also speaks fluent Polish and can do the “Hollywood” Australian accent. Aside from acting, Yvonne does a bit of charity work; she is a strong supporter of PETA, appearing in their “Adopt, Don’t Buy” campaign.
She was honored, along with Liam Hemsworth, for her work in international roles with the 2012 Australians in Film Breakthrough Award.
She is a supporter of PETA and appeared in an ad for their "Adopt, Don't Buy" campaign.
In 2011 Cosmopolitan Magazine (Australia) awarded her the Fun Fearless Female of the Year along with Favorite TV Actress.
In May 2012 she was ranked #35 in Maxim's Hot 100 of 2012.
Ranked #50 in the 2011 FHM (Australia) list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #77 in Maxim's Hot 100 of 2010.
Her last name, Strahovski, is the phonetic pronunciation of her actual last name--Strzechowski.
Her parents emigrated to Australia from Warsaw, Poland. After her acting success, they moved to the US to be near her. All of of her remaining relatives reside in Poland.
Is of Polish descent and speaks fluent Polish.
Had a nose ring for five years and says that the hole is still visible from close-up.
Was a straight-A student in school.
In March 2008 she was ranked #24 on Wizard magazine's Sexiest Women of TV list.
Sent in her audition tape for the show Chuck (2007) while in the US doing an audition for two other shows. She was contacted by the producers of "Chuck" the next day to come in to "run lines" with Zachary Levi, who played "Chuck". The chemistry was undeniable and the producers called her back a week later to let her know she got the job. Six months later she moved to the US and was cast as the leading lady on "Chuck" three days later.
Most of the film directors expect their actors to want to work fast.
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.
I was a tomboy and didn't pay too much attention to my clothes.
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 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 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 don't know if this classifies as a video game, but I have a terrible obsession with Angry Birds.
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.
[on her getting the female lead in Chuck (2007)] 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 guess I am a bit of a traditionalist.
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'm pretty gross. When I talk I can be gross and crude.
I think a man is a man, and a man has a hairy chest, so let that be!
[on her character in Chuck (2007)] 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 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."
I've always been a very outdoors sort of girl. I'm more a tomboy than a girly girl.
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 feel lucky that I got to work with some of the big legends in town.