Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski 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 Drumul spre nicaieri (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).
Monsters don’t get to live happily ever after.
It’s a hard acomplishment to get someone to actually love a serial killer. But Dexter is one of those few attempts that works. It’s not forced upon you – the show doesn’t shove the whole “well this serial killer had a terrible childhood…” in your face. And it doesn’t need to in order to get you to love its main character. You just do.