Only one of those popular shows will live another season (apparently without Strahovski), but this real-life international woman of mystery didn't have to go undercover to find her next role. "Some of it was hard to imagine how it would play out," Strahovski said of the content.
She also appeared in a College Humor sketch in April 2011, parodying the music styles of Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber.
In 2010, Strahovski received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Action TV Actress for Chuck, as well as a nomination for Spike Video Game Awards for Best Performance by a Human Female for Mass Effect 2.
"It's definitely different from anything I've done," Strahovski said over the phone last week from Los Angeles, happy to be back at her home-away-from-homeland base after a late-night flight. An Australian native whose Polish parents emigrated to the Land Down Under before she was born, the 33-year-old glamour girl with a dazzling smile brought some spicy acting chops to the portrayal of Crowley, a troubled woman who has more complex sides -- and private demons -- than your typical '40s femme fatale.
And perhaps in danger of forever being typecast as an ass-kicking super-spy a la Chuck's Sarah Walker or 24's Kate Morgan, Strahovski seemed to relish a chance to transform into the other woman.
Sex, lies and video cards enter the picture, along with Wren's villainous boss Sebastian Hobbs (Steven Berkoff), who must have graduated with honors from the Sydney Greenstreet school of scenery chewing. We had to always go, go, go, with limited budget and limited days to shoot. We all sort of became a big Chuck family with our cast and crew.
Of course, Crowley's cry for help is an excuse for Wren to see this damsel in distress out of her clothes. And everybody worked hard, you know." After following that physically demanding role with another, one spy tie seemingly has been cut for Strahovski, who played coy when asked if she was approached about 24: Legacy.
In 2011, Strahovski was nominated again for the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Action TV Actress.
In 2011, Cosmopolitan Magazine (Australia) awarded Strahovski the Fun Fearless Female of the Year along with Favorite TV Actress.
Whether Wren realizes it or not, Crowley is hiding something even as she shares information about the fate of her freaky husband Simon (Scott).