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Yvonne Strahovski has spent her life convincing others she can do it

PASADENA, Calif. – When she was in high school actress Yvonne Strahovski used to walk around with a dictionary in her hand. Every time she heard a word she didn't understand, she'd look it up and write it on the back of her hand. "And I'd use that word throughout the day so I could get it in my vocabulary," she says in the noisy lobby lounge of a hotel here.

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Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV picks for April 23-29

DON'T MISS: "Genius" – How much do you really know about Albert Einstein? If all you came up with is "E = mc 2," check out this absorbing 10-episode miniseries starring Geoffrey Rush as the acclaimed physicist. Executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, "Genius" tracks Einstein's rise from humble origins as a rebellious teen (played by Johnny Flynn), through his struggles to be recognized by the establishment, to his global fame as the man who unlocked the mysteries of the cosmos. The solid cast also includes Emily Watson, T.R. Knight and Vincent Kartheiser. 9 p.m. Tuesday, National Geographic Channel.

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