Odette Yustman Career Milestones
Born: Odette Juliette Yustman
Date of Birth: 10 May 1985
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5′ 8½” (1,74 m)
Odette Juliette Annable (née Yustman; born May 10, 1985), better known by her birth name Odette Yustman, is an American actress.
She was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Lydia, is Cuban. Her father, Victor Yustman, who is of Italian and French descent, was born in Bogotá, Colombia and raised in Nicaragua. She is fluent in Spanish.
She graduated from Woodcrest Christian High School in Riverside, California. After graduating, she had planned on getting a degree in business finance at Loyola Marymount University before she decided to pursue a career in acting.
Yustman made her acting debut at an early age, playing a young, Spanish-speaking student named Rosa in Kindergarten Cop, and later moved on to various television shows and movies such as South Beach and October Road. In 2007, she starred in the Lifetime original movie Reckless Behavior: Caught on Tape and followed it quickly with a lead role in J. J. Abrams’ Cloverfiel.
She also provided the voice of the character Amata in Fallout 3. On January 29, 2008, Variety announced that she would appear in The Unborn, which was released in 2009. Much Internet buzz was generated by the release of an international poster for Unborn that seemed to exploit her physical attractiveness.
She is featured in the music video for “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” by Weezer. She starred as Melanie in Fox Broadcasting Company’s comedy, Breaking In. Although the series is technically cancelled, Fox extended the option on the cast until November 15, 2011, presumably allowing it to return at a later date. On August 24, 2011, The show was renewed by Fox for 13 episodes, scheduled to air in the midseason comedy block.
Commencing in the fall of 2011, she will star in Fox’s House as Dr. Gregory House’s newest recruit. Scheduling is such that she will be available to continue in her role in Breaking In if it is brought back for a second season.