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Odette Yustman Biography

On May 10, 1985, Odette Juliette Yustman was born in Los Angeles, California. Thanks to her Cuban mom, Lydia and Italian-French father, Victor, Odette was blessed with an ideal blend of beauty. Before she could be famous, she had to go to school first -- on screen. As a precocious student in the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Kindergarten Cop, Odette Yustman savored her first taste of acting and continued the hobby intermittently in films like Dear God and TV movies like Remembrance.

Although she was testing the waters for a future in entertainment, Odette Yustman wanted to finish her education first, and her California upbringing culminated in her graduation from Woodcrest Christian High School. With her schooling out of the way, Odette Yustman got into modeling while seeking out more acting roles. Odette Yustman's next role would be her first big leap forward.

odette yustman on south beach
2006 marked Odette Yustman's big showbiz break when she won a lead role on the UPN drama South Beach. As a feisty model on the Jennifer Lopez-produced series, the role promised big things for Odette Yustman. The show did give her some online recognition as a frequently searched celebrity, but the ratings didn't hold any water and the series was canceled.

Although South Beach was only a short-lived career boost, Odette Yustman jumped right back into acting with a steamy performance opposite Antonio Sabato Jr. in Lifetime's Reckless Behavior: Caught on Tape. Odette Yustman's sexy role had her playing a respected teacher on a Spring Break fling that comes back to haunt her. By 2007, Odette Yustman was on a recurring TV series again, this time playing the gifted writer Aubrey on the Laura Prepon and Bryan Greenberg-led series October Road. Odette Yustman was grateful for the steady work, but she wanted some films to go along with it, and the next year would grant Odette Yustman all of her cinematic wishes.

odette yustman in cloverfield
By mid-2007, Odette Yustman had already wrapped up a bit part in Transformers when she auditioned for a role in Cloverfield, a top-secret film from producer J.J. Abrams. She had no knowledge of the movie's plot before signing on, but the resulting media hype for the film made Odette Yustman a more visible face

Not content with taking on the robust dangers of the Cloverfield monster, Odette Yustman fights more evil foes in 2009. She fights horror icon Jason Voorhees in a reboot of Friday the 13th. And she battles a demonic possession in an as-yet untitled film alongside Gary Oldman. The future is bright for the lovely Odette Yustman and no matter how fast her career (and the camera) might move, we'll be doing our best to keep up.


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