Odette Annable

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Odette Annable
Annable at the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, June 27, 2009.
BornOdette Juliette Yustman
(1985-05-10) May 10, 1985 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Dave Annable (m. 2010)
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Odette Annable
Annable at the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, June 27, 2009.
BornOdette Juliette Yustman
(1985-05-10) May 10, 1985 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Dave Annable (m. 2010)

Odette Juliette Annable (née Yustman; born May 10, 1985) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

Annable 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.[1][2] 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.[3][4]


Annable 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.[4] 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' Cloverfield.[5] In addition to this, she made a short appearance in the John C. Reilly comedy film Walk Hard. 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.[6]

She is featured in the 2009 music video for "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" by Weezer.

She starred as Melanie in the Fox comedy, Breaking In.[7][8] On August 24, 2011, the show was renewed by Fox for thirteen episodes and was scheduled to air in the midseason comedy block. Fox canceled the series May 2011 and it ended its run April 2012.

In October 2011, Annable began starring in Fox's House as Dr. Jessica Adams, a former prison doctor hired by Dr. Gregory House to join his team She made her first appearance in the eighth season premiere titled "Twenty Vicodin" and remained on the show until it ended with the twenty-second episode titled "Everybody Dies" in May 2012.

In February 2013, Annable signed on for the lead role of the ABC drama pilot Westside produced by McG and developed by Ilene Chaiken,[9] but it was not picked up as a series.[10]

Personal life[edit]

She was previously engaged to actor Trevor Wright.[11] She married her former Brothers & Sisters co-star Dave Annable on October 10, 2010.[12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Annable was nominated in 2008 for a Teen Choice Award at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller for Cloverfield (2008).



1990Kindergarten CopRosaFirst film
Dear GodAngela
2006The HolidayKissing girl
2007Reckless Behavior: Caught on TapeEmma Norman
TransformersSocialite girl
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryReefer girl
2008CloverfieldElizabeth "Beth" McIntyre
2009The UnbornCasey Beldon
Operation: EndgameTemperance
2010Group SexVanessa
And Soon the DarknessEllie
You AgainJoanna
2011Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2ChloeVoice only
The DoubleNatalie Geary
2012Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3ChloeVoice only
2013The Truth About LiesRachel Stone


2004QuintupletsKelly Helberg1 episode
2006South BeachArielle CastaSeries regular; 6 episodes
MonkCourtney1 episode
2007–2008October RoadAubrey DiazSeries regular; 19 episodes
2008Life on MarsAdrienne4 episodes
2010–2011Brothers & SistersAnnie5 episodes
2011–2012Breaking InMelanie GarciaSeries regular Season 1; Special Guest Star Season 2; 12 episodes
2011–2012HouseDr. Jessica AdamsSeries regular Season 8; 22 episodes
2013Golden BoyAda O'Connor2 episodes
New GirlShane1 episode
WestsideSophie NanceTV pilot
Anger ManagementJamie1 episode
2013–2014BansheeNola Longshadow5 episodes
2014Two and a Half MenNicole3 episodes

Video games[edit]

2008Fallout 3Amata AlmodovarVoice only


  1. ^ Ángela González (January 6, 2008). "Odette Yustman, in the company of monsters in 'Cloverfield'". New York: NY Daily News. 
  2. ^ Moreno Valley|PE.com|Southern California News|News for Inland Southern California[dead link]
  3. ^ Buchanan, Kyle. The Verge: Odette Yustman, Movieline, August 30, 2010. Accessed September 24, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Michael J. Lee (August 27, 2010). "Marine Biology, Beating Up Blonde Girls, and That Tomb Raider Rumor We're Trying to Start: An Exclusive Interview with Odette Yustman". RadioFree.com. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Odette Yustman Videos, Pics, News, Bio". AskMen. May 10, 1985. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ Michael Fleming (January 29, 2008). "New Line sets up new 'Nightmare'". Variety. Retrieved January 29, 2008. 
  7. ^ (21:41). "FOX Broadcasting Company – Breaking In TV Show – Breaking In TV Series – Breaking In Episode Guide". Fox.com. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ "BREAKING IN: Odette Annable as Melanie in BREAKING IN premiering Wednesday, April 6 (9:30–10:00 pm ET/PT) on FOX.". Spoiler TV. 
  9. ^ Nellie Andreeva (February 22, 2013). "Odette Annable & Bruce Greenwood To Star In ABC’s Pilot ‘Venice’ Directed By McG". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  10. ^ Nellie Andreeva (May 10, 2013). "ABC Notifies Pilots That Didn’t Make It". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  11. ^ VmagazinedDigital.com[dead link]
  12. ^ Julie Jordan (October 11, 2010). "Dave Annable and Odette Yustman Wed". People Magazine. Time, Inc. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 

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