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Odette Juliette Annable (née Yustman), born in Los Angeles, California on May 10th, 1985 is an American actress. 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.
After her graduation from Woodcrest Christian High School in Riverside, California, she had planned to earn a degree in business finance at Loyola Marymount University, and only then resume her career in acting full time, but she dropped that idea as being irrelevant to her true passion which is acting.
Annable made her acting debut early on, 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 which soon followed with a lead role in J. J. Abrams' Cloverfield.
In addition to these roles, she made a brief 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.
She is featured in the 2009 music video for the song 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. On August 24th, 2011, the show was renewed by Fox for thirteen episodes and was scheduled to air in the midseason comedy block, but Fox canceled the series in May of 2011 and it ended its run in April of 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 22nd episode titled "Everybody Dies" in May of 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, but it was not picked up as a series. Then in March 2014, Annable was cast as Trudy Cooper in the ABC series The Astronaut Wives Club.
She was previously engaged to actor Trevor Wright. She married her former Brothers & Sisters co-star Dave Annable on October 10th, 2010.
Annable was nominated in 2008 for a Teen Choice Award at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller for Cloverfield released in 2008.
It all started with a minor role in the movie Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1990. After graduating from Woodcrest Christian High School in Riverside, California, where she was the homecoming queen, she turned to modeling - being cast in a few roles through the years.
Some of her credits include Danielle Steel's Remembrance in1996 and Dear God in1996, with a few guest appearances in Quintuplets in 2004. In 2006, Odette was cast in Jennifer Lopez's South Beach where she played "Arielle Casta."
She was then cast in the drama October Road in 2007 as "Aubrey." She has since been seen in the action monster movie Cloverfield in 2008 as "Beth McIntyre".
Annable resides in Atlanta, Georgia with a puppy named Navy, is fluent in Spanish and is interested in Sports and Fashion. Annable was ranked No.88 in FHM's Sexiest Women in the World List back in 2008.
She learned to speak Spanish at home and since half her family doesn't speak English, she says it's kind of her first language.
When asked about becoming an actress she admitted: "I figured 'you know what, why not? I'm going to go ahead and do this'. I've been fortunate enough to be successful enough to just have that pay my bills, so it has been nice, just lovely. Very warm and welcoming."
On her role in Cloverfield: "It's difficult because once you get to that place, you have to keep going. You find yourself in this emotional state, and you're not acting anymore, and you still feel so emotional. You have to overcome it and realize that you're acting and this is your job and what you're supposed to do."
"It's one of the most exciting experiences that I've ever had, because I had the opportunity to work with producers J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk and the director Matt Reeves, who are very big in the film industry."
When queried on what she wants in a man: "Great smile. That's what attracts me. Confidence, not cockiness. He's gotta be a gentleman. Open the doors. Pick me up for a date. Bring a rose maybe."
As of late she has taken on a diversity of roles in a mix of genres: a haunted twin sister in the horror film The Unborn - a hardcore, bad ass government assassin in the irreverent action comedy Operation: Endgame - a terrified girlfriend at ground zero in the monster thriller film Cloverfield; the mean girl who terrorizes Kristen Bell in the romantic comedy You Again; and a homey housewife in the espionage film called The Double.
In Operation: Endgame Annable had a great time doing the film. She did a lot of training for the film and that was very challenging, but it was also fun.
"I was sort of an athlete growing up, I played a lot of volleyball. And that was difficult, but this was a whole new ballpark, you know? You can really get hurt doing these action sequences, and if you go forward instead of back, you can get kicked in the face."
When she was a child she had hopes and dreams of becoming an actress, but feels that when you're that young you don't know if anyone really pays attention to you or whether you even take yourself very seriously. It was more of a dream than anything else. At that time she thought she was going to go to Loyola Marymount to major in business finance, because she's actually interested in the business side of the industry.
She'd love to have her own production company one day, but always thought she would never forgive herself and would always regret it, if she didn't try to become an actress. So she moved to Marina del Rey, with the thought that if it didn't work, she'd be a hop, skip, and a jump away from Loyola Marymount where she could enter school.
But as luck would have it about six months after moving into moving to LA, she got her first job. It was on a show called South Beach, but that show got canceled, fortunately she was able to jump right into pilot season and do a show called October Road. It turned out to be one of the best experiences of her life. It allowed her to meet great people that opened so many doors for her.
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