Odette Annable

Odette Annable


California, USA

Birth Name

Odette Juliette Yustman



Also Known As

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Odette Yustman, born on May 10, 1985 in California, started out in the entertainment business at the age of four with a role as one of the kindergarten girls in Kindergarten Cop. Later on, she started modeling while taking on a few roles throughout the years.



Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Odette: My first audition happened to be for 'Kindergarten Cop,' and I took that role. I was only starting to learn English at that point. Spanish is my first language, so they made me a speaking character in the movie. I didn't really know I was shooting a movie. I was just having a lot of fun with 30 kids my own age.

    • Odette: If women just got into it a little more, then the world would be happier. Instead of stabbing each other behind the back, just get into a fight, and then everything is out in the open.

    • Odette: I'm kind of in between organized and messy, so if I have the right things to keep me organized, it's easier for me to stay that way. If I don't have the right tools, I'm a train wreck.

    • Odette: I think everyone should live in New York City if they ever get the chance at least once in their life. It's such a great place to live; there's a different energy about living in the city.

    • Odette: I have some girls who I look back on and I think, 'Wow, they were really horrible to me.' I would love an apology from a few girls, but whatever. I'm not holding any grudges. I'm over it.

    • Odette: I had a great time in high school. I really did. I went to a private Christian high school and I graduated in a class of 67 kids, so it was pretty small, and I knew and loved everybody.

    • Odette: I had a great time in high school. I really did. I went to a private Christian high school and I graduated in a class of 67 kids, so it was pretty small, and I knew and loved everybody.

    • Odette: I did a voice for this video game called 'Fallout 3,' and that was really fun. I had a great time, especially since I could show up in PJs and not have to worry about how I looked.

    • Odette: Beauty is what attracts men naturally, but really I think we dress for other women, not necessarily for men. We torture ourselves every single day, and I wish that we wouldn't because we should all just get along, really.

    • Odette: Hiking is something that I really, really like to do. It's distracting, you're in nature, and you get a nice workout that way. I would tell everyone to hike as much as they can - you just feel so much better when you get outdoors. I'm also into yoga.

    • Odette: 'The Exorcist' is absolutely my favorite horror film, and I watched it when I was, like, seven years old with my mother for the first time. I don't know why my mom let me watch that. I couldn't go to the bathroom by myself. I couldn't go upstairs by myself. I couldn't sleep.

    • Odette: I used to try to pick locks because I grew up on my grandparents' farm and I started my own little spy club. I would go around the farm and try to break into the shed and try spying on my grandpa. It was ridiculous.

    • Odette: Betty White is a riot. She is a good time! That is the bottom line: Betty White is a good time. She is really an incredible woman. She is so kind. She doesn't have one mean bone in her body, and she is the funniest woman in the room always. And you'll never hear one complaint from her.

    • Odette: I'm obsessed with socks. I even wear them to bed!

    • Odette: I'm Latin, for crying out loud - I can't hold anything back!

    • Odette: I'm kind of a crazy person about hand sanitizer. I carry the plain ones that smell like aloe, from Target or CVS.

    • Odette: I think I'm pretty fearless. I like to try things at least once, things that I never thought that I would try.

    • Odette: I love all sorts of music. I'm really into Damian Rice and Amos Lee.

    • Odette: I learned Spanish at home and, since half my family doesn't speak English, it's my first language.

    • Odette: I have superfine, superoily hair, so my struggle is always trying to get the volume I want. I end up not doing much with it ever.

    • Odette: I had always wanted to lend my voice to a character. I did a voice for this video game, called 'Fallout 3,' and that was really fun.

    • Odette: I can't even be around children. It's a problem. My ovaries start screaming.

    • Odette: I just love scary movies. I love the thrill.

    • Odette: If you ever were bullied, you'll always remember that feeling.

    • Odette: I'm Cuban, so I like a bit of curve. I just want my booty to have a little lift!

    • Odette: I like second chances. I've given people second chances. You have fall-outs with friends, and forgiveness is a great thing to have. It's not easy to forgive. I definitely don't forget, but I do forgive.

    • Odette: Richard Gere's got this very old-school Hollywood charm. He has a presence that when he's in a room you just feel him. I mean, I'm married, but he's sexy!

    • Odette: Rihanna is always on my playlist. I think she pumps you up and gets the day going. I also love - and I know this doesn't sound like a workout album - the Lumineers, lately, and Taylor Swift.

    • Odette: When you're bullied in high school, even if it's the smallest amount, or you're actually tortured, I feel like everybody carries that with them. They always think of that one person who treated them badly in high school.

    • Odette: When you're shooting a movie, it's two months of your life usually. You don't really have time to see anybody else. Your friends are put on hold while you're shooting, and what you have is the family that you create on set.

    • Odette: (About the difference between using body and voice in a movie) There's a lot of difference because in a film, you're aware of the camera and you're on screen and you have to use your body movements. Doing a video game you also have to use your body because I move myself a lot, throwing, jumping up and down, to acquire that energy you can always sense through a voice. In that way it is the same but there's not as much pressure when you're doing a video game. Your face doesn't have to be on screen.

    • Odette: (About the difficulties during the shooting of "Cloverfield") I don't think I realized I'd have to do so many action sequences and running all the time. You have to look exhausted and terrified so it did take a lot out of us, especially since we were shooting at night. You can imagine that when it hit 2 or 3 in the morning, and you're running, it's just unreal.

    • Odette: (on choosing acting versus continuing her education) Modeling and acting just started kicking up, and I just said 'You know what, there's always time for school, so I'm going to go ahead and pursue this.

    • Odette: (on deciding to pursue a career in acting) 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.

    • Odette: I learned Spanish at home and, since half my family doesn't speak English, it's my first language.

    • Odette: (About working on "Cloverfield") 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.

    • Odette: (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.

    • Odette: (on acting 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.

    • Odette: I grew up on a farm. I'd watch my grandfather shoot our pigs in the head. It was horrifying-until we'd eat them.

  • One of the absolute best actresses and one of the most underrated.

    Odette Annable is an actress that can play any role to its best. Nothing will be as great as Nola Longshadow on Banshee. This is one of the most versatile actresses in years I hope her next project is just as great.
  • Ugh...get rid of her!

    Ugh, Odette is a horrible actress! She has absolutely no range whatsoever...she just walks around and acts like different versions of herself. I wouldn't really care, but she's got a MASSIVE ego...she really thinks that she's the hottest thing on two legs, and it's sickening. If I never have to see that big round face and bad skin again, it will be too soon. Bleck.