Biography

Actress Odette Yustman experienced a brief taste of show business before the age of six, when she was tapped to play one of the impossibly cute tots in the Arnold Schwarzenegger fish-out-of-water comedy Kindergarten Cop (1990). Aside from a brief role as a daughter in Garry Marshall's Dear God (1996), however, she subsequently remained off-screen until her early twenties. At that point, Yustman's on-camera activity re-crescendoed, first with star billing on the short-lived prime-time soaper South Beach (as an aggressive, power-playing fashion model), then with bit parts in such features as The Holiday (2006), Transformers (2007), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007). Yustman achieved more prominent billing with a supporting turn in the sci-fi horror movie Cloverfield (2008), playing one of several friends who find their lives turned upside down by a carnivorous, rampaging beast. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi