Graduated from Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas in 1996 and from UCLA with a B.S. in Physiological Science.
Father, Dr. Carlos A. Yates- President of Azteca Films (1986-1989); Instituto Mexicano De Cinematografia. IMCINE. Hollywood, CA., New York, N.Y., Chicago ILL., San Antonio, TX., Denver, COL.
Yvette received a City Proclamation by Mayor John Cook and Council of the City of EL PASO, TX that September 26, 2012 shall be known as "YVETTE YATES DAY" as she has brought recognition to the City of El Paso and has become a Community Ambassador.
Parents: Dr. Carlos A. Yates & Carmen Yates.
Yvette's paternal great-grandparents, Solomon Yeates and Sarah Powney, who were of Jewish ancestry and from Birmingham, England migrated in later years to Yucatan, Mexico.