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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 October 1978El Paso, Texas, USA
Nickname YY
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Yvette Yates (El Gringo, Without Men) continues to make strides joining the cast as LUZ of multi-Academy Award Nominated Director Paul Thomas Anderson whose Warner Bros. feature, INHERENT VICE, was released Dec.12, 2014, and nationwide Jan.9, 2015. With its myriad of recognitions, it has also received 2 Academy Award nominations (2015), Golden Globe Best Actor nomination (2015), 4 Critics Choice nominations (2015) and has won the National Board of Review: Best Adapted Screenplay, Los Angeles Film Critics: Best Music Score and lastly, the Director, Casting Director, and Cast were honored with the Robert Altman Award during the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Thomas Pynchon adaptation includes the sprawling lineup Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterson, Josh Brolin, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Jena Malone and many more.

Moreover, Yates stars as Zabeth in the comedy vampire feature, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, opposite Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Joey Kern (Cabin Fever), and Joel Murray (Mad Men) and written by Dr. G-d Comedy Troupe. The film's World Premiere was at the Slamdance Film Festival Opening Night on Jan.23, 2015 and was nabbed by Shout! Factory. In addition, Anchor Bay films in association with Twentieth Century Fox theatrically released the action thriller, IN THE BLOOD. Yvette can be seen as Leta with a prominent cast: MMA fighter-turned-actress Gina Carano (Haywire), Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Danny Trejo (Machete) , Stephen Lang (Avatar), Luis Guzman (How To Make it in America), and Amaury Nolasco (Transformers). In the vein of Taken, In The Blood is set in motion with a husband disappearing while vacationing in the Caribbean with his wife (Carano) who sets out in a relentless pursuit of the men whom she believes kidnapped and killed him. John Stockwell (Into the Blue, Turistas) directs from a script by Bennett Yellin and James Robert Johnston.

Notably, she starred as the female lead in the theatrically released action film, El Gringo, opposite Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2) & Christian Slater as part of Joel Silver's Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films called AFTER DARK ACTION. Receiving rave reviews from The New York Times "were it not for a bartender played with verve by Yvette Yates. Her appealing insolence and tasteful love scene provide relief..." Yvette's credits include the comedy Without Men, starring opposite Eva Longoria, Kate Del Castillo & Christian Slater. She can also be seen in the films: Free Ride alongside Academy Award winner Anna Paquin; Water & Power based on Mark Taper play; and Sorority Party Massacre. Yvette's other body of works include Rockstar's popular videogame Red Dead Redemption and Comedy Central's The Nick Show Kroll.

Chiefly, Yvette was honored by the Mayor & City Council of El Paso with a Proclamation as a Community Ambassador naming September 26, 2012 as "YVETTE YATES DAY". In 2008, Yvette was nominated for Best Actress in Film and Best Short at the 23rd Annual Imagen Awards and Malibu International Film Festival for her role as Lucena in the film "Niña Quebrada".

Yvette was born in El Paso, Texas. Being from a border town, she grew up both there and in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua. She came to Los Angeles and attended U.C.L.A., receiving a B.S. in Physiological Science and published in the Journal of Molecular Immunology.

Community Outreach With a strong commitment to giving back, Yvette dedicates her time in between work to her hometown of El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua where she participates in discussions and panels in high schools, synagogues,churches, theatre groups, the El Paso film commission, community colleges, UTEP to the Plaza Classic Film Festival.

*In May 2014 at the National Museum of Mexican Art's "Gala de Art" - themed "Suenos y Esperanzos" ("Dreams and Hopes") - was a dream come true, shattering fundraising records and bolstering the museum's exhibitions and educational programs with more than 700 black-tie-clad guests. Serving as Co-Emcees of the evening were Actress Yvette Yates and host of ABC News Primetime"What Would You Do?" John Quiñones. Such notables included Mayor Rahm Emanuel, actors Billy Zane and and former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. A live and silent auction helped the big-ticket night raise the largest to date, more than $600,000, to support the museum's immersive collections of Mexican, Latino and Chicano art.

*She has served continuously on the judging committee for the local Boyle Heights' Film Festival "Reel Rasquache Film and Art Festival".

*In August of 2014, Yvette partook as Mistress of Ceremony for Congregation B'nai Zion's Eleventh Annual Sephardic Anusim Conference and CEREMONY for the dedication of The Sephardic Anusim Cultural Heritage Center in the Holocaust Museum in El Paso, TX.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (5)

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.
Nominated for an Independent Spirit Awards 2015 for ensemble cast for Inherent Vice honored with the Robert Altman Award.

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