El Paso, Texas, USA
UCLA Alumni, B.S. 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 Yates is making her mark in Hollywood in her most recent films beginning with this year’s theatrically released comedy, “WITHOUT MEN”. The impressive cast for this independent film also stars Eva Longoria Parker, Maria Conchita Alonso, Judy Reyes, Kate Del Castillo, Oscar Nunez and Christian Slater among others. Written by Gabriela Tagliavini, Yates stars as one of the leads, Virgelina, who plays the virginal daughter of Maria Conchita Alonso's character, who pretends to be heartbroken when her fiance, Jacinto, is led away by the guerillas.
On the heels of WITHOUT MEN, are five films. In theatres May 2012 is Warner Brother’s action film produced by Joel Silver, “El GRINGO”, where Yates stars as the female lead, Anna opposite Scott Adkins and Christian Slater. She can also be seen in the film based on the famed play, “WATER & POWER”, as the assistant to the Senator, directed by Culture Clash’s Richard Montoya. Headed to festivals later this year, she stars as an undercover narcotics agent in “FREE RIDE”, based on a true story opposite Academy Award® winner Anna Paquin, Drea de Matteo, and Cam Gigandet. Yates will then dominate the screen in her upcoming role as the sexy dominatrix sorority girl Sloan, in the feature film “SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE”, written by Chris W. Freeman and to follow is “THE RED HOUSE”, a suspense thriller, Yates stars as Carissa, a pretty but high maintenance young woman who after being taken captive finds herself in a horrifying and gruesome circumstance.
Yvette, who plays the captivating lead in "NINA QUEBRADA” (aka Broken Girl), placed (2nd place) SPECIAL MENTION at the 13th Annual Los Angeles Latino Film Festival (LALIFF) 2009, was nominated in the categories of BEST ACTRESS IN FILM and BEST SHORT for the 23rd Annual Imagen Awards 2008 and in the Malibu International Film Festival 2008. Nina Quebrada tells the story against the backdrop of an illegal cockfighting ring which Lucena (Yvette Yates) must fight for her life to escape the horrors of this nightmarish world of child prostitution and human trafficking.