An exotic and fresh-faced presence in features and on television, Odette Yustman essayed girl-next-door types with a touch of grit in such high-profile projects as "Cloverfield" (2008), "The Unborn" (2009) and "You Again" (2010). After a brief stint as a child actress, Yustman entered the acting business via the failed primetime soap "South Beach" (UPN, 2006). Bit roles based largely on her aesthetic charms preceded more substantial work on TV in "October Road" (ABC, 2007-08), among others. The big-budget monster rally "Cloverfield" put her in the spotlight, which led to a flurry of work in indie and mainstream projects. Comfortable in comedy, action and drama, Yustman was a talent whose full potential was waiting to be explored.