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.
Nominated for an Independent Spirit Awards 2015 for ensemble cast for Inherent Vice honored with the Robert Altman Award.
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.
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.
Parents: Dr. Carlos A. Yates & Carmen Yates.