Yanellie's first print job was for Toys R Us when she was only three years old. Soon thereafter she was bitten by the acting bug, and made her film debut at age four in a San Diego State University short titled Mediocre Masterpiece.
Since the young age of nine, she has followed her dream with enthusiasm and passion, and is acutely dedicated to her craft. Yanellie's numerous credits include commercials, voice-overs, independent films, television shows, music videos, web series, and PSAs.
She takes easily to memorizing lines in foreign languages including Dari, Farsi, and Spanish, is able to cry on cue, as well as convincingly convey a wide range of complex emotions.