Zoe Saldana

Biography

Zoë Yadira Saldana was born June 19, 1978 in Passaic NJ to a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father. Her family relocated to the Dominican Republic when she was ten years old. There she practiced ballet at one of the most prestigious dance schools in the country. Saldana returned to New York at age 17, where she began involving herself in theatre groups such as Faces and the New York Youth Theatre. Her ballet training helped land her first on screen part as Eva in the dance film, Center Stage (2000). The actress’ career continued to flourish with roles in Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) with Johnny Depp, The Terminal (2004) starring Tom Hanks, and Guess Who (2005) opposite Ashton Kutcher. Saldana continues to act and model with editorial features in Elle, Vanity Fair, V, GQ Italia, and Nylon.

Career Highlights

Saldana’s career climbed to new heights in 2009 when she played Uhura in Star Trek. She officially joined the A-list with her groundbreaking role as Neytiri, the Na’vi princess, in James Cameron’s Avatar (2009). Saldana brought her fictional character to life through motion capture technology. This visual effects fueled film has revolutionized the movie industry.

Personal Life

Saldana continues to frequent the Dominican Republic and has two sisters, Cisely and Mariel, who appeared wtih her in a 2007 Gap advertisement.

Currently

In the past year Saldana has become a fashion icon with the help of her stylist Petra Flannery. She’s frequently spotted front row at fashion weeks around the globe and remains impressive on the red carpet. Saldana continues to seek roles that challenge her as a woman and as an artist.

Cinestar Pictures

Cinestar Pictures LLC was formed by Zoë Saldana and other partners in May of 2006. The production company’s mission is to develop and produce media for Film and Television within a variety of genres while maintaining a standard of excellence.

Zoë Yadira Saldana was born June 19, 1978 in Passaic NJ to a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father. Her family relocated to the Dominican Republic when she was ten years old. There she practiced ballet at one of the most prestigious dance schools in the country. Saldana returned to New York at age 17, where she began involving herself in theatre groups such as Faces and the New York Youth Theatre. Her ballet training helped land her first on screen part as Eva in the dance film, Center Stage (2000). The actress’ career continued to flourish with roles in Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) with Johnny Depp, The Terminal (2004) starring Tom Hanks, and Guess Who (2005) opposite Ashton Kutcher. Saldana continues to act and model with editorial features in Elle, Vanity Fair, V, GQ Italia, and Nylon.

Career Highlights

Saldana’s career climbed to new heights in 2009 when she played Uhura in Star Trek. She officially joined the A-list with her groundbreaking role as Neytiri, the Na’vi princess, in James Cameron’s Avatar (2009). Saldana brought her fictional character to life through motion capture technology. This visual effects fueled film has revolutionized the movie industry.

Personal Life

Saldana continues to frequent the Dominican Republic and has two sisters, Cisely and Mariel, who appeared wtih her in a 2007 Gap advertisement.

Currently

In the past year Saldana has become a fashion icon with the help of her stylist Petra Flannery. She’s frequently spotted front row at fashion weeks around the globe and remains impressive on the red carpet. Saldana continues to seek roles that challenge her as a woman and as an artist.

Cinestar Pictures

Cinestar Pictures LLC was formed by Zoë Saldana and other partners in May of 2006. The production company’s mission is to develop and produce media for Film and Television within a variety of genres while maintaining a standard of excellence.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 52

Birthday 1978-06-19

Place of Birth Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.zoesaldana.com/

Also Known As

  • Zoë Saldana
  • Zoe Saldaña
  • Zoë Saldaña

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2022 Avatar 4 as Neytiri
2020 Avatar 3 as Neytiri
2018 Avatar 2 as Neytiri
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Gamora
2016 Live by Night as Graciella Suarez
2016 For the Love of Spock as Herself
2016 Star Trek Beyond as Uhura
2016 Nina as Nina Simone
2015 Unity as Herself - Narrator (voice)
2014 Lennon or McCartney as Herself (archive footage)
2014 The Book of Life as Maria (voice)
2014 Rosemary's Baby as Rosemary Woodhouse
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy as Gamora
2014 Rosemary's Baby(2 episodes) as Rosemary Woodhouse
2014 Infinitely Polar Bear as Maggie
2013 Out of the Furnace as Lena Taylor
2013 Blood Ties as Vanessa
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness as Uhura
2012 The Words as Dora Jansen
2011 Colombiana as Cataleya Restrepo
2010 Capturing Avatar as Herself
2010 Takers as Rachel Jansen
2010 The Losers as Aisha
2010 Burning Palms as Sarah Cotton
2010 Death at a Funeral as Elaine
2009 Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition as Neytiri
2009 Avatar as Neytiri
2009 Star Trek as Nyota Uhura
2009 The Skeptic as Cassie
2008 Vantage Point as Angie Jones
2007 Blackout as Claudine
2007 After Sex as Kat
2007 Constellation as Rosa Boxer
2006 Six Degrees(3 episodes)
2006 Haven as Andrea
2006 Ways of the Flesh as Donna
2006 Premium as Charli
2005 The Curse of Father Cardona as Flor
2005 Dirty Deeds as Rachel Buff
2005 Guess Who as Theresa Jones
2004 The Terminal as Torres
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Anamaria
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Herself
2002 Drumline as Laila
2002 Crossroads as Kit
2001 Snipes as Cheryl
2001 Get Over It as Maggie
2000 Center Stage as Eva Rodríguez
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1990 Law & Order(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(3 episodes) as Zoe Saldana

Production

2014 Rosemary's Baby … Producer
2014 Rosemary's Baby(2 episodes) … Producer

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