Zoe Saldana

BirthDay:

19 Jun 1978

BirthPlace:

Passaic, New Jersey, USA

BirthName:

Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario

Bio:

Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years. While living in the Dominican Republic, Zoe discovered a keen interest in performance dance and began her training at the prestigious ECOS Espacio de Danza Dance Academy where she learned ballet as well as other dance forms. Not only did her training provide an excellent outlet for the enthusiastic and energetic youngster, it would also prove to be a fortunate precursor for the start of her professional acting career. At age 17, Zoe and her family moved back to the United States where her love for dance followed and an interest in theater performance became stronger.

She began performing with the Faces theater troupe which put on plays geared to provide positive messages for teens with themes dealing with issues such as substance abuse and sex. These performances not only gave her valuable experience but also a source of great pride knowing that she was making a difference in the lives of young people like herself. While performing with the Faces troupe and also the New York Youth Theater, Zoe was recruited for a talent agency and her dance training years before coupled with her acting experience greatly helped her land her first big screen role as Eva Rodriguez, the talented and headstrong ballet dancer in the film Center Stage (2000). Since her professional career began several years ago, Zoe's talent and determination has allowed her to be involved in blockbuster films and act with major actors, actresses and industry insiders at a pace that very few young professionals have experienced.

Zoe has not only held her own in major motion picture productions but gained the respect and praise from industry insiders such as Jerry Bruckheimer and Steven Spielberg and actors/actresses such as Tom Hanks, Bernie Mac, Keira Knightley, Ashton Kutcher, Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom. According to many of her co-stars, producers and directors, the sky is no limit for this young star who has incredible range, intense concentration, and a steely determination to be involved with projects that challenge her professionally with wide-ranging subject matters and characters. Just to ask practically anyone who she has worked for or with about her, glowing comments abound and earned friendships and respect are readily revealed. A star has been born, and growing every day.
Filmography

Actor ( 104 credits )

Avatar 4 (2022) Neytiri
Avatar 3 (2020) Neytiri
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Gamora
Avatar 2 (2018) Neytiri
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Gamora
I Kill Giants (2017) Mrs. Mollé
Live by Night (2016) Graciella Suarez
Star Trek Beyond (2016) Uhura
Nina (2016) Nina Simone
Miles Ahead (2015) Francis Taylor
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)  Herself - Competitor (1 episode, 2016)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Book of Life (2014) Maria (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Gamora
Infinitely Polar Bear (2014) Maggie
Zoe Saldana Presents My Hero (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Sit Down with the Stars (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Blood Ties (2013) Vanessa
Out of the Furnace (2013) Lena Taylor (as Zoë Saldana)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Herself - The Book of Life (1 episode, 2014)
The Words (2012) Dora Jansen
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Unscripted (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Herself
Special Look (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Conversation (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Colombiana (2011) Cataleya
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Alaska y Mario (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
1st Look (2011)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
Takers (2010) Lilli
The Losers (2010) Aisha (as Zoë Saldana)
Burning Palms (2010) Sarah Cotton
Death at a Funeral (2010) Elaine (as Zoë Saldaña)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Avatar (2009) Neytiri (as Zoë Saldana)
Star Trek (2009) Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
The Skeptic (2009) Cassie
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Vantage Point (2008) Angie Jones (as Zoë Saldana)
After Sex (2007) Kat
Xposé (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
Blackout (2007) Claudine
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest / ... (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
The Heart Specialist (2006) Donna
Premium (2006) Charli
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Six Degrees (2006)  Regina (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Dirty Deeds (2005) Rachel Buff (as Zoë Saldana)
Guess Who (2005) Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
Constellation (2005) Rosa Levane Boxer
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
20 to 1 (2005)  Neytiri (1 episode, 2010)
The Daily Habit (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2007-2013)
The Curse of Father Cardona (2005) Flor (as Zoe Saldaña)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Haven (2004) Andrea
Temptation (2004) Annie
The Terminal (2004) Dolores Torres (as Zoë Saldana)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
Project Runway (2004)  Herself - Guest Judge (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Anamaria
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Punk'd (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (7 episodes, 2009-2014)
Drumline (2002) Laila (as Zoë Saldana)
Crossroads (2002) Kit (as Zoë Saldana)
Snipes (2001) Cheryl
Get Over It (2001) Maggie (as Zoë Saldana)
Center Stage (2000) Eva (as Zoë Saldana)
106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Gabrielle Vega (1 episode, 2004)
¡Despierta América! (1997)  Various (1 episode, 2011)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Extra (1994)  Herself - The Book of Life (archive footage) (1 episod
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2014)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Making of... (1992) (1 episode, 2009)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
E! News (1991)  Herself (3 episodes, 2014)
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Law & Order (1990)  Belinca (2 episodes, 1999)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Herself - Actress / ... (1 episode, 2009)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Dominion (0)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Zoe Saldana Presents My Hero (2014) executive producer (10 episodes, 2014)
Dominion (0) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Zoe Saldana Presents My Hero (2014) (created by) (10 episodes, 2014)

Director ( 1 credit )

The Ropes (2011) (1 episode, 2012)

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