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Zoe Saldana


Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. 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 there, Zoe ... See full bio »

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Avatar Neytiri
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Star Trek Uhura
(2009)

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 2025 Avatar 5 (pre-production)
Neytiri
 2024 Avatar 4 (pre-production)
Neytiri
 2021 Avatar 3 (filming)
Neytiri
 2020 Avatar 2 (filming)
Neytiri
 2017 My Little Pony: The Movie
Captain Celaeno (voice)
 2017 I Kill Giants
Mrs. Mollé
 2017 Sia: Free Me (Video short)
Mother
 2016 Live by Night
Graciela
 2016 Quantum Is Calling (TV Movie)
Zoe Saldana
 2016 Star Trek: Beyond
Lieutenant Uhura
 2016/I Nina
Nina Simone
 2014 The Book of Life
Maria (voice)
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
Gamora
 2014 Rosemary's Baby (TV Mini-Series)
Rosemary Woodhouse
- Night Two (2014) ... Rosemary Woodhouse
- Night One (2014) ... Rosemary Woodhouse
 2014 Infinitely Polar Bear
Maggie Stuart
 2013 Out of the Furnace
Lena Taylor (as Zoë Saldana)
 2013/I Blood Ties
Vanessa
 2013 Star Trek: Into Darkness
Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
 2013 Star Trek (Video Game)
Uhura (voice)
 2012 The Words
Dora Jansen (as Zoë Saldana)
 2011 Colombiana
Cataleya
 2010 Takers
Lilli
 2010 Idiots (Video short)
Kaye
 2010 Burning Palms
Sarah Cotton
 2010/I The Losers
Aisha (as Zoë Saldana)
 2010 Death at a Funeral
Elaine (as Zoë Saldaña)
 2009 Avatar
Neytiri (as Zoë Saldana)
 2009 Star Trek
Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
 2009 The Skeptic
Cassie
 2008 Vantage Point
Angie Jones (as Zoë Saldana)
 2007/III Blackout
Claudine
 2007 After Sex
Kat
 2006-2007 Six Degrees (TV Series)
Regina
- Slings and Arrows (2007) ... Regina
- What You Wish For (2006) ... Regina
- Masquerade (2006) ... Regina
- The Puncher (2006) ... Regina
- What Are the Odds? (2006) ... Regina
 2006 The Heart Specialist
Donna
 2006 Premium
Charli
 2005 The Curse of Father Cardona
Flor (as Zoe Saldaña)
 2005 Dirty Deeds
Rachel Buff (as Zoë Saldana)
 2005 Guess Who
Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
 2005 Constellation
Rosa Levane Boxer
 2004 Temptation
Annie
 2004/I Haven
Andrea
 2004 The Terminal
Dolores Torres (as Zoë Saldana)
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Gabrielle Vega
- Criminal (2004) ... Gabrielle Vega
 2002 Drumline
Laila (as Zoë Saldana)
 2002/I Crossroads
Kit (as Zoë Saldana)
 2001 Snipes
Cheryl
 2001 Get Over It
Maggie (as Zoë Saldana)
 2000 Center Stage
Eva (as Zoë Saldana)
 1999 Law & Order (TV Series)
Belinca
- Merger (1999) ... (uncredited)
- Refuge: Part 2 (1999) ... Belinca (as Zoë Saldana)
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Other Works:

Print ads for L'Oreal Paris' Infallible Pro-Matte Lip gloss. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 4 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Zoë Saldana | Zoe Saldaña | Zoë Saldaña

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on James Cameron creating strong female characters] I don't know if its something that he's been consciously aware of, to be honest. What do know is that he's been impacted by interesting women all his life, because you can tell he's in tune with his feminine side. I've learned this about men who write good roles for women - there's a very beautiful sentimentality to them. Their exteriors are ... See more »

Trivia:

Saldana and her Star Trek (2009) co-star Rachel Nichols both went on to work with Stephen Lang. Saldana, with Lang in Avatar (2009); Nichols, with Lang in Conan the Barbarian (2011). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays strong, dominant heroines.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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