Zoe Saldana

Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario

Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario(born June 19, 1978),known asZoë SaldanaorZoe Saldana(/sælˈdænə/sal-DAN), is an American actress and dancer. She had her breakthrough roles in the filmsCenter Stage(2000) andCrossroads(2002). She later gained prominence for her roles as Anamaria inPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl(2003), Nyota Uhura inStar Trek(2009) and its sequelStar Trek Into Darkness(2013), Neytiri in James Cameron 'sAvatar(2009) and its upcoming sequels, and Gamora inGuardians of the Galaxy(2014).

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 Zoe Saldana's Early life

that she quit ballet because she did not have the feet and had too much pride and ambition to just be in the corps de ballet .The family returned to New York City after her sophomore year in high school .In 1995, she began performing with the FACES theater group in Brooklyn ,which put on plays geared toward providing positive messages for teens via themes dealing with issues such as substance abuse and adolescent sexuality . Concurrently, she performed with the New York Youth Theater; her appearance in their production ofJoseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoatled a talent agency to recruit her. Her previous dance training, and her acting experience, helped her land her first film role, playing Eva Rodriguez, the talented and headstrong ballet student in the filmCenter Stage(2000).

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 Zoe Saldana's Career

Saldana at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

(titled "Merger") which first aired in 1999.Saldana's first film role was inCenter Stage(2000), directed by Nicholas Hytner , about a group of young dancers from various backgrounds who enroll at the fictitious American Ballet Academy in New York City. She left school afterCenter Stage, subsequently appearing in the Britney Spears vehicleCrossroads(2002) and the comedy-dramaDrumline(2002). InPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl(2003), she played Anamaria , a female pirate who signs up to join Will Turner and Mr. Gibbs for a chance to confront Jack Sparrow for stealing her ship. Saldana appeared in three films in 2004, includingThe Terminal,HavenandTemptation. She appeared inConstellation,Guess Whowith Ashton Kutcher andDirty Deedsin 2005 and inPremiumin 2006.

and the alien huntress Neytiri in James Cameron 'sAvatar, both of which raised her profile considerably.Coincidentally, it was Steven Spielberg who taught her the Vulcan salute five years earlier when he directed her inThe Terminal, in which her character was a Trekkie .

She also appeared inTakers,Death at a FuneralandBurning Palms. In August 2010, her television ad for Calvin Klein 's "Envy" line debuted.In 2011, Saldana starred in the romantic comedyThe Heart Specialistand she also starred in the crime drama filmColombianaas Cataleya Restrepo, a professional assassin. In 2012, she starred in the romantic drama filmThe Words.

and will reprise her role of Neytiri inAvatar 2in 2015.In May 2014, she starred in a television miniseries adaptation ofRosemary's Baby.

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 Zoe Saldana's Personal life

magazine "God as my witness, I am going to try to do everything I can to keep this ass together for as long as I possibly can—without going against nature."She watches what she eats but does not diet and does Pilates regularly saying "It's the closest thing to dance."

Saldana at the 2014 Alma Awards, shown pregnant with twins

She said that her children will be bilingual as Saldana and her husband plan to speak both Spanish and English around their children.

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 Zoe Saldana's Filmography

Film

Saldana at the82nd Academy Awards, 2010
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000 Center Stage Eva Rodriguez
2001 Get Over It Maggie
2001 Snipes Cheryl
2002 Crossroads Kit
2002 Drumline Laila
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Anamaria
2004 Terminal, TheThe Terminal Dolores Torres
2004 Haven Andrea
2004 Temptation Annie
2005 Constellation Rosa Boxer
2005 Guess Who Theresa Jones
2005 Dirty Deeds Rachel Buff
2005 The Curse of Father Cardona Flor
2006 Premium Charli
2006 Heart Specialist, TheThe Heart Specialist Donna
2007 After Sex Kat
2007 Blackout Claudine
2008 Vantage Point Angie Jones
2009 Star Trek Nyota Uhura
2009 Skeptic, TheThe Skeptic Cassie
2009 Avatar Neytiri
2010 Losers, TheThe Losers Aisha
2010 Takers Lily Jansen
2010 Death at a Funeral Elaine
2010 Burning Palms Sara Cotton
2011 Colombiana Cataleya Restrepo
2012 Words, TheThe Words Dora Jansen
2013 Blood Ties Vanessa
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Nyota Uhura
2013 Out of the Furnace Lena Warren
2013 Nina Nina Simone In post-production
2014 Unity Narrator Documentary
2014 Infinitely Polar Bear Maggie Stuart
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora
2014 The Book of Life Maria (voice)

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999 Law & Order Belinca 2 episodes
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gabrielle Vega Episode: "Criminal"
2006–2007 Six Degrees Regina 5 episodes
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself Episode: "Zoe Saldana Wears A Tan Blouse & Glasses"
2014 Rosemary's Baby Rosemary Woodhouse 2 episodes; Also producer

Video games

YearTitleRole
2013 Star Trek Nyota Uhura

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 Zoe Saldana's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2003 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss (with Nick Cannon ) DrumlineNominated
2005 Black Movie Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleGuess WhoNominated
Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion PictureNominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Performance – FemaleNominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best ActressNominated
2009 ALMA Awards Actress in FilmStar TrekNominated
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble CastWon
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress – Action/AdventureNominated
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best EnsembleNominated
People's Choice Award Favorite Breakout Movie ActressNominated
Scream Award Best Science Fiction ActressNominated
Breakout Performance – FemaleNominated
Best EnsembleNominated
2010 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Best ActressAvatarWon
BET Awards Best ActressNominated
Black Reel Awards Best ActressNominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Star TrekNominated
Empire Awards Best ActressAvatarWon
Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureNominated
Kids' Choice Awards Cutest Couple (with Sam Worthington )Nominated
Favorite Movie ActressNominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Female PerformanceNominated
Best Kiss (with Sam Worthington )Nominated
Scream Award Best Science Fiction ActressNominated
Saturn Award Best ActressWon
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress – Sci-FiWon
Choice Movie Actress – Action/Adventure The LosersNominated
Choice Movie Actress – Comedy Death at a FuneralNominated
Visual Effects Society Awards AvatarWon
2011 ALMA Awards Favorite Movie Actress – Drama/Adventure TakersNominated
BET AwardsBest Actress The LosersNominated
Death at a FuneralNominated
Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture The LosersNominated
SFX Awards Best Actress AvatarNominated
2012 BET Awards Best ActressColombianaNominated
Black Reel Awards Nominated
Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion PictureNominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress – ActionWon
ALMA Awards Favorite Movie Actress Drama/AdventureWon
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie Star: Female Star Trek Into DarknessNominated

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 Zoe Saldana's References

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  2. "The Official Website of Zoe Saldana – Biography". Archived from the original on March 23, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
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  4. Zoe Saldana (2014). Zoe Saldana Finds a True Match for her Skin Tone. USA: L'Oréal Paris. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. Eggenberger, Nicole (May 14, 2013). "Zoe Saldana Poses Topless for Allure, Says She Might "End Up" Raising Kids With a Woman". Allure Magazine. Retrieved May 14, 2013. "It doesn't matter how much backlash I will get for it," "I will honor and respect my black community because that's who I am."" 
  6. "Zoe Saldana Biography Actress, Model (1978–)". The Biography Channel. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  7. Menounos, Maria. "Conversations with Maria". Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
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  10. "Zoë Saldana Biography : People.com". People. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  11. Zoe Saldana Heats Up the Sundance Film Festival With 'The Words'
  12. "Merger". Law & Order. Season 10. Episode 4. 1999-10-13. NBC.
  13. "Zoë Saldana Cast in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" movie". March 2, 2008. Retrieved July 4, 2008. 
  14. "Actress Zoe Saldana's Star Turn". Women's Health. April 13, 2009. 
  15. Weintraub, Steve (March 25, 2010). "Zoe Saldana On Set Interview THE LOSERS – Read or Listen Here". Collider. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  16. "Zoe Saldana Calvin Klein TV Ad Revealed! Bares Secrets for Nothing to Hide". UrbLife.com. August 29, 2010. 
  17. Kit, Borys (April 3, 2013). "Zoe Saldana in Talks to Star in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  18. White, Brett (May 3, 2013). "'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Zoe Saldana Confirms She's Going Green". mtv.com. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  19. "Sam Worthington & Zoë Saldana To Return For ‘Avatar’ Sequels; Fox Eyeing End Of Year Start". Deadline. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  20. Zoe Saldana Supports FINCA's Hand Up for Haiti Campaign "FINCA International website," March 20, 2011.
  21. "Avatar's Zoe Saldana Is Engaged!". USMagazine.com. June 30, 2010. 
  22. "Zoe Saldana, Fiance Split After 11 Years Together". Us Weekly. November 12, 2011. 
  23. "Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana Dating Again!". USMagazine.com. September 25, 2012. 
  24. "Buzz:Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana Split Again". People.com. January 3, 2013. 
  25. Webber, Stephanie (September 10, 2013). "Zoe Saldana Marries Marco Perego in Secret Wedding Ceremony!". US Weekly. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  26. "Zoë Saldana Marries Marco Perego". People Magazine. September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  27. Owoseje, Toyin. "Zoe Saldana Pregnant: Actress Finally Confirms Baby Rumours". IBTimes Co., Ltd. 
  28. US Magazine (2014). "Zoe Saldana addresses pregnancy in ice bucket challenge video". MSN. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  29. Johnson, Zach. "Zoe Saldana Says Her Twins Will Be Bilingual". 
  30. King, Susan (March 1, 2010). "Visual effects, sound and cinematography awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 8, 2010. [dead link]
  31. "VES Awards-Nominees-2010" (PDF). Visual Effects Society. January 19, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 
  32. "Pariah’s Nine Noms Lead the Black Reel Awards Field". The Black Reel Awards. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

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