Zoe Saldana

Actor, Dancer
After spending most of her youth training as a dancer, Zoe Saldana made the transition to acting on screen after an attention-getting performance in the stage musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. " ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1978 in New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

Avatar 4 2018 (Movie)

Neytiri (Actor)

Avatar 3 2017 (Movie)

Neytiri (Actor)

Avatar 2 2016 (Movie)

Neytiri (Actor)

Live by Night 2016 (Movie)

Graciella Suarez (Actor)

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

After Sex 2014 (Movie)

Kat (Actor)

Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

Gamora (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Makers 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Nina 2014 (Movie)

Nina Simone (Actor)

Playmakers of New Orleans 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rosemary's Baby 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2013 American Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Book of Life 2014 (Movie)

Maria (Voice)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

2012 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

2012 NCLR ALMA Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Infinitely Polar Bear 2013 (Movie)

Maggie Stuart (Actor)

Out of the Furnace 2013 (Movie)

Lena Taylor (Actor)

Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 (Movie)

Uhura (Actor)

The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Women's Concert for Change: Live From London 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Love, Marilyn 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Scream Awards 2011 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Words 2012 (Movie)

Dora Jansen (Actor)

2011 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Burning Palms 2011 (Movie)

Sarah Cotton (Actor)

Colombiana 2011 (Movie)

Cataleya (Actor)

Project Runway 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Heart Specialist 2011 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

Death at a Funeral 2010 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Takers 2010 (Movie)

Lilli (Actor)

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Losers 2010 (Movie)

Aisha (Actor)

The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 BET Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Avatar 2009 (Movie)

Neytiri (Actor)

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

Nyota Uhura (Actor)

The 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Skeptic 2009 (Movie)

Cassie (Actor)

Blackout 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Vantage Point 2008 (Movie)

Angie Jones (Actor)

Constellation 2007 (Movie)

Rosa Levane Boxer (Actor)

Illegal Tender 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Premium 2007 (Movie)

Charli (Actor)

Six Degrees 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Haven 2006 (Movie)

Andrea (Actor)

Dirty Deeds 2005 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Guess Who 2005 (Movie)

Theresa Jones (Actor)

Punk'd 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Terminal 2004 (Movie)

Torres (Actor)

Crossroads 2002 (Movie)

Kit (Actor)

Drumline 2002 (Movie)

Laila (Actor)

Snipes 2002 (Movie)

Cheryl (Actor)

Get Over It 2001 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Center Stage 2000 (Movie)

Eva (Actor)

Law & Order 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blackout (Movie)

(Actor)
Director (1)

The Ropes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

After spending most of her youth training as a dancer, Zoe Saldana made the transition to acting on screen after an attention-getting performance in the stage musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. " Saldana began landing television and feature roles almost immediately, including "Center Stage" (2000), in which she was able to showcase her years of ballet training. Despite the fast start, her career had trouble lifting off after a series of disappointing film like "Get Over It" (2001) and "Crossroads" (2002), though she did make fleeting appearances in large studio fare like "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003) and "The Terminal" (2004). Eventually, Saldana managed to break free from the confines of broad comedy and forgettable independents when she was cast to play both Lieutenant Uhura in the highly anticipated reboot of "Star Trek" (2009), and the Na'vi heroine, Neytiri, in James Cameron's box office behemoth, "Avatar" (2009); both of which bounced the actress from relative obscurity to undeniable movie star.

Relationships

Keith Britton Actor

Companion
Had been in a relationship for 10 years as of 2010 Announced their engagement on June 30, 2010 Split in November 2011 after 11 years together

Bradley Cooper Actor

Companion
First linked January 2012 while filming "The Words"; reportedly split March 2012, but reconciled a few months later No longer together as of January 2013

Asalia Nazario

Mother

Aridio Saldaña

Father
Died in a car accident when Zoe was nine

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Bradley Cooper in romantic drama "The Words"

2011

Portrayed an assassin avenging her parents' murders in "Colombiana"

2010

Co-starred in the Chris Rock produced black comedy "Death at a Funeral," a remake of the 2007 British film of the same name

2010

Cast as Aisha al-Fadhil in the adaptation of the comic book series "The Losers"

2010

Appeared in the ensemble crime thriller "Takers"

2009

Cast as Neytiri, a member of a sentient alien race named Na'vi, in James Cameron's 3-D science fiction epic film "Avatar"

2009

Portrayed Lt. Uhura, communications officer of the Starship Enterprise, in J. J. Abrams' "Star Trek"

2007

Cast in the John Singleton produced "Illegal Tender"

2006

Cast opposite Orlando Bloom in the indie thriller "Haven"

2005

Starred opposite Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac in "Guess Who," loosely inspired by the 1967 film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

2005

Starred in the teen comedy "Dirty Deeds" with Lacey Chabert

2004

Played an INS Inspector in Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal"

2003

Cast in the adventure feature "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

2002

Co-starred with Britney Spears and Taryn Manning as roadtripping best friends in "Crossroads"

2002

Co-starred as Nick Cannon's love interest in "Drumline"

2001

Landed supporting role in the hip-hop drama "Snipes"; screened at Toronto International Film Festival

2001

Featured in the teen comedy "Get Over It"

2000

Co-starred in the dance-themed drama "Center Stage"

1999

Appeared on an episode of "Law & Order" (NBC)

Returned to the U.S. after her sophomore year in high school

Joined FACES Theater Co., performing improvisational and educational skits for teens

At age 10, moved with family to the Dominican Republic

Performed with the New York Youth Theater in productions including "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

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