Zoe Saldana

Age: 35
Birthplace: New Jersey, U.S.

Zoë Yadira Saldana was born June 19, 1978 in Passaic NJ to a Peurto 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 pretigious 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.


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.


Movie Character Year
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F4dup6awdfdqahkgwqnj2hfw1qn The Terminal Torres 2004
7eentzbjb0pjow6rbak3rvnrrkz Get Over It Maggie 2001
Egis4cwxn0iberfkrq7stckjj49 Crossroads Kit 2002
Pijqmegfaxrhh4cdk0p41eskvi6 Guess Who Theresa Jones 2005
Yqxrsoqm8h67t9fickqsfuynvlb Out of the Furnace Lena Warren 2013
Ozncmk3st2siptf0n8rlo4xuskl Avatar Neytiri 2009
Indsm5wcdmtfksmm7ne8xhjubl7 The Words Dora Jansen 2012
Snmfymyvgewdov8xuclnkeiymmb Capturing Avatar Herself 2010
Mikqryseuhrrgkymc7hziob7cgr The Skeptic Cassie 2009
Popcorn Blood Ties Vanessa 0000
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F0cxlimpcw3aov6j8edpucchpgu Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora (in talk) 2014
D8f21dx2txgh2evb8iccdaaejux After Sex Kat 2007
Aul0umbgkkwmu0svv1lw5i23qvq Blood Ties Vanessa 2013
E67d7pmpwoo1cky2qqakyxhvvuy The Losers Aisha 2010
Tjiwuzc4zvujdvhxjfefudzs2bx Colombiana Cataleya Restrepo 2011
Zweporn3ona5qslzmczsplpqxce Takers Rachel Jansen 2010
Lkqgaai9s2j2lhlkie8i9rcwyex Star Trek Nyota Uhura 2009
1p7flaqsh5m53m1lu4avblsqon9 Star Trek Into Darkness Nyota Uhura 2013
Popcorn Avatar 4 Neytiri 2018
2pnfstzmfc3ydhj0ubeyjpqhwho Vantage Point Angie Jones 2008
Dg6trn3icg5btbsox570nwgvuhf Death at a Funeral Elaine 2010