Zoe Saldana

PROFILE | NEWS

Zoë Yadira Saldana was born June 19, 1978 in Passaic NJ to a Puerto 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 prestigious 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.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2010: Elaine - Death at a Funeral
2011: Cataleya Restrepo - Colombiana
2010: Sarah Cotton - Burning Palms
2007: Rosa Boxer - Constellation
2025: Neytiri - Avatar 4
2016: Nina Simone - Nina
2000: Eva Rodríguez - Center Stage
2002: Laila - Drumline
2010: Aisha al-Fadhil - The Losers
2007: Claudine - Blackout
2006: Charli - Premium
2002: Kit - Crossroads
2009: Princess Neytiri - Avatar
2023: Neytiri - Avatar 3
2012: Dora Jansen - The Words
2021: Neytiri - Avatar 2
2006: Donna - The Heart Specialist
2014: Gamora - Guardians of the Galaxy
2013: Lena Taylor - Out of the Furnace
2017: Gamora - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2014: Maggie - Infinitely Polar Bear
2016: Herself - Quantum Is Calling
Hummingbird
2027: Neytiri - Avatar 5
2018: Mia Parc - The Legend of Red Hand
2023: Gamora (2014) - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Keyhole Garden
Fencer
2005: Theresa Jones - Guess Who
2009: Cassie - The Skeptic
2005: Rachel Buff - Dirty Deeds
2010: Herself - Capturing Avatar
2014: Maria (voice) - The Book of Life
2013: Nyota Uhura - Star Trek Into Darkness
2019: Adelina Fortnight (voice) - Missing Link
2004: Andrea - Haven
2016: Lieutenant Uhura - Star Trek Beyond
Nyota Uhura - Untitled Star Trek Sequel
2001: Maggie - Get Over It
2001: Cheryl - Snipes
2013: Vanessa - Blood Ties
2018: Mrs. Mollé - I Kill Giants
2007: Kat - After Sex
2016: Graciella Suarez - Live by Night
2019: Herself - This Changes Everything
2017: Herself - Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno
Herself - 2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars
2009: Nyota Uhura - Star Trek
2001: Herself - Britney: The Videos
2003: Anamaria - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2004: Dolores Torres - The Terminal
2010: Rachel Jansen - Takers
2017: Captain Celaeno (voice) - My Little Pony: The Movie
2008: Angie Jones - Vantage Point
2016: Herself - For the Love of Spock
2018: Gamora - Avengers: Infinity War
2014: Herself - Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn
2005: Flor - La maldición del Padre Cardona
2019: Gamora - Avengers: Endgame
2019: Herself - Love, Antosha
2015: Herself - Narrator (voice) - Unity
2014: Herself (archive footage) - Lennon or McCartney

TV CREDITS:
1993: Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1990: Law & Order
2006: Six Degrees
2003: Herself - Punk'd
1999: Gabrielle Vega - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2014: Rosemary Woodhouse - Rosemary's Baby
2015: Lip Sync Battle
2018: Herself - James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
2004: Herself - Guest Judge - Project Runway
2014: Herself - The Real History of Science Fiction