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Zoe Saldaña Profile
Zoe Saldaña is an American actress. After performing with the theater group Faces she appeared in two 1999 episodes of Law & Order. Her film career began a year later with Center Stage (2000) in which she portrayed a ballet dancer.
Zoe Saldaña Age
Saldaña is 45 years old as of 2023. She was born on 19th June 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on 19th June every year.
Zoe Saldaña Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Zoe Saldaña Family
The majority of her early childhood was spent in Jackson Heights, New York. She was raised bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. She has two sisters, Cisely and Mariel. Additionally, their father died in a vehicle crash around her ninth birthday, and their mother moved with the children to the Dominican Republic. About her racial identity, Saldaña stated, “There’s no one way to be black. I’m black the way I know how to be.”
While she was raised by her stepfather Dagoberto Galán, her biological father Aridio Saldaña was Dominican, while her mother Asalia Nazario is Puerto Rican. In an interview with Wired, she stated that she is 3/4 Dominican and 1/4 Puerto Rican. Saldaña discovered her love of dance in the Dominican Republic, then enrolled in the ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy studying forms of dance, but describes ballet as her passion. She told Vanity Fair 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 at Newtown High School.
In 1995, she performed with the Faces theater group in Brooklyn, with plays providing positive messages for teens via themes dealing with issues such as substance abuse and adolescent sex. During these years, she performed with the New York Youth Theater; her appearance in their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat led a talent agency to recruit her. Her dance training and her acting experience helped her land her first film role, playing ballet student Eva Rodriguez in Center Stage (2000).
Zoe Saldaña Dating History
In June 2010, Saldaña was engaged to her longtime boyfriend Keith Britton, an actor and the CEO of My Fashion Database. Furthermore, in November 2011, she and Britton announced they had ended their relationship after eleven years. Saldaña was in a relationship with actor Bradley Cooper from December 2011 to January 2013.
Moreover, in 2017, Saldaña founded BESE, a digital media platform designed to “combat the lack of diversity in the mainstream media” with an interest in positive stories within the Latino community. Additionally, in September 2020, Saldaña used her social media presence to participate in the VoteRiders #IDCheck Challenge to help spread the word about voter ID requirements for the upcoming presidential election
Zoe Saldaña Husband and Children
In March 2013, Saldaña began dating Italian artist Marco Perego. They married in June 2013 in London. In July 2015, Saldaña revealed Perego adopted her surname upon marriage. Thereafter, Zoe became Zoe Saldaña-Perego and Marco became Marco Perego-Saldaña. Their children would be Perego-Saldaña. Saldaña and Perego have three sons, twins born in November 2014 and a third born in February 2017. Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana, Cy Aridio Perego-Saldana, Zen Perego-Saldana.
Saldaña has stated her children will be multi-lingual because she and her husband speak Spanish, Italian, and English around them. In July 2016, during an interview with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, Saldaña revealed she has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease, along with her mother and sisters. Additionally, to combat the effects of this disease, Saldaña said she and her husband adhere to a gluten- and dairy-free diet. Saldaña is a supporter of FINCA International, a microfinance organization. Saldaña is left-handed. In 2015, during International Left-Handers Day, she tweeted in support of the Left-Handers Movement.
Zoe Saldaña Career
After receiving early recognition for her work opposite Britney Spears in the road film Crossroads (2002), Saldaña achieved her career breakthrough. Additionally, her work in numerous science fiction films began in 2009 with her first of multiple appearances as Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek film series and her first appearance as Neytiri in the Avatar film series. She portrays Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Saldaña was a member of Faces after her exposure in an episode of Law & Order (titled “Refuge, Part 2”) in 1999.
Additionally, Saldaña’s first film role was in Center Stage (2000), directed by Nicholas Hytner, about dancers at the fictitious American Ballet Academy in New York City. She appeared in the Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads (2002). The film earned negative reviews from critics but was a box-office success. Saldaña starred in the comedy-drama Drumline (2002), alongside Nick Cannon, earning mixed reviews. Moreover, in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), she played Anamaria, a pirate joining Will Turner and Mr. Gibbs for a chance to confront Jack Sparrow for stealing her ship. She appeared in The Terminal as Dolores Torres.
An immigration officer, and Star Trek fan, a role helping Saldaña during her portrayal in the Star Trek reboot (2009). In 2004, she had roles in Haven and Temptation; both earned little-to-no box-office success. In 2005, Saldaña appeared in Constellation, Guess Who with Ashton Kutcher, and Dirty Deeds.
She starred in the romantic comedy-dramas Premium (2006) and After Sex (2007). Saldaña starred in Blackout, a television film set in New York City during the Northeast Blackout of 2003. Moreover, the film premiered at the 2007 Zurich Film Festival and debuted on BET in 2008. Saldaña had a supporting role as Angie Jones in the action thriller Vantage Point (2008).[
Zoe Saldaña Avatar
Saldaña’s second high-profile film in 2009 was James Cameron’s Avatar portraying the indigenous hunter Neytiri. Avatar was well received by critics, accumulating an approval rating of 83% on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. It grossed $2.7 billion worldwide to become the highest-grossing film of all time, as well as in the United States and Canada.
It also became the first film to gross more than $2 billion worldwide. The film was nominated for ten Saturn Awards and won all ten at the 36th Saturn Awards ceremony. Moreover, Saldaña’s Saturn Award for Best Actress win marked a rare occurrence for an all-CG character. Furthermore, she will reprise her role as Neytiri in the sequels Avatar: The Way of the Water and Avatar 3, scheduled for 2022 and 2024 respectively.
Zoe Saldaña Guardians of the Galaxy
In 2014, Saldaña played Gamora in the hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Saldaña portrayed the Gamora character with make-up rather than computer-generated imagery (CGI) or performance capture. The film became the third-highest-grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, behind The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Furthermore, it was the third-highest-grossing 2014 film (behind Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies). Additionally, the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014. Additionally, Saldaña returned as Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, released in May 2017.
She reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and its sequel Avengers: Endgame released in April 2019. Additionally, the film earned positive reviews. Saldaña was nominated for numerous awards including the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie. Additionally, favorite Action Movie Actress at the People’s Choice Awards, and Best On-Screen Transformation at the MTV Movie Awards.
In May 2014, she performed in Rosemary’s Baby, a television adaptation of Ira Levin’s horror novel. Saldaña also co-produced the four-hour two-part show. In 2014, Saldaña was recognized by Elle magazine during The Women in Hollywood Awards. Furthermore, honoring women for achievements in film, spanning all aspects of the motion-picture industry, including acting, directing, and producing.
Zoe Saldaña Movies and TV Shows
- Center Stage Eva Rodriguez
- Get Over It, Maggie
- Crossroads Kit
- Drumline Laila
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Anamaria
- The Terminal Dolores Torres
- Haven Andrea
- The Heart Specialist Donna
- After Sex Kat
- Star Trek Nyota Uhura
- Avatar Neytiri
- Death at a Funeral Elaine
- Blood Ties Vanessa
- Star Trek Into Darkness Nyota Uhura
- Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora
- Avengers: Infinity War Gamora
- The Adam Project Laura
Zoe Saldaña Net Worth
Saldaña has an estimated annual salary of $ 5o million to $ 100 million earned from her career as an Actress.
Zoe Saldaña Social Media Platforms
Saldaña is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 1.3 Million followers on Twitter, 9 Million followers on Instagram, and 5.7 Million followers on Facebook.