Who is Zoe Saldana?
Zoe Saldana who is best known for appearing in films and TV shows like “Center Stage”, “Star Trek”, “Avatar” and “Guardians of Galaxy” is a Puerto Rican/Dominican/American actress who has been active in the industry since 1999. She is best known worldwide for her role as Gamora in the MCU. She is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. With her films grossing over US$ 1 billion worldwide, she is 2019’s, second-highest-grossing actress.
|Full Name||Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario|
|Date of Birth||June 10 of 1978|
|Birth Place||New Jersey, USA|
|Parents||Aridio Saldaña and Asalia Nazario|
|Age||42 years old.|
|Height||5 feet and 6 inches|
|Net Worth||$ 35 million|
Early Life And Education
Zoe Saldana’s birth name is Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario. She was born to parents Aridio Saldaña and Asalia Nazario on the day of June 10 of 1978 in Passaic which is located in New Jersey, USA. She spent most of her childhood in Jackson Heights. She was taught Spanish and English ever since her childhood. She grew up alongside her two sisters, namely, Mariel and Cicely. Her father died in a tragic car accident when she was around 9 years old.
After this, Zoe Saldana either moved to the Dominican Republic with her daughters. She loved dancing and especially ballet. However, she quit afterward. They returned to NYC later on. While there, she studied at Newton High School. She performed in theatrical plays. She was then hired by a talent agency. After which, she got her first role in 2000.
Height, Weight, and Age
Zoe Saldana stands 5 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 60 kg. As of December of 2020, she is 42 years old. She can be recognized by her dark brown eyes, black hair, and dark skin tone.
Husband and Kids
Zoe Saldana was in a relationship with Keith Britton for 11 years. They got engaged in 2010 and their relationship ended in November of 2011. From 2010 to 2013, she dated Bradley Cooper. In June of 2013, Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego got married. They adopted each other’s surname.
Together, they have three children. She gave birth to twin brothers in 2014. They had their third son in February of 2017. She is raising her children multilingual. The two follow a gluten-free diet. Zoe is left-handed.
Zoe Saldana is active on social media platforms like Instagram. She has 7.4 million followers on Instagram and 1.2 million followers on Twitter as of January of 2021.
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Movies and Career
Zoe Saldana made her film debut in 2000 with the film titled “Center Stage” in which she played the role of Eva Rodriguez. The film was directed by Nicholas Hytner. The following year, in 2001, she acted in the film titled “Get Over It” in the role of Maggie 2002, she appeared in the film titled “Crossroads” in which she played the character named Kit. The same year, she appeared in the film titled “Drumline” in which she played the character named Laila.
2003 saw her act in the film titled “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in which she portrayed the role of Anamaria where Keira Knightley made her initial appearance as Elizabeth Swann. The following year, in 2004, she acted in the film titled “The Terminal” in which she played the character named Dolores. The same year, in the film “Temptation”, she acted in the role of Annie.
From 2005 to 2010, she acted in films like “Constellation” in which she played the role of Rosa Boxer, “Guess Who” in which she acted as Theresa Jones, “Premium” in which she portrayed the role of Charli, “After Sex” in which she acted as Kat, “Vantage Point” in which she acted as Angie Jones, “Star Trek” in which she portrayed the iconic role of Nyota Uhura And the revolutionary film “Avatar” in which she appeared as Neytiri.
2011 saw her appear in the film “Colombiana” in which she portrayed the role of Cataleya Restrepo. In 2012, she acted in the film “The Words” in which she portrayed the character of Dora Jansen. In 2013, she played the role of Vanessa in the film called “Blood Ties”. The same year, she reprised her role as Nyota Uhura in the film called “Star Trek Into Darkness”.
In 2014, she narrated the documentary film called “Unity”. The same year, she made her debut as Gamora in the MCU film titled “Guardians of the Galaxy”. In 2016, she appeared in “Nina” as Nina Simone. She yet again played the role of Nyota Uhura in the film titled “Star Trek Beyond”.
In 2017, Zoe Saldana reprised her role as Gamora in the sequel titled “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”. The same year she appeared in the films “I Kill Giants” as Mrs. Mollé and “My Little Pony: The Movie” in the voice role of Captain Celaeno. In 2018, she appeared as Gamora in “Avengers: Infinity War”. The following year, she appeared in the film “Missing Link” as Adelina Fortnight.
2019 saw her act as Gamora in the blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame”. In 2020, she acted in “Vampires vs. the Bronx” as Becky in a cameo role. She is to appear in “Avatar 2” as Neytiri in 2022 and in “Avatar 3” in 2024. She will also be appearing in a standalone film dedicated to Gamora.
Zoe Saldana’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 35 million as of January of 2021. She makes most of her fortune from acting in films and TV shows.