Zoe Saldana is an American actress of Dominican – Puerto Rican descent who is best known for her roles in blockbuster science fiction and super hero movies.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened May 5, 2017 citywide.
Zoe Saldana Grew from Ballet into Acting
Zoe Saldana is an accomplished actress who has evolved into a producer. She has a long resume. These are some of the highlights.
Saldana was born in Passaic, New Jersey in 1978, but was raised in Jackson Heights and the Dominican Republic. As a teenager she trained as a ballerina. Dance training gave Saldana an athleticism that would serve her career well.
Saldana’s first significant acting work came in a 1999 episode of Law & Order. Her first film role was playing a young ballerina in Crossroads (2000).
Saldana’s breakout came in 2009 when she played Nyota Uhura in J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek, and starred as alien hunter and love interest Neytiri in James Cameron’s Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time. She is the face of Avatar.
Saldana made a strong impression playing a professional assassin in Colombiana (2012).
In 2014 Saldana starred and co-produced a TV miniseries version of Rosemary’s Baby.
In 2014, Saldana played Gamora in the hit Marvel Comics movie Guardians of the Galaxy. She reprises her role as the star’s love interest and mother character of the group in Vol. 2 (2016).