Zoe Saldana

Highest Rated: 100% Premium (2007)
Lowest Rated: 0% Constellation (2005)
Birthday: Jun 19, 1978
Birthplace: New Jersey
Rarely do beauty and talent combine in a form so complimentary to each other than in the case of actress Zoe Saldana. Whether gracefully gliding across the stage in dance, pounding the boards in a play, or lighting up the screen in such popular films as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the multi-faceted Saldana seems capable of achieving anything she puts her mind to. The New Jersey native was raised in Queens until the age of ten, when her family relocated to the Dominican Republic. The move proved a fateful blessing when young Saldana discovered her love of dance and enrolled in the ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy shortly thereafter, where she would study ballet, jazz, and modern Latin dance. Following her sophomore year in high school, Saldana and her family returned to the U.S. It was while completing her primary studies stateside that Saldana became involved with the Faces theater troupe, whose aim was to make a positive impact on teenage audiences by performing improvisational skits on such issues as substance abuse and sexuality. Involvement with another troupe, the New York Youth Theater, provided more traditional stage experience through such productions as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, and it was while performing with that troupe that a talent agent recognized great potential in the burgeoning actress. In 1999, Saldana received what seemed to be the ideal first film role when she was cast as a talented but snippy dancer vying for a spot at the fictional American Ballet Company in the dance drama Center Stage. Other film roles followed, including Get Over It, Snipes, and a featured part in the Britney Spears teen drama Crossroads, which offered Saldana's first major theatrical release. Widely panned by critics but performing moderately at the box office thanks to legions of Spears fans, Crossroads proved just the fuel needed to get Saldana's struggling feature career running. The following year, she was back on the big screen in Drumline, which found her once again utilizing her dance skills as a college dance major and love interest of the talented but conflicted protagonist. Though her subsequent role as the sole female pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean offered little screen time, her performance as the only woman able to cast a spell over Johnny Depp's charismatic Jack Sparrow offered one of the film's most memorable comic scenes. Back on the indie circuit, Saldana headlined the 2003 rock musical Temptation as a talented singer facing hard times. A brief turn as a by-the-books customs officer in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal found the charming Saldana slowly warming to an immigrant stuck in bureaucratic limbo (played by Tom Hanks).She was the female lead in Guess Who in 2005 and continued to work steadily. However, in 2009 she broke through in a big way when she was cast as Uhura in J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot, and later that year she was the female lead in James Cameron's mega-smash Avatar. She followed that up with the action film The Losers in 2010, and was front and center in another action spectacle, Columbiana, the year after that. She reprised her role in the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013, and played Gamora in the 2014 smash Guardians of the Galaxy, ensuring her place in yet another action franchise.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Avatar 5 Neytiri 2025
No Score Yet Avatar 4 Neytiri 2024
No Score Yet Avatar 3 Neytiri 2021
No Score Yet Avatar 2 Neytiri 2020
No Score Yet Missing Link Adelina Fortnight 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War Gamora $665M 2018
77% I Kill Giants Mrs. Mollé 2018
No Score Yet The Honor List Producer 2018
48% My Little Pony: The Movie Captain Celaeno $21.8M 2017
84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Gamora $389.9M 2017
35% Live By Night Graciella Suarez $10.4M 2017
85% Star Trek Beyond Uhura $158.9M 2016
2% Nina Executive Producer Nina Simone 2016
No Score Yet Unity Actor 2015
81% Infinitely Polar Bear Maggie 2015
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Play All Day With Elmo Actor 2015
81% The Book of Life Maria 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora $270.6M 2014
52% Blood Ties Vanessa $29.3K 2014
No Score Yet Rosemary's Baby Rosemary Woodhouse 2014
53% Out of the Furnace Lena Taylor $8.4M 2013
85% Star Trek Into Darkness Uhura $228.8M 2013
64% Love, Marilyn Actor $2.9K 2012
24% The Words Dora Jansen $11.5M 2012
No Score Yet I Ain't Scared Of You: A Tribute To Bernie Mac Actor 2012
29% Colombiana Cataleya $36.7M 2011
No Score Yet The Heart Specialist Donna $1.1M 2011
29% Burning Palms Sarah Cotton 2011
29% Takers Lilli $57.8M 2010
48% The Losers Aisha $23.5M 2010
42% Death at a Funeral Elaine $16.1M 2010
No Score Yet Bone Deep Actor 2010
82% Avatar Neytiri $749.8M 2009
94% Star Trek Lt. Nyota Uhura $257.8M 2009
8% The Skeptic Cassie 2009
34% Vantage Point Angie Jones $72.3M 2008
No Score Yet Blackout Claudine 2007
100% Premium Charli 2007
No Score Yet After Sex Kat 2007
13% Haven Andrea $0.2M 2006
No Score Yet La Maldición del padre Cardona Flor 2006
7% Dirty Deeds Rachel Buff 2005
42% Guess Who Theresa $68M 2005
0% Constellation Rosa Boxer $0.3M 2005
60% The Terminal Torres $77.1M 2004
79% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Anamaria $305.4M 2003
82% Drumline Laila $56.2M 2002
25% Snipes Cheryl 2002
14% Crossroads Kit $37.1M 2002
No Score Yet Drumline (Special Edition) Actor 2002
44% Get Over It Maggie $11.3M 2001
42% Center Stage Eva 2000

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Performer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
30% Rosemary's Baby
2014
Rosemary Woodhouse
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2009
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Project Runway
2005
Judge
  • 2012
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004-2017
Judge
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Gabrielle Vega
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Belinca
  • 1999
  • 1998

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