Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Highest Rated: 100% For the Love of Spock (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% Constellation (2005)

Birthday: Jun 19, 1978

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, USA

After spending most of her youth training as a dancer, Zoe Saldana made the transition to acting on screen after an attention-getting performance in the stage musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Saldana began landing television and feature roles almost immediately, including "Center Stage" (2000), in which she was able to showcase her years of ballet training. Despite the fast start, her career had trouble lifting off after a series of disappointing film like "Get Over It" (2001) and "Crossroads" (2002), though she did make fleeting appearances in large studio fare like "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003) and "The Terminal" (2004). Eventually, Saldana managed to break free from the confines of broad comedy and forgettable independents when she was cast to play both Lieutenant Uhura in the highly anticipated reboot of "Star Trek" (2009) and its sequels, Gamora in Marvel's action comedy smash "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014), and the Na'vi heroine, Neytiri, in James Cameron's box office behemoth, "Avatar" (2009). These blockbusters bounced the actress from relative obscurity to undeniable movie star, but she also took the time to appear in smaller-scale prestige projects such as Luc Besson's action thriller "Colombiana" (2011), family drama "Infinitely Polar Bear" (2014), and Ben Affleck's Prohibition-set drama "Live By Night" (2016).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Avatar 2 Neytiri (Character) - 2022
94% 90% Avengers: Endgame Gamora (Character) $858.4M 2019
89% 67% Missing Link Adelina Fortnight (Voice) $16.6M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Honor List Executive Producer - 2018
85% 91% Avengers: Infinity War Gamora (Character) $678.8M 2018
46% 76% My Little Pony: The Movie Captain Celaeno (Voice) $21.8M 2017
85% 87% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Gamora (Character) $389.8M 2017
77% 75% I Kill Giants Mrs. Mollé (Character) - 2017
100% 82% For the Love of Spock Herself (Character) - 2016
2% 23% Nina Nina Simone (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
86% 80% Star Trek Beyond Lieutenant Uhura (Character) $158.8M 2016
35% 41% Live by Night Graciela (Character) $10.4M 2016
82% 71% Infinitely Polar Bear Maggie (Character) $1.4M 2014
91% 92% Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora (Character) $333.2M 2014
82% 77% The Book of Life Maria (Voice) $50.1M 2014
52% 39% Blood Ties Vanessa (Character) $41.2K 2013
84% 89% Star Trek Into Darkness Nyota Uhura (Character) $228.8M 2013
54% 52% Out of the Furnace Lena Warren (Character) $11.3M 2013
24% 49% The Words Dora (Character) $11.4M 2012
28% 67% Colombiana Cataleya (Character) $36.7M 2011
38% 35% Burning Palms Sarah Cotton (Character) - 2010
43% 45% Death at a Funeral Elaine (Character) $42.7M 2010
28% 62% Takers Lilli (Character) $57.7M 2010
48% 54% The Losers Aisha (Character) $23.6M 2010
8% 27% The Skeptic Cassie (Character) $6.2K 2009
82% 82% Avatar Neytiri (Voice) $760.5M 2009
94% 91% Star Trek Uhura (Character) $257.7M 2009
No Score Yet 32% After Sex Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 49% Blackout Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 37% The Heart Specialist Donna (Character) $1.1M 2006
100% 64% Premium Charli (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 25% The Curse of Father Cardona Unknown (Character) - 2005
0% 40% Constellation Rosa (Character) $306.5K 2005
7% 44% Dirty Deeds Rachel Buff (Character) $145.4K 2005
42% 49% Guess Who Theresa (Character) $68M 2005
13% 60% Haven Andrea (Character) $136.8K 2004
61% 74% The Terminal Dolores Torres (Character) $77M 2004
79% 86% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Anamaria (Character) $305.4M 2003
14% 40% Crossroads Kit (Character) $37.2M 2002
82% 70% Drumline Laila (Character) $56.4M 2002
44% 51% Get Over It Maggie (Character) $11.6M 2001
25% 78% Snipes Cheryl (Character) $70.1K 2001
42% 82% Center Stage Eva (Character) $17.2M 2000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet StoryBots Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017-2018 2013-2015 2009-2011
83% 82% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016-2017 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2016
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Hero Host,
Producer
2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Hollywood's Greatest Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosemary's Baby Rosemary (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013-2014 2009
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Project Runway Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2010
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2010
42% No Score Yet Six Degrees Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gabrielle Vega (Guest Star) 2004

QUOTES FROM Zoe Saldana CHARACTERS

Gamora says: I have lived most my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die among my friends.

Gamora says: No! I know what you're trying to do, Star-Lord! And I am not going to succumb to your... pelvic sorcery!

Gamora says: I know who you are Peter Quill, and I am not some starry-eyed waif here to succumb to your... your... pelvic sorcery.

Gamora says: What do you do with it?

Peter Quill/Star-Lord says: Do? Nothing. You listen to it. Or you dance.

Gamora says: I'm a warrior and an assassin. I do not dance.

Peter Quill/Star-Lord says: Really? Well on my planet, there's a legend about people like you. It's called... Footloose. And in it, a great hero, named Kevin Bacon, teaches an entire city full of people with sticks up their butts that dancing, is the greatest thing there is.

Gamora says: Who put the sticks up their butts?

Gamora says: Who put sticks in their butts? That's just cruel.

Gamora says: And by the way...your ship is filthy.

Peter Quill/Star-Lord says: Filthy? She has no idea. If we had a blacklight, it would look like a Jackson Pollock painting.

Gamora says: Who put sticks in their butts? That just seems cruel.

Gamora says: Quill, your ship is filthy.

Peter Quill/Star-Lord says: She has no idea. If I turn on a black light, this place will look like a Jackson Pollock painting

Gamora says: We're just like Kevin Bacon!

Gamora says: I will not sucomb to your pelvic sorcery.

Gamora says: I will not succumb to your pelvic sorcery.

Gamora says: I'm gonna die, surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy.

Mimi says: If I win this competition, I get a record deal!

Kit says: Mimi, you're pregnant. What, are you just gonna be some big fat pregnant superstar?

Kirk says: This isn't going to be a problem, is it, you two working together?

Uhura says: Absolutely not.

Spock says: Unclear.

Uhura says: You brought me here so I could speak Klingon. So let me speak Klingon.

Uhura says: Spock! He's our only chance left to save Kirk!

Delores Torres says: Let me ask you something, Mr. Navorski. Why do you wait here two hours every day when I've told you there's nothing I can do for you - that your new visa will not arrive until your country is recognized by the United States?

Viktor Navorski says: You... you have two stamp. One red, one green.

Delores Torres says: So?

Viktor Navorski says: So, I have chance go New York, 50-50.

Delores Torres says: [laughs] Yes, that's a beautiful way to look at it. But America doesn't work that way.

Danny Delanay says: How was your trip?

Cataleya says: Hot.

Dora Jansen says: We don't have any money.

Jack Sparrow says: Anamaria!

Anamaria says: (Slaps him)

Anamaria says: [slaps him]

Will Turner says: I'm guessing you didn't deserve that.

Jack Sparrow says: (Clutching face) Oh no, I deserved that one.

Jack Sparrow says: [clutching face] Oh no, I deserved that one.

Jake Sully says: I see you.

Neytiri says: I see you.

Uhura says: I sure hope you know what you're doing, 'Captain.'

James Kirk says: So do I.

Delores Torres says: Let me ask you something, Mr. Navorski. Why do you wait here two hours every day when I've told you there's nothing I can do for you - that your new visa will not arrive until your country is recognized by the United States?

Viktor Navorski says: You... you have two stamp. One red, one green.

Delores Torres says: So?

Viktor Navorski says: So, I have chance go New York, 50-50.

Delores Torres says: Yes, that's a beautiful way to look at it. But America doesn't work that way.

Cataleya says: Eat

Cataleya says: Eat.

Neytiri says: "I see you."

Neytiri says: I see you.

Eva Rodriguez says: Congratulations. Cooper's ballet.

Erik says: Yeah, kind of amazing.

Eva Rodriguez says: It should be good.

Erik says: I guess... Jody says he has theories about making ballet for the people. I do ballet because it has nothing to do with the people. Give me tiaras and boy in tights any day.

Jake Sully says: I see you.

Neytiri says: [Smiling, a single tear streaks down her cheek] I see you.

Neytiri says: [smiling, a single tear streaks down her cheek] I see you.

Cataleya says: You are exactly where I want you to be.

Cataleya says: I want you exactly where you are.

Cataleya says: i want to be a killer, will you help me?

Cataleya says: I want to be a killer. Will you help me?

Elaine says: Because your going to be a father

Elaine says: You're going to be a father.

Oscar says: I'm pregnant?

Cataleya says: I was nine, and my parents were killed... in front of me.

Cataleya says: I'm doin' this my way.

Jake Sully says: How do I know if it chooses me?

Jake Sully says: How will I know if he chooses me?

Neytiri says: It will try to kill you.

Neytiri says: He will try to kill you.

Jake Sully says: Outstanding.

Jake Sully says: [deadpan] Outstanding.

Neytiri says: Sky People cannot learn, they do not see.

Neytiri says: Sky People cannot learn, you do not See.

Neytiri says: To become "taronyu" hunter, you must choose your own Ikran and he must choose you.

Neytiri says: To become 'taronyu' hunter, you must choose your own Ikran and he must choose you.

Jake Sully says: When?

Neytiri says: When you are ready.

Neytiri says: It is Toruk, Last Shadow.

Jake Sully says: Yeah, right. It's the last one you'll ever see.

Neytiri says: My grandfather's grandfather was Toruk Macto, Rider of Last Shadow.

Jake Sully says: He rode this?

Neytiri says: Toruk chose him, it has only happened five times since the time of first songs. Toruk Macto was mighty. He brought the clans together in a time of great sorrow. All Na'vi people know this story.

Neytiri says: You are Omaticaya now. You may make your bow from the wood of Hometree. And you may choose a woman. We have many fine women. Ninat is the best singer.

Jake Sully says: I don't want Ninat.

Neytiri says: Peyral is a good hunter.

Jake Sully says: Yes, she is a good hunter, but I've already chosen. But this woman must also choose me.

Neytiri says: [smiles] She already has.

Jack Sparrow says: I love weddings! Drinks all around!

Anamaria says: You stole. My. BOAT!

Will Turner says: That's not good enough!

Uhura says: I'm impressed. For a moment there, I thought you were just a dumb hick who only has sex with farm animals.

James Kirk (young) says: Well, not only.

Neytiri says: Never thank for this. This is sad. They did not ned to die.

Neytiri says: Don't thank. You don't thank for this! This is sad. Very sad only.

Neytiri says: You're like a baby, making noise, don't know what to do.

Neytiri says: You are like a baby. Making noise, don't know what to do.

Neytiri says: You have a strong heart. No fear. But stupid! Ignorant like a child!