Zoe Saldana


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      Apr 25, 2010 11:56:03

    • Jonosin Jonosin says:
      I would eat her up and leave no crumbs. Believe me.
    • United States
      Dec 11, 2009 02:55:53

    • JjSpade60 says:
      I've been recommending her for years!
    • United States
      Dec 10, 2009 19:20:07

    • Purpletiger22 says:
      She is so sexy! Love to see more.

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Biography of Zoe Saldana


Birthname: Zoe Yadira Zaldana Nazario
Date of birth: 1978-06-19
Birthplace: New Jersey, USA
Height: 5' 7
Nationality: American
Profession: actress

Zoe Saldaña (born Zoe Yadira Zaldaña Nazario June 19, 1978; also known as Zoë Saldana, Zoe Saldana, and Zoë Saldaña) is an American actress, known for her recent roles as Anamaria in , Uhura in the 2009 film Star Trek, and Neytiri in the 2009 James Cameron film Avatar.

Early life

Saldaña is an American actress born in New Jersey, United States to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother. She "spent much of her childhood in the Dominican Republic before returning to the United States to pursue acting." Her first languages were English and Spanish. Saldaña enlisted in a ballet class at one of the most prestigious dancing schools in the Dominican Republic, gaining experience as a dancer, which benefited her later for her role in Center Stage. She returned to the U.S. after her sophomore year in high school and enrolled in the Faces Theater Program, an acting course.

Career

Saldaña was still a member of the program when she got her first screen experience on an episode of Law & Order, which aired October 13, 1999. She left school after her major film debut in Center Stage (2000), which subsequently led to appearances in the Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads (2002) and the drama Drumline (2002). She played the pirate, Anamaria, in the 2003 film , and has appeared in a number of television shows and movies, including The Terminal (2004) and Guess Who (2005). Saldana was also the lead in the video for Juan Luis Guerra's song "La llave de mi corazón", and played Uhura in the 2009 movie Star Trek.

Personal life

Saldaña has a keen interest in fashion and has her own fashion line called Arasmaci, where most of her designs are influenced by her Dominican heritage.

Awards and nominations

  • ALMA Awards
    • 2009, Best Actress (Film): Star Trek (nominated)
  • Black Movie Awards
    • 2006, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Guess Who (nominated)
  • Black Reel Awards
    • 2006, Best Actress: Guess Who (nominated)
  • NAACP Image Award
    • 2006, Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Guess Who (nominated)
  • MTV Movie Awards
    • 2003, Best Kiss: Drumline Shared w/ Nick Cannon (nominated)
  • Scream Awards
    • 2009, Breakout Performance-Female: Star Trek (nominated)
    • 2009, Best Science Fiction Actress: Star Trek (nominated)
  • Teen Choice Awards
    • 2009, Choice Movie Actress (Action/Adventure): Star Trek (nominated)
    • 2006, Choice Movie Actress (Breakout): Guess Who (nominated)
  • People's Choice Awards
    • 2009, Favorite Breakout Movie Actress: Star Trek (TBA)

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