Zoe Saldana

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An American actress Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in New Jersey and raised in Queens New York. She has a strong Latin background as her father is a Dominican descent and her mother a Puerto Rican.  At a very young age she went through a great tragedy of her father’s loss. She along with her mother right after moved to Dominican Republic in search of a new beginning, there in high school she discovered her new passion for dancing and thus got herself enrolled in a prestigious dancing school, ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy where she learned Ballet, Jazz and modern Latin dancing. The dancing not only proved to be her new passion but also became a fortunate precursor for the start of her acting career.

While still in her teenage her family moved back to United States, there with her dancing interests still high and energetic she developed a new interest in theatre and acting. She initially began performing with the Face theatre troupe and New York theatre who arrange plays that convey youth with positive messages with themes dealing issues such as substance abuse and sex. These theatrical performances not only polished her acting skills but also gave her a sense of pride that she was making a difference in lives of people like her.

While still working on theatre’s Zoe Saldana got recruited by a talent agency. Her dancing and theatrical experience helped her in building her career and soon after she played her first big screen role as Eva Rodriguez the talented and headstrong ballet dancer in film Centre stage (2000). As soon as she got done with her High school she appeared in the Britney Spears movie The Crossroads which was realised in 2002, later in 2003 she played as Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean. She appeared in three films in 2004 including The terminal, Haven and Temptation.

Although it hasn’t been much long but her sheer determination has brought her up to blockbuster movie standards and she has got her starred along the best Hollywood actors which at the pace very few young professionals have experienced. Zoe Saldana has been nominated many times for many major categories and is a recipient to Teen Choice Award for movie actress-action, has won Empire awards for best actress, Boston Society of Film critics Award for best acting ensemble.

Saldana  has not only have held her strong grip in the film industry but also has gained a respect and praises from industry insiders like Jerry Bruckheimer and Steven Spielberg and actors/actresses such as Tom Hanks, Bernie Mac, Keira Knightley, Ashton Kutcher, Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom. According to many of her co-stars, producers, and directors, the sky is no limit for this young star. Zoe has challenged her talent with different subject matter and characters which up till now have been pulled off quite well.

In 2009 Zoe Saldana Appeared in the American all-time favorite Star Trek and in the mega movie of the decade Avatar as the navi chief’s daughter Neytiri. In 2010, she starred in The Losers and in august same year she appeared in a television ad of Calvin Klein’s Envy line. In 2013 she reprised her role Star Trek into Darkness sequel which was released in May. For future it is speculated that she will act in Avatar 2 in 2015.


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