Zoe Yadira Saldana Nazario aka Zoe Saldana is an American actress who was born on 19th June in the year 1978. Previously, she used to work in a theatre group named Faces. Then she was seen in Law & Order Episode 1999. After that, she did her first film name Center Stage released in 2000, a year later. In this movie, she was given the role of a ballet dancer. Since then her film career had started.
She has been working in a number of science fiction movies. In 2009, she had her first of the multiple appearances in the Star Trek film series as she was playing the role of Nyota Uhura. The first appearance of her in the Avatar movie series was of playing the role of Neytiri. In the movie Guardian of Galaxy, which was released in 2014 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she was portraying Gamora. As she had appeared in some of the all-time highest-grossing films like Avengers: End Game and Avatar.
She was born on 19th June in the year 1978 at Passaic in New Jersey. She could speak Spanish as well as English making her bilingual. Her love for dance grew in the Dominican Republic and she enrolled for studying forms of dance in ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy. But she had a passion for ballet. In the year 1995, she had performed in faces with the theatre group in Brooklyn. She provided a positive message working on the theme which was dealing with the issue like adolescence sex and substance abuse. When she used to perform at New York Youth Theatre, she worked with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat production, which led Zoe Saldana, being recruited by a talent agency.
Her acting experience and her dance training let her playing her first film role in Centre Stage, where she played the role of a ballet student, Eve Rodriguez, in the year 2000. She also played a role in Britney Spears’s vehicle crossroads in the year 2002. She had worked with Nick Cannon in a comedy-drama Drumline in 2002. She had played the role of a pirate as an Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in the year 2003. She appeared in many movies such as The Terminal, Haven, Temptation, Constellation, Guess Who, Ashton Kutcher, Dirty Deeds, in a romantic comedy-drama like Premium and After Sex and a television film named Blackout. She also played the role of a supporting actor in the thriller movie Vantage Point in 2008.
She played the role of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek. She also played a role in The Terminal. These two roles she appeared in 2009, raised her profile. Her second high profile movie was Avatar where she portrayed as an Indigenous Haunted Neytiri. The movie became the highest-grossing film which grossed $2.7 billion in the whole world, of all time. The movie won 10 on 10 at the 36th Saturn Award Ceremony. The Saturn Award for the best actress was awarded to Zoe Saldana. In 2011, she played a role in The Heart Specialist. Her performance in Uhura, Star Trek was a grand success and placed 11th in highest-grossing films in 2013. In 2014, Zoe Saldana played the role of Gamora in Guardian of Galaxy which was the third highest-grossing film. She also performed in Infinity War in 2018, Avengers End Game in 2019.
In 2019, she was regarded as the second highest-grossing film actress of all time. Zoe Saldana’s movies now gross more than $11 billion all over the world. She is best known as leading actress grossed $3,059,991,447, in 15 worldwide box office rank 60. She received a star on May 3rd, 2018 on Hollywood Wall of Fame, which was to honor her legacy in the film industry.
She will be working on the role of Neytiri in the sequential series of the movie Avatar 2 as well as Avatar 3 in 2021 and 2023 respectively. All her extraordinary and magnificent work in the film industry and experience made Zoe Saldana become one of the highest-grossing film actresses.