Zoe Saldana is well known in her starring role as Neytiri in 2009’s blockbuster and most talked about film, “Avatar,” James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller, co-starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington.
In 2009, Saldana’s fame grew to new levels when she starred in J.J. Abram’s blockbuster action- sci-fi film “Star Trek,” which received four 2010 Academy Awards nominations. Saldana played Nyota Uhura opposite Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana and Winona Ryder.
Saldana’s other film credits include “The Losers,” “Death at a Funeral,” “Vantage Point,” “Haven,” “Guess Who,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “The Terminal,” “Dirty Deeds,” “Temptation and Constellation,” “Get Over It,” “Crossroads,” “Snipes,” “Drumline” and her breakout film role in “Center Stage.” Her television credits include appearances on the WB’s “Keeping It Real” and NBC’s “Law & Order.”
In 2004, Saldana accepted the Young Hollywood One to Watch Award, presented by Movieline magazine, for her performance in “The Terminal.” She then went on to grace the cover of Elle in 2009 as one of the magazine’s top Women in Hollywood, as well as the cover of Glamour as one of the magazine’s Women of the Year. To finish off the year, Saldana was named as MaxMara’s Face of the Future, Glamour UK’s Film Actress of the Year for 2010, and also became the new face of Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Envy.
Saldana’s recent work includes the starring role in the action film “Colombiana” for Sony Pictures where she plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murders, becomes a stone-cold assassin, and the drama “The Words,” co-starring Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Jeremy Irons, released in September 2012. Saldana was seen most recently in “Star Trek Into Darkness,” directed by J.J. Abrams; the independent dramas “Out of the Furnace” with Christian Bale; and “Blood Ties,” co-starring Clive Owen. Saldana recently wrapped shooting the highly anticipated Nina Simone biopic, “Nina.”
Saldana was born and raised in New York. She currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.
You can catch Zoe Saldana in this month’s Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, opens 31 Jul 2014
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