ZOE SALDANA (Eva) was born in New Jersey and raised in
Queens, New York. At the age of ten, she moved with her family to the Dominican
Republic. After winning a dance scholarship to a prestigious dance school,
Saldana studied all forms of dance, including ballet, jazz, modern and Latin
dance. After her sophomore year of high school, Saldana moved back to the States
and continued to study dance and voice. While studying in New York, she joined a
theatre group called FACES Theater Co. The group performs improvisational skits
for teenagers that teach them how to deal with problems such as sexual, domestic
and substance abuse, violence and teen truancy. Her enjoyment of singing and
dancing led Saldana to the New York Youth Theatre where her sister was a member.
The company put on a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat" with Saldana in the chorus. During a performance of the show,
Saldana was discovered by her manager. Saldana has appeared on television in The
WB's "Keeping it Real" and NBC's "Law & Order."
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