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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

ZOE SALDANA (Nyota Uhura) is the epitome of a true star in Hollywood, and has built her reputation as a versatile and respected actress by choosing roles that she feels passionately about.

Saldana well known in her starring role 'Neytiri' in 2009's blockbuster and most talked about film, "Avatar" -- James Cameron's sci-fi thriller co-starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington. "Avatar "has quickly become the highest grossing film of all time winning the 2010 Golden Globe for Best Director and Best Picture. Avatar went on to receive a total of nine 2010 Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture.

In 2009, Saldana's fame grew to new levels when she starred in J.J. Abrams' blockbuster action-sci-fi film "Star Trek," which went on to receive four 2010 Academy Award® nominations. Saldana played 'Nyota Uhura' opposite Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana and Winona Ryder. She reprises the role in "Star Trek Into Darkness."

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" costarring Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Jeremy Irons released September 2012. Saldana recently finished shooting the independent dramas "Out of the Furnace "with Christian Bale and "Blood Ties" co starring Clive Owen.

Saldana was born and raised in New York. She currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.

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