ZOE SALDANA 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 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.
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. Abram's
blockbuster action-sci-fi film Star Trek, which went on to receive 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 work includes the starring role in the action
film Colombiana for Sony Pictures where she played 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 which was
highly acclaimed. Earlier this year, Saldana wrapped shooting for the highly
anticipated Nina Simone biopic, Nina. In May, Saldana starred in the second
installment of the franchise Star Trek 2 directed by JJ Abrams with Chris Pine,
Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto which was a blockbuster hit. Last
December Saldana starred alongside Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody
Harrelson and Forest Whitaker in the independent drama, Out of the Furnace
directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). She will also star in Guilaume Canet's
drama Blood Ties co starring Clive Owen, Marion Cottilard and Billy Crudup
slated for Spring 2014 release and the dark comedy Infinity Polar Bear with Mark
Ruffalo. Saldana recently wrapped the Marvel comic film, Guardians of the Galaxy
for Disney playing the role of comic book heroine, Gamora who is described as
"the most lethal assassin in the galaxy". Both films are slated for a Summer
2014 release. She is currently filming the NBC mini-series Rosemary's Baby,
which she is also producing.
Saldana was born and raised in New York. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
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