ZOE SALDANA (Gamora) 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" won the 2010 Golden Globe for Best Director and Best Picture and
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 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.