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Zoe Saldaña

Born: 1978

Biography

Zoë Yadira Saldaña-Perego (born June 19, 1978) is an American actress. Known primarily for her work in science fiction film franchises, she has appeared in the three highest-grossing films of all time (Avatar, Avatar: The Way of Water and Avengers: Endgame), a feat not achieved by any other performer. Films she has appeared in have grossed more than $14 billion worldwide and, as of 2023, she is the second-highest-grossing film actress, and the fourth actor overall. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2023. A trained dancer, Saldaña began her acting career in two 1999 episodes of Law & Order. Her first film role was in Center Stage (2000) in which she played a ballet dancer. She received early recognition for her work opposite Britney Spears in the road film Crossroads (2002). Beginning in 2009, Saldaña achieved a career breakthrough with her roles as Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek film series and Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar film series. She portrayed Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023). In addition to franchise work, Saldaña has starred in the science fiction film The Adam Project and the romantic drama miniseries From Scratch, both for Netflix in 2022.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Resources

Movies

Snipes

Cheryl in Snipes

Colombiana

Cataleya Restrepo in Colombiana

Burning Palms

Sarah Cotton in Burning Palms

Constellation

Rosa Boxer in Constellation

Nina

Nina Simone in Nina

Quantum Is Calling

Herself in Quantum Is Calling

Hummingbird

in Hummingbird

The Absence of Eden

Esmee / Carmen in The Absence of Eden

Fencer

in Fencer

Sabaya

in Sabaya

The Bluff

Ercell in The Bluff

The Legend of Red Hand

Mia Parc in The Legend of Red Hand

Center Stage

Eva Rodríguez in Center Stage

Drumline

Laila in Drumline

The Losers

Aisha in The Losers

Blackout

Claudine in Blackout

Premium

Charli in Premium

Crossroads

Kit in Crossroads

Avatar

Neytiri in Avatar

Avatar 3

Neytiri in Avatar 3

The Words

Dora Jansen in The Words

Avatar: The Way of Water

Neytiri in Avatar: The Way of Water

The Heart Specialist

Donna in The Heart Specialist

Guardians of the Galaxy

Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy

Out of the Furnace

Lena Taylor in Out of the Furnace

Avatar 4

Neytiri in Avatar 4

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Infinitely Polar Bear

Maggie in Infinitely Polar Bear

Avatar 5

Neytiri in Avatar 5

Missing Link

Adelina Fortnight (voice) in Missing Link

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Emilia Perez

Rita in Emilia Perez

Inside Pandora's Box

Self in Inside Pandora's Box

Guess Who

Theresa Jones in Guess Who

The Skeptic

Cassie in The Skeptic

Death at a Funeral

Elaine in Death at a Funeral

Dirty Deeds

Rachel Buff in Dirty Deeds

Capturing Avatar

Self in Capturing Avatar

The Book of Life

Maria (voice) in The Book of Life

Star Trek Into Darkness

Leuitenant Nyota Uhura in Star Trek Into Darkness

2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars

Self in 2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars

Vivo

Rosa (voice) in Vivo

Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

Self in Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Self - 'Gamora' in Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Haven

Andrea in Haven

Star Trek Beyond

Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in Star Trek Beyond

Blood Ties

Vanessa in Blood Ties

I Kill Giants

Mrs. Mollé in I Kill Giants

Britney: The Videos

Herself in Britney: The Videos

The Adam Project

Laura in The Adam Project

Live by Night

Graciella Suarez in Live by Night

Star Trek

Leiutenant Nyota Uhura in Star Trek

Amsterdam

Irma St. Clair in Amsterdam

The Terminal

Dolores Torres in The Terminal

This Changes Everything

Self in This Changes Everything

Get Over It

Maggie in Get Over It

Sesame Street: Play All Day with Elmo!

Self in Sesame Street: Play All Day with Elmo!

Vantage Point

Angie Jones in Vantage Point

For the Love of Spock

Herself in For the Love of Spock

Avengers: Infinity War

Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War

My Little Pony: The Movie

Captain Celaeno (voice) in My Little Pony: The Movie

Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn

Herself in Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn

After Sex

Kat in After Sex

The Curse of Father Cardona

Flor in The Curse of Father Cardona

Avengers: Endgame

Gamora in Avengers: Endgame

Vampires vs. the Bronx

Becky in Vampires vs. the Bronx

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Takers

Lilli in Takers

I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac

Self in I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac

Love, Antosha

Self in Love, Antosha

Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

Self in Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

Good Burger 2

Zoe Saldaña in Good Burger 2

Always at The Carlyle

Self (archive footage) in Always at The Carlyle

Unity

Narrator (voice) in Unity

TV Shows