Biography of Zoe SaldanaZoe Saldana is an American actress of Puerto Rican origin, a star of the movie «Avatar», «Star Trek» and «Guardians of the Galaxy», a graceful dancer and successful model.
ChildhoodZoe was born in the family of Asalia Nazario, a Puerto Rican, and Aridio Saldana, a Dominican. However, the actress has Latvian, Irish, Jamaican, and Indian blood in her veins. Zoe was born in Passaic, New Jersey, and the first years of her life she spent in the interethnic New York borough of Queens. The girl, like her sisters Cisely and Mariel, was raised bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.
The Beginning of Acting CareerIn 1995, Zoe's family returned to New York, where she tried to break into the movies. She earned her living as a cashier in «Burger King» and performed with the Faces theater group in Brooklyn. The audience of their creative company consisted mainly of teenagers, because the themes of their plays were close to them: the harm of drug abuse and puberty troubles.
At the same time, she became a part of the New York Youth Theater. Being an actress of the musical «Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat», Zoe caught the attention of a talent agent. Her theatrical experience and ballet past helped her to get the first movie role - she played the ballerina Eva in «Center Stage» (2000), a truthful movie about the backstage of classical and contemporary ballet.
The PeakIn 2009, one after another, there were released two high-profile projects, where Zoe Saldana played a significant role: «Star Trek» (the first part of the remake of the franchise) and «Avatar».
The next breakthrough of this pretty mulatto was the role of green-skinned Gamora in «Guardians of the Galaxy» (2014) on the Marvel comics. It is interesting that before it Zoe has never read comics. She grew up in a «girlish» surrounding, and her interests were quite different.
The company of Gamora, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), a raccoon and anthropomorphic tree impressed the audience, so in 2017 the second part of the adventure movie «Guardians of the Galaxy» was released. In addition, the same actors appeared in «Avengers: Infinity War» (2018).
Between 2 parts of comics adaptations, Zoe played a dramatic role in the movie «Live by Night» (2016) by Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio. In the movie adaptation of a crime novel Sienna Miller and Ben also starred.