Zoe Saldana is an American actress and dancer best known for her co-starring role in the 2009 blockbuster Avatar, from director James Cameron.
She later gained prominence for her roles as Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Nyota Uhura in Star Trek and its sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar and its sequels, and Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy.
She also played the title role in the 2014 miniseries adaptation of Rosemary's Baby, based on the best-selling novel by Ira Levin.
Saldana is probably best known for her co-starring role in the 2009 blockbuster Avatar, from director James Cameron. Avatar is the biggest box-office hit of all time, earning more than $760-million domestically. The film also won the Oscar for Best Picture and the Golden Globe for Best Drama Film.
In 2009, Saldana's fame grew to new levels when she co-starred in J.J. Abrams' blockbuster Star Trek, which went on to receive four Oscar nominations. Her other film credits include Star Trek Into Darkness and Out of the Furnace, co-starring Christian Bale and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart).
Among the films in which Saldana previously co-starred are Death at a Funeral, Vantage Point, Haven, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Terminal, Temptation, Constellation, Drumline, Colombiana, The Words, and the feature that served as her breakout: Center Stage.
Her television credits include appearances on Keeping It Real and Law & Order.
In 2004, Saldana accepted the Young Hollywood One to Watch Award for her performance in The Terminal. She then went on to grace the cover of Elle magazine in 2009 as one of its top Women in Hollywood, as well as the cover of Glamour as one of the magazine's Women of the Year.
She also appears in the Nina Simone biopic, Nina and in the Guillaume Canet drama Blood Ties, with Clive Owen and Marion Cotillard, and co-starred in the dark comedy Infinity Polar Bear, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival.
Born and raised in New York, Saldana currently resides in Los Angeles.