Zoe Saldana



Place of birth:

Passaic, New Jersey, USA:


Zoë Yadira Saldana was born June 19, 1978 in Passaic NJ to a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father. Her family relocated to the Dominican Republic when she was ten years old. There she practiced ballet at one of the most prestigious dance schools in the country. Saldana returned to New York at age 17, where she began involving herself in theatre groups such as Faces and the New York Youth Theatre. Her ballet training helped land her first on-screen part as Eva in the dance film, Center Stage (2000). The actress’ career continued to flourish with roles in Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) with Johnny Depp, The Terminal (2004) starring Tom Hanks, and Guess Who (2005) opposite Ashton Kutcher. Saldana continues to act and model with editorial features in Elle, Vanity Fair, V, GQ Italia, and Nylon. Saldana is most known for portraying Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She has portrayed the character in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Film Credits

Avatar 5 (2028)
as Neytiri
Avatar 4 (2026)
as Neytiri
Avatar 3 (2024)
as Neytiri
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)
as Gamora
Avatar 2 (2022)
as Neytiri
Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)
A Story Takes Flight (2019)
as Herself
Love, Antosha (2019)
as Herself
This Changes Everything (2019)
as Herself
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
as Gamora
Missing Link (2019)
as Adelina Fortnight (voice)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
as Gamora
The Legend of Red Hand (2018)
as Mia Parc
I Kill Giants (2018)
as Mrs. Mollé
My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)
as Captain Celaeno (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno (2017)
as Herself
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
as Gamora
Live by Night (2016)
as Graciella Suarez
Quantum Is Calling (2016)
as Herself
For the Love of Spock (2016)
as Herself
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
as Lieutenant Uhura
Nina (2016)
as Nina Simone
Unity (2015)
as Herself - Narrator (voice)
Lennon or McCartney (2014)
as Herself (archive footage)
Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn (2014)
as Herself
The Book of Life (2014)
as Maria (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
as Gamora
Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
as Maggie
Out of the Furnace (2013)
as Lena Taylor
Blood Ties (2013)
as Vanessa
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
as Nyota Uhura
The Words (2012)
as Dora Jansen
Colombiana (2011)
as Cataleya Restrepo
Capturing Avatar (2010)
as Herself
Takers (2010)
as Rachel Jansen
Burning Palms (2010)
as Sarah Cotton
The Losers (2010)
as Aisha al-Fadhil
Death at a Funeral (2010)
as Elaine
Avatar (2009)
as Princess Neytiri
Star Trek (2009)
as Nyota Uhura
The Skeptic (2009)
as Cassie
Vantage Point (2008)
as Angie Jones
Blackout (2007)
as Claudine
After Sex (2007)
as Kat
Constellation (2007)
as Rosa Boxer
The Heart Specialist (2006)
as Donna
Premium (2006)
as Charli
La maldición del Padre Cardona (2005)
as Flor
Dirty Deeds (2005)
as Rachel Buff
Guess Who (2005)
as Theresa Jones
Haven (2004)
as Andrea
The Terminal (2004)
as Dolores Torres
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
as Anamaria
Drumline (2002)
as Laila
Crossroads (2002)
as Kit
Britney: The Videos (2001)
as Herself
Snipes (2001)
as Cheryl
Get Over It (2001)
as Maggie
Center Stage (2000)
as Eva Rodríguez
Hummingbird ()
Fencer ()
Keyhole Garden ()
2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars ()
as Herself

Production Credits

Kaylien (2011)