American actress and dancer who is best known for her portrayals of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek and Neytiri in James Cameron’s Avatar. Zoe Saldana plays Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Guardians of the Galaxy film series.
Besides being an actress, Saldana owns multiple restaurants, a fragrance line, a clothing line, and a vodka brand. She also holds the record of being the only actress to be in three of the top five grossing movies of all time.
Zoe Saldana Biography
Zoe Saldana was born on the 19th of June 1978, in Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America. She’s currently 43 years old.
|Birth Name||Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario|
|Nickname||Zo, Zoë Saldana, Zoe Saldaña, Zoe Saldana-Perego|
|Date of Birth||June 19, 1978|
|Place of Birth||Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Age||43 years old|
Family and Education
Zoe is the daughter of Dominican father, Aridio Saldaña and Puerto Rican mother, Asalia Nazario. She has two sisters, Cisley Saldaña Nazario, and Mariel Saldaña.
Apart from formal education, Zoe learned various forms of dance like jazz, Latin, ballet from ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy in the Dominican Republic.
Zoe Saldana Husband and Kids
Zoe Saldana married Italian artist Marco Perego in June 2013 in London. Their marriage was a secret affair, which she revealed in a reversal of tradition that her husband Perego adopted her surname upon marriage. Together, they have three sons, twins Bowie, and Cy (born 2014) and Zen (born 2017).
Prior to marrying Perego, Saldana was in an on-again and off-again relationship with actor Bradley Cooper from 2011 to 2012.
She also dated American actor and CEO of My Fashion Database, Keith Britton in 2000. They dated for around 11 years, they became engaged in June 2010 before parting their ways in November 2011.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 7 inches|
Centimeters – 170 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 50 kg|
Pounds – 110 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 (US) / 5.5 (UK)|
|Dress Size||4 (US) / 8 (UK)|
Zoe Saldana started her acting career in 2000, playing the role of struggling ballet dancer, Eva Rodriguez in the film Center Stage.
Her first appearance on television came in 1999 with the American police procedural and legal drama television series, Law & Order, in which she played Belinda in an episode titled “Refuge” part 2.
Saldana has appeared in many TV commercials like Calvin Klein and Roca Wear.
- Food – NYC Chinese food, Mom’s cooked food
- Books – Go Tell It On The Mountain by Paulo Coelho, Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid, Different Seasons by Stephen King, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz.
Zoe Saldana Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $35 million as of 2023. She reportedly makes more than $4 million per year. Apart from high profile film roles, she earns a lot from lucrative brand endorsement deals.
Saldana lives in a luxury pad in Beverly Hills that cost around $8.7 million and is close to Adele’s place. The sprawling house boasts six bedrooms, eight bath homes and is equipped with every modern facility. It has got a courtyard, tennis court, outdoor sitting area, pool, and a backyard.
She owns Audi A8 luxury sedan which is powered by a 4.2 liter direct injected engine with 372 horsepower.
Zoe Saldana Facts
Saldana has Lebanese and Haitian roots and was raised bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.
After high school, she moved to New York City in 1995 and joined the FACES theatre group in Brooklyn. With the group, she began performing stages and also performed for the New York Youth Theatre group.
In 2003, she starred as Anamaria, a female pirate in the blockbuster movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Ever since her inception in mainstream cinema, she has been a part of high-profile films including Star Trak
In 2009, she won Boston Society of Film Critics’ Awards for Best Ensemble Cast for her role as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek film series, Guardian of the Galaxy film series and Avatar film series.
She played the role of alien hunter Neytiri in James Cameron’s film, Avatar and will reprise the role in Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, which are slated for release in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Her performance in James Cameron’s film, Avatar was lauded by critics that created a name for herself in Hollywood. She won multiple awards in Best Actress category including Academy of Science, Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, Empire Awards, Saturn Awards and Teen Choice Movie Actress – Sci Fi.
Zoe studied various forms of dance including Jazz, ballet, and also modern Latin dance.
She is a celebrity supporter of FINCA (The Foundation for International Community Assistance) International, which is a non-profit microfinance organization.
According to media outlets, Zoe Saldana likes doggy-style sex position the most.
Saldana has featured on the covers of several magazines for their international editions like China, Greece, France, Italy, South Africa, Spain, Russia, Singapore, UK, US, Mexico, Portugal, etc.
Zoe received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 3, 2018.