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Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana enjoyed a banner year in 2009, starring in back-to-back blockbusters. She capped the year starring as Neytiri in James Cameron's history-making sci-fi epic Avatar, for which Saldana won an Empire Award for Best Actress. The film, which also starred Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver, broke numerous box office records on its way to becoming the highest-grossing motion picture of all time. Among its many honors, Avatar won a Golden Globe for Best Picture – Drama and earned nine Oscar nominations, also including Best Picture.

Earlier last year, Saldana played Nyoto Uhura in the sci-fi action adventure hit Star Trek, about the early years of the legendary crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the film also starred Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Eric Bana. Saldana will next be seen in the Neil LaBute-directed comedy Death at a Funeral, in which she joins an ensemble cast that also includes James Marsden, Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, Columbus Short and Luke Wilson.

Born and raised in New York, Saldana first gained attention with her memorable feature film debut in the starring role of Eva in Center Stage, directed by Nicholas Hytner. She followed with Get Over It, Crossroads, Drumline, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and Steven Spielberg's Terminal," for which she won a 2004 Young Hollywood One to Watch Award from Movieline magazine. Her additional film credits include Haven, Guess Who and Vantage Point.

In 2009, Saldana graced the cover of ELLE as one of the magazine's Top Women in Hollywood.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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Zoe Saldana Facts

Birth NameZoe Yadira Zaldaña Nazario
BirthdayJune 19, 1978 (45)
BirthplaceNew Jersey, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Zoe Saldana compared to you?
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Selected Filmography

Guardians of the Galaxy
The Words
Star Trek Into Darkness
Live By Night
Star Trek Beyond
Book of Life
Out of the Furnace
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