Zoe Saldana Yadira is a prolific American actress. She is famous for appearing in movies such as Colombiana, Guardians of the Galaxy, and its sequels, and also for her work in the science fiction film Avatar and set to appear in its yet-to-be-released sequels. Saldaña is one of the greatest American actresses ever and one of the most-paid actresses as well.
Zoe Saldana Age, Net Worth and Bio
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Zoe Saldana was born on 19th June 1978, in Passaic, New Jersey to parents Aridio Saldaña and Asalia Nazario. She spent almost all her early childhood in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City. She was raised in a bilingual speaking household as her parents speak English and Spanish. She has two siblings; sisters, Cisely and Mariel. She lost her father in a vehicle crash when she was nine years old, which led to her family moving back to the Dominican Republic. Her mother remarried and Saldaña was raised by her stepfather Dagoberto Galán. Her biological father was from the Dominican, while her mother is Puerto Rican.
Saldaña performed with the Faces theater group in Brooklyn, in 1995 with plays aimed at giving positive messages to teens through themes dealing with issues including substance abuse and adolescent sex. At the time, she performed with the New York Youth Theater; her role in their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat got her noticed and recruited by a talent agency.
Zoe Saldana Movies and TV Shows
Saldana has appeared or is set to be cast in the following films and television series;
Point (2008) Star Trek, The Skeptic, Avatar (2009) The Losers, Takers, Death at a Funeral, Burning Palms (2010) Colombiana (2011) The Words, Blood Ties, Star Trek Into Darkness, Out of the Furnace, Comedy Bang! Bang! (2013) Rosemary’s Baby, Unity, Infinitely Polar Bear, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Book of Life (2014) Nina, Star Trek Beyond, Live by Night (2016) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I Kill Giants, My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Avengers: Infinity War, Missing Link, Avengers: Endgame (2019) Vampires vs. the Bronx, Home Movie: The Princess Bride (2020) Maya and the Three, Vivo (2021) From Scratch, The Adam Project, Amsterdam, Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 dagger (2023) Lioness (TBA) Avatar 3 dagger (2024) Avatar 4 dagger (2026) Avatar 5 (2028).
Zoe Saldana Awards/Nominations
In 2006, Saldana won the Boston Society of Film Critics for Best Ensemble Cast. For her performance in Star Trek, she received the 2009 Empire Awards for Best Actress. That same year she received the Saturn Awards for Best Actress and Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi.
In 2012, for her outstanding performance in the film Colombiana, Saldaña won Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Action and the ALMA Awards for Favorite Movie Actress Drama/Adventure. In 2015, she won the Imagen Foundation Awards for Best Actress – Feature Film. Also in 2017, she won her third Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi.
In 2022, she won the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards for Best Motion Capture Performance for her performance in Avatar: The Way of Water.
Saldaña has two pending awards nominations and over fifty nominations to her name.
Zoe Saldana Personal Life
In June 2010, the actress was engaged to her longtime boyfriend, fellow actor, and the CEO of My Fashion Database, Keith Britton. About a year later, Saldaña and Britton announced their relationship of eleven years was over.
A month after her relationship with Britton came to an end she started a relationship with actor Bradley Cooper which ended in January 2013.
In March 2013, Saldaña started dating Italian artist Marco Perego. She and Perego made it legal in June 2013 in London. After their nuptials they both adopted each other’s surname; Zoe became Zoe Saldaña-Perego and Marco became Marco Perego-Saldaña. Their children used Perego-Saldaña. Saldaña and Perego have three children, in November 2014 they welcomed their twin boys and their third child was a son born in February 2017. Saldaña and Perego are raising their children to be multilingual, as they both speak Spanish, Italian, and English around them.
Zoe Saldana Net Worth
Saldana movies have grossed more than $13 billion worldwide and she is currently the second-highest-grossing film actress of all time. As of 2023, the actress’s net worth is $25 million.