Zoe Saldana


Biography

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.


2025Avatar 5 as Neytiri
2024Avatar 4 as Neytiri
2021Avatar 3 as Neytiri
2020Avatar 2 as Neytiri
2020Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as Gamora
2019Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 as Gamora
2018Avengers: Infinity War as Gamora
2017My Little Pony: The Movie as Captain Celaeno (voice)
2017I Kill Giants as Mrs. Mollé
2017Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno as Herself
2017Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Gamora
2016Live by Night as Graciella Suarez
2016Quantum is Calling as Zoe Saldana
2016For the Love of Spock as Herself
2016Star Trek Beyond as Lieutenant Uhura
2016Nina as Nina Simone
2015Unity as Herself - Narrator (voice)
2014Lennon or McCartney as Herself (archive footage)
2014Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn as Herself
2014The Book of Life as Maria (voice)
2014Rosemary's Baby as Rosemary Woodhouse
2014Guardians of the Galaxy as Gamora
2014Rosemary's Baby as Rosemary Woodhouse
2014Infinitely Polar Bear as Maggie
2013Out of the Furnace as Lena Taylor
2013Blood Ties as Vanessa
2013Star Trek Into Darkness as Nyota Uhura
2012The Words as Dora Jansen
2011Colombiana as Cataleya Restrepo
2010Capturing Avatar as Herself
2010Takers as Rachel Jansen
2010The Losers as Aisha al-Fadhil
2010Burning Palms as Sarah Cotton
2010Death at a Funeral as Elaine
2009Avatar as Princess Neytiri
2009Star Trek as Nyota Uhura
2009The Skeptic as Cassie
2008Vantage Point as Angie Jones
2007Blackout as Claudine
2007After Sex as Kat
2007Constellation as Rosa Boxer
2006Six Degrees as
2006Ways of the Flesh as Donna
2006Premium as Charli
2005The Curse of Father Cardona as Flor
2005Dirty Deeds as Rachel Buff
2005Guess Who as Theresa Jones
2004Haven as Andrea
2004The Terminal as Torres
2003Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Anamaria
2003Punk'd as Herself
2002Drumline as Laila
2002Crossroads as Kit
2001Snipes as Cheryl
2001Get Over It as Maggie
2000Center Stage as Eva Rodríguez
1999Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1990Law & Order as
1953The Academy Awards as Zoe Saldana
-Hummingbird as
-Untitled Star Trek Sequel as Uhura
2025Avatar 5 as Neytiri
2024Avatar 4 as Neytiri
2021Avatar 3 as Neytiri
2020Avatar 2 as Neytiri
2020Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as Gamora
2019Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 as Gamora
2018Avengers: Infinity War as Gamora
2017My Little Pony: The Movie as Captain Celaeno (voice)
2017I Kill Giants as Mrs. Mollé
2017Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno as Herself
2017Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Gamora
2016Live by Night as Graciella Suarez
2016Quantum is Calling as Zoe Saldana
2016For the Love of Spock as Herself
2016Star Trek Beyond as Lieutenant Uhura
2016Nina as Nina Simone
2015Unity as Herself - Narrator (voice)
2014Lennon or McCartney as Herself (archive footage)
2014Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn as Herself
2014The Book of Life as Maria (voice)
2014Rosemary's Baby as Rosemary Woodhouse
2014Rosemary's Baby as Producer
2014Guardians of the Galaxy as Gamora
2014Rosemary's Baby as Producer
2014Rosemary's Baby as Rosemary Woodhouse
2014Infinitely Polar Bear as Maggie
2013Out of the Furnace as Lena Taylor
2013Blood Ties as Vanessa
2013Star Trek Into Darkness as Nyota Uhura
2012The Words as Dora Jansen
2011Colombiana as Cataleya Restrepo
2010Capturing Avatar as Herself
2010Takers as Rachel Jansen
2010Burning Palms as Sarah Cotton
2010The Losers as Aisha al-Fadhil
2010Death at a Funeral as Elaine
2009Avatar as Princess Neytiri
2009Star Trek as Nyota Uhura
2009The Skeptic as Cassie
2008Vantage Point as Angie Jones
2007Blackout as Claudine
2007After Sex as Kat
2007Constellation as Rosa Boxer
2006Six Degrees as
2006Ways of the Flesh as Donna
2006Premium as Charli
2005The Curse of Father Cardona as Flor
2005Dirty Deeds as Rachel Buff
2005Guess Who as Theresa Jones
2004Haven as Andrea
2004The Terminal as Torres
2003Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Anamaria
2003Punk'd as Herself
2002Drumline as Laila
2002Crossroads as Kit
2001Snipes as Cheryl
2001Get Over It as Maggie
2000Center Stage as Eva Rodríguez
1999Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1990Law & Order as
1953The Academy Awards as Zoe Saldana
-Hummingbird as
-Untitled Star Trek Sequel as Uhura