Zoe Saldana was born to parents Aridio Saldana and Asalia Nazario in Passaic, New Jersey in the year 1978 on 19th June. She was raised in the economic capital of New York. Her family, along with her, relocated to the Dominican Republic when she was 10 years old and they lived there for around seven years.
Zoe realized of her keen interest in dancing when she was in the Dominican Republic and she began to train at the esteemed Espacio de Danza dance Academy, also addressed as ECOS. This is where she learned dance forms such as ballet and others. The training of hers proved to be highly useful not just, as an artist, but it provided her a stepping-stone for her first movie. Zoe moved back to the USA when she was 17 years old and she went on to become a strong dance performer as well as theatre performer.
She later joined a theatre group with the name Faces and started performing in plays that set of optimistic messages for teens on sex and substance abuse. Zoe played the role of Eva Rodriguez in this movie who was a headstrong and a talented ballet dancer. This role kick-started her career and her passion for acting along with strong determination is what lead her towards doing some very successful movies with major roles. She has been a part of some huge blockbusters. She did not just deliver some great performances, but also got to appreciate from industry’s big names such as Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Ashton Kutcher, Keira Knightley, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and many more.
Zoe Saldana has acted in numerous super-hit movies and following are her top 5 movies that are always going to be remembered by her fans and the entire industry.
Top 5 movies of Zoe Saldana
1. Guardians of the Galaxy: The movie is directed by talented director James Gun and the plot is written by Nicole Perlman and James Gunn. It starred Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt, and Zoe Saldana. The plot revolves around a group of criminals from different galaxies that have been forced to carry out a mission together to stop an obsessive soldier from hijacking the universe.
2. Avatar: This big-blockbuster movie is written as well as directed by award winning director James Cameron. The movie starred Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, and Sam Worthington. The story is about a marine suffering from paraplegia who is sent to the Pandora of the moon on a distinctive mission. During this mission, he is torn between protecting the world that is on the verge of being exploited and following his orders. Avatar became a huge hit taking Zoe into a limelight among the leading actors.
3. Star Trek: The movie is written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and is directed by J.J Abrams and starred Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana. This is a science fiction movie wherein the main characters are trying to save their planet.
4. Star Trek into Darkness: The cast, writers and director of the movie is same as of Star Trek and the story continues of saving their planet, but this time from a mass destruction weapon.
5. Guess Who: The movie is written by David Ronn and William Rose. It is directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan and starred Zoe Saldana, Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher. The story revolves around a sarcastic father who is against marrying her daughter to a white boy.
List of top 20 films of Zoe Saldana
1. Center Stage
2. Get Over It
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
7. The Terminal
11. Guess Who
12. Dirty Deeds
13. The Curse of Father Cardona
15. The Heart Specialist
16. After Sex
18. Vantage Point
19. Star Trek
20. The Skeptic
Upcoming movies of Zoe Saldana
The actor has constantly pushed herself. She has taken on diverse characters and made them her own. Here is the list of Upcoming movies of Zoe Saldana.
• Nina- In Post Production Stage-2015
Being a true fan of this star we all are waiting eagerly for the above listed film of this amazing star of Hollywood Industry.