Zoe Saldana (born June 19, 1978) is a brilliant American film and television actress. Her upbringing was spent primarily in Jackson Heights, New York. Her father died in an accident when she was just nine years old, and her mother opted to go to the Dominican Republic. While residing in the Dominican Republic, she fell in love with dance. She enrolled at ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy, a dance academy because she considers ballet her first love. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she stated, “I did not have the feet and had too much pride and desire to be in the corps de ballet merely.” Her family relocated to New York during her sophomore year. She began her acting career in 1995 with the Faces theatrical group and has also appeared at New York Youth Theater. Her first acting part was on Law & Order (named Refuge) in 1999, and her first film role was as a ballet student Eva Rodriguez in Center Stage (2000).
Zoe Saldana played Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. She played Dolores Torres, a Star Trek fan immigration officer, in The Terminal (2004), which helped her land the part of Uhura in Star Trek (2009). She appeared in several Rom-Coms, including Guess Who (2005), Premium (2006), and After Sex (2007). In 2009, she starred in one of the most successful films of all time, Avatar. The first picture grossed over $2 billion worldwide, earning her the Saturn Award for Best Actress. She has 75 films to her credit, with several coming out in the coming years. My favorite character she played is Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy. Her films have grossed around $11 billion at the box office worldwide.
Zoe Saldana is the Second Highest-grossing actress and is believed to be the Highest-grossing actress soon as she returns as Neytiri in Avatar: The Way of Water.