|Birthday||June 19, 1978|
|Birthplace||Passaic, New Jersey|
|Career||Actress, Model, Dancer|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Husband||Marco Perego Saldana|
Zoe Saldana is a famous American model, actress, and dancer. She rose to fame in Hollywood after years of hard work and appearing in various shows, movies, and endorsements. Because of all these, she’s now considered as one of the most distinguished celebrities in the industry.
Her career break came out after she portrayed Eva Rodriguez in the 2002 dance movie titled, “Center Stage.” It was considered as her big screen debut. After which, she then starred in Crossroads together with Britney Spears.
She also acted as the dance team captain in “Drumline.” The biggest year in Saldana’s career was 2009 as she was cast as Nyota Uhura in the sci-fi film, “Star Trek.” Another huge achievement for her was being part of the main cast of “Avatar,” a digital epic film.
In an interview, Saldana said that she was drained emotionally, physically, and spiritually in the making of the film, “Avatar.”
However, all of it paid off a lot as Avatar became the first movie to reach profits of more than $2 billion at the box office. Her role in the digital epic movie was Zoe Saldana’s biggest ticket to fame and showbiz success.
Furthermore, Zaldana is expected to get back to her role in the three upcoming “Avatar” sequels that are to be released in 2022 and 2023.
Zoe was also picked as one of the 100 most beautiful people in the world by People’s magazine, as well as having been included in the Beauty at Every Age section in May of 2007 for the age of 28-years-old.
Also, Saldana was also named as one of the hot 100 women by Maxim for 2008, 2010, and 2011.
Bio and Early Life
Zoe Saldana was born as Zoe Yadira Saldana Nazario in Passaic, New Jersey. Her birthday is on June 19, 1978. The name of her father is Aridio Saldana while her mom is named Asalia Nazario. His dad is from the Dominican Republic while her mom is a pure Puerto Rican.
Furthermore, Saldana also has Lebanese and Haitian ancestry, which is one of the reasons why she has a unique appearance. Also, Zoe identifies herself as black and African-American instead of being Latin.
Because of this, she got negative comments from the Latin community after she got the lead role for the 2016 biopic of Nina Simeone.
Zoe Saldana grew up in Jackson Heights Queens in New York together with her two sisters named Mariel Saldana and Cisely Saldana. Zoe also has a half brother named Nipo Saldana.
One of the most tragic moments in her life was when her father died due to a car accident when she was just 9-years-old. A year after her father died, the family transferred to the Dominican Republic.
They lived there for seven years. It was where Zoe furthered her skills and talent in dancing as she enrolled in the prestigious Espacio de Danza Dance Academy. It was also the place where she learned how to dance ballet and other dance types.
The training she has undergone for dance also helped her boost her confidence in pursuing her –years-professional acting career. When she was 17-years-old, her family moved back again to the U.S.
It was then the time when she joined and became a part of the FACES theater troupe located in Brooklyn. The group also performed in the New York Youth Theater.
The group had performed plays which focus on various issues on the youth just like drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Because of this, Saldana knew that what she was doing for the common good as she was having a positive effect on the lives of kids and the youth in general.
The FACES Theater Troupe also served as her key entry to the world of Hollywood as it was where she was recognized and discovered by a talent agency. Her screen debut happened in 1999 and was for an episode of “Law and Order” which had the title of “Refuge” Part 2.
The years that she spent on her intensive training at the dance academy, as well as her experience in acting proved to be very beneficial for her as she got the role of a ballet dancer in “Center Stage.”
It was a 2000 teen drama movie. Then one year after, Zoe appeared in what many consider as one of her first biggest movie projects called, “Pirate of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” The 2003 film was a huge movie hit as she also starred alongside famed actor, Johnny Depp.
2009 was a huge year for Saldana as she was finally cast as one of the main characters in the sci-fi hit film, “Star Strek.” However, it wasn’t only her biggest projects for that year, as “Avatar,” a sci-fi epic by James Cameron was also launched during those years.
Interestingly, she managed to successfully cast her role in the two films, especially with “Star Trek,” despite her not seeing an episode of the original “Star Trek” series from 1966.
Because of this, Zoe was forced to do her best to know more about her character as Uhura. She did this by meeting with Nichelle Nichols, the original character from the 1966 “Star Trek” series.
Fortunately, she seamlessly had the role and depicted the right Uhura for the 2009 “Star Trek” reboot movie.
How much is the net worth of Zoe Saldana?
There are varying and different reports on the specific and exact net worth of Zoe. However, numerous reports state that this ranges around $14 million to $20 million.
This is no surprise, though, as she’s been a part of a number of high grossing blockbuster films in the movie industry.
However, there are also reports stating that she’s bound to earn more in the coming years and that her current net worth can double in the next years if she’s going to appear in bigger blockbuster films.
Also, Saldana will appear in three upcoming Avatar movie sequels. Zoe is indeed one rich woman. Take for example her mansion located in Beverly Hills which is reported to be worth around $8 million.
Reports state that this once belonged to Kimora Lee Simons, who is one of the biggest names in the fashion industry. The mansion which is 6,332 square feet in measurement has two floors, eight bathrooms, six bedrooms, a spacious and luxurious master suite, and a designer kitchen.
There’s also a hugely massive closet featuring a customized dressing room. And apart from the fact that she’s a successful actress, Saldana also has a number of endorsement deals she’s currently working on.
Zoe also has a number of restaurants around Washington, and owns a football club called “Passaic Angels.” Furthermore, she also owns a fashion brand called Zoe Saldana. Indeed, this celebrity accumulated lots of wealth thanks to her hard work and dedication to her job.
Married Life and Kids
Zoe Saldana got married to Marco Perego Saldana in July 2013 in London. Marco was a former professional football player and is currently an artist in Italy. The couple now has three sons, two of whom are twins and named Cy Aridio and Bowie.
They were born on Nov. 27, 2014. Then two years after, the couple then again had a baby, this time, they named him Zen. He was born on Dec. 12, 2016.
What is the height and weight of Zoe Saldana?
Zoe Saldana weighs 115 lbs and stands at a height of five feet and seven inches.