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Biography #2 (for Avatar)Zoe Saldana is a rising star in Hollywood. She has built her reputation as a versatile and respected actress by choosing roles that she feels passionately about.
Saldana is most recognized for her memorable performance as Eva, in the film Center Stage. Saldana's other film credits include Vantage Point, Haven, Guess Who, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Terminal, Dirty Deeds, Temptation and Constellation, Get Over It, Crossroads, Snipes and Drumline. Her television credits include appearances on Keeping It Real, and Law & Order.
In 2004, Saldana accepted the Young Hollywood One to Watch award presented by Movieline magazine for her performance in The Terminal.
Saldana recently was seen in J.J. Abrams' blockbuster film Star Trek, in which she portrays Nyota Uhura opposite Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana and Winona Ryder. Saldana stars in the upcoming film Death At A Funeral, also starring James Marsden and Martin Lawrence, and The Losers, alongside Chris Evans, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jason Patric. An adaptation of the DC-Vertigo comic book, The Losers is about a Special Forces team betrayed by its handler and left for dead. The losers regroup in the interest of revenge, for the opportunity to remove their names from a secret CIA death list, and to conduct covert operations against the CIA and its interests.
Biography #3 (for Guess Who)ZOË SALDAÑA was recently seen in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal opposite Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta Jones and Stanley Tucci. She was honored with Movieline Magazine Young Hollywood's One to Watch award for her performance.
Saldaña made her motion picture debut in Columbia Pictures' Center Stage directed by Nicholas Hytner, followed by Get Over It opposite Kirsten Dunst and Ben Foster. She then co-starred opposite Britney Spears in the coming-of-age film Crossroads and the independent film Snipes opposite recording artist Nelly, which premiered at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.
She will next star in the upcoming teen comedy Dirty Deeds, an independent feature co-starring Milo Ventimiglia and Lacey Chabert, Constellation directed by Jordan Walker Pearlman, Haven co-starring Orlando Bloom and Temptation, a rock/pop musical version of Faust.
Saldaña is also set to star in the Spanish film, La Maldicion del Padre Cardona co-starring Anthony Alvarez as well as the title role in the drama Lucy, which is loosely based on the novel by Jamaica Kincaid.
Biography #4 (for Drumline)Zoe Saldana made her motion picture debut as the defiant ballerina Eva in Nicholas Hytner's drama, Center Stage. She followed her big screen bow in the role of Maggie opposite Kirsten Dunst and Colin Hanks in Get Over It.
Saldana next starred opposite recording artist Nelly in the independent feature, Snipes, which premiered at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. She starred alongside another recording artist, superstar Britney Spears, in the coming-of-age film Crossroads, the story of three childhood friends who reunite on the eve of their high school graduation and travel cross-country in pursuit of their dreams.
Saldana's television work includes guest-starring spots on the WB's Keeping It Real and NBC's Emmy-winning drama, Law and Order.
Born in New Jersey and raised in Queens, New York, Saldana moved with her family to the Dominican Republic as a youngster. After winning a scholarship to a prestigious dance school, the budding talent studied all forms of dance including ballet, jazz, modern and latin dance.
After her sophomore year of high school, she returned to the U.S. and continued her studies. She joined a New York theatre group called FACES Theatre Co., which performs improvisational skits for teenagers dealing with a variety of subjects, including substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
Bio courtesy Fox for "Drumline" (22-Dec-2002)