Zoe Saldana Biography

Zoe Saldana Biography
Zoe Saldaña, is an American actress.


Zoe Saldaña, a Dominican-American, was born in New Jersey to immigrants from the Dominican Republic; her first languages are Spanish and English. She was raised in Queens, New York, but when she was nine, her father died in a car accident, and her mother moved her and her sister back to the Dominican Republic. While there, she enlisted in a ballet class and gained experience as a dancer, enlisting in one of the most prestigious dancing schools of that country, which benefited her during her filming of Center Stage.

Saldaña returned to the USA after her sophomore year in high school, and enrolled in the Faces Theater Program, an acting course.

Zoe Saldaña was still a member of the program when she got her first screen experience, on an episode of Law & Order that first aired October 13, 1999. She left the school after her major film debut, in 2000's Center Stage, which she followed up in 2002 with appearances in the Britney Spears vehicle, Crossroads and the Nick Cannon-starring comedy, Drumline.

Zoe Saldana Biography

Zoe played the pirate captain Anamaria in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and has appeared subsequently in television shows like Law & Order and in a number of movies, including The Terminal and Guess Who.

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