Born June 19, 1978
TV and film actress Zoe Saldana was born in Passaic, N.J., to her Dominican father, Aridio Zaldana, and her Puerto Rican mother, Asalia Nazario. She spent most of her childhood growing up in Queens, N.Y., and joined the Faces Theater Troupe, where she pursued dance and ballet. Saldana’s debut role was in the dance film Center Stage (2000), which led to appearances in Crossroads (2002) and the comedy Drumline (2002). Her body of work includes Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Star Trek (2009), the highest-grossing film of all time, Avatar (2009), The Losers (2010), Takers (2010), and Colombiana (2011).
Sure, Angelina Jolie may speak several languages… She reportedly speaks French, German, Spanish and Italian, and she even learned Russian while filming the action-thriller Salt.
But Jolie has nothing on Zoë Saldaña… Not only does the 34-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican actress speak Spanish and English, she also knows the Na’vi language after starring as Neytiri in James Cameron’s blockbuster film Avatar; and she learned Klingon for her role as Uhura in...
Perhaps men aren’t all they’re cracked up to be? Zoë Saldaña’s new June 2013 cover story in Allure Magazine has created buzz after some comments she made surrounding her dating past, and vague sexual identity.
When asked about dating Hollywood actors (read: Bradley Cooper), our May 2013 cover girl told the women’s mag that she’s “been there, done that, got...
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Star Trek fans rejoice! Zoe Saldana is back as Uhura in J.J. Abrams' new installment, Star Trek Into Darkness. The A-list actress spoke exclusively about the new movie, including her on-screen romance with Spock. Saldana also dished on her secret to success, her mother, and more. Read the full interview below!
What do you think Star Trek fans will love most about Into Darkness?
Oh man! I can tell fans that...
Yes, Zoë Saldaña is Latina. But that doesn’t mean her ethnicity inspires her for every role she tackles.
“What helped to make my...
If Zoë Saldaña has always seemed wiser than her years, it’s because she was raised by a strong woman – her mother, Asalia. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are five lessons Saldaña applies to this day.
1. Male friends tend to be more honest. They don’t sugarcoat their opinions or criticisms.
2. If your neighbor gives you a plate of food, make sure you wash the plate before returning it. “I like this one,” Saldaña says. “Basically it means to always show gratitude.”
3. You have...
From movie premieres to award ceremonies, our stars were looking fierce this week. Check out our favorite looks and let us know – which is yours?
Her name is Elizabeth Artemis Arrow. She was born November 6 and she’s alive and well. To the many of you who prayed for my baby daughter and emailed me your well wishes: Thank you. They sustained me.
I think we gave her a strong name: Artemis, as in the kickass Greek hunter-goddess, is what my husband Carlos and I called her for months before her birth, and Arrow was a natural extension of the name, a symbol of strength and intent. The Biblical Elizabeth (“God’s daughter”) we settled on hours before the baby’s birth, for its...
Although she doesn't look a day over 30, the lovely Gina Torres is turning 43 today. And what better way to honor the stunning Cubana than by naming her one of our most beautiful Afro-Latina celebs on the planet!
Gina, we love you, you're beautiful (inside and out) and we're so proud to have you representing for Latinas in Hollywood.
Without further ado -- and in honor of Gina's cumpleaños-- we proudly present the 20 Most Beautiful Afro-Latinas on the Planet. Happy birthday, Gina!