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Zoe Saldana Biography

Birth Name:
Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario
Birth Place:
New Jersey, United States

Fast Facts

  • Spent part of her childhood in the Dominican Republic and is fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Trained as a dancer before making the transition to acting
  • Received advice from the original Uhura, actress Nichelle Nichols, on playing the role in J
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  • Abrams' Star Trek reboot
  • Was the face of Calvin Klein's Envy underwear line in 2010
  • Appeared in a 2015 PSA for the It's On Us campaign


  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in an Action Movie: nominated