Zoe Saldana-Perego is well known as Zoe Saldana, she is an American dancer and actress. After working with her theater group called Faces, she made a debut in an episode of Law & Order. The career in movies and TV shows, started by Center Stage; where she was playing as a dancer who was still struggling. Afterwards, she had a role in Crossroads. She had a breakthrough when she played in Star Trek when she was Nyota Uhura. In Avatar of James Cameron, she was Neytiri. Other movies she was in are Star Trek Into Darkness, Colombiana , Live by Night, Out of the Furnace, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy and Gamora.
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From her biography, she was born in the city of Passaic in the New Jersey. Her father is Aridio Saldana of Dominican nationality; the mother is Asalia Nazario of Puerto Rican nationality. She has Haitian and Lebanese roots. Her early life was spent in Jackson Heights of New York. She grew up speaking Spanish and English. She was born with two sisters, Mariel and Cisely. The father died when Zoe was still 9 years old and the mother had to move back to live in Dominican Republic.
When she discovered that she loves to dance, she enrolled into the ECOS Espacio De Danza Academy. There she was learning different types of dance but she liked Ballet more. She stopped to dance because she had no feet to become a leader so she did not want to be in Corps de Ballet. Finally, the family went back to New York when she had finished the first year in high school
When she arrived there, she started to work with The Faces Theater Group of Brookyln. They were providing information about adolescent sexuality and substance abuse. Now, she is performing with New York Youth Theater and she appeared in different production such as Joseph with Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This was a reason for a talent agency to call for her. The acting experience and her dance training was the reason why she got the role of the headstrong and the talented student called Eva Rodriguez playing in Center Stage.
When it comes to her personal life, Zoe was engaged to Keith Britton who was her boyfriend for a long period and she was a CEO of My Fashion Database and actor. However, they ended the relationship after being together for 11 years. Zoe got married to an Italian artist named Marco Perego and they got married in secret in 2013. Contrary to what it is common, its her husband who took her name. They have three children, two sons who are twins and a third son called Zen. She wants that her children grew up bilingual in English and Spanish. She won Boston Society of Film Critics, Empire Awards, Teen Choice and ALMA Awards among others. Her net worth is around 10 million and she is available on different social media.
Last Modified: Mar 8, 2020