Zoe Saldaña

Zoe Yadira Saldaña-Perego (née Saldaña Nazario; born June 19, 1978) is an American actress. After performing with the theater group Faces she appeared in two 1999 episodes of Law & Order. Her film career began a year later with Center Stage (2000) in which she portrayed a ballet dancer. After receiving early recognition for her work opposite Britney Spears in the road film Crossroads (2001), Saldaña achieved her career breakthrough with her work in numerous science fiction films, beginning in 2009 with her first of multiple appearances as Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek film series and her first appearance as Neytiri in the Avatar film series. She portrays Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Saldaña appeared in three of the five highest-grossing films of all time (Avatar, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame), a feat not achieved by any other actor. Her films grossed more than $11 billion worldwide, and she is the second-highest-grossing film actress of all time as of 2019. Description above from the Wikipedia article Zoe Saldaña, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

DarkFast pacedViolentAction-packed

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Karl Urban

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Karl Urban

Avatar (2009)

BeautifulAction-packedFantasticalFuturistic

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Stephen Lang

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Stephen Lang

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

OriginalBrilliantCharmingClassic

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, learn the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Sam Worthington  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Sigourney Weaver

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, learn the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Sam Worthington  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Sigourney Weaver

Star Trek (2009)

Action-packedFunFunnyUplifting

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Eric Bana

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Eric Bana

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

AdventurousAction-packedFunnyEnjoyable

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 18th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 18th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

The Terminal (2004)

EnjoyableCuteEmotionalFunny

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Chi McBride

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Chi McBride

Center Stage (2000)

RomanticCuteDramaticFun

A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Amanda Schull  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Susan May Pratt  •  Peter Gallagher

A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Amanda Schull  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Susan May Pratt  •  Peter Gallagher

Crossroads (2002)

Three friends get together and bury a box making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the little town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the other is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Justin Long  •  Britney Spears  •  Jamie Lynn Spears

Three friends get together and bury a box making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the little town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the other is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Justin Long  •  Britney Spears  •  Jamie Lynn Spears

Dirty Deeds (2005)

According to a high school's lore, the "Dirty Deeds" are a daunting list of dares almost no student has ever completed. To win the student body's respect and get noticed by his crush, senior Zach is determined to finish the list in the allotted 24-hour time period. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Kendall
CAST:  Milo Ventimiglia  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Arielle Kebbel

According to a high school's lore, the "Dirty Deeds" are a daunting list of dares almost no student has ever completed. To win the student body's respect and get noticed by his crush, senior Zach is determined to finish the list in the allotted 24-hour time period. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Kendall
CAST:  Milo Ventimiglia  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Arielle Kebbel

Get Over It (2001)

When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus ensues a love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy O'Haver
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Ben Foster  •  Melissa Sagemiller  •  Colin Hanks

When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus ensues a love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy O'Haver
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Ben Foster  •  Melissa Sagemiller  •  Colin Hanks

Guess Who (2005)

When a young African-American woman brings her fiancé home to meet her parents, she's neglected to mention one tiny detail - he's white.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Bernie Mac  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Judith Scott

When a young African-American woman brings her fiancé home to meet her parents, she's neglected to mention one tiny detail - he's white.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Bernie Mac  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Judith Scott

Haven (2004)

During a weekend, two shady businessmen flee to the Cayman Islands to avoid federal prosecution. But their escape ignites a chain reaction that leads a British native to commit a crime that changes the nation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank E. Flowers
CAST:  Razaaq Adoti  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Agnes Bruckner  •  Joy Bryant

During a weekend, two shady businessmen flee to the Cayman Islands to avoid federal prosecution. But their escape ignites a chain reaction that leads a British native to commit a crime that changes the nation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank E. Flowers
CAST:  Razaaq Adoti  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Agnes Bruckner  •  Joy Bryant

Drumline (2002)

UpliftingInspiringEnjoyableFantastical

A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more than talent to reach ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Stone III
CAST:  Nick Cannon  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Orlando Jones  •  Leonard Roberts

A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more than talent to reach ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Stone III
CAST:  Nick Cannon  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Orlando Jones  •  Leonard Roberts

The Losers (2010)

Action-packedFunnyRomantic

On a mission deep in the Bolivian jungle, a team of elite commandos finds itself on the receiving end of a lethal betrayal. Now presumed dead, the men join forces with a mysterious operative named Aisha to hunt down their enemy and even the score.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvain White
CAST:  Zoe Saldaña  •  Jason Patric  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Chris Evans

On a mission deep in the Bolivian jungle, a team of elite commandos finds itself on the receiving end of a lethal betrayal. Now presumed dead, the men join forces with a mysterious operative named Aisha to hunt down their enemy and even the score.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvain White
CAST:  Zoe Saldaña  •  Jason Patric  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Chris Evans

The Heart Specialist (2006)

Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary. With help from his girlfriend, "Dr. Z" sets out to mold Ray into a caring, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Cooper
CAST:  Wood Harris  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Mýa  •  Brian J. White

Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary. With help from his girlfriend, "Dr. Z" sets out to mold Ray into a caring, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Cooper
CAST:  Wood Harris  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Mýa  •  Brian J. White

Britney: The Videos (2001)

Music videos for Britney Spears' third album, Britney, along with other performances and special features. On her third album the simplicity of the title belies the breadth and depth of each song, as the music deftly flows from pop to R&B, to lush balladry to funk ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herb Ritts
CAST:  Britney Spears  •  Tamra Davis  •  Taryn Manning  •  Anson Mount

Music videos for Britney Spears' third album, Britney, along with other performances and special features. On her third album the simplicity of the title belies the breadth and depth of each song, as the music deftly flows from pop to R&B, to lush balladry to funk ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herb Ritts
CAST:  Britney Spears  •  Tamra Davis  •  Taryn Manning  •  Anson Mount

Avatar 4 (2026)

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DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Zoe Saldaña  •  Sam Worthington  •  Stephen Lang  •  Sigourney Weaver

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DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Zoe Saldaña  •  Sam Worthington  •  Stephen Lang  •  Sigourney Weaver

The Book of Life (2014)

FunnyComplexCuteAdventurous

The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorge R. Gutierrez
CAST:  Diego Luna  •  Channing Tatum  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Christina Applegate

The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorge R. Gutierrez
CAST:  Diego Luna  •  Channing Tatum  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Christina Applegate

Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)

UpliftingOriginalDramaticEmotional

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maya Forbes
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Imogene Wolodarsky  •  Ashley Aufderheide

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maya Forbes
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Imogene Wolodarsky  •  Ashley Aufderheide

Live by Night (2016)

Thought provokingViolentEmotionalTear-jerker

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Affleck
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Elle Fanning  •  Sienna Miller

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Affleck
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Zoe Saldaña  •  Elle Fanning  •  Sienna Miller
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