Zoe Saldana

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Zoe Saldana

Hello everyone! We are feeling like it is going to be a MARVELous May, so to celebrate the success of the latest Marvel film Infinity War, we thought we should showcase more Marvelous Action Movie Stars. So today we will showcase the beautiful and multi-talented ZOE SALDANA!

Here are 10 interesting facts.

 

  1. Born Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.

  2. She spent the majority of her early childhood growing up in Jackson Heights, New York.

  3. Saldana discovered her love of dance while residing in the Dominican Republic and enrolled in the ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy; she studied various forms of dance. Ballet being her first passion.

  4. In 1995, she began performing with the Faces theater group in Brooklyn.

  5. Her previous dance training, and her acting experience, helped her land her first film role as Eva Rodriguez in Center Stage, 2000.

  6. Saldana appeared in two high-profile roles in 2009, which both went on to raise her profile considerably, Star Trek and Avatar.

  7. In 2010, Saldana starred in The Losers as Aisha al-Fadhil, a native Bolivian woman. For the role, she was required to gain weight, as she was expected to carry weapons around for eight hours a day.

  8. In 2014, Saldana played Gamora in the hit film Guardians of the Galaxy.

  9. In 2009, Saldana said she would avoid plastic surgery, telling Women's Health magazine "God as my witness, I am going to try to do everything I can to keep this ass together for as long as I possibly can—without going against nature."

  10. Saldana is a supporter of FINCA International, a microfinance organization.


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