The Spotlight: Zoe Saldana


Birthdate: June 19, 1978

Birthplace: New Jersey
Big Screen Debut: Center Stage (2000)

In 2000 the world was formally introduced to Zoe Saldana as smart mouthed ballerina Eva Rodriguez in the movie “Center Stage”. Then we were reacquainted with her as Britney Spears estranged best friend in “Crossroads” and just when you thought you had seen the last of her, she showed up in “Drumline” as Nick Cannon’s love interest and in “Guess Who” opposite Ashton Kutcher and the late Bernie Mac.

After years of indie flicks and minor roles, it wasn’t until May of this year that Zoe Saldana became a household name with her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in “Star Trek”. Trekkies everywhere fell in love with this dazzling beauty and casting directors and studios began to take notice. Recently she was honored at the 16th Annual Elle’s Women in Hollywood tribute and she is nominated for Best Breakout Actress at this year’s People’s Choice Awards.

She will appear this month in one of the most anticipated movies of the decade “Avatar” playing the lead role of Neytiri. And next year you can catch her in “Takers” , a movie starring Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Chris Brown, and Tip”T.I.” Harris. The sky is the limit for this amazing actress and I for one can’t wait to see what’s next. Catch Zoe in Avatar, coming to theaters everywhere on December 18th



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