A REMARKABLE ACTING CAREER
From a young age, Zoe developed a keen interest in dance performance and later in theatre. Her training in both disciplines proved to be fortunate precursors for the start of her professional acting career. Spotted by an agency in 2000, she was cast in her first role as a headstrong ballet dancer in Center Stage, a movie that marked a turning point in her career. Immensely talented, she quickly gained the respect and praise from major film industry insiders such as Steven Spielberg, J. J. Abrams, and James Cameron. Zoe’s credits include blockbuster films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek which went on to receive four Academy Awards nominations, Star Trek Into Darkness and Avatar, the highest grossing film in history co-starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington, which received nine Academy Awards nominations in 2010, including Best Picture.
In 2014, Zoe Saldana will star in the dark comedy Infinitely Polar Bear, the MARVEL sci-fi film Guardians of the Galaxy, and she is currently shooting in Paris for NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby, the new mini-series adapted from the Ira Levin novel. She will also reprise the role of Neytiri in the Avatar sequels and of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek 3.
THE EPITOME OF A TRUE HOLLYWOOD STAR
Zoe Saldana, widely renowned for her role as Neytiri in the sci-fi award-winning blockbuster Avatar, has built her reputation as a versatile and respected international actress by casting eclectic roles with passion. She has also distinguished herself with her singularly feminine look, luminescent gaze, and tall athletic physique. Born in 1978 from a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father, the fierce beauty emanating a bold persona becomes L’Oréal Paris’ new spokesperson.