Zoe Saldana has already paved her way to the top of the entertainment industry. Till now, she remains the first and only actress to appear in three of the five highest-earning movies of all time: Avatar, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
In the 2009 sci-fi movie Avatar, she played the role of Neytiri. Similarly, in the last two films and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she portrays the role of Gamora – a role she will be reprising in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
As for now, she is set to appear in the anticipated Netflix time-travel movie titled The Adam Project – releasing on March 11, 2022 – starring Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, and others. In it, she plays the role of Laura, Reynolds’ love interest.
Read on as we discover more about the actress’ age, parents, ethnicity, and more!
Zoe Saldana was born to Dominican-Puerto Rican parents
Born on June 19, 1978, in Passaic, New Jersey, the 43-year-old actress was born as one of three children of her Dominican-Puerto Rican parents.
Saldana’s father’s name is Aridio Saldaña, and her mother’s name is Asalia Nazario. Similarly, she has two siblings – both sisters – named Cisely and Mariel.
Zoe Saldana (right) with her sisters (Photo: Instagram)
At nine, she lost her father in a car accident. After that incident, the remaining of her family moved to the Dominican Republic to live with her grandparents.
It was there she developed an interest in acting. She attended ECOS Espacio de Danza Dance Academy, where she learned dancing, including ballet.
Later, her mother married a man named Dagoberto Galan. From her mother’s second marriage, she has a half-sibling named Nipo Saldaña.
Zoe Saldana taking a mirror selfie in her free time (Photo: Instagram)
At the age of 17, Zoe and her family returned to the United States. Upon her return, she enrolled at the Newtown High School and continued to follow her interest in acting.
What is Zoe Saldana’s nationality and ethnicity?
As Saldana was born inside the boundaries of the United States, she holds American nationality.
Coming over to her ethnicity, she has a mixed ethnic heritage as her father is from the Dominican Republic and her mother is from Puerto Rico.
During her 2019 WIRED Autocomplete Interview, she mentioned that she is 3/4 Dominican and 1/4 Puerto Rican. So, it could be said that she has mixed-ethnicity.
Although Saldana has talked about her ethnic background before, she is the kind of person who doesn’t like to be asked about her ethnicity. During her April 2009 interview with Esquire, she mentioned that she hates when someone asks about her ethnicity.
As she went on, she added more statements saying, “I’m Dominican, Lebanese, Indian, Irish, Jamaican. But I hate going into that. I just say, ‘I’m from Queens.'”
Zoe Saldana’s height and weight explored
Saldana has a slim body and a tall figure that could be spotted from a distance. As per reports, she stands at a towering height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters).
Zoe Saldana has a tall height (Photo: Instagram)
The American actress is quite conscious about her health and keeps herself fit and healthy. On her Instagram handle, she could be seen sharing an insight into her diet and giving some tips. Additionally, she could be seen doing yoga and exercises in the gym.
As for how much she weighs, it’s reported that in one of her interviews, she said, “This is how much I weigh [115 pounds], it’s something I can’t control, it’s who I am. I’ve always been a very thin frame, I was a ballet dancer.”
“I don’t think it was to make an issue of my weight. I think it was to say for a lightweight person, I seem to be really strong-minded,” she further added.
So, to say, she weighs around 52 kg or 115 lbs.