Zoe Saldana may have been around for about 2 decades but only got famous 9 years ago. Her amazing skills at the circle have made her one of the most popular stars in Hollywood right now. That’s to be expected since her performances in Avatar, as well as Star Trek, was indeed a break out one. Now that she is among the most prominent in the film industry, she has grown her net worth significantly and of course, deserves every penny she makes for her tenacity and ambition.
Zoe Saldana’s Bio, Age, Ethnicity
Zoe Saldana was born Zoe Yadira Saldana Nazario on June 19, 1978, in Passaic, New Jersey. Zaldana comes from a family that has multiple racial backgrounds but she is basically Hispanic. She grew up speaking two languages; English and Spanish. She had part of her high school education in the Dominican Republic at ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy where she studied different types of dance including jazz, ballet, tap dance, latin dance, hip-hop, modern dance, contra, among others. In all of these dances, Zoe had special love for ballet and preferred it the most. However, she later gave up on ballet because she thought she didn’t have the feet and the patience to reach a great height in the dance.
Her family relocated to the United States where she spent a big part of her childhood in Jackson Heights, NewYork. It was around this time that Zoe Saldana joined Faces theatre group which creates plays focusing on educating teens on adolescent sexuality and substance abuse.
At the same time, Zoe also became part of the New York Youth Theatre. In one of this group’s performances, she was noticed by a talent agency. This was all she needed to showcase her dancing and acting talents in the ’90s. However, she had the greatest boost in 2009 for her role in both Star Trek and Avatar. From this moment she established herself as an actress that can’t easily be ignored with a long filmography, TV works, notable awards, and nominations.
Family: Parents, Husband, Kids
Zaldana’s dad Aridio Saldana was Dominican while her mother Asalia Nazario is a Puerto Rican. She also has Lebanese and Haitian roots. She has two sisters Cisely and Mariel. Her parents had a smooth marriage until a tragedy that took the life of her father in a car crash. She was only 9 at the time.
It appears third time is certainly the charm when it comes to finding true love. Well, this is probably true for Zoe Saldana who drew the heart of her love the third time she gave love a chance. She started dating actor Keith Britton in 2000. In 2010, they got engaged and fans thought they were simply inseparable. However, it seemed the engagement was a deal breaker for their love as the two parted ways in 2011 after 11 years.
Once done with her ex-lover, the CEO of My Fashion Database, Zoe immediately found love again in the arms of another American actor, Bradley Cooper. While they were together, the two stayed close-mouthed about their affairs. The relationship, however, didn’t survive the test of time with both going their separate ways in 2011.
While the beauty thought she was probably unlucky with love, she didn’t know life had a better plan for her. She met and began dating Marco Perego, an Italian artist, and a retired soccer player in 2012. The pair got united in marriage the same year in a private ceremony that took place in London. Since tying the knot, their marriage has stayed strong. They have three sons together, twins Bowe and CY born in 2014 and Zen born in 2017.
Zoe has a slim build that weighs 54kg or 119 pounds. At that weight, she is 5 feet 7 inches or 1.7m tall which indicates that she is slender and elegant. Her shoe size is 8(US) or 38.5 (EU) or 5.5 (UK). Her bust waist and hips measure 34, 25 and 34 inches respectively.
Zoe Saldana’s Net Worth
When it comes to the film industry, it surely isn’t shocking that stars make a lot of cash. That’s exactly what can be said of Zoe Saldana. She is worth $20 million – a huge sum which she obviously deserves for her outstanding acting abilities.