Zoe Saldana was born Zoe Yadira Zaldana Nazario in New Jersey to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republican on June 10, 1978.
Saldana moved with her mother to the Dominican Republic when her father was killed in a car accident when she was 9 years old.
A natural dancer, Saldana became adept in ballet and other dances and developed her skills. Zoe Saldana was not only a beautiful dancer but she is a person who made utmost use of her skills, for when she was young, she joined plays for teens and performed at theatre dealing with abuse and sex. Despite initial struggle, Saldana got her first taste of success from the flick ‘Center Stage’ where she starred as Eva Rodriguez, a ballet dancer, according to bornrich.com.