Zoë Saldana: A true Hollywood star
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - May 7, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Zoë Saldana is the epitome of a true Hollywood star and has built her reputation as a versatile actress by choosing roles that she feels passionately about.

Saldana is well-known for her role as Neytiri in 2009’s blockbuster and most-talked-about film, Avatar — James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller co-starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington. Avatar has quickly become the highest grossing film of all time winning the 2010 Golden Globe for Best Director and Best Picture. It went on to receive a total of nine 2010 Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture.

In 2009, Saldana’s fame grew to new levels when she starred in J.J. Abram’s blockbuster action-sci-fi film Star Trek, which went on to receive four 2010 Academy Awards nominations. Saldana played Nyota Uhura opposite Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana and Winona Ryder.

Saldana’s other film credits include The Losers, Death At A Funeral, Vantage Point, Haven, Guess Who, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Terminal, Dirty Deeds, Temptation and Constellation, Get Over It, Crossroads, Snipes, Drumline and her breakout film role in Center Stage. Her television credits include appearances on the WB’s Keeping It Real and NBC’s Law & Order.

In 2004, Saldana accepted the Young Hollywood “One to Watch” award presented by Movieline Magazine for her performance in The Terminal. She then went on to grace the cover of ELLE in 2009 as one of the magazine’s top Women in Hollywood and the cover of GLAMOUR as one of its Women of the Year. Saldana was named as MaxMara’s Face of the Future, Glamour UK’s Film Actress of the Year for 2010, and also became the new face of Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Envy.

Saldana’s recent work includes the starring role in the action film Colombiana for Sony Pictures where she plays a young woman, who after witnessing her parents’ murder becomes a stone-cold assassin and the drama The Words co-starring Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Jeremy Irons released September 2012. Saldana recently finished shooting the next installment of the blockbuster franchise Star Trek 2 directed by JJ Abrams, the independent dramas Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale and Blood Ties co starring Clive Owen.

Star Trek into Darkness is a Paramount presentation directed by Producer/Director J.J. Abrams. It is distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp. It will open May 15 in theaters nationwide.

ABRAMS ACADEMY AWARDS BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST PICTURE BEST PICTURE BLOOD TIES BRADLEY COOPER CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR AND CALVIN KLEIN ENVY CENTER STAGE SALDANA STAR TREK
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