Zoe Saldana (born Zoe Yadira Zaldaña Nazario on June 19, 1978 in New Jersey, USA) is an American actress. She portrayed Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
After her portrayal of Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, she became popular amongst Hollywood. She most recently appeared in blockbuster films, like James Cameron's film Avatar and as Lieutenant Uhura in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek where she worked again with Greg Ellis.
In an interview in 2011, Zoe Saldana revealed that she didn't enjoy filming Pirates of the Caribbean, saying that she felt the project was "too massive", something she said was not to "her taste" and made her consider leaving the profession.