Zoe Saldana born June 19, 1978 with the stage name Saldana Nazario, is one of the Hollywood actresses at the peak of her career. His name is listed in some of the best movie franchises going on and it is unknown when they will end.
Starting his career as a dancer, it was only natural that a number of films at the beginning of his career showcased his dancing prowess. In addition, he is also good at dubbing animated movies. With this many talents, the opportunity for a long career is wide open.
He has worked in the Hollywood film industry for more than two decades and has acted in many films. Here are 10 of the best of them.
Movie Star Trek
- Release year 2009
- Genres Action , Adventure , Science Fiction
- Director JJ Abrams
- Cast Chris Pine Zachary Quinto Simon Pegg
In this reboot of the popular sci-fi series; (Star Trek; Star Trek Into Darkness; Star Trek Beyond) Zoe Saldana plays Mrs. Uhura, a crew member of the USS Enterprise. He is a translator and communication officer specializing in linguistics, cryptography and philology.
In the first film, he struggles to help James T. Kirk and Spock fight Nero from the future Romans, who threaten the stability of the universe.
In Star Trek Into Darkness, he and the crew of the USS Enterprise are sent to their home world of Klingon in search of former Starfleet member turned terrorist, John Harrison. And in Star Trek Beyond, the love story between Uhura and Spock spiced up their adventures to the far reaches of the universe and encounters with formidable foes.
JJ Abrams chose Zoe Saldana because of her interest in her performance in the films she has played in, especially since she played a Star Trek fan in Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal (2004). As it turns out, Zoe Saldana’s mother is an avid Star Trek fan who has always been enthusiastically supporting her.
Other support also came from former Nyota Uhura actor Nichelle Nichols, who taught everything about the only black female character on the USS Enterprise. Zoe Saldana is also working hard to learn Vulcan to appear more convincing in her movies.
- Release year 2014
- Genre Action , Adventure , Superhero
- Director James Gunn
- Cast Chris Pratt Zoe Saldana Dave Bautista Vin Diesel Bradley Cooper
Zoe Saldana’s popularity and quality acting in major Hollywood films led her to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe project as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , Avengers: Infinity War , Avengers: Ending .
He is the adopted son of Thanos, a participant in Star-Lord, and his companions in Guardians of the Galaxy. In this series, Zoe Saldana shows agility when it comes to action sequences.
In the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy try to escape after stealing an artifact with great power. In the second film, the conflict between the sisters Gamora and Nebula subsided, but Gamora was unable to stop Nebula from killing Thanos.
In addition to these two films, Gamora and her colleagues also starred in the films Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. He was sacrificed by Thanos to get the Soul Stone. However, his past was convinced by Nebula from the future to betray Thanos.
- Release year 2009
- Genres Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
- Director James Cameron
- Cast Sam Worthington Zoe Saldana Sigourney Weaver Michelle Rodriguez Stephen Lang
This time, Zoe plays Neytiri in Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water. Neytiri was the daughter of the chieftain of the Omaticaya tribe of the Na’vi who lived in Pandora.
He was asked by his father to teach the life of the Jack Sully avatars. The more often they are together, the more their love grows. Once angry with Jack Sully after learning his true identity, he fought together to fight the human “Sky” nation that wanted to invade Pandora.
In their second film, Avatar: The Way of Water, Neytiri and Jack Sully have three children and one adopted. They are forced to go far away from their tribe as they are being pursued by the recombinant Miles Quatrich and his army.
Requiring protection from the Metkayina tribe, they must adapt to the environment and way of life of the tribe living in the ocean.
This Neytiri role is the one that defined her career in Hollywood. And his place is unlikely to be shaken in this sci-fi fantasy series of the three planned sequels.
Although he appears in the physical form of a Na’vi people, thanks to sophisticated motion capture technology, his expressions and body movements look very natural.
- Release year 2019
- Genres Adventure , Animation , Comedy , Family , Fantasy
- Director Chris butler
- Cast Hugh Jackman Zach Galifianakis Zoe Saldana
Adelina Fortnight has a map of the Himalayas left by her late husband, which leads her to follow the adventures of Sir Lionel Frost and Mr. Link, a Bigfoot who wants to meet the Yeti.
Along the way, he learns that Lionel did this to gain acceptance into the elite community of scientists, and Mr. Link in the Yeti species has dumped him.
Zoe Saldana is the right actress to voice a smart and agile female adventurer like Adelina Fortnight in this movie. His voiceover character describes all the qualities needed to be a true adventurer.
So it’s only natural that this movie, nominated at the Oscars and the Annie Awards, is one of the best.
Movie The Book of Life
- Release year 2014
- Genres Adventure , Animation , Comedy , Family , Fantasy , Musical , Romance
- Director Jorge R. Gutierrez
- Cast Diego Luna Zoe Saldaña Channing Tatum Ice Cube
Maria Posada became the center of controversy between two childhood friends, who both now adore her. She has been in love with Manolo since seeing him in the bullring because she doesn’t want to kill the bull, but she is forced to marry Joaquin.
When Maria and Manolo escape, he is bitten by a two-headed snake that puts him in a coma. Manolo, who thinks Maria is dead, is ready to be killed by Xibalba with the intention of meeting Maria in the afterlife. It turns out that Maria has woken up from a coma and Manolo is trying to return to the natural world to snatch Maria from Joaquin’s hands.
Her performance as the voice actress for Maria in this film has earned her nominations at various film awards, such as the Behind the Voice Actor Award and the Black Reel Award.
- Release year 2021
- Genres Adventure , Animation , Comedy
- Director Kirk DeMicco
- Cast Lin-Manuel Miranda Ynairaly Simo Zoe Saldana Juan de Marcos González Brian Tyree Henry Nicole Byer
Rosa and her daughter Gabi attend the funeral of her former musician uncle, Andres. He is furious when he learns that Gabi is adventuring with Vivo to convey Andres’ song to Marta, Andres’ girlfriend.
But after learning that Gabi’s reason is to miss her late father, Rosa helps them perform in Marta’s concert.
This Netflix original is Zoe Saldana’s fourth time voicing an animated film. And once again proving that he has succeeded in voicing the character Rosa, who is full of affection and anxiety.
Although there were no individual awards, he and the other actors managed to get this film nominated in 5 categories of the Annie Awards.
Infinitely Polar Bear
- Release year 2014
- Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
- Director MayaForbes
- Cast Mark Ruffalo Zoe Saldana
Maggie had to move into a smaller house with her two daughters when her husband, Cameron, developed bipolar disorder. He tries his best to make enough money for all three of them.
But when he was admitted to college at Columbia University, his two children had to be raised by Cameron for 18 months. Graduating with an MBA, Maggie then brought her two children to New York.
But finding that work took up so much time that he couldn’t spend more time with his two children, he had to leave them with his father in Boston. Maggie will continue to work hard so they can go to a good school.
Indeed, this comedy-drama has Mark Ruffalo’s best performance, but Zoe Saldana’s appearance as Maggie is also pretty strong. The fatigue to build a better future for her two children by working while attending college was evident on her face.
- Release year 2002
- Genre Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
- Director Charles Stone III
- Cast Nick Cannon Zoe Saldana
Devon Miles entered A&T University Atlanta and joined the school’s proud marching band. He is dating one of the cheerleaders, Laila.
Due to the various problems facing the world of amphitheatres and marching bands, Devon’s attitude turned arrogant and indifferent. In fact, Laila felt embarrassed by her behavior in front of her parents.
Laila and Devon reconcile as Devon’s attitude changes for the better, after he comes to understand his competence as a student and drummer in a marching band.
In this teen comedy, Zoe Saldana plays her character very sweetly. His sharpness as a dancer was shown in the cheerleader appearances at halftime.
I Kill Giants
- Release year 2017
- Genres Drama, Fantasy, Horror
- Anders Walter Director
- Cast Zoe Saldana Madison Wolfe Imogen Poots
Grandma. Molle tries to contact Barbara, whose daily life consists of crafting weapons and traps to capture and kill the giants she believes will attack the city. Reminding Barbara of her hobby of playing baseball really plunges her students deeper into her fantasy world.
Molle also tries to introduce Barbara to her family, which makes her uncomfortable. Molle wants to make Barbara realize that everything she believes in is only in her fantasy world, not reality. But, everything that Barbara saw seemed to be real.
Zoe Saldana as Mrs. Molle in this fantasy drama is quite important and has a huge influence on changing Barbara’s personality as the main character.
Through this movie, Zoe Saldana proved herself that she can act well not only in blockbuster movies but also in independent films like I Kill Giants.
The Adam Project
- Release year 2022
- Genres Action, Adventure, Comedy, Time Travel
- Director Shawn Levi
- Cast Ryan Reynolds Walker Scobell Mark Ruffalo Jennifer Garner Zoe Saldaña
In this sci-fi comedy-drama from director Shawn Levy, Zoe Saldana plays Laura Shane, Adam’s wife, who works as a pilot and is declared missing on a mission. Turns out he was in 2022, gathering information while waiting for Adam to arrive.
When they meet, parting is the best way, where Laura sacrifices herself so that Adam can survive Sorian’s pursuit and uncover the crimes his leader has committed.
Although only appearing for a moment, Laura’s character is the main key to the plot of this movie. His combination with Ryan Reynolds goes well in the fight scene against the Sorian army.
Those are the 10 best movies starring Zoe Saldana. Being in the 3 most popular brands in the Hollywood movie industry makes his name always in the top.
But she’s also not opposed to appearing in independent films and voicing animated films. With all these achievements, of course, it will make his career trend steady.
If it were you, which Zoe Saldana movie would you like? Can you provide comments and input, OK? Hopefully the career of this mother of three will be even more brilliant in the future.
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