Zoe Saldana-Perego (born Zoe Yadira Zaldaña Nazario, June 19, 1978) is a Black Latina [[note]]her father is of Dominican descent and her mother is Puerto Rican[[/note]] -American actress, best known for playing [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Green-Skinned Space Babes]]. Most famous for appearing in blockbuster sci-fi films such as ''Film/StarTrek'' and its sequels, ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', and ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.
!!Partial Filmography:

* ''Film/{{Drumline}}'' (2002)
* ''[[Film/Crossroads2002 Crossroads]]'' (2002)
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' (2003) as Anamaria
* ''Film/TheTerminal'' (2004)
* ''Film/VantagePoint'' (2008)
* ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009) as Nyota Uhura
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (2013)
** ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' (2016)
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' (2009) as Neytiri
* ''Film/TheSkeptic'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheLosers'' (2010)
* ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (2010 remake)
* ''Film/{{Colombiana}}'' (2011)
* ''Film/TheWords'' (2012)
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2014 -- present) as ComicBook/{{Gamora}}
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2014)
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' (2017)
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (2018)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' (2014) as Maria Gabriela
* ''Film/LiveByNight'' (2016) as Graciela
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' as Captain Celaeno
!!Tropes associated with her include:

* ActionGirl: ''Film/TheLosers'', ''Film/{{Colombiana}}'', ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', even ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 My Little Pony]]... she's also easy to spot in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', as she's the lone female member of Jack Sparrow's crew.
* {{BFG}}: Wields one in ''Film/TheLosers'' and an even bigger one in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Her character Anamaria is never seen or heard from again after ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''. Interestingly, the cast was told in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' that Anamaria ''would'' appear at the ending of the film, so the shock and surprise of [[spoiler: Captain Barbossa]] greeting them was [[EnforcedMethodActing genuine]].
* ClusterFBomb: Any interview with her will automatically contain this.
* CreatorBacklash: [[invoked]] Against ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''.
** She said, "Those weren't the right people for me. I'm not talking about the cast. The cast was great. I'm talking about the political stuff that went on behind closed doors. It was a lot of above-the-line versus below-the-line, extras versus actors, producers versus P As. It was very elitist. I almost quit the business. I was 23 years old, and I was like, "Fuck this!" I am never putting myself in this situation again. People disrespecting me because they look at my number on a call sheet and they think I'm not important. Fuck you."
** "I didn't like the experience of working on Pirates and I feel that it is my job to be completely honest. To me, that's what a Hollywood movie felt like. If that's what I have to witness, and have to go through, to do a Hollywood movie, I'd rather do something else. It was just too massive. You really felt the immensity of it. Just not my taste."
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The most famous modern-day example.
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* MsFanservice: Her roles in ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/TheLosers'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' and especially ''Film/{{Colombiana}}''.
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name can be spelled Zoë Saldaña
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