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'''Zoe Yadira Zaldaņa Nazario''' (June 19, 1978-) is a Black Latina [[note]]her father is of Dominican decent and her mother is Puerto Rican[[/note]] -American actress, best known for playing [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Green-Skinned Space Babes]]. Most famous for being in in blockbuster sci-fi films ''Film/StarTrek'' and its sequel ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', and ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.

!!Partial Filmography:

* ''Film/{{Drumline}}'' (2002)
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' (2003)
* ''Film/TheTerminal'' (2004)
* ''Film/VantagePoint'' (2008)
* ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009)
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheSkeptic'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheLosers'' (2010)
* ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' (2010 remake)
* ''Film/{{Colombiana}}'' (2011)
* ''The Words'' (2012)
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (2013)
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2014)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' (2014)

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!!Tropes associated with her include:

* ActionGirl: ''Film/TheLosers'', ''Film/{{Colombiana}}'', ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''... she's also easy to spot in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', as she's the lone female member of Jack Sparrow's crew.
* 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: 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, "F- 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. F- 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."
* FakeNationality: She often plays African Americans despite being Dominican. Likely due to ButNotTooBlack. Although she is black.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The most famous modern-day example.
%%* Joisey
* MsFanservice: Her roles in ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/TheLosers'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' and especially ''Film/{{Colombiana}}''.
%%* OlderThanTheyLook
* OldShame: You'll notice ''Crossroads'' is absent from the above list of films.
%%* OneOfUs
%%* SassyBlackWoman
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name can be spelled Zoë Saldaņa
%%* SpicyLatina
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