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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. Known for her roles 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)
* ''VantagePoint'' (2008)
* ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009)
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' (2009)
* ''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: ''TheLosers'', ''Film/{{Colombiana}}'', ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', ''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''.
* FakeNationality: She often plays African Americans despite being Dominican. Likely due to ButNotTooBlack.
%%* Joisey
* MsFanservice: Her roles in ''Film/StarTrek'', ''TheLosers'' and ''{{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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