Zoe Saldana Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

20th June 2016

Tweet: "Devastated by our friend's loss. We are mourning his passing and celebrating the beautiful spirit that he was. #RIPAnton" Zoe Saldana pays tribute to her Star Trek co-star Anton Yelchin after his death on Sunday (16Jun16), aged 27. The actor was killed by his own car at his home in the San Fernando Valley in California.

20th July 2015

Tweet: "#Trainwreck is all I'm gonna say! @amyschumer I love you! Holy s**t, I forgot how hungry I've been for good female roles in stories!" Actress Zoe Saldana raves about comedienne Amy Schumer's new film.

13th July 2015

Quote: "I'm one of three - with my two sisters - and I always wanted to have three kids. I think three's a great number. Obviously I'm not going to force it. My husband and I definitely want to have one more, but we both need a little bit of a break first. I have to sleep a good eight hours first!" Mum of twins Zoe Saldana has no plans to expand her family with husband Marco Perego just yet. The couple welcomed sons Bowie and Cy in November (14).

11th July 2015

Quote: "A producer once told me he hired me for the way I held a gun while wearing panties, not for my opinions. I wish I'd recorded it, so I could play it for every girl in elementary school and tell them never to let anybody treat them that way." Actress Zoe Saldana recalls an encounter with a sexist producer.

12th June 2015

Quote: "Why does it mean a woman has to like, hold a gun, like, 'You're gonna be Saldana!'. I took his (last name). Why doesn't that make it in the news? We hyphened. I'm Saldana-Perego and he's Perego-Saldana, but I was a gentleman and I allowed the boys to be Perego-Saldana. I was like, 'Your name needs to go first.' But it was his decision." Zoe Saldana clarifies comments she recently made about her husband Marco Perego's decision to take the actress' surname, revealing the couple both decided to combine its last names and hyphenate. The pair married in 2013 and welcomed twin boys, Bowie and Cy, in November (14).

1st May 2015

Quote: "Improvising is key. The boys are 5 months and they are teething. We are getting creative every day on finding ways to keep them entertained... so that we can get some work done. Being that I workout (and work) out of the house I'm thinking why not make them apart of some of the things I am doing? Especially exercising. It may seem distracting but at the end of the day how else are we going to get things done? Plus, babies find us just as amusing as we find them, Thank God for that." New mum Zoe Saldana shares her tips for multi-tasking while keeping her twin boys Cy and Bowie entertained.

28th February 2015

Tweet: "There is sorrow in my heart. A beautiful star has faded. #LeonardNimoy Your spirit will live long and prosper with us always." Star Trek star Zoe Saldana pays tribute to late co-star and sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday (27Feb15).

12th January 2015

Tweet: "It's looking like popcorn on the couch along (with) milk bottles for the little guys while the #globes are on for us." New mum Zoe Saldana skipped Sunday's (11Jan15) Golden Globes prizegiving in favour of taking care of newborn twin sons Cy and Bowie at home.

22nd October 2014

Quote: "It was really hard. Because I love women. There was for a long time in my life when I was younger, I sort of gave up on trying to find female friends. Because girls can some times be a little too mean with each other. And I don't know where it comes from, as opposed to us uniting, we tend to pick each other apart. It was very, very difficult." Actress Zoe Saldana gave up trying to find female friends after she was bullied as a child.

22nd October 2014

Quote: "It makes me blush. I feel really embarrassed when I see that. Only when things like that happen do you kinda come into consciousness that what you're doing is impactful and it's reaching a lot of people. I wish that right now I could dress as one of my characters - that might be weird." Mum-to-be Zoe Saldana on fans dressing up as her colourful big screen characters in Avatar and The Guardians of the Galaxy for Halloween.

13th October 2014

Quote: "The one thing I keep telling myself is I don't ever want to overflow my cup of patience. Trying to become an adult before I become a mother is very important for me, because I don't want my bad day...to be my children's price to pay. I definitely don't want to do that." Pregnant actress Zoe Saldana is working on her patience as she prepares to welcome twins with husband Marco Perego.

22nd September 2014

Fact: Pregnant actress Zoe Saldana had a little poledancing fun while on board a train shuttle at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (20Sep14). The Avatar star shared a short video of herself and her husband Marco Perego trying to work a vertical handrail on her Instagram.com blog, alongside the caption, "Let's do that again!!! Absolute boredom at #Dulles airport #poledancing is difficult under these conditions Hahahaha (sic)".

11th August 2014

Tweet: "Thank you! Gracias! Grazie! To all my fans for your love, support and good vibes. Your kind words give me strength and keep my focused on what's positive and good about what I do as an artist. My Partner and Family also thank you. Love you tons!" Pregnant actress Zoe Saldana is thankful for her fans' kind words as she prepares for motherhood with her husband Marco Perego.

7th August 2014

Quote: "They will speak the languages that we speak; my sisters and I grew up learning French and speaking English and Spanish, and because of that, we're able to understand Italian and Portuguese. But I'm going to have to make a conscious effort to speak Spanish to my children, because I speak Spanglish." Pregnant actress Zoe Saldana insists her children will be bi-lingual.

30th July 2014

Fact: Zoe Saldana's husband Marco Perego has a tattoo of his wife's face on his arm. The pair was spotted out in New York on Tuesday night (29Jul14) at a screening of Saldana's new movie, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Perego's inked art was clearly visible. The couple is currently expecting its first child.

29th July 2014

Fact: Avatar star Zoe Saldana has bared all for Women's Health magazine's Naked issue. The actress is completely nude while lying on the floor, propped up by her arms. Her baby bump is noticeably absent in the shot. It was confirmed last week (ends27Jul14) that Saldana is expecting her first child.

28th July 2014

Quote: "There are moments in which you kind of want to break free because you're being touched all the time and that kind of makes me anxious." Actress Zoe Saldana felt a little uncomfortable undergoing four-hour make-up sessions to make her skin look green for her new comic book sci-fi film Guardians Of The Galaxy.

24th July 2014

Quote: "You have to try to understand where people are coming from. This has always been an issue in our society. A white person can play Cleopatra, even though Cleopatra was a North African woman, who in reality had coffee skin. But that's not sellable in Hollywood. So you get Elizabeth Taylor with purple eyes. There's always been a lot of tension in the African-American community about Hollywood being a whitewashing machine." Zoe Saldana is trying to understand why her casting as jazz great Nina Simone has been met with so much opposition because she's not black enough.

24th July 2014

Quote: "She saw a poster for Crash and called me to ask me why I didn't tell her I was in a movie with Matt Dillon." Zoe Saldana's mother used to confuse her for Thandie Newton.

23rd July 2014

Quote: "I've been told by (moviemaker) Jim (Cameron) that it'll be about an overall spiritual journey, but I don't have a script... (and) I know even less about Trek 3. All I know is that the producers of Trek 3 called the producers of Avatar 2 to find out when Avatar will finish shooting." Zoe Saldana knows very little about the future of the Avatar and Star Trek stories.

23rd July 2014

Quote: "I almost kicked him in the nuts. He was like, 'It's fine, it's fine'. I love that about men - they're determined to maintain their dignity, even when they're crushed." Zoe Saldana left co-star Chris Pratt winded during a fight scene in Guardians of the Galaxy.

22nd July 2014

Quote: "His sister has a baby with my best friend." Zoe Saldana has a personal connection to her Guardians of the Galaxy co-star Vin Diesel.

15th July 2014

Quote: "Every Halloween, I was either a ninja or Ellen Ripley." Self-confessed sci-fi geek Zoe Saldana loved to dress up as the Alien heroine portrayed onscreen by Sigourney Weaver.

14th July 2014

Quote: "I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don't need to be friends with that man anymore. I don't want to be the one going, 'I'm cool, because I'm friends with all my exes.' There's a reason why you're called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you're going to walk this earth knowing that there's an individual who has no respect for you." Actress Zoe Saldana prefers not to keep in touch with former lovers. The Avatar beauty was previously engaged to businessman Keith Britton and famously dated Bradley Cooper before marrying Italian artist Marco Perego last summer (Jun13).

19th June 2014

Tweet: "It's my #birthday and if a #bird #s**ts on your forehead, is that a sign of good luck?" Actress Zoe Saldana receives an unwelcome surprise as she celebrates turning 36 on Thursday (19Jun14).

30th April 2014

Fact: Star Trek actress Zoe Saldana and her husband Marco Perego made their first public appearance together as a married couple at the 2014 AOL NewFronts event in New York City on Tuesday (29Apr14). The couple tied the knot in London last summer (13), but confirmed the news months later.

31st March 2014

Fact: Actress Zoe Saldana has been named the latest celebrity spokesperson for cosmetics giant L'Oreal Paris. She joins previous L'Oreal representatives including Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez and Julianne Moore.

13th March 2014

Quote: "I've been an active person my whole life. The past year has been the only time in my life that I haven't been to the gym. I've been lazy instead of training for something and pushing myself... I've let myself go. I've been eating a lot of Chinese, pasta, rice, beans..." Active actress Zoe Saldana has been taking it easy as she enjoys her first year of marriage to Italian artist Marco Perego, who she wed last summer (13).

2nd January 2014

Quote: "I love learning new skills, especially those you're told girls aren't good at - like parallel parking. Hey, I'm going to learn to ride a Ducati." Actress Zoe Saldana enjoys twisting sexist stereotypes.

10th December 2013

Quote: "I'll be walking down the street and I'll have people go, 'Hey Thandie Newton!'. It's like, 'Oh my god, your show on Tv is amazing, Ms. Washington.' It humbles you." Avatar star Zoe Saldana is frequently mistaken for British actress Newton and Scandal beauty Kerry Washington.

5th December 2013

Fact: Actress Zoe Saldana showed off her dancing skills on U.S. morning show Live! with Kelly Michael on Thursday (05Dec13) when she taught the hosts how to perform a traditional Dominican dance called Bachata. The Avatar star was brought up in the Dominican Republic.

4th December 2013

Fact: Zoe Saldana, Khloe Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Anna Kendrick, Julianne Hough and Samuel L. Jackson were among the stars who turned out to watch Beyonce perform at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Tuesday (03Dec13).

9th November 2013

Fact: Zoe Saldana's new husband Marco Perego has shown off his love for the actress by having her face tattooed on his forearm. The new ink was on display as the couple stepped out for dinner in Beverly Hills on Wednesday (06Nov13), five months after secretly exchanging vows in London following a whirlwind romance.

15th September 2013

Fact: Actress Zoe Saldana has made her first public appearance since her rumoured wedding this summer (13). The Avatar star, who is said to have married her artist boyfriend Marco Perego in secret in June (13), walked the red carpet at a store opening in London on Saturday (14Sep13). However, she kept fans guessing about her marital status by keeping her left hand - and possible wedding ring - buried in her pocket.

21st August 2013

Fact: Avatar star Zoe Saldana and her lookalike sister Cisely have signed a new deal with executives at Lionsgate offshoot Pantelion to develop Tv shows and movies for America's ever-growing Hispanic audience. The siblings Saldana Productions has been signed to a first-look deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

18th July 2013

Quote: "I have to say, for a long time I was a bit lazy so I didn't like to be on top, but I'm really digging it..." Actress Zoe Saldana has found her new favourite sex position.

20th June 2013

Tweet: "Thank you all for your birthday wishes!! Been so busy working but I am back!" Actress Zoe Saldana returns to Twitter.com to thank fans for their messages after she turned 34 on Wednesday (19Jun13).

13th May 2013

Quote: "I like playing a real woman, whether she's holding a gun or a glass of wine... It's hard enough that 90 per cent of movie roles go to men, so when I do see women written in a way that doesn't capture their strength, I feel like saying to the writer, 'Shame on you. You're writing women like this in this day and age?' The least I can do is dodge roles that do not represent me." Zoe Saldana insists on playing strong women in film.

5th May 2013

Quote: "I believe in love because I had it for so long, so I know it's possible... (I'm looking for) a bad**s renegade! A pirate!. A pirate who can cry." Actress Zoe Saldana is still on the hunt for a lasting romance after calling off her engagement to entrepreneur Keith Britton in 2011 and splitting from on/off boyfriend Bradley Cooper.

17th January 2013

Quote: "She's awesome. Our girl time is usually spent singing, drinking and dancing, and that's exactly what we did on New Year's Eve." Gabrielle Union rang in 2013 partying with fellow actress Zoe Saldana.

16th January 2013

Fact: Star Trek co-stars Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana have signed on to co-host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards in Los Angeles on 9 February (13). They will present nine awards to 25 individual recipients during the gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

3rd January 2013

Quote: "Whether they're together or not, that will remain to be seen. But come on, I'm not gonna ruin the element of surprise! I signed papers, trust me! I will lose a kidney if I say too much!" Zoe Saldana refuses to give away details about her character's romance with Mr. Spock in the new Star Trek film.

27th August 2012

Fact: Actress Zoe Saldana is nursing a mystery injury - the Avatar star was photographed leaving a Los Angeles medical centre on Friday (24Aug12) with a colourful brace on her left arm.

14th August 2012

Fact: Zoe Saldana is in talks to play jazz and blues great Nina Simone in a new biopic. Online reports suggest the Avatar star is the red-hot favourite to lead the cast in Nina.

18th July 2012

Fact: Pop star Katy Perry celebrated the birthday of her stylist and close pal Johnny Wujek on Saturday night (14Jul12) by throwing him a rollerskating party at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, California. Actors Zoe Saldana, Amber Heard, Hayden Christensen and his girlfriend Rachel Bilson were also in attendance.

4th June 2012

Fact: Actresses Zoe Saldana and Minka Kelly, and model-turned-Tv chef Padma Lakshmi were among the star attendees at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic event in New Jersey on Saturday (02Jun12). The annual summer gathering was hosted by actor Clive Owen.

21st February 2012

Fact: Zoe Saldana's romance with Bradley Cooper appears to be heating up - she's been spotted with The Hangover star's mother in Los Angeles. The actress treated Gloria Cooper to lunch and a cinema trip over the weekend (18-19Feb12).

27th October 2011

Quote: "There's something about a man wearing eyeliner that I find really sexy, from Prince to Johnny Depp. I would love to grab the biggest macho men, or maybe even some Republican senators, and put black eyeliner on them." Avatar star Zoe Saldana likes men in make-up.

10th August 2011

Quote: "You're elevated into a position that you become fantasised about. It still blows my mind - the whole concept of celebrity, you know? How people just go bananas when they see an actor, just walking down the street." Avatar star Zoe Saldana is amazed by her fans.

9th July 2010

Quote: "I'm not a sunny person. I'm not one of those people who has to have the windows open all the time. Literally the first thing I do when I get to any hotel room - even if I'm in Paris and there's a view of the Champs-Elysees outside - is draw the curtains. I like that Blade Runner feel. That melancholia." AVATAR actress Zoe Saldana hates the summer and shrouds herself in darkness.

9th July 2010

Quote: "It's funny, I never had a thing for these Abercrombie & Fitch boys. Never. They were just too, y'know, big necks and everything. But then here's this all-American guy: hunter, beer drinker, all that bulls**t. And in ten years we haven't been able to get rid of each other." Zoe Saldana never imagined she fall for a man like fiance KEITH BRITTON.

14th June 2010

Quote: "There have been times I've had to walk away because I didn't believe in a role. I would take a financial hit, but it felt good to look in the mirror and know that I was staying true to myself." Actress Zoe Saldana prides herself on her integrity when accepting movie roles.

14th June 2010

Quote: "I grew up knowing what it was like to have MCDonalds' and cable TV, then all of a sudden, I'm running barefoot with children who have never owned any shoes. It gives you a lot of humility." Zoe Saldana refuses to let fame go to her head after a childhood spent in the Dominican Republic. Her parents moved her to the Caribbean nation from New Jersey when she was just seven years old.

14th June 2010

Quote: "When the time is right, I think we'll be the types to take our kids everywhere with us and I'll be breastfeeding in some village in Africa and building some freakin' water dam at the same time." AVATAR star Zoe Saldana refuses to slow down her busy schedule when she has children with longtime love KEITH BRITTON.

31st May 2010

Quote: "She didn't grow up in a capitalist society, so she always knew that to be happy you have to live today because tomorrow may be gone. She did teach us to have goals, but to not be obsessed, so you can live your life to the fullest. I have never known what I wanted - but I have always known what I didn't want to do." AVATAR actress Zoe Saldana credits her mother with instilling in her the desire to succeed.

23rd April 2010

Quote: "It was good. It has never happened to me before, where you come to the set and you get along with every one of your cast members... We were like The Brady Bunch." Zoe Saldana thoroughly enjoyed working on new action movie THE LOSERS.

23rd April 2010

Fact: AVATAR star Zoe Saldana was sacked from her job behind the drive-through counter at fast food chain Burger King after the store manager caught her giving complimentary food to her grandmother.

14th April 2010

Fact: Keri Hilson has been unveiled as the latest celebrity face of beauty brand Avon. The R&B singer joins stars including Reese Witherspoon and Zoe Saldana, who are also signed as Avon representatives.

6th April 2010

Quote: "I'm just Zoe. Not a little bit Dominican, not a little bit Puerto Rican, none of that silliness... I am what you want me to be if that's what it takes for you to overcome your insecurities." AVATAR star Zoe Saldana refuses to be labelled by her Latino roots.

5th April 2010

Quote: "If you want to punish me, send me to get a manicure or pedicure, or dress me in a skirt or shorts, and I would die. But, if you dress me in jeans and a button down blouse, I feel very sexy, feminine and powerful." Actress Zoe Saldana isn't interested in girlie pursuits.

30th March 2010

Quote: "I'm naked, kicking a**, firing guns. I f**king loved it." Zoe Saldana enjoyed her new all-action role in THE LOSERS.

29th March 2010

Quote: "I bug (producer) J.J. (Abrams) on a regular basis and he just fobs me off. But I saw Zoe Saldana recently and she reckons that it's going to be soon. I would imagine it'll be toward the end of the year, but I can't guarantee it." British actor Simon Pegg on plans for a Star Trek sequel.

18th March 2010

Quote: "I'd kiss her every day." Sam Worthington on his AVATAR co-star Zoe Saldana.

10th March 2010

Quote: "Love it, love it, love it. Can't live without it. I love sex. I love skin. I don't believe the body is something to hide." Actress Zoe Saldana is a fan of sex.

4th March 2010

Fact: AVATAR star Zoe Saldana, MAMMA MIA!'s Amanda Seyfried and Leighton Meester have been named Glamour magazine's top stars in the publication's third annual 50 Most Glamorous Women list. The ladies each get their own cover for Glamour's April (10) issue. Joining them on the Glamour list are Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Taylor Swift and Rihanna, among others.

3rd March 2010

Quote: "I want to have more sex, travel more, drink more wine and love life." Actress Zoe Saldana hopes to make the most of her celebrity.

1st March 2010

Fact: AVATAR actress Zoe Saldana is set to be honoured by fashion house MaxMara as the brand's Face of the Future. She will be presented with the award at the Women in Film Crystal & Lucy gala in June (10).

5th February 2010

Quote: "I'm just grateful that between Star Trek II and Avatar II, I'm employed." Zoe Saldana is looking forward to a couple of major blockbuster sequels.

14th January 2010

Quote: "I don't know how long it's going to last, though, because every time kids come into my house, they want them." Zoe Saldana is struggling to build up her own collection of movie memorabilia from her role as UHURA in Star Trek.

14th January 2010

Quote: "Brazilian waxing is a positive like you wouldn't believe!" Actress Zoe Saldana is a big fan of the intimate beauty treatment.

14th January 2010

Quote: "I'm going to have to do more movies where people see my face and won't go, 'Oh look, that's Thandie Newton!'" Star Trek beauty Zoe Saldana is often mistaken for the British actress.

14th January 2010

Quote: "Go backpacking through Europe and just sleep with random strangers. A couple of friends and I wanted to - and thank God we never got to do it. I realised that it's not really what I wanted to do at all!" Star Trek actress Zoe Saldana is relieved she never followed through with a New Year's resolution she made during her youth.

15th December 2009

Quote: "I did Star Trek earlier this year and now AVATAR, so I've pretty much been in space all year." Actress Zoe Saldana is out of this world.

3rd December 2009

Quote: "It turns me on in a way I that I shouldn't be saying, seeing women in a commanding position. It's boring to always play the victim or the compliant little woman. Eff that! Why don't you have my baby and wait at home while I go kill some motherf**kers? It's just very empowering." Zoe Saldana on her role as an action heroine in new movie AVATAR.

26th November 2009

Quote: "James Cameron asked me about my level of tolerance when we started. Seven days a week, I was taking Wushu (martial arts) training, archery, horseback riding, intensive dialect-training and lifting weights with Sam Worthington." Zoe Saldana was exhausted by the time she wrapped sci-fi epic AVATAR.

25th November 2009

Quote: "This man speaks in such big words that you need a dictionary just to have a common conversation with him about the weather." Zoe Saldana was in awe of AVATAR director James Cameron's expansive vocabulary.

25th November 2009

Quote: "I've become a little action whore. I've always gravitated toward the Sigourney Weavers, the f**king Linda Hamiltons, the Angelina Jolies. I just love strong women that are in tune with their bodies - that don't just use their bodies as sex tools. I'm very dominant, feisty. I'm not a man-hater, just a very proud woman." Star Trek star Zoe Saldana.

24th November 2009

Quote: "Wushu is the s**t! It's very artistic, it's what Jet Li does." Zoe Saldana on the kung fu she had to master for her new role in Avatar.

27th October 2009

Fact: "We're working on it. They were calling to see where we were going to be and how my schedule is next year. Just that was worth me doing a cartwheel when I got the phone call, because I cannot wait to put on the suit and go back to the Enterprise, take my shirt off and be with all those yummy guys." Zoe Saldana can't wait to return to the big screen as UHURA in J.J. ABRAMS' Star Trek sequel.

19th May 2009

Quote: All you see is Salma and a sea of ties, and shes leading. A woman who is in control, who commands the ship and knows what shes doing, is what I want to be. Zoe Saldana on her Hollywood idol, Salma Hayek.

19th May 2009

Quote: "Look at me. Im skinny, I have a big nose, no t*ts and no a*s, but in a room full of beautiful women, I would still leave with the most gorgeous guy. Star Trek actress Zoe Saldana insists confidence is the key to her sex appeal.

16th April 2009

Fact: The fit stars of the new Star Trek movie will grace the upcoming covers of sister American magazines Women's Health and Men's Health - Zoe Saldana appears on one and Chris Pine the other.

22nd January 2009

Fact: The stars of the new Star Trek movie have been turned into dolls. Chris Pine's Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto's Spock and Zoe Saldana's Uhuru have been recreated as new Barbie dolls by toymakers Mattel.

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