Actress Zoe Saldana is set to heat things up on the big screen with her new movie “Colombiana” which is scheduled to hit theatres on August 26. Zoe is the product of Dominican Republic and Puerto Rican parents and was born in New Jersey. She spent some time in Queens, New York before moving to the Dominican Republic with her parents and lived there for close to seven years. While there she developed a love for dance and soon enrolled in a dance academy there learning different dance styles including ballet.She returned to the US when she got to her teens so that she could take her dance to another level. Soon her dance performance combined acting and she got her start in acting on the movie called “Center Stage.” Ironically enough the movie was about a ballet dancer so she fit the roll pretty well.She went on to star in many both film and on tv shows in powerful roles including “Takers”, “Law and Order SUV,” “Guess Who,” and also did voice work on the popular cartoon “Avatar.”
Zoe has also gained the respect and has been revered by some of the powerful actors and directors in the industry. Directors Steven Spielberg and actors Ashton Kutcher, Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom and Tom Hanks have all stated how incredible she is to work with.