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Channing Tatum talks about his voice role in animated film 'The Book of Life'

Channing Tatum talks about his voice role in animated film 'The Book of Life'

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) --Channing Tatum says he was sold on acting in the animated feature "The Book of Life" after meeting its director Jorge Gutierrez.
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Zoe Saldana confirms she's expecting twins

Zoe Saldana confirms she's expecting twins

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) --Zoe Saldana confirmed reports that she's expecting twins at the opening of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Hollywood Costume exhibit in LA.
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Karlie Kloss is the new face of L'Oreal Paris

Karlie Kloss is the new face of L'Oreal Paris

PARIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Karlie Kloss is the new face of L'Oreal Paris, and the model says the opportunity is a dream come true.
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Zoe Saldana to star in Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night'

Zoe Saldana to star in Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) --Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning and Sienna Miller will star in "Live by Night," a Prohibition-era film based on a Dennis Lehane novel and directed by Ben Affleck.
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Zoe Saldana defends former co-star Britney Spears

Zoe Saldana defends former co-star Britney Spears

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Zoe Saldana says she has "a huge amount of respect" for her "Crossroads" co-star, Britney Spears.
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Vin Diesel covers Sam Smith hit 'Stay with Me'

Vin Diesel covers Sam Smith hit 'Stay with Me'

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) --Vin Diesel performed an oddly moving rendition of Sam Smith hit "Stay with Me" during an interview with Capital FM this week.
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Zoe Saldana is pregnant with her first child

Zoe Saldana is pregnant with her first child

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --Zoe Saldana is reportedly three months pregnant with her first child.
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Zoe Saldana's dog turned green on the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' set

Zoe Saldana's dog turned green on the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' set

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) --Zoe Saldana says her full-body makeup for Gamora in "Guardians of the Galaxy" took time to soak off and turned her dog Mugsy green.
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James Cameron confirms Sigourney Weaver will appear in future 'Avatar' films

James Cameron confirms Sigourney Weaver will appear in future 'Avatar' films

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) --Sigourney Weaver's character Grace died in "Avatar," but the actress is confirmed for a "different" and "challenging" role in future sequels.
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Josh Brolin to star as Thanos in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Josh Brolin to star as Thanos in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) --Josh Brolin reportedly portrays Marvel villain Thanos in "Guardians of the Galaxy."
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' debuts new trailer

'Guardians of the Galaxy' debuts new trailer

LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) --'Guardians of the Galaxy' highlights the five Guardians in a new, full-length trailer.
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Zoe Saldana makes first public appearance with husband Marco Perego

Zoe Saldana makes first public appearance with husband Marco Perego

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Zoe Saldana attended AOL's NewFronts event with husband Marco Perego on Tuesday.
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WATCH: Zoe Saldana stars in the first 'Rosemary's Baby' trailer

WATCH: Zoe Saldana stars in the first 'Rosemary's Baby' trailer

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams and Jason Isaacs star in a miniseries adaptation of the horror classic.
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Chris Pratt stars in new clip from 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Chris Pratt stars in new clip from 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- "Parks and Rec" actor Chris Pratt stars in a new clip from his upcoming movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy."
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Zoe Saldana is the new face of L'Oréal

Zoe Saldana is the new face of L'Oréal

March 28 (UPI) -- Zoe Saldana is the new international spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris.
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Zoe Saldana poses for pictures at the premiere of "Motorcycle Diaries" at Loews 19th Street Theater in New York on September 20, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Zoe Saldana (born June 19, 1978; also known as Zoë Saldana, Zoe Saldaña, and Zoë Saldaña) is an American actress. She had her breakthrough role in the 2002 film Drumline, and later gained prominence for her roles as Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Uhura in the 2009 film Star Trek, and Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar. In 2010 she appeared in the film The Losers.

Zoe Saldana was born Zoe Yadira Zaldaña Nazario or Zoe Yadira Zaldana Nazario in New Jersey, United States, to a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother, Asalia Nazario. Her first languages are English and Spanish. When she was ten years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they lived for the next seven years. Saldana enlisted in a ballet class at one of the most prestigious dancing schools in the Dominican Republic. After returning to New York at age seventeen, she began performing with the Faces theater troupe, which put on plays geared to providing positive messages for teens, via themes dealing with issues such as substance abuse and sex. These performances not only gave her valuable experience but also a source of great pride, as she knew that she was making a difference in the lives of young people like herself. While performing with the Faces troupe and also the New York Youth Theater Zoe was recruited for a talent agency. Her dance training years before, coupled with her acting experience, greatly helped her land her first big screen role as Eva, the talented and headstrong ballet dancer in the 2000 film Center Stage.

Saldana was still a member of the program when she gained exposure in an episode of Law & Order (titled "Merger") which first aired in 1999. She left school after Center Stage, which film led to appearances in the Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads (2002) and the comedy-drama Drumline (2002). She played the pirate Anamaria in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and has appeared in a number of television shows and movies, including The Terminal (2004) and Guess Who (2005). Saldana was also the lead in the video for Juan Luis Guerra's song "La llave de mi corazón", and played Uhura in the 2009 film Star Trek. In 2009, she played Neytiri, the Na'vi princess, in James Cameron's Avatar, the film is a leading box office hit and her biggest success to date.

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