Zoe Saldana-Perego, known as Zoë Saldana, Zoe Saldana or Zoe Perego, is an American actress and dancer. Following her performances with the FACES theater group, Saldana made her screen debut in an episode of Law & Order. Her film career began a year later with Center Stage, followed by a role in Crossroads. She first gained some prominence for her role as Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.\nSaldana's starring and breakthrough roles came in 2009 when she starred as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek and played the lead role of Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar. The latter film went on to receive widespread acclaim and become the highest-grossing film of all time. Saldana continued her successful action-star career with Colombiana, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Guardians of the Galaxy.