Zoë Saldaña

Birth Name: Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario

Place of Birth: Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 19, 1978

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican, Dominican Republic, evidently small amount of Lebanese and Haitian

Zoë Saldaña is an American actress and dancer. She is known for her roles in the films Guess Who, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, and others.

Zoë is the daughter of Asalia (Nazario) and Aridio A. Saldaña. She is a black Latina. Her father was Dominican, and was born in Cotui Pro Sa, Dominican Republic. Her mother is Puerto Rican. She is also said to have some degree of Lebanese and Haitian ancestry. She speaks English and Spanish fluently. Zoë spent part of her childhood in the Dominican Republic.

Zoë is married to Italian artist Marco Perego, with whom she has three children.

Zoë has said:

There’s no one way to be black… I’m black the way I know how to be. You have no idea who I am. I am black. I’m raising black men.

 Zoe Saldana, Marco Perego at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2015 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Zoë Saldaña and husband Marco Perego at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2015

Photos by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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  1. Multiethnicchick says:

    Zoe Saldana is an idiot. She’s not black and how can she say shes raising black sons when shes not black herself? There are true black latinos with no admixture whatsoever that look like lupita nyongo or Djmon Honsou. Zoe is mixed like most latinos but whenever someones mixed with black in America, Americans have to force their racist one drop rule on people.

    And what’s with people saying she looks 20-25% mixed? She looks like a true mulatto 50/50 like Barack Obama. With so many mixed people claiming black, no one seems to know what an actual black person looks like anymore. The ignorance is astounding.

    • Hill says:

      I never consider light-skinned people black. No matter how far back their non-African ancestry goes.

      • fuzzybear44 says:

        @hill

        Quote(No matter how far back their non-African ancestry goes.)

        Well with this statement, you’ve just wiped out most of the black people this side of the hemisphere

        Also what’s your range for a light skin black person? Because I see Zoe as being average in color, nothing I don’t see everyday

  2. midori29 says:

    This girl tested as 20% black West African Dna
    https://youtu.be/bzjukGKbcuk

  3. madman says:

    She is the daughter of Asalia (Nazario) and Aridio Saldaña. Also, the link does not mention her Lebanese or Haitian ancestry, though this commercial confirms what her roots are:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3VroEwtTrQ&app=desktop

  4. crunty says:

    A beautiful mix.

  5. me says:

    Lebanese?really?she looks black with some distant spanish ancestry.

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