At 17, she moved back to New York and continued dancing.
Then she joined FACES, a teen-oriented theater group, and the New York Youth Theater, through which her talent was discovered.
Zoe Saldana is an actress and a dancer with a thriving career.
She has three movies expected to be released this year, as well as two twin toddlers to care for. Her father is from the Dominican Republic and her mother is from Puerto Rico.
There, she was pulled towards dance and learned ballet. She advocates women and girls loving the features they were born with.