Outstanding Achievement Award

Latino Media Awards: Saturday, June 24th - The Ray Dolby Ballroom

Zoe Saldana is the epitome of a true star in Hollywood, and has built her reputation as a versatile and respected actress by choosing roles that she feels passionately about. 

Currently, Saldana is filming Avengers: Infinity Wars, where she will reprise her role as the fan-favorite ‘Gamora,’ which is slated to release in 2018. Additionally, Saldana stars in the independent film I Kill Giants. And recently lent her talents as the voice of Captain Celaeno in My Little Pony: The Movie. Upcoming projects for Saldana include Hummingbird, Gone Missing, and Pretty Baby, in which she will star in as well as produce. This past December, Saldana starred in Live By Night, directed by Ben Affleck.

Last year, Saldana wrapped production on Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy 2, where she again, stars as the franchise’s golden girl, ‘Gamora.’ Additionally, Saldana wrapped production on Star Trek: Beyond, the third installment to the 2009 blockbuster hit. Saldana played ‘Nyota Uhura’ opposite Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. The J.J. Abrams’ action-packed film grossed $185 Million at the box office. 

Saldana is best known in her starring role as ‘Neytiri’ in the record-breaking film, Avatar, James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller, co-starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington. Avatar quickly became the highest grossing film of all time, winning the 2010 Golden Globe for Best Director and Best Picture. 

Furthermore, Saldana is spending time behind the camera with her film production company Cinestar. A company founded with her sisters has a YouTube channel and has original scripted and non-scripted creative content like Rose Roundtable. Cinestar also produced the NBC Mini-Series Rosemary’s Baby as well as The AOL Digital series My Hero. Additionally, Saldana teamed up with the millennial mom-geared network Awestruck to create digital content for AwesomenessTV. 

Saldana is also well-known as a philanthropist, taking part in efforts with Brave Beginnings, The Step Up Network, The Haiti Relief Inc., and FINCA. Born and raised in New York, when not on location, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three boys.