Born in New Jersey, Zoe moved with her family to the Dominican Republic and studied dance there before moving back at age 17. Her dancing, coupled with stage acting, helped land her first role, 2000's "Center Stage."
Comic Book Movie Roles
Zoe landed the role of Uhura in J.J. Abrams' 2009 "Star Trek," which she reprised in 2013's sequel "Star Trek: Into Darkness." She also played Aisha in the 2010 movie "The Losers". She played Gamora in the 2014 movie "Guardians of the Galaxy," and is expected to reprise her role in the 2017 sequel.