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Merging two Zoe Saldana articles into one[edit]

Their is two Zoe Saldana articles (Zoe Saldana and Zoe Saldaña) We should merge into one article under the name of Zoe Saldaña. BigBang11 00:05 PST 22 March 2006 (UTC)

If she is usually credited as Zoe Saldaña rather than Saldana, an admin should move the article there.--Cúchullain t/c 22:16, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Please provide facts that she is half Puerto Rican, she is 100 percent dominican. —Preceding unsigned comment added by D-Money (talkcontribs)

Sorry but her mother is Puerto Rican. That has been found in a reliable source.Mcelite (talk) 01:59, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Actually, her own website says that BOTH of her parents are Donimican. It doesn't mention Puerto Rican at all. I would think she knows it. Nita 06-08-09 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:12, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

So when will this be properly redirected? So as to not reflect US chauvinism too long?

There is someone out there that keeps mislabeling Zoe as Puerto Rican; while Zoe herself has stated that she is 100% Dominican; her mother lived in Puerto Rico before Zoe was born, but she is not herself Puerto Rican. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:27, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

On another note, this person is also stating that Zoe was raised in Puerto Rico when she in fact was raised in Dominican Republic. This is stated in her personal biography. This person is not representing Zoe's true biography as they are stating false information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:31, 11 July 2009 (UTC)


I've gone ahead and changed the name Zoe Saldana to the correct spelling: Zoë Saldaña, which is how she is credited on her official site, movies, and commercials. --Speakslowly 20:21, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Zoe Saldana, predominantly and clearly resembles having African heritage!!! The Dominican Republic is a nation of slave population from Africa and a mix of the local population!! PERHAPS SHE IS BLACK HISPANIC - THERE IS NO ETHNIC PUERTO RICAN RACE OF PEOPLE!!! WHY IS SHE NOT PROUD OF HAVING AFRICAN ANCESTRY??? MS. SALDANA KINDLY LOOK AT YOURSELF IN MOVIES, THE MIRROR AND MAGAZINE PHOTOS!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:15, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Moved to Zoe Saldana[edit]

In every movie for the last three years — you can find all the titles in one place at imdb — she's listed as Zoe Saldana. Before that, it was usually "Zoë Saldana". "Zoë Saldaña" appears only once. The clincher: her official website uses "Zoe Saldana". SamEV (talk) 23:30, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

The clencher? Are you referring to the site that has this image with an enormous 'Ë'? The same site that has consistently used diacritics for years? You apparently have vision troubles - it should be moved back to Zoë Saldaña. ¦ Reisio (talk) 04:22, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Vision trouble? How did you know?! My vision is not 20/20, indeed. Anyway, I'll assume you're joking. If she prefers "Zoë Saldaña", she'd not have been creditted differently for three years running in her films. Nor would she use "Zoe" more that "Zoë" on her own official website. In fact, technology is so advanced, let me tell you, that even her website's url could be written as "Zoë Saldaña"; but it's not. Now why is that? Could it be that that "Zoë", with that "enormous" Ë you see on her website, is just a sort of style statement, but she otherwise uses Zoe Saldana professionally, is better known by that name, and wants to keep it that way? Could it, Reisio? SamEV (talk) 08:36, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

You should probably just read our diacritic. The difference between U.S. English pronunciation of 'Zoe' and 'Zoë' is significant, despite both using 'e' — that is what diacritics are for. ¦ Reisio (talk) 08:54, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Very helpful of you. Though completely unnecessary in my case. You should probably read Wikipedia:Naming conventions (common names). The reasons I stated for the move are taken from the conventions. Here's a quote: "...use the most common name of a person or thing that does not conflict with the names of other people or things." SamEV (talk) 22:40, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Mmm, but as I've already pointed out, your observations of the formatting of her name are misobservations. ¦ Reisio (talk) 23:15, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

I no longer know what you're talking about or what the point is in my even replying. I never addressed formatting or differences in pronunciation; only that the most common spelling of her name is, at least for three years now (did I mention that?) "Zoe Saldana", in her film credits and even her website. You pointed out the logo, which I missed; good for you. Now please look at the Google advanced search results for "Zoë" on her website; you'll find just a couple of instances, but plenty for "Zoe", with no diacritics. SamEV (talk) 23:59, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Like I said, vision trouble. ¦ Reisio (talk) 04:08, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
I'll take it. Better than brain trouble. SamEV (talk) 04:51, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
So she gave in to the narrow-mindedness of people in the US. Are you going to condemn her for that?
Now would she have ever misspelled 'creditted'. Hey - you can't spell. Your opinion about spelling is therefore ludicrous.
This isn't about pronunciation. It's about typing names correctly. As your own articles cite both these diacritics already it would seem you're in such case bent on some sort of apple pie inspired diacritic genocide - which is tantamount to cultural chauvinism. Not that it matters to you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:24, 2 June 2009
The personal attacks probably don't belong. Anyway, in at least one television interview (Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Dec. 2009), she referred to herself as (phonetically zo-ee sal-dan-a. So she doesn't seem to pronounce her name (currently) with the "enyay" sound.-- (talk) 05:20, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
Thank you!
Yes, the personal attacks definitely don't belong and I took them out of his comments. They violate policy. But you know what? I found them to be hilarious. I tried not to, but to no avail. SamEV (talk) 14:46, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

I'm all for proper spelling and pronunciation of names, but this probably seals the direction that should be taken here. AniRaptor2001 (talk) 00:16, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree with you entirely.
I was just there at IMDb <1 hour ago, and considered adding the link to the movie ([1] and the one to her page, which you gave, to this article. It's just that I've been having some misgivings lately about IMDb's reliability (even though I agree with IMDb in this case). But if you want to add either or both links, no problem. SamEV (talk) 00:39, 8 January 2010 (UTC)


As you guys were also talking about pronunciation. In the article there is the pronunciation given of her last name. But what about here first name? Could somebody fix that? --Jobu0101 (talk) 06:15, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Birth place[edit]

She is born in New York. (talk) 20:54, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Zoe Saldana has Super Powers![edit]

Apparently she grew up in the Dominican Republic until she was 17, but was raised in Queens. Unless Queens is in the Dominican Republic, I don't see how that's possible.Brad Rapstars 04:42, 5 November 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Brad Rapstars (talkcontribs)

Yes, the two statements are contradictory and are in need of clarification. One cannot live in grow up and be raised in two different places at the same time.--RossF18 (talk) 05:10, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
Actually she grew up in Pandora. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:56, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
Pandora? -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 13:17, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Apparently, Saldana is only a character played by Neytiri, or something ... --Florian Blaschke (talk) 03:36, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Dominican? Puerto Rican? Both?[edit]

Someone keeps putting down that she is of Dominican AND Puerto Rican descent. On her website ( in the mini bio section, it CLEARLY states that BOTH of her parents are Dominican. It's her website, I'm sure she has the authority to say what or what doesn't go on there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:24, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

The source is coming from an interview in which see did herself. That is what we are going by and understand that people don't put everything on their personal website.Mcelite (talk) 06:11, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

On that website it says "Zoë Yadira Saldana was born June 19, 1978 in Passaic NJ to a Peurto Rican mother and Dominican father." Someone edit the page please. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:05, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Name 2 (Debate)[edit]

Her name is written in many alternative ways throughout websites. It is confusing.

In fact, the name Zoe Saldana is not correct, it is useful and convenient in writing in English. (Most) people omitted the diacritics.

R•B2talk 22:22, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

RegularBreaker, please read the discussion above. It doesn't matter how many different ways her name is written. What matters, per the naming policies at Wikipedia, is that in English-language sources her name is most often written in this one way: "Zoe Saldana". You presented no sources that contradict that. SamEV (talk) 22:53, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

One of the sources that use Zoë is official Avatar website. --Lošmi (talk) 23:11, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

On two current magazine covers, her name is spelled Zoë Saldana, which as a former ling student about makes me want to cry. Or pull my hair out. Nosleep (Talk · Contribs) 05:48, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

I really do enjoy working so hard to make the peolpe so happy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:25, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

The diacritic ë doesn't exist in Spanish, while ñ exists in Spanish but not in English. Is therefore Zoë Saldaña a Spanglish name?

I have removed the extraneous phrase, "or Zoe Yadira Saldana Nazario." It is not needed, but mainly because the source is unreliable. --Musdan77 (talk) 17:53, 9 July 2012 (UTC)


The bio says she is African American. But her parents are listed as being Puerto Rican and Dominican. So how does that make her AFRICAN-American? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shoop85 (talkcontribs) 01:34, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Claire that Zoe Saldana is of Black African descent.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:08, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

She is Afro-Latina Morhange (talk) 17:15, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Three Movies in Box Office Top 20[edit]

"She is the only actress to have three movies in the box office top 20 for three consecutive weeks. These movies are Avatar, The Losers, and Death at a Funeral.[citation needed]"

I'm not sure how to do this since I'm also guessing how to include this on this Talk page, so I'll leave it to someone with more knowledge to add this:

That's the citation you need. (talk) 16:08, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Anon IP's edits[edit]

For several days now, an anon IP has continually tried to turn this into a fan page with comments about "Zoe," as he calls her; with a laundry list of movies in the prose section that redundantly duplicates the filmography without adding anything pertinent; with the reinsertion of an uncited and irrelevant box-office claim; and the removal of a pertinent sentence about her fragrance advertisement. --Tenebrae (talk) 01:51, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Wasn't me. Perhaps a fan-page could be added as an external ref. -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 13:19, 23 August 2014 (UTC)


Is there any significant in mentioning her boyfriends since she is married. Before I remove partners...does any editors feel mentioning her past boyfriends in her infobox.Mcelite (talk) 19:43, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Reason for inclusion: She was with Britton for 11 years and they were engaged (but how long did they actually live together?).
Reason for exclusion: Britton is not notable enough to have a page. Some editors feel that even spouses that don't have articles should not be in infobox.
My opinion: Not needed. Remove it. --Musdan77 (talk) 23:42, 22 June 2014 (UTC)