Why Zoe Saldana and Her Sisters Started a Production Company
If you remember Nyota Uhura from Star Trek, there is no doubt you know Zoe Saldana.
She justified the role in that series which garnered so much love from the audience.
The actor is now associated with her sisters. The sisters are working to elevate the quality of their production company, Cinestar Pictures.
Who Is Zoe Saldana?
American actress Saldana has created a name in science-fiction and superhero movies.
Despite spending most of her childhood in Queens, Saldana moved to the Dominican Republic, from where she studied dance.
She returned to New York at seventeen and worked with young theatre groups.
In 1999 she scored two small guest appearances on the series Law & Order.
Then later in 2000, she was cast as a main character in the movie Centre stage.
Saldana appeared in minor roles like a female pirate in the hit movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, an immigration agent in The Terminal, among others.
But, the year 2009 turned out to be the successful year of her career with her iconic character in Star Trek and Avatar.
Both movies turned out to be big box office successes.
After that, there was no turning back for Saldana as she gave back-to-back hit movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
She fits herself into any genre, and any character, be it sci-fi, comedy, or horror. She further justified her versatility in the latest 2020 horror comedy movie, Vampires vs. the Bronx.
Zoe Saldana’s Interest Into Showbiz
Zoe Saldana is keen on portraying stories from a female perspective.
The main aim of their production house was to build a powerful brand that realistically spoke stories of others.
Saldana and her sisters, Mariel and Cisely, were always intrigued by storytelling.
Zoe Saldana, Mariel Saldana and Cisely Saldana posing. (Source: Instagram)
In an interview with Young Hollywood, the sisters said one of their babysitters assisted their mom, and the television raised them. This was the main reason their love for movies started to develop.
The trio said they lived vicariously through what they saw. The art of reciting stories always fascinated them, and they wanted their imaginative characters to portray impactful stories.
The Saldana sisters thought television was the most influential source for their voice and contribution.
Zoe Saldana and the Production Company
Saldana runs a production company named Cinestar. She formed the production house along with her sisters, Mariel and Cisely.
The producers and owners have created mini-series like Rosemary's Baby and the digital series My Hero for AOL.
They founded Cinestar to present tales that reflected their own experiences as women.
They are unapologetically authentic and created this internet platform for women to discuss their lives freely.
More recently, they partnered with Awestruck, Awesomeness TV's network, to develop shows for women, including Rosé Roundtable, a YouTube series in which the trio discusses anything from managing cross-cultural kids to body acceptance with their galpals.
Zoe Saldana and Her Business Partners
Saldana's two sisters, Mariel, and Cisely Saldana, are Cinestar Pictures' co-founders.
She said it was a blessing to have partners to discuss both business and family.
On their Youtube channel, Cinestar, they spoke about each other, and Saldana revealed that Mariel was their motherly figure. Cisely added that Mariel had a huge part in raising her and Saldana.
While talking about one another, they agreed and said that Cisely was the hustler, Mariel was the vision, and Saldana was the closure of the trio.
Despite their personal lives, the three have become successful as partners, and they accept their differences and celebrate each other every day.