^Brady, Tara. Zoe Saldaña: 'I loved Star Trek. I learned later it was unorthodox for women to be obsessed with science fiction. TheIrishTimes.com (The Irish Times Ltd). August 1, 2014 [December 27, 2017]. （原始内容存档于2022-04-08）. Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario was born in New Jersey and raised in New York city. At the age of nine, her dad was killed in a vehicle wreck. Saldaña and her two sisters were sent to live with their late father’s family in the Dominican Republic. Their Dominican/Puerto Rican mother remained in New York City to earn money to pay for private school for her daughters. This was a culture shift for someone raised speaking Spanish at home.
^Howell, Peter. For Avatar, Star Trek actress Saldaña, a very good year. The Star (Toronto). 15 December 2009 [28 May 2019]. （原始内容存档于14 December 2013）. Zoë Saldaña [...] appreciates anyone remembering the umlaut over the "e" in her first name. She doesn't insist upon it –- she is accustomed to writers leaving it out -– but this courtesy indicates to her somebody cares about the details. 'I really like the umlaut!'