These two leading ladies may look the same, but underneath it all, they are like water and oil. First lets start with the similarities: Newton and Saldana are both in their 30′s, both over 5 feet, both born in the 70′s, both look African-American but in reality, they are both far from it.
Thandie was born Thandiwe Adjewa Newton in London, to a Zimbabwean Shona Princess and health care worker and an English laboratory technician and artist. Zoe on the other hand, was born Zoe Yadira Zaldana Nazario in New Jersey (Of all places) to a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother.
Even though Thandie is 6 years older than Zoe and started acting almost 10 years before her, their movie careers are very similar. Newton did 26 movies and Saldana did 23 movies and 3 TV shows, that’s a good catch up considering Newton had a 10 year start.
On the personal level, they are both in long-term relationship but have no kids. You’d think Thandie will start popping them out soon, after all she has been married for 13 years and will be hitting 40 in a few years.
Zoe still have some time though, with movies like Avatar, Star Trek and Death at a Funeral coming out soon, this young actress will be around for a while.
|Name||Thandie Newton||Zoe Saldana|
|Height||5' 3"||5' 7"|
|Date of Birth||November 6, 1972||June 19, 1978|
|Descent||Zimbabwean / British||Dominican / Puerto Rican|
|Filmography||Interview with the Vampire, Mission: Impossible II, The Chronicles of Riddick, Crash, The Pursuit of Happiness, RocknRolla, W, 2012||Center Stage, Drumline, Crossroads, Pirates of the Caribbean:The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Terminal, Vantage Point, Star Trek, Avatar, Death at a Funeral|
|Previous Boy-Toys||Brad Pitt (1994-1995)||None that I know of|
|Current Love Interest||Married English TV writer and director Ol Parker in 1997||Has been dating Actor Keith Britton since 2005|
|Why I Love Her?||The Chronicles of Riddick||Star Trek|
|Fun fact||Her full name, Thandiwe, means "beloved"||Says she's a sci-fi geek who just happens to dress nice|