The climb to fame is a long one for most actors and actresses in Hollywood, but some celebs seem to emerge from obscurity and land straight on the A-list. This list celebrates the stars who seemed to just fall into blockbusters without any credits to their name.
10. Zoe Saldana
This New Jersey native was uprooted to the Dominican Republic at the age of 10 where she developed her taste for dance and performance. She later returned to the U.S. at the age of 17, where her thirst for the limelight intensified in the New York Youth Theatre and the Faces theatre troupe, a group that performed stories with positive messages for teens. Once recruited to a talent agency, it wasn’t long before Saldana received her first role as a ballet dancer in Center Stage (2000). Since that time, Zoe has appeared in countless blockbusters including the monumental achievement Avatar. She’s also been in Columbiana, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Trek. Saldana has achieved a reputation for her extreme professionalism and dedication to the profession, with praise coming from heavy-weights Jerry Bruckheimer and Steven Spielberg.Rob Latour/WWD/REX