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Zoe Saldana is a star we love and admire. The Latina actress is always representing our community and her roots in the best way possible. The projects she chooses also reflect her mission in life: To expand and grow our representation in media. Check out all of the ways she reps being Latina. 

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Zoe recently launched the Latino digital start-up called BeSe. 1

Zoe recently launched the Latino digital start-up called BeSe.

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"I’m so excited to be leading BeSe, a truly uplifting brand that fills a niche for young audiences craving positive portrayals of the modern Latino experience in America," she said.

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Zoe and her sisters co-founded the production company CineStar in 2014. 2

The idea was to produce television shows and movies rich in diversity. This year, they released an unscripted Israeli television series called Mothers. "We’re proud to be part of this amazing project, which offers a compelling glimpse into what it means to be a mother in the modern world," they said in a statement.

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She loves other Latina stars in Hollywood. 3

"Eva I love you woman. You are an inspiration for us all," she wrote.

Zoe always pays tribute to her familia, including mom Asalia Nazario and stepdad Dagoberto Galan. 4

Family united!

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She shows that being a working mom is tough but rewarding. 5

"You do what you have to do to be there," she shared.

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She supports campaigns for Latinos. 6

"I am proud to be a part of #castingforahero - a campaign to save lives by increasing the multicultural community's presence in the worldwide bone marrow registries," she shared.

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She's careful about the roles she picks. 7

"There are few roles, and the ones that are there are not substantial characters," she said on Fusion. She's right!

She loves Cuba. 8

She visited the island in June 2016 with her husband Marco Perego. 

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She's proud of being Latina. 9

She's proud of being Latina.

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"I am proud to be Latina. I will not accept [anyone] telling me that I’m less or whatever, because to me, that is just hysterical," she told GlamBelleza in 2013.

In April, Zoe posed alongside her wax figure, which rocked her pink Versace dress from the 2015 Academy Awards. 10

In April, Zoe posed alongside her wax figure, which rocked her pink Versace dress from the 2015 Academy Awards.

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She's one of 20 Latino figures to make it as at Madam Tussaud’s