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Zoe Saldana is used to working months—even years—to flawlessly embody a character.
We remember her most famously as Neytiri, the protagonist of the hit 2009 movie Avatar, a role that she spent a year and a half honing, including 6 months of intense training in archery, horseback riding and martial arts.
Today, however, we don't solely celebrate her impressive characters. We also celebrate Zoe herself—the real deal, pure, genuine and wildly talented one who turns 34 today,