Aridio Saldaña Death, Wife, Daughters, Wiki - Avatar's Actress Zoe Saldaña's Father

Aridio Saldaña Death, Wife, Daughters, Wiki - Avatar's Actress Zoe Saldaña's Father

Aridio Saldaña became a famous figure after her daughter,  Zoe Saldaña bagged a lot of fame and success for her phenomenal acting skills for her roles in movies such as, highest-grossing films of all time Avatar, Avatar: The Way of Water and Avengers: Endgame and in 2023, Time magazine named Zoe Saldaña one of the 100 most influential people in the world. It's no secret that she's an entertainment industry shining star who has a powerful onscreen presence and can handle any role.


Aridio Saldaña Wiki, Age and Death

Aridio Saldaña was Dominican ethnicity and passed away when her daughter, Zoe Saldaña was nine years old in a car accident. He was 44 years old, at the time of his death. After his death, Zoe's family relocated to the Dominican Republic after leaving New York. She moved back to New York when she was seventeen.


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Aridio Saldaña Fast Facts

  1. Died: 1987
  2. Nationality: Dominican
  3. Spouse: Asalia Nazario (m. ?–1987)
  4. Children: Zoe Saldana, Cisely Saldana, Mariel Saldaña Nazario
  5. Grandchildren: Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana, Cy Aridio Perego-Saldana, Zen Perego-Saldana

Aridio Saldaña Wife and Daughter

Aridio Saldaña was married with Asalia Nazario, a Dominican with Puerto Rican ancestry lady. Nazario was living as a child with her mother in the Dominican Republic, but they migrated to New York to escape political unrest.

Zoe Saldaña has said in an interview with Wired that she is 3/4 Dominican and 1/4 Puerto Rican. Also, speaks with Saldana for her performances in Avatar, Star Trek and also about capture versus old-school prosthetics and make-up.

"I started shooting Avatar in 2007 -- oh my god, I thought it was just five years ago. I thought it was 2012 for a moment. Why did I do that? I am so reluctant to age!"

Aridio Saldaña's wife Asalia Nazario struggle In raising their daughters

Aridio Saldaña has also two daughters other than Zoe that are, Cisely and Mariel, her two sisters, were raised bilingually in English and Spanish; Spanish was their first language. She spent most of her early childhood in Jackson Heights, Queens.


Her mother sent her three sisters to the Dominican Republic to be raised by their late father's family. She chose to stay in New York to work so that she could afford private school for her daughters. Asalia's widowed mother married Dagoberto Galán, who became their stepfather. They consider him fully their father.

With regard to her racial identity, Saldaña has said, "There's no one way to be Black. I'm Black the way I know how to be."

She completed her early education at Newtown High School in Queens after returning to New York City after her sophomore year. 

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Sources: Wired, Wikipedia, Time Magazine

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