• Marco Perego was born in Salò, Italy in 1979 and is a former soccer player and an artist.
• He met Zoe Saldana in 2013 and they married three months later. They share both their surnames and have three children together.
• He has achieved success as an artist, with his works selling for upwards of $15,000.
• He is physically active, enjoys sports and travelling and has a pet dog.
• He has a net worth of over $5 million while Zoe's is estimated at over $35 million.

Short Info

Date Of BirthMarch 1, 1979
SpouseZoe Saldana

Who is Zoe Saldana’s husband, Marco Perego? Wiki Bio

Marco Perego was born in Salò, Italy on 1 March 1979 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds Italian nationality. Marco is a former soccer player, and an artist, but perhaps best known for being the husband of Zoe Saldana, a famous American actress.

Childhood and education

Marco was raised in Salò an only child, by his father who was working as a waiter, and his mother who was a housewife. Marco attended a local elementary school, and was six years old when he began playing soccer, which he would often watch on TV with his father.

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Upon enrolling at a local high school, Marco began playing for the school’s soccer team when he was noticed by a scout during one of his matches against another school, and was invited to play for the Venice soccer team in the under 17 (U17) league. Upon matriculation in 1997, Marco decided not to attend college but to focus on his career as a professional soccer player, however, he only played until he turned 21, when he suffered a leg injury which ended his soccer career.

Career as an artist

It was 2002 when Marco moved to New York City, USA, hoping to become a famous artist. He painted at home and sold his paintings on the streets, but as this wasn’t enough to support himself, he began working several jobs such as being a waiter and a soccer coach.

The first important moment in his career as an artist was in 2003, when he sold one of his paintings to Gilda Moratti who comes from a very respectable New York family, and after that Marco started meeting people from the local galleries and museums. It took around six years for his work to be recognized in New York, and today his pictures can be found selling for between $15,000 and $30,000.

Some of Marco’s works can be seen in magazines, as he has been featured on the cover page of “The Guardian” while his work has also been shows in several European cities including London in England (Royal Academy of Arts) and in Rome, Italy (Museo Tuscolano). One can say that Marco is also a filmmaker, as he has created his 25-minute long movie “Burn to Shine” in which 2,500 of his drawings are shown.

Marco also worked with Dolce & Gabbana, as the background for their campaign “Where the Fashion Meets Art” was his doing.

Love life and marriage with Zoe Saldana

Marco met the famous actress in March 2013, and it took them only three months to marry. The ceremony was held a secret so only their best man and woman attended, and it wasn’t revealed until a year later that they were married. The two decided to share their last names, becoming Zoe Saldana-Perego and Marco Perego-Saldana and on 27 November 2014, Zoe gave birth to their twin boys Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana and Cy Aridio Perego-Saldana. In February 2017, the family welcomed their youngest member, Zen Perego-Saldana, and Marco and Zoe are raising their children to speak both Spanish and English, which is how they were raised.

Before meeting Marco, Zoe was in a long term relationship with the American actor Keith Britton – they became engaged in June 2010, however, the two split in November 2011 after being together for 11 years.

Hobbies and other interests

Marco is physically very active, and has five training session at the gym each week, while he is also following a strict diet, thus his muscular body. He is also keen on playing a variety of sports such as soccer and tennis, and enjoys going for a run or cycling. One of Marco’s favorite hobbies is travelling, and he’s been to many US states together with Zoe, while the two have vacationed in Europe on many occasions, staying in cities such as Barcelona in Spain, Athens in Greece, and Venice in Italy. He is a lover of animals and has a pet dog, while his favorite animals are lions!

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego

Marco likes to watch movies in his spare time, and some of his favorite actors and actresses are Robin Williams, Heath Ledger and Kate Winslet, while some of his favorite movies are “Dead Poets Society”, “The Dark Knight”, and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.

Appearance and net worth

Marco is 41 years old. He has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs). As of June 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $5 million, while Zoe’s net worth is reputedly over $35 million.

Who is Zoe Saldana? Wiki Bio

Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario was born in Passaic, New Jersey USA, on 19 June 1978 – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds American nationality.

Zoe is perhaps still best known for her portrayal of the lead character Neytiri in the epic science fiction film “Avatar” in 2009, which was directed and written by James Cameron, and which also starred Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver. The movie is about military men on an unknown planet who are trying to kill the planet’s native beings, and was a huge success, winning 89 awards including three Oscars, while it was nominated for 129 other awards.

Zoe was raised in Jackson Heights, New York alongside her sisters Cisely and Mariel by their Dominican father Aridio Saldana, and their Puerto Rican mother Asalia Nazario. When Zoe was nine years old her father died in a car crash, and the family moved to the Dominican Republic.

Zoe attended ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy, at which she practiced dance, especially ballet, but quit after realizing she wouldn’t get far in life with dancing. The family moved back to New York where Zoe attended Newtown High School, and began acting at the New York Youth Theatre. Upon matriculation in 1996, she decided to focus on acting and didn’t enroll at college.

Zoe’s first notable performance was in the teen drama film “Center Stage”, while some of her following roles were in movies “Get Over It”, “Crossroads”, and “Drumline”. She gained recognition in 2003 when she was cast to portray Anamaria in the critically acclaimed fantasy swashbuckler movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”. Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush, it was a big success, winning 38 awards while it was nominated for 104 others, including five Oscars.

In the following year, she starred alongside Tom Hanks in the comedy drama film “The Terminal”, and her next notable performance was in 2009 when she starred in the science fiction action movie “Star Trek”.

In 2014, Zoe portrayed Gamora in the superhero movie “Guardians of the Galaxy”, which starred Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, and which follows a group of criminals who are fighting to stop an intergalactic criminal from destroying planets. The movie was a giant success, winning 52 awards while it was nominated for 102 others, including two Oscars. Zoe reprised her role as Gamora in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in 2017, as well as in “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018 and “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019. Because all of these movies have become extremely popular and have grossed over $11 billion, Zoe is today reputedly the second highest-grossing actress in history.

Zoe has only five TV series credits – she made her debut TV series appearance in 1999, when she portrayed Belinca in two episodes of the police procedural and legal drama series “Law & Order”, and her next role came in 2004 in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. In 2006, she portrayed Regina in five episodes of the drama series “Six Degrees”, while two of her latest roles in series have been in “Comedy Bang! Bang!” in 2013, and the mini-series “Rosemary’s Baby” in 2014, which she also produced.

Zoe has been nominated for 77 awards, winning 16 with some of the most notable are a Saturn award for Best Actress for her performance in “Avatar” in 2010, an ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actress – Drama/Adventure for “Colombiana” in 2012, and an Imagen Award for Best Actress – Feature Film for “The Book of Life” in 2015.

General Info

Full NameMarco Perego
Date Of BirthMarch 1, 1979
ProfessionScreenwriter, Soccer Player, Film producer, Film director, Painter, Visual Artist


SpouseZoe Saldana
ChildrenCy Aridio Perego-Saldana, Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana, Zen Perego-Saldana
ParentsEzio Perego


MoviesMe + Her, Burn to Shine

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Burn to ShineShort attached post-production


Burn to ShineShort post-production


Me + Her2014Short producer

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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