Marco Perego Saldaña’s biography: who is Zoe Saldana's husband?

Marco Perego Saldaña’s biography: who is Zoe Saldana's husband?

Marco Perego Saldaña is an American-based Italian artist and film producer. He first gained prominence in the art sector after film producer Gilda Moratti bought his painting and became famous worldwide after marrying Star Trek actress Zoe Saldaña.

Marco Perego Saldaña’s biography
Marco poses for the camera in a hat. Photo: @Marco Perego Saldana (modified by author)
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Marco Perego dreamt of becoming a professional footballer from childhood, but an injury put him on a different career path. He loves working as an artist and film producer, and these jobs pair well with his wife's acting career in Hollywood.

Profile summary

Full nameMarco Perego Saldaña
Date of birth1 March 1979
Age44 years old (as of 2023)
Zodiac signPisces
Place of birthSalo, Brescia, Italy
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5'6" (167 cm)
Weight154 lbs. (70 kg)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
FatherEzio Perego
Marital statusMarried
SpouseZoe Saldaña
Children3 sons
Alma materIULM University in Milan, Italy
ProfessionPainting and sculpting artist, film producer, writer and director, and former footballer
Net worth$5 million

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Marco Perego Saldaña’s biography

Marco was born and raised in Salo, Brescia, Italy, and is the only child of Ezio Perego (father). He came from a humble background and grew up playing soccer.

Perego joined a Venice football club, where he played professional football until he was 21. A severe leg injury forced him to abandon the sport. He graduated from IULM University in Milan, Italy, and moved to America to pursue careers in art and the film industry.

Is Marco Perego Italian?

Marco is an Italian-American citizen of white ethnicity.

How old is Marco Perego?

Marco Perego’s age is 44 as of 2023. He was born on 1 March 1979, and his zodiac sign is Pisces.

What is Marco Perego famous for?

He is famous for producing and directing films and making sculptures and paintings.

Marco Perego’s biography
The artist and his wife arrive at Jhpiego's Los Angeles Gala - Laughter Is The Best Medicine in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: @Amanda Edwards
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What is Marco Perego’s job?

The former professional footballer is now a painting and sculpting artist, film producer, writer, and director. He became an artist in 2002 after moving to New York, USA.

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Also, Marco did odd jobs in America to sustain himself while waiting for his art career to pick up. He encountered a breakthrough when film producer Gilda Moratti purchased one of his paintings.

Marco Perego’s art

Marco specializes in creating sculptures and paintings that reflect an imbued history and today's turbulent times and situations worldwide. In addition, he usually makes his art from repurposed materials.

The artist takes credit for painting the background for Dolce & Gabbana’s Where Fashion Meets Art campaign. He has also displayed his art in various international art galleries, including Zurich's Galerie Gmurzynska, the Museo Tuscolano, Art Basel, and the Royal Arts Academy. Below are some of Marco Perego’s art exhibitions:

Selected solo exhibitions

  • 2019: The Brave One, Untilthen, Paris, France
  • 2018: Z E T A, Maccarone, Los Angeles, CA

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2016: Bitter Sweet Symphony, Untilthen, Paris, France
  • 2015: Collected Works, Rennie Collection, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Public collections

  • The Rennie Museum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • The Museo Jumex, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Marco Perego Saldaña’s children
Marco and his wife, Zoe, pose for the camera. Photo: @Marco Perego Saldana (modified by author)
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What are some of Marco Perego's movies?

Marco wrote, produced, and directed the Keyhole Garden (2022) movie, where his wife, Zoe Saldaña, was part of the cast crew. He also wrote and directed The Absence of Eden (2023) and Burn to Shine (2015). Additionally, Marco was the executive producer for Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story (2016) and the producer of the Me + Her (2014) short film.

What is Marco Perego’s net worth? estimates his net worth is $5 million. Marco's primary income sources are his painting, sculpting, and film production careers.

How did Zoe and Marco meet?

Zoe and Marco’s first encounter was in 2013 and was unplanned and unexpected. They met at 6:30 in the morning on a flight to New York. After that, they connected, began dating in March 2013, and wedded in June 2013. Although their first meeting was in 2013, actress Zoe confessed that she had known about Marco Perego's artwork since 2008. She also said they never wanted to get married before meeting one another.

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How did Zoe Saldaña's wedding with Marco Perego happen?

Actress Zoe and the Italian artist planned their wedding three weeks after deciding to get married. They two had a private ceremony in London, UK, over the summer of 2013.

Marco Perego Saldaña’s wife
Zoe Saldana and her husband attend the Nordstrom NYC Flagship Opening Party in New York City. Photo: @Jamie McCarthy
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Did Zoe's husband take her last name?

Marco Perego Saldaña took the surname of American actress Zoe Saldana after they got marriage. While speaking about their decision in a 2015 interview with InStyle, Zoe said:

I tried to talk him out of it. I told him, 'If you use my name, you're going to be emasculated by your community of artists, by your Latin community of men, by the world.' Marco looks up at me and says [she puts on his Italian accent], 'Ah, Zoë, I don't give a sheet.'

She also told US magazine in 2015:

He liked it. He wanted to really represent being a part of my family and represent my father’s legacy. He respected the fact that he didn’t want me to have to give up my name just because that’s the norm.

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Is Zoe Saldaña still with her husband?

Zoe and Marco are still married. The two have been together for ten years.

Does Marco Perego have children?

He shares three sons with his wife, actress Zoe Saldaña.

Who are Marco Perego's children?

Zoe and Marco first welcomed twins Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio in November 2014, then Zen Anton Hilario in February 2017. The children share their parents' combined last name, Perego-Saldaña.

Where does Marco Perego Saldaña live?

Marco and Zoe Saldaña have two homes in Los Angeles, California. The actress bought an $8.7 million 6,400 square foot home in Beverly Hills in 2016 and became neighbors with Adele, Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Nicole Richie, and Jennifer Lawrence. She also acquired a $2.5M six-bedroom home in Los Angeles in 2020 and toured the place with her parents, Aridio and Asalia.

Marco Perego Saldaña’s biography
Marco and his wife, Zoe, hug while taking pictures. Photo: @Marco Perego Saldana (modified by author)
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What is Marco Perego’s height?

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Marco Perego is 5 feet 6 inches (167 centimeters) tall and weighs about 154 pounds (70 kilograms).

Facts about Marco Perego

  • In November 2013, Marco got a cute tattoo of his wife's face on his arm.
  • Zoe Saldaña's husband is a man secure and proud to elevate his woman.
  • He was sworn in as a US Citizen on 20 July 2016.
  • Marco and Zoe speak and teach their sons Spanish, Italian, and English.
  • They also teach their children how to combat gender stereotypes.
  • They are not planning on having more kids but to travel as a family.
  • Marco keeps most of his personal life away from social media.

Marco Perego has a successful career as an artist and film producer. His artwork has gained worldwide recognition, and he also has several film production credits under his name. Being actress Zoe Saldaña’s husband has made him even more popular in Hollywood.

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