Zendaya (American Actress)


American actress and singer Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born September 1, 1996). Known mononymously as Zendaya, she has garnered several awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential persons in the world in 2022.


On September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, teacher Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman welcomed Zendaya into the world.Her mother is of German and Scottish descent, while her father is African-American and descended from Nigeria. Zendaya has five older siblings. Her name is derived from the Shona name Tendai, which means “to give thanks”. Her mother taught for twenty years at Fruitvale Elementary School, where she went.

While still a student at Oakland School for the Arts, Zendaya was chosen for multiple roles in local theatre productions. She performed as Little Ti Moune in Once on This Island at the Berkeley Playhouse and as Joe, a part originally intended to be male.


Zendaya started out as a fashion model for Old Navy, Macy’s, and Mervyns. She was in an advertisement for iCarly toys as well.She additionally had an appearance in a Sears commercial with Disney actress Selena Gomez as a backup dancer.  She was Featured in the Kidz Bop music video for their rendition of Katy Perry’s “Hot n Cold” in 2009.

She went through an audition in November 2009 for the Disney sitcom Shake It Up (which was then called Dance Dance Chicago), where she was to play CeCe Jones. She sang “Leave Me Alone” by Michael Jackson at her audition. She got the role of Rocky Blue. With 6.2 million viewers, Shake It Up’s November 7, 2010 premiere ranked as Disney Channel’s second-highest-rated debut in the network’s 27-year history.

Zendaya made her movie debut in the 2012 Disney Channel Original Film Frenemies.“Something to Dance For” was made available as a Live 2 Dance promotional single on February 29, 2012. Three additional songs, “Made in Japan,” “Same Heart,” and “Fashion Is My Kryptonite,” which were released as promotional singles, were also recorded by Zendaya for the soundtrack. Shake It Up received a third and final season renewal in June 2012.

In August 2013, she was chosen to play the title role of 16-year-old Zoey Stevens in the Disney Channel Original Film Zapped, in which her “smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her”.

She was chosen to play the lead role in Super Awesome Katy, a Disney Channel pilot. In May 2014, Disney Channel ordered it to series, renaming Zendaya’s character K.C. Cooper instead of Katy Cooper and renaming the show K.C. Undercover.In addition to deciding on many significant aspects of the character’s characteristics, Zendaya had a say in the retitling of the series and the renaming of her character. On January 18, 2015, K.C. Undercover made its Disney Channel debut. In May of the same year, the show was given a second season renewal.

In July 2017, she made her big screen debut as Michelle in the blockbuster movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.Zendaya “add[ed] her own embellishments to the role, such as carrying around a mug of herbal tea” and decided not to use makeup for her screen test. This choice was maintained throughout production.

Zendaya costarred in the original musical The Greatest Showman in December 2017. When interracial relationships were considered socially unacceptable, she played a trapeze performer who develops feelings for Zac Efron’s character.

Zendaya debuted as Rue, the series’ 17-year-old drug addict and narrator, in the HBO drama series Euphoria, which was adapted from the Israeli series of the same name.Her performance garnered praise for the series, which debuted on June 16, 2019, to a favourable review from critics.

Zendaya was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Euphoria and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Television Series Drama at the 80th Golden Globe Awards in 2023.She made her stage return in eight years when she unexpectedly performed “All for Us” and “I’m Tired” with Labrinth during the second weekend of Coachella 2023.

Zendaya and Tom Holland, her co-star in Spider-Man, have been together since November 2021.


Zendaya is an American actress, singer, dancer, and producer who has a net worth of $22 million. Zendaya has successfully transitioned from a child actor on Disney shows to a veritable movie star and successful entrepreneur.