Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known professionally as Zendaya, is an American actress and singer.
Zendaya started her career as a child model and backup dancer after being born on September 1st, 1996 in Oakland, California.
She became well-known for playing Rocky Blue in the Disney Channel comedy “Shake It Up” and K.C. Cooper in the comedy “K.C. Undercover.”
Zendaya made her feature film debut in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” a superhero movie and returned in its follow-ups.
For her portrayal as Rue Bennett in the HBO teen drama series “Euphoria,” she won praise from critics, making her the youngest recipient of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
In addition to acting, Zendaya has dabbled in music. In 2013, she released her first studio album, “Zendaya,” and the lead single, “Replay,” had a mediocre amount of success.
The song “Rewrite the Stars,” which she co-wrote with Zac Efron and appeared on “The Greatest Showman’s” soundtrack, was a commercial triumph.
Zendaya has received numerous honours for her abilities and influence, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She was listed among the top 100 global influencers by TIME magazine in 2022.
Zendaya has been advancing her career lately, appearing in films like “Malcolm & Marie” and “Dune.” She provided the voice for the Lola Bunny character in “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” Despite her popularity, Zendaya is still renowned for her approachable demeanour and commitment to her work.
Here is Zendaya’s filmography in a table format:
|2013||Super Buddies||Lollipop (voice)||Direct-to-DVD|
|The Greatest Showman||Anne Wheeler|
|2018||Duck Duck Goose||Chi (voice)|
|2019||Spider-Man: Far from Home||MJ|
|2021||Malcolm & Marie||Marie||Also executive producer|
|Space Jam: A New Legacy||Lola Bunny (voice)|
|Spider-Man: No Way Home||MJ|
|2022||Is That Black Enough for You?!?||Herself||Documentary|
|2023||Challengers||Tashi Donaldson||Post-production; also producer|
|Dune: Part Two||Chani||Post-production|
|2010–2013||Shake It Up||Rocky Blue||Co-lead role|
|2011||Good Luck Charlie||Rocky Blue||Episode: “Charlie Shakes It Up”|
|PrankStars||Herself||Episode: “Walk the Prank”|
|Pixie Hollow Games||Fern (voice)||Television special|
|2012||A.N.T. Farm||Sequoia Jones||Episode: “Creative consultANT”|
|Frenemies||Halley Brandon||Television film|
|2013||Dancing with the Stars||Herself||Contestant (season 16), and runner-up|
|The Story of Zendaya||Herself||Television series|
|2014||Zapped||Zoey Stevens||Television film|
|The Making of SWAY||Herself||Television dancing-preparation show; 8 episodes|
|SWAY: A Dance Trilogy||Herself||Television dance show|
|2015–2018||K.C. Undercover||K.C. Cooper||Lead role; also co-producer|
|2015||Black-ish||Rasheida||Episode: “Daddy’s Day”|
|2016||America’s Next Top Model||Herself||Episode: “Lights, Camera, Catwalk”|
|2017||Walk the Prank||Herself||Episode: “K.C. Undercover Edition”|
|Lip Sync Battle||Herself||Episode: “Tom Holland vs. Zendaya”|
|2019||The OA||Fola||3 episodes|
|2019–present||Euphoria||Rue Bennett||Main role; also executive producer (specials and season 2–present)|
Zendaya’s Parents; All You Need To Know
Zendaya’s parents are Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman.
She was raised by her mother, Claire Stoermer, who worked as a teacher, and her father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, who also served as her manager and bodyguard.
Although Zendaya’s parents separated when she was a little child, they both continued to have a significant role in her life and career.
Zendaya was raised with a diverse cultural upbringing that shaped her viewpoint, including her father’s Ashkenazi Jewish, African American, and German heritage, as well as her mother’s German and Scottish lineage.
Her unusual name, “to give thanks” in Shona, was given to her in honour of her father’s African ancestry. Zendaya frequently expresses gratitude to her parents for their constant support and inspiration, which were crucial to her success in the entertainment business.
She is a great supporter of diversity and representation as a result of how their varied backgrounds and experiences have moulded her ideals and viewpoint.