Zendaya’s Parents; All You Need To Know

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Zendaya’s Biography

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.

Zendaya just wore square nails - and now we want square nails | Glamour UKShe 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.

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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:


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Super Buddies Lollipop (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Michelle
The Greatest Showman Anne Wheeler
2018 Duck Duck Goose Chi (voice)
Smallfoot Meechee (voice)
2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home MJ
2021 Malcolm & Marie Marie Also executive producer
Space Jam: A New Legacy Lola Bunny (voice)
Dune Chani
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


Year Title Role Notes
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.

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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.

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