Zendaya is a 24-year-old TV and film star from Oakland California. She is best known for her roles in Spiderman as well as the hit HBO series Euphoria. Zendaya has been appearing in films since she was a child and has been a well-known actress and singer appearing in shoots for famous brands, feature films, and various television series.
She was born on Sept 1st, 1996, and her zodiac sign is a Virgo. As of the year 2021, she has accumulated a net worth of over $15 million dollars for her time in acting, modeling, singing, and more.
Her name means “To Give Thanks” in Shonda and her career got started working as a child model for Old Navy, Macy’s, and Mervyns. She has won numerous awards including a primetime Emmy, People’s choice award, Teen choice award, and Kid’s choice award. Although she has not followed through with her singing career in adulthood, she does carry a few Radio Disney awards for her music career.
Zendaya Family and Education:
Zendaya was born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman to two teachers Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman. She has 5 other siblings and would attend Fruitvale elementary school where her mother taught for over 20 years.
Her talent was originally recognized at age 6 where she and two friends performed in the school play for Black History Month. She would go on to become a member of the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda California where her mother worked as a House manager for a summer position.
At the age of 8, Zendaya would join a hip hop dance troupe called Future Shock Oakland spending 3 years dancing hip hop 2 years dancing the Hula with AHA the Academy of Hawaiian arts.
She would attend the Oakland School for the Arts while taking on roles at the Berkeley Playhouse and Cal shakes Conservatory Program.
Her family would move to Los Angeles in the 7th grade where Zendaya would take on Roles in Richard III, As you Like it, and Twelfth Night. She would continue roles in Shake it up, Frenemies, Dancing with the Stars, and more while completing her Oak Park High School Diploma in 2015.
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Zendaya Career Highlights:
Her first big break started with her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom called Shake It Up. She appeared in dancing with the stars in the 16th season and produced and starred in the sitcom KC undercover. Euphoria is the HBO show where she was able to become the youngest winner of a primetime Emmy for outstanding lead actress.
She has appeared in several feature films including The Greatest Showman in 2017 and in Spiderman: Homecoming in 2017. She made her debut in romantic dramas with Malcolm and Marie in 2021.
Her career in music began with the songs Swag it Out and Watch me in 2011 collaborating with Bella Thorne. She has a Hollywood records feature-length album called Replay and a Self-titled album that was released in 2013. Her most successful music work came on the Greatest Showman where her single Rewrite the Stars went double platinum.
Zendaya was also the face of Beats Electronics, Covergirl, Chi Hair Care, and Material Girl. She has released a book about growing up as a Disney star in Aug of 2013. She has her own shoe collection called Daya that started in 2015. She is a brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger. She has regularly made appearances in New York Fashion Week, Paris fashion week and she is a current spokeswoman for Lacomb, Valentino, and Bulgari.
Zendaya is also a heavy supporter of charity including being an ambassador of Convoy of hope, She supports campaigns for underprivileged schools, she has attended the women’s march in Washington, and also supports various BLM charities.
Zendaya’s height is 5’ 10”. She is known for her athletic build weighing around 55kg weight and with body measurements of 34-24-35. Her shoe size is a 6 and she considers herself to be a fitness enthusiast doing yoga and eating healthy.
She regularly changes her hair and is of mixed ethnicity. Her roots are in Arkansas with an African American father and a Scottish and German mother.
According to a conversation in Variety in 2017, she revealed that she has had extensive work on her teeth when she found out she was born with one tooth missing on her lower row. She has not needed to get her wisdom teeth taken out.
She is primarily known for having her hair down and styled. As a model for Covergirl and Chi Hair Care, she regularly appears in advertising modeling her shape, her face, and her hair.
Zendaya is a vegetarian with the main reason being that she is an animal lover. Her favorite foods are burritos. Los Burritos is her favorite restaurant and it can be found in her home state of California.
Cars, Properties, and Net worth:
Zendaya bought her first home in the Northridge district of Los Angeles for 1.4 million. She upgraded to a secondary estate in Encino CA in 2020 for $4 million dollars including a 4-acre estate, guest house, and pool. While she is on assignment, her compound is regularly up for rent with a 12k a month rental fee!
She can regularly be spotted in a Range Rover, She has a Lexus GS and an Audi Q7. She has also recently acquired a Cadillac Escalade.
Her current net worth sits somewhere close to $15 million but with her lucrative deals in future films like Dune and Space Jam as well as her brand partnerships with Tommy Hilfiger the numbers are likely to rise in 2021.
Marriage and Relationships:
Tom Holland and Zendaya are currently dating. The two met on the set of numerous Spiderman films as costars and love interests. Zendaya has also been linked to Jacob Elordi, her costar from Euphoria as well as Trevor Jackson, her costar in a 2013 music video.
Zendaya facts and Controversies:
Zendaya has had a career mostly without controversy. She is often modeled as an excellent role model in Hollywood.
In 2015, she used her voice for change when she wore her hair in locs on the red carpet and commentator Giuliana Rancic made inappropriate remarks. Zendaya took to Twitter to make sure the remarks were not left unchecked and was applauded for doing so.
Other controversies surrounding Zendaya mostly have had to do with her casting in Spiderman as a mixed love interest and related to her character redesign in Space Jam where she stars as Lola bunny. Recent controversy also came up as she was cast as a love interest in Malcolm and Marie with a 12 year age gap. All of these were responded to with complete poise.
Zendaya achievement, Awards Records:
- Primetime Emmy
- People’s Choice Awards
- Saturn Award
- Kids Choice Award Winner
- BET Award Nominee
- Kids Choice Award
- Image Award Nominee
- Alliance of women film journalists nominee