Zendaya is an American actress, singer, dancer, and producer. Zendaya has made a seamless transition from being a young actor on Disney programs to a true movie star and prosperous businesswoman. She worked as a model for Macy’s, Old Navy, and “iCarly”-related items at the start of her career. She also performed as a dancer in both music videos and commercials.
Zendaya Early Years
On September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born. Her father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, is African-American, while her mother, Claire Stoermer, is of Scottish and German descent. She attended Fruitvale Elementary School, where her mother was a teacher, and is the youngest of six children.
Coleman made her stage debut in a Black History Month performance when she was six years old. She later featured in plays at the California Shakespeare Theater, where her mother worked as the house manager during the summer. Zendaya assisted with fundraiser ticket sales and audience seating, and her time there encouraged her to pursue a career in acting.
At the age of 8, Coleman joined the hip-hop dance group Future Shock Oakland. She also participated in hula dance performances with The Academy of Hawaiian Arts. Zendaya participated in numerous regional theatre plays while she was a student at the Oakland School for the Arts, including “Once on This Island” at the Berkeley Playhouse and “Caroline, or Change” at TheaterWorks.
She has performed in many Shakespearean plays, including “Richard III,” “Twelfth Night,” and “As You Like It,” and she studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater and the CalShakes Conservatory program. When Coleman was in the eighth grade, her family relocated to Los Angeles, and she finished high school at Oak Park High School in 2015.
2010 saw Zendaya take on the role of Rocky Blue in the television series “Shake It Up,” which debuted to 6.2 million people, the second-highest rating for a Disney Channel premiere since the network’s founding in 1983. 75 episodes of “Shake It Up” were shown over the course of three seasons, and Coleman appeared in one more episode of “Good Luck Charlie” in 2011.
She performed the song “Watch Me” with Bella Thorne, her “Shake It Up” co-star, and released the promotional single “Swag It Out” in 2011. The song peaked at #86 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 list. In addition, Zendaya played Fern in “Pixie Hollow Games” and presented “Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off 2011” on the Disney Channel that year.
She appeared in “Frenemies” on the Disney Channel and made a guest appearance on “A.N.T. Farm” in 2012. The following year, she voiced Lollipop in “Super Buddies,” placed second on “Dancing with the Stars,” and released her debut studio album, “Zendaya,” which peaked at number 51 on the “Billboard” 200 chart. She later starred in the Disney Channel movie “Zapped” (2014), made a cameo appearance on “Black-ish” on ABC in 2015, and as K.C. Cooper on “K.C. Undercover” from 2015 to 2018, which had 75 episodes.
Coleman featured in “The Greatest Showman” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017, which were both huge box office successes and brought in $880.2 million and $435 million, respectively. In the even more successful 2019 film “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” which earned $1.132 billion at the box office, Zendaya reprised her MJ role.
In October 2019, it was revealed that Zendaya would be returning for “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” She provided the voices of Meechee in “Smallfoot” and Chris Jenkins in “Duck Duck Goose” in 2018. In 2019 she appeared as a guest star in three episodes of the Netflix series “The OA.”
She also started playing the lead character of Rue Bennett on HBO’s “Euphoria” in 2019, a part for which she won a Primetime Emmy. Zendaya appeared in “Malcolm & Marie” in 2021, provided Lola Bunny’s voice in “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” and played Chani in the science fiction epic “Dune.” She was chosen to play Ronnie Spector in the 2020 biopic based on Spector’s 1990 autobiography “Be My Baby,” and she will also produce the film.
Zendaya Net worth
According to celebritynetworth Zendaya has a $20 million net worth, which is a significant increase from her beginnings as a Disney child star.
The actress first made her name as a model, appearing in Macy’s and Old Navy commercials. Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel’s Shake It Up was Zendaya’s first significant role and what first made her famous.
She then went on to star in K.C. Undercover as K.C. Cooper, a talented basketball player and black belt who learns that her parents are spies.
CoverGirl, Beats Electronics, Chi Hair Care, and Madonna’s Material Girl apparel brand have all used Zendaya as their spokesperson. In 2019 and 2020, she served as a spokesmodel for Lancôme, Valentino, and Bulgari, respectively. In that same year, the CNMI Green Carpet Fashion Awards gave her a Visionary Award in recognition of “her efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in fashion and entertainment.”
Zendaya Individual Life
According to a source who spoke to “People” magazine, “They’ve been super careful to keep it private and out of the public eye, but they’ve gone on vacations with each other and try and spend as much time as possible with one another.”
Since 2017, there have been rumours that Zendaya and her “Spider-Man” co-star Tom Holland were dating. Years of denial from Coleman and Holland followed by a July 2021 sighting in Los Angeles of them sharing a kiss in Tom’s car. The NFL athlete Odell Beckham Jr. and Zendaya’s “Euphoria” co-star Jacob Elordi were also alleged to have been romantically involved.
Coleman has stated that her main motivation for choosing to become a vegetarian is her love of animals, not necessarily because she enjoys eating veggies.
The American Heart Association, DonorsChoose.org, Toys for Tots, Donate My Dress, and Friends for Change are just a few of the causes that Zendaya has backed. In addition to serving as a spokeswoman for the Verizon Foundation’s #WeNeedMore project and UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat campaign, she was appointed an ambassador for Convoy of Hope in 2012. Coleman took part in the George Floyd protests in June 2020 and the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017. In September 2020, Coleman worked with Michelle Obama’s “When We All Vote” initiative.
Zendaya Recognition and Nominations
Zendaya received a Primetime Emmy for “Euphoria” in 2020 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She also won the People’s Choice Award, Satellite Award, International Online Cinema Award, and Black Reel Award for Television for the series. Coleman has received 11 Teen Choice Award nominations.
In addition to winning Candie’s Choice Style Icon in 2014, Choice Summer Movie Star: Female for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017, Choice Movie Actress: Drama, Choice Movie: Ship (shared with Zac Efron), and Choice Music: Collaboration (shared with Efron) for “The Greatest Showman” in 2018, and Choice Summer Movie Actress for “Spider-Man: Far from Home” in 2019, Coleman has also received nomination She has received seven nominations for Kids’ Choice Awards, winning for Favorite TV Actress in 2016 and Favorite Female TV Star in 2017 and 2019 for “K.C. Undercover” as well as Favorite Movie Actress for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “The Greatest Showman” (2018).
For “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” Zendaya won People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Female Movie Star of the Year in 2019 and Favorite Style Star of the Year in 2020. She also won the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films’ Best Supporting Actress prize.
At the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards in 2021, she received the SeeHer Award, and the Shorty Awards named her Best Celebrity in 2020. Coleman received the NextGen Award from the Critics’ Choice Celebration of Black Cinema Awards and the Virtuosos Award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2021 for his work in “Malcolm & Marie.”
Zendaya Actual Estate
Zendaya spent $1.4 million on a house in Northridge, California, in 2017. She spent $4 million in March 2020 for a 5,000-square-foot, four-acre mansion in Encino, California. As of this writing, she is still the owner of the house in Northridge.
Zendaya Coleman appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” and “Shake It Up” in 2011. She voiced Lollipop in “Super Buddies” and starred in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Zendaya will play Rue Bennett on HBO’s “Euphoria” in 2019. She has been a spokesperson for CoverGirl, Beats Electronics, Chi Hair Care, and Madonna’s Material Girl brand.
Zendaya has won multiple People’s Choice Awards. She also won supporting actress for “Spider-Man: Far from Home”. Zendaya spent $4 million on a house in Northridge, California, in 2017. As of this writing, she is still the owner of the house.