Born in a loving family of Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu are teachers, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is an American actress, singer, and dancer.
She started climbing the entertainment industry ladder when she was a teenage girl. Her career took off to reach heights at the age of 14 with the teen sitcom “Shake It Up” on Disney.
Early Childhood and Career
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born on September 1, 1996, in the city of Oakland, California, which is a western U.S. estate. Her mother worked as a housing manager at the theater while she performed at California Shakespeare Theater.
She started her education at Fruitvale Elementary School, the same school where her mother worked as a teacher for a long time. She entered Hip Hop dance troupe to work on her dream at the age of eight.
She joined Oakland School to improve her art and started working as a child actress at a young age. Also, she acted in the different plays of William Shakespeare and completed her graduation from Oak Park High School.
After being a backup dancer, she gained prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up in 2010 after being a backup dancer.
She starred as K.C. Cooper in the Disney Channel sitcom K.C. Undercover in 2015. She got her film breakthrough in 2017, starring as Michelle “M.J.” Jones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017.
She also starred as Anne Wheeler in the musical drama film The Greatest Showman in the same year alongside actors such as Tom Holland, Hugh Jackman, and Zac Efron.
Moreover, when it comes to singing and dancing, she is an ambassador for the Convoy of Hope. She has also written a book, launched her clothing line called “Daya by Zendaya,” and showed that she is a great role model for young girls worldwide.
Furthermore, Zendaya played the role of Rue Bennett, a recovering drug addict trying to find her place in this messy world while going through the challenges of high school life, in Euphoria, in 2019.
In the COVID year of 2021, she released two major on-screen films: the sci-fi movie “Dune” with Timothée Chalamet and Spider-Man: No Way Home by Marvel Studios she worked with her boyfriend, Tom Holland.
Achievement and Awards
She earned various awards, such as Primetime Emmy Award and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award.
Moreover, She also won Radio Disney Music Award for Best Style in 2014, Glamour Award for The Voice for Girls in 2016, Glamour Award for The Voice for Girls in 2016, Shorty Award for Best Celebrity in 2020, CFDA Fashion Icon Award in 2021, Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series, Drama/Genre in 2020 for Euphoria, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress in 2022.
Furthermore, She got nominated for four Young Artist Awards and a Critics’ Choice Television Award. She got mentioned by The Time Magazine as one of “the hundred most influential people in the world on its annual list ” in the year 2022.