This article will answer every question you have about Zendaya. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.
- What does Coleman do for a living?
- Who are Coleman’s parents and siblings?
- What are Coleman’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Coleman married or does she have a boyfriend?
- Does Coleman have any children?
- Where is Coleman now?
- How tall is Coleman?
- How much money does Coleman earn?
- What is Coleman’s net worth?
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Who is Zendaya?
Zendaya is an American actress and singer who has been active in her acting career since 2009. Beginning as a child model and backup dancer, she later gained prominence after portraying Rocky Blue on Shake It Up, a Disney Channel’s sitcom.
Initially, she had auditioned for the role of Cece Jones to join the Dance Dance Chicago (now Shake It Up!) cast. She was selected for Rocky Blue instead. The sitcom which premiered on November 7, 2010, was watched by 6.2 million viewers. It became Disney Channel’s second highest-rated premiere in Disney Channel’s 27-year history.
She contested on the sixteenth season of the competition series Dancing with the Stars in 2013. Being the youngest contestant to ever participate then at the age of 16. Partnering up with professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the duo finished as runners-up behind Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough.
She made a debut of her professional career working as a fashion model for Macy’s, Mervyns, and Old Navy. She was also featured in an iCarly toys ad later appearing as a back-up dancer in a Sears commercial that featured Disney actress Selena Gomez. Coleman produced and starred as the titular spy, K.C Cooper, in the sitcom K.C. Undercover from 2015 to 2018. She had her first movie role in the 2012 film Frenemies, a Disney Channel Original Movie. She has since had film roles in the musical drama The Greatest Showman (2017) and the superhero films Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019).
Zendaya made her musical career debut by recording songs independently and releasing the singles “Swag It Out” and “Watch Me” in 2011. Watch Me was a collaboration with Bella Thorne. In 2012, she signed with Hollywood Records in 2012 and later released her debut single, “Replay”. Replay reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. She released a self-titled debut studio album in 2013 debuting at number 51 on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2018, “Rewrite the Stars”, taken from the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, was released as a single. The single reached the top twenty of the UK and Australian national charts. In the UK and US, it was certified platinum and double platinum in Australia.
Coleman served as a guest judge on an episode of Project Runway: Under the Gunn in 2014. She became an ambassador for Convoy of Hope in 2012. Zendaya also recorded John Legend’s 2013 song “All of Me” with a portion of the proceeds going to the organization. She was also featured along with rapper Lil Wayne and NBA player LeBron James in a television commercial for Beats by Dr. Dre Color in September 2012. She is also the face of “X-Out”, Madonna’s clothing line “Material Girl”, CoverGirl, and also Chi Hair Care.
Her own clothing line Daya by Zendaya went on sale on November 4, 2016.
She began starring in the HBO drama series Euphoria in June 2019 playing Rue. The series is an adaptation of the Israeli series of the same name. Rue is a lying, drug-addicted 17-year-old girl and the narrator of the series. For her performance on the series, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2020, she beat out acclaimed actresses like Jennifer Aniston and Laura Linney, becoming the youngest to win best lead actress in a drama. Euphoria received six nominations, though Zendaya was the only one for acting.
How Old is Zendaya?
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is 24 years old as of 2020 having been born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, U.S. Her name means “to give thanks” in the language of Shona
She shares her birthday with other famous people such as Jungkook, Chanel West Coast, Padma Lakshmi, Phil McGraw, Romeo James Beckham, Barry Gibb, among others.
Who are Zendaya’s parents?
She was born as an only child to Claire Marie (Stoermer) and Kazembe Ajamu (born Samuel David Coleman). Coleman her father is African-American having roots in Arkansas. Her mother has German and Scottish ancestry.
She grew as a performer in part at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California where her mother Claire works as a house manager.
Does Zendaya have siblings?
Daya has five older half-siblings from her paternal side.
Daya trained at the California Shakespeare Theater’s student conservatory program. She also attended Oakland School for the Arts. In her time there, she appeared in numerous stage productions such as Little Ti Moune in Once on This Island at the Berkeley Playhouse. She also had the breakout role of the male character, Joe, in Caroline, or Change at Palo Alto’s TheaterWorks. She also studied at the American Conservatory Theater.
Since Coleman’s star in Euphoria alongside Jacob Elordi, the two have been rumored to have a romantic relationship. Despite rumors swirling concerning the duo’s strengthened friendship, the two have not addressed the matter. The two have been spotted together all over the globe first with a secret trip to Greece and also Elordi’s home country of Australia.
Adding to her beautiful, and well-curved body, Coleman stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. She takes after her parents her father is 6 feet 2 inches tall, and her mother is 6 feet 4 inches tall.
Zendaya Net Worth
Having greatly risen in her acting career, Zendaya earns greatly from her work. She has an estimated net worth of $15 million. She also lives in a $1.4 million home in Los Angeles, California.
- 2020 – Primetime Emmy Awards-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Euphoria
Black Reel Awards- Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
- 2019 – People Choice Awards-The Drama TV Star of 2019
People Choice Awards-The Female Movie Star of 2019 (Spider-Man: Far from Home)
Teen Choice Awards-Choice Summer Movie Actress (Spider-Man: Far from Home)
- 2018 – Teen Choice Awards-Choice Collaboration (shared with Zac Efron) for “Rewrite the Stars”
Teen Choice Awards-Choice Collaboration (shared with Zac Efron) for The Greatest Showman
Teen Choice Award- Choice Movie Actress: Drama for The Greatest Showman
- 2017 – Teen Choice Awards-Choice Summer Movie Actress for Spider-Man: Homecoming
- 2016 – Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Star for K.C. Undercover
Teen Choice Awards- Choice Style: Female as herself
- 2015 – Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show for K.C. Undercover
- 2014 – Teen Choice Awards-Candie’s Style Icon as herself
- 2013 – Radio Disney Music Awards-Best Style
Zendaya Films and Television Series
Coleman has had notable films and television roles which include:
- Dune in 2020 as Chani
- Spider-Man:Far from Home in 2019 as MJ
- Euphoria from 2019 as Rue Bennett
- The OA in 2019 as Fola
- Smallfoot in 2018 as Meechee (voice)
- Duck Duck Goose in 2018 as Chi (voice)
- The Greatest Showman in 2017 as Anne Wheeler
- Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017 as Michelle
- Lip Sync Battle in 2017 as herself
- Walk the Prank in 2017 as herself
- K.C. Undercover from 2015 to 2018 as K.C. Cooper
- Black-ish in 2015 as Rasheida
- Super Buddies in 2013 as Lollipop (voice)
- Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013 as Rocky Blue
- Good Luck Charlie in 2011 as Rocky Blue