Zendaya is an American actress and a singer. She is best known for appearing in the Spider-Man films from Marvel, Dune, the HBO series Euphoria, and her music, such as Rewrite the Stars.
Oakland, California, the United States of America
Her full name is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman. She is a vegetarian for ethical reasons.
Zendaya started working in entertainment as a child, first as a model and a dancer, and then as an actress. She made a breakthrough with her role on Shake It Up, which ran between 2010 and 2013. The series was a Disney sitcom that featured the actress as Rocky Blue. Her character would also appear in Good Luck, Charlie.
In 2013, Zendaya appeared in Dancing with the Stars as a contestant. She would then appear in K.C. Undercover in the lead role. The series ran between 2015 and 2018.
In 2017, the actress appeared in The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman. She also contributed to the soundtrack with her song Rewrite the Stars, a collaboration with Zac Efron.
The same year, Zendaya joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Michelle/M.J. in Spider-Man: Homecoming. After that, she would reprise the role for Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Again, her character was well-received for her snarky demeanor.
In 2018, she was in Smallfoot.
In 2019, she starred as a drug-addicted teen girl in Euphoria from HBO. It started airing in 2019 and continues to air into 2022. This earned her a Lead Actress Emmy, becoming the youngest recipient of this award.
In 2021, the actress appeared in Space Jam: A New Legacy and in Dune, an acclaimed science fiction film. She is scheduled to continue her role in the second part of Dune. The same year she produced and starred in the romantic drama Malcolm & Marie.
As a musician, Zendaya had various hits, starting with Swag It Out and Watch Me in 2011. In 2012, she had her debut single Replay, which reached Top 40 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In 2013, she released her debut album, Zendaya. Her 2018 song Rewrite the Stars with Zac Efron hit multi-platinum.
In addition to this work, Zendaya has launched her own clothing line. It’s called Daya by Zendaya.
The actress has received a Primetime Emmy, a Satellite Award, and a Saturn Award.
Zendaya means to give thanks in the language of Shona, a tribe from Africa.
She has a mixed heritage. Her father is African-American, while her mother has German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
Originally, Zendaya did not know for which role she was auditioning with the Spider-Man movies and not even for which movies. So it was exciting to find out she was playing M.J.
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