Zendaya is a renowned American actress, singer, and dancer. She first came to the limelight in 2010 after featuring in the television comedy, Shake It Up. Afterward, she wore to star on in high-end films like Spider-Man: Homecoming, and The Greatest Showman.
Zendaya started acting at age six. She then rose to fame in 2010 after featuring in the Disney Channel original television series, Shake It Up as Raquel “Rocky” Blue. She has also featured in other big films like the ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘The Greatest Showman.
In addition to her successful career in acting, Zendaya also started modeling at an early age. She worked for big companies like Macy’s and Old Navy. moreover, she performed as a backup dancer for Selena Gomez. It was after then when she decided to use her first name professionally. Zendaya means “to give thanks” in the Shona language of Zimbabwe.
In 2010, she saw her career take another turn with the debut of Shake It Up on the Disney Channel. The then-14-year-old artist described the show as a buddy comedy revolving around two best friends who dream of becoming professional dancers.
She and her co-star, Bella Thorne, became tween idols to their young fan base. The songs they performed in the show became the talk of the time and attracted many downloads. Thanks to their popularity that they inspired their own fashion line.
In 2013, Zendaya switched from imaginary dance shows to the popular televised competition Dancing with the Stars. She chose Val Chmerkovskiy as her partner on the show where they competed with big celebrities like Andy Dick, Kellie Pickler, and Aly Raisman.
After this show, she featured in the Disney Comedy K.C. Undercover for three seasons before landing a role on the big screen in 2017; Spider-Man Homecoming and The Greatest Showman, playing as Anne Wheeler alongside Hugh Jackman.
In November 2019, Zendaya was honored as the Best Drama Television Star, for Euphoria. She also got the Best Female Movie Star for featuring in Spider-Man: Far From Home, at the people’s Choice Awards.
In September 2020, she won the Emmy for Best Lead Actress at the 72nd Emmy Awards, making her the youngest person to ever win the category.
Maree is a great fan of Michael Jackson who she would have liked to be her partner in the ‘Dancing with the Stars. In his absence, she chose Roshon Fegan and finished as the runners-up becoming the youngest finalist on the show. She currently has 33.4 million followers on Instagram, 7 million followers on Twitter, and over 7K followers on Vine.
How old is Zendaya? She is 25 years old as of September 2021, born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, United States. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on the 1st of September every year and her birth sign is Virgo.
She is the only child born to Claire Marie (Stoermer) and Kazembe Ajamu (born Samuel David Coleman). However, she has five older step-siblings on her father’s side. Her father, Kazembe is African-American, with roots in Arkansas, while her mother, Claire Marie has German and Scottish ancestry.
There have been speculations that She is dating her fellow Spiderman Home Coming star Tom Holland. However, she has been continuously rejecting the rumors. She even took it to her Instagram in a post. Trevor Jackson is also rumored to have dated her.
She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches tall (Approx 1.78m)
- Show me
- Something new
- Come Alive
- The Greatest Show
- Rewrite the stars
- Wonderful life
- Keep it Undercover
- Something New
- Swag it Out
- This is for my Girls
- Something to Dance For
Zendaya Movies| Filmography|TV shows
- Super Buddies
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- The Greatest Showman
- Duck Duck Goose
- Spider-Man: Far From Home
- Shake It Up
- Good Luck Charlie
- Pixie Hollow Games
- A.N.T. Farm
- Dancing with the Stars
- The Story of Zendaya
- The Making of SWAY
- SWAY: A Dance Trilogy
- K.C. Undercover
- Walk the Prank
- Lip Sync Battle
- The OA
Zendaya Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of around $15 million as of 2021. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as an actress and a singer.