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Zendaya Coleman is an American actress and singer. She began her career appearing as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up. In 2013, Zendaya was a contestant on the sixteenth season of the competition series Dancing with the Stars. She made her film breakthrough in 2017, starring as Michelle “MJ” Jones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming and as Anne Wheeler in the musical drama film The Greatest Showman.

Birth Name

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman

Nickname

Daya, Z, Zen, Boo, Rocky

Profession

Actress, Singer, Dancer

Genre

Pop, R&B

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Label

Hollywood, Republic Records

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Zendaya Coleman was born on September 1, 1996 in Oakland, California, USA.

Age

She is currently 22 years old.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Nationality

American

Ethnicity

She has African-American ancestry on her father’s side, with roots in Arkansas, while her mother has German and Scottish ancestry.

Education

As a part of her education, she has attended Oakland School for the Arts in Oakland, California.

Family Details

  • Father – Kazembe Ajamu Coleman
  • Mother – Claire Stoermer (Worked as house manager at California Shakespeare Theater)
  • Siblings – Zendaya has 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Manager

Her father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman is her manager.

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Zendaya dated –

  • Adam Irigoyen (2011) – Shake It Up co-star, Adam dated Zendaya in 2011. They first met on the set of Shake It Up and commenced dating in September 2011.
  • Leo Howard (2013) – Actor Leo Howard dated the singer in 2013 when they also met on the set of Shake It Up. Leo did a recurring role in the third season of this sitcom as Logan Hunter. Their dating relationship period is believed to be from March 17, 2013, up to April 28, 2013. They are just good friends now.
  • Trevor Jackson (2013) – Actor, singer Trevor was RUMORed to be dating Zendaya in the summer of 2013. She was featured in Trevor Jackson’s music video “Like We Grown.” On June 2, 2013, the pair was spotted in Los Angeles taking a golf lesson.
  • Spencer Boldman (2014) – She was RUMORed to be dating actor Spencer Boldman briefly around July-August 2014.

  • Odell Beckham Jr. (2016) – In 2016, American football player, Odell Beckham Jr. and Zendaya were RUMORed to have had an encounter.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 59 kg
  • In Pounds – 130 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Hazel

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 3 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Zendaya Coleman made her acting debut as Michelle “MJ” Jones in the Marvel’s superhero film ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ in 2017. Before that, she had a voice role in the 2013 Disney direct-to-DVD film ‘Super Buddies’, in which she provided voice to the character Lollipop.

Television Debut

in 2010, she earned her first acting credits in the Disney sitcom ‘Shake It Up’ as Rocky Blue. She played the lead role in the series from 2010 until 2013.  The series was a massive hit that opened door to several other exciting roles in both TV shows and films.

Singing Debut

Zendaya dropped her debut studio album titled Zendaya in September 2013, which  debuted at number 51 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Significant Works

Zendaya achieved quite a lot of fame for her performances in Shake It Up, K.C. Undercover, Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman.

Brand Endorsements

She launched her professional career as a fashion model and worked with a bunch of fashion brands like Macy’s, Mervyns and Old Navy. She has appeared in commercials for iCarly toys and alongside Selena Gomez in Sears TV commercial. In October 2018, Tommy Hilfiger signed Zendaya to be the brand’s new global women’s ambassador.

Distinctive Features

  • Towering height
  • Mixed ethnicity

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series Shake It Up Nominated
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress Nominated
Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series Nominated
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Series or Special Nominated
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, MiniSeries, Special or Pilot – Leading Young Actress Frenemies Nominated
Best Music Video “Fashion Is My Kryptonite” Nominated
2014 Radio Disney Music Awards Breakout Artist Herself Nominated
Best Style Won
BET Awards YoungStars Award Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Breakout Artist Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Candie’s Style Icon Won
2015 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Style Nominated
BET Awards YoungStars Award Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy K.C. Undercover Nominated
2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show Won
Radio Disney Music Awards Best Style Herself Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Song Something New Nominated
Choice Style: Female Herself Won
2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star K.C. Undercover Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Nominated
Spider-Man: Homecoming Won
Choice Breakout Movie Star Nominated
Choice Twit Herself Nominated
Choice Style Icon Nominated
Choice Female Hottie Nominated
2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star K.C. Undercover Nominated
Favorite Movie Actress Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman Won
Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor Spider-Man: Homecoming Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama The Greatest Showman Won
Choice Movie Ship Won
Choice Liplock Nominated
Choice Collaboration “Rewrite the Stars” Won
Choice Style Icon Herself Nominated

Zendaya Coleman Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Johnny Depp
  • Favorite Singer – Michael Jackson
  • Favorite TV show – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Favorite Book – “So B. It” by Sarah Weeks in 2004

Zendaya Coleman Net Worth

She has been in the spotlight ever since she starred in Disney’s Shake It Up. The starlet has an astounding net worth of $6 million dollars. she lives with her family in a modest house worth $1.4 million in Los Angeles.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Zendaya Coleman

  • Her name is pronounced as zen-DAY-uh and not zen-DIE-uh.
  • Zendaya means ‘to give thanks’ in Shona language, which is a Bantu language native to Shona people of Zimbabwe.
  • She worked as a model before gaining fame as an actress.
  • She studied acting at the CalShakes Conservatory Program and at the American Conservatory Theater.
  • If she didn’t become an actress she would’ve been a teacher like her parents or a basketball player.
  • She signed a deal with Hollywood Records in 2012.
  • She had performed dances like Hula and hip hop when she was with dance group Future Shock Oakland.
  • She finished second in the season 16 of reality TV show Dancing with the Stars in 2013.
  • Zendaya published her first book entitled “Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence’ on August 6, 2013.
  • She completed runner-up in the season 16 of reality TV show Dancing with the Stars in 2013.
  • In 2016, she was a guest judge on the season finale of Project Runway season 15.
  • She enjoyed singing, dancing, and designing clothes.
  • She is a vegetarian.
  • In 2017, she appeared in Zac Efron starring The Greatest Showman.
  • Visit her official website @ zendaya.com.
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