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.
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
Daya, Z, Zen, Boo, Rocky
Actress, Singer, Dancer
Hollywood, Republic Records
Birthday / Date of Birth
Zendaya Coleman was born on September 1, 1996 in Oakland, California, USA.
She is currently 22 years old.
She has African-American ancestry on her father’s side, with roots in Arkansas, while her mother has German and Scottish ancestry.
As a part of her education, she has attended Oakland School for the Arts in Oakland, California.
- Father – Kazembe Ajamu Coleman
- Mother – Claire Stoermer (Worked as house manager at California Shakespeare Theater)
- Siblings – Zendaya has 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
Her father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman is her manager.
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.
- In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
- In centimeters – 178 cm
- In meters – 1.78 m
- In Kilograms – 59 kg
- In Pounds – 130 lbs
She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 3 (US).
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.
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.
Zendaya dropped her debut studio album titled Zendaya in September 2013, which debuted at number 51 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Zendaya achieved quite a lot of fame for her performances in Shake It Up, K.C. Undercover, Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman.
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.
- Towering height
- Mixed ethnicity
Awards & Nominations
|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|
|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|
|Choice Breakout Movie Star||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 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.