Zendaya Coleman is an American actress and singer who came into the limelight with her starring role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom ‘Shake It Up’. From 2015 to 2018, she played K.C. Cooper on the Disney channel comedy series ‘K.C. Undercover’. She gained international fame for her role as Michelle “MJ” Jones in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and will reprise her role in the 2019 film ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’. Being a black actress, she faced racial discrimination at several instances and garnered huge attention after she was picked to play MJ in Spider-Man movies.
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
Daya, Z, Zen, Boo, Rocky
Actress, Singer, Dancer
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.
For her formal school education, Zendaya attended Oakland School for the Arts in Oakland, California.
Her father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, is an African-American and her mother, Claire Marie (Stoermer), was a House Manager at the California Shakespearian Theatre. She has five older half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage.
The dusk beauty has had dated many men throughout her career. In 2011, Shake It Up star Adam Irigoy was reported to be dating Zendaya while they worked together in the series. She was one year senior to him, but she denied the reports.
Following that, she began dating singer Leo Howard in 2013, however, this relationship did last only for a few weeks. They broke up in April 2013. That year, she was also rumored to be dating singer Trevor Jackson but she, however, denied the claims.
In 2016, Zendaya was reported to be dating American football player, Odell Beckham Jr.
- 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 2 (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.
Hollywood, Republic Records
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.
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 $5 million. she lives with her family in a modest house worth $1.4 million in Los Angeles.
Social Media Profiles
She is active on social media and has quite a large following, where she has over 53 million followers on Instagram, more than 14 million followers on Twitter and over 10 million followers on Facebook.
Zendaya Coleman Facts
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 got onto acting while she was still at school by appearing in stage productions. She played Little Ti Moune in Once on This Island at the Berkeley Playhouse and the breakout role of the male character Joe in Caroline, or Change at Palo Alto’s TheaterWorks.
Asides being an actor, she is also a trained dancer. She was a member of the dance group called Future Shock Oakland for three years. During this time, the group performed hip-hop and hula dances, and apparently, she was only eight then.
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.
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.