Who is Zendaya?
Zendaya is an American actress, singer and writer, who is best known for her role on the Disney Channel sitcom ‘Shake It Up’, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, Spider-Man: Far From Home’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’. She is also a singer known for the hit songs “Watch Me” from “Shake It Up”.
Born on 1st September 1996, Zendaya was raised in her hometown Oakland, California, United States.
The young star became an all-time sensation after becoming the youngest winner of an Emmy in the category Best Actress in a Drama Series in 2020 for her role as Rue on the HBO series Euphoria (2019 – Preset). Besides acting, singing and dancing, Zendaya has written a book “Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence”, published in August 2013.
Childhood – Family
The name “Zendaya’ is derived from the language Shona, which means “to give thanks”.
According to IMDb, she attended Oakland School for the Arts and had to leave, to move to LA when she got the role of “Rocky Blue” on Shake It Up. “I definitely want to go to college. I think I’d rather wait because careers go any kind of way. So, I’d rather keep going while I can and hopefully make enough money to buy the college I want to go to,” she joked about her plans to go to college.
|Real Name/Full Name||Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman|
|Age||24 years old (2021)|
|Date of Birth||1st September 1996|
|High School||Oakland School for the Arts|
|Hometown||Oakland, California, United States|
|Ethnicity||Mixed (African-American, German, Irish, English)|
|Debut Single||Swag It Out
|Debut Film||Spider-Man: Homecoming|
|Parents | Siblings|
|Father||Kazembe Ajamu Coleman|
|Brothers||Julien and Austin Stoermer Coleman|
|Sisters||Katianna, Kaylee and AnnaBella Stoermer Coleman|
|Birthday | Zodiac Sign | More|
|Birth Place||Oakland, California, United States|
Career – Works
Zendaya started her professional career working as a fashion model for Macy’s, Mervyns, and Old Navy. She has appeared as a performer in different songs, including ‘Bad Blood’ and “Hot n Cold”.
In 2011, her single “Watch Me” from “Shake It Up” peaked at 86 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Her journey from a Disney Channel star to becoming a well-known actress is pretty famous in the Hollywood world. On September 2, 2012, Zendaya signed to Hollywood Records and made her feature film debut as Michelle in the superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming.
According to her date of birth, Zendaya is 24 years old in 2021. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
With a body measurement of 34-25-34 inches, she currently weighs 59 kilograms or 130 pounds, and she stands at the height of approximately 5 feet and 10 inches or 178 centimeters. Having hazel hair and dark brown eyes make her more attractive for modeling and brand endorsement.
She has been a vegetarian since childhood. However, there are vegetarian meals in her veggie diet.
|Weight | Height | Body Measurements|
|Weight||59 Kg in Kilograms
130 lbs in Pounds
|Height||5' 10" in feet and inches
178 cm in centimeters
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||4 (US)
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Bust - Waist - Hips||34-25-34 inches (86-64-86 cm)
Zendaya Net Worth
Since she entered the music and entertainment industry, Zendaya has probably made millions of dollars. With being a co-producer of “K.C. Undercover” and having a busy acting and music career, Zendaya has an estimated net worth of a whopping $15 million USD.
Forbes lists her among 30 Under 30 in the Hollywood & Entertainment category as of 2016.
|Net Worth: 2019 – 2021|
|Income Source||Music, Acting|
|Net Worth in 2019||$5 million
|Net Worth in 2020||$15 million
|Net Worth in 2021||To Be Updated|
Dating Life – Boyfriend
|Trevor Jackson||2012 (Rumored)|
|Odell Beckham Jr.||2016 (Rumored)|
|Tom Holland||2017 (Rumored)|
|Jacob Elordi||August 2019 – September 2020|
“How does the star even have the time to date with a busy life?”
Zendaya has kept her personal life pretty personal. She has been rumored to have dated many. However, when asked, she has either described it as a close relationship or best friend. In 2017, Zendaya told in an interview with Vogue that she has a four-year secret boyfriend.
Who is Zendaya Dating in 2021?
Zendaya is rumored to have been dating her Euphoria costar Jacob Elordi since 2019. They were seen posing together at the “Euphoria” red carpet premiere. They were also seen vacationing in Greece together in August 2019. US Weekly reported that they were seen on a movie date.
However, Elordi revealed that Zendaya is “like my sister”. She also called Elordi her “best friend”. Their romance became official in February 2020 after they were seen kissing around NYC. But they ended their relationship after Elordi was seen holding hands with Kaia Gerber in September 2020.
As of 2021, she is living a single life.
10 Facts Only Zendaya Fans Know
- Before becoming a Disney star, she was a backup dancer for Selena Gomez in a Sears Commercial
- She revealed if she had a day off, she would surely watch the “Harry Potter” series
- She was born with one less tooth on the bottom of her mouth
- Inspired by his mother, she would be a teacher if she didn’t become an actress
- In a 2017 interview with “Good Morning America”, she revealed her favorite Marvel character is Spider-Man because he is a real person and can relate to us
- She has sung songs for Hollywood movies and cartoon, including “The Greatest Showman” and “Smallfoot”
- She denied playing the role of Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse, feeling the role wasn’t a big enough
- She also screen-tested for the role of Alita in Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
- Her favorite singer is Michael Jackson
- In an interview with Vogue, she revealed that she is an introverted person