Who is Zendaya? Why is Zendaya so famous? Biography facts about the multimillionaire actress that every obsessed fan should know.
Zendaya is a German-American/Scottish-American/African-American actress, singer & dancer born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, CA.
She has been acting since she was 6 years old. Zendaya has successfully transitioned from a child actor on Disney shows to a veritable movie star and successful entrepreneur. She began her professional career as a model, appearing in ads for Macy’s, Old Navy, and “iCarly”-related merchandise. She also appeared as a dancer in both commercials and music videos.
She also starred as Halley Brandon in the film Frenemies and as Sequoia in A.N.T. Farm. In her music career, She is signed to Hollywood Records. She finished as the runner-up on Dancing With The Stars being the youngest finalist on the series.
Coleman is probably best known for playing the role of Raquel “Rocky” Blue on the Disney Channel series “Shake It Up” (2010–2013). She has also played Zoey in the 2014 movie Zapped, she played K.C. Cooper on the Disney Channel’s “K.C. Undercover” (2015–2018), Rue Bennett on HBO’s “Euphoria” (2019–present), and MJ in the films “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017) and “Spider-Man: Far from Home” (2019). She starred in and produced the 2021 film “Malcolm & Marie,” and she also served as a producer on “K.C. Undercover” and several of her music videos.
Zendaya released her self-titled debut album in 2013, and her single “Replay” was certified Platinum. In 2017, she had another hit with the 2x Platinum “Rewrite the Stars,” a duet she performed with Zac Efron in the film “The Greatest Showman.” Coleman published the book “Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence” in 2013, and she launched a shoe collection, Daya, in 2015, and a clothing line, Daya by Zendaya, in 2016.
She was born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman in Oakland, California to Kazembe Ajamu Coleman and Claire Stoermer. She has three sisters and two brothers. She dated her Euphoria co-star Jacob Elordi from 2019 to 2020. She later began dating her Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star Tom Holland.
She has received various accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Satellite Award, and a Saturn Award. Zendaya has a net worth of $15 Million in 2022 from her movie role and other endeavors.
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Exclusive Zendaya Profile Summary
|Net Worth:||$15 Million|
|Full Real Name:||Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman|
|Date of Birth/Birthday:||September 1, 1996|
|Age:||25 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||130 pounds (59kg)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer, Dancer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Best Known For:||Euphoria; Spiderman; More|
|Siblings:||Katianna Stoermer Coleman, Austin Stoermer Coleman, AnnaBella Stoermer Coleman, Kaylee Stoermer Coleman, Julien Stoermer Coleman|
|Parents:||Claire Stoermer (mother), Kazembe Ajamu Coleman (father)|
|Awards:||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, MORE|
|Ex-Boyfriend:||Jacob Elordi and NFL player Odell Beckham Jr.|
|Instagram:||@zendaya with 132 Million Followers|
|Twitter:||@zendaya with 20.3 Million Followers|
|Facebook:||@zendaya with 13 Million Followers|
|YouTube||@Zendaya with 3.8 Million Subscribers|
Who is Zendaya?
#1. Zendaya is a German-American/Scottish-American/African-American actress, singer & dancer. She has been acting since she was 6 years old and has best-known roles in the Disney Channel original series, Shake It Up as Raquel “Rocky” Blue. She also starred as Halley Brandon in the film Frenemies and as Sequoia in A.N.T. Farm.
#2. In her music career, She is signed to Hollywood Records. She finished as the runner-up on Dancing With The Stars being the youngest finalist on the series. She has also played Zoey in the 2014 movie Zapped and is also known as K.C. Cooper in the 2015 series K.C. Undercover.
#3. She has received various accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Satellite Award, and a Saturn Award. Zendaya began her career as a child model and backup dancer. She was a backup dancer for Selena Gomez.
Biography Facts (Real Name, Age, Height, Zodiac Sign, Early Life, Education, Family Life, Career, music, clothing line, films, etc)
#4. Zendaya Coleman was born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California.
#5. Zendaya was to interracial parents. Her mother Claire Stoermer, who is of Irish, German, English, and Scottish ancestry, and her father Kazembe Ajamu Coleman (born as Samuel David Coleman), who is an African-American of black ancestry.
#6. Zendaya is the youngest of six siblings, and she attended Fruitvale Elementary School, where her mother was a teacher.
#7. Despite being called by the real name Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, she is popularly known as Zendaya. Zendaya’s last name is Coleman. She dropped her last name professionally—not because she doesn’t love it, but because she wanted to imitate two of her idols. “I [dropped my last name because I] just thought it was cool,” she told Allure in 2016.
#8. My name means “to give thanks” in the language of Shona, which is an African language. It was originally Chendaya or something like that, but my dad was really a fan of Z’s at the time. All my brothers and sisters have Zs in their names. So he added that, plus the whole “Zen” factor. So it’s kind of creation, plus a little bit of the language, so it’s really cool – Zendaya on an interview here.
#9. When Coleman was 6 years old, she appeared in a play for Black History Month, and she later performed in productions at the California Shakespeare Theater, where her mother worked as the house manager during the summers. Zendaya helped seat audience members and sell fundraising tickets, and her time at the theater inspired her to pursue an acting career.
#10. Coleman joined the hip-hop dance troupe Future Shock Oakland at age 8, and she also performed hula dancing with The Academy of Hawaiian Arts.
#11. While attending the Oakland School for the Arts, Zendaya appeared in several local theatrical productions, including playing the role of Ti Moune in “Once on This Island” at the Berkeley Playhouse and “Caroline, or Change” at TheaterWorks.
#12. She studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater and the CalShakes Conservatory program, and she has appeared in numerous Shakespeare plays, such as “Richard III,” “Twelfth Night,” and “As You Like It.”
#13. Coleman’s family moved to Los Angeles when she was in the seventh grade, and she graduated from Oak Park High School in 2015.
#14. Zendaya was in a dance group called “Future Shock Oakland” where they performed hip-hop and hula dances.
#15. She has appeared in an iCarly toys commercial with future A.N.T. Farm actress Stefanie Scott (as young Sam) where she played young Carly. She also appeared as a backup dancer in a Sears commercial with fellow Disney Channel star Selena Gomez.
#16. She did backup vocals for the song I’m Gonna Arrive. In 2009, she was a featured performer in the Kidz Bop music video for its cover of the song “Hot N Cold” which is originally sung by Katy Perry. The song was featured on Kidz Bop 15.
#17. Zendaya auditioned in November 2009 for the role of Cecelia “CeCe” Jones so she could join the cast of “Dance Dance Chicago” (later changed to Shake It Up). Then she was asked to read the script for Mickey Red which was later changed to Raquel “Rocky” Blue. She auditioned for Rocky because she related more to her.
#18. The character, Rocky Blue is a smart and innocent girl who lives her dream to become a dancer with her friend CeCe.
#19. For her audience, she sang a cover of Michael Jackson’s Leave Me Alone. In January 2010, it was announced that she got the role of Rocky Blue. She had a theater background before her casting. She was discovered by the same agent who discovered Miley Cyrus. She got the role after seven auditions and was picked from 200 other girls. Judy Taylor, senior vice president of casting for Disney Channel, explained that Zendaya is completely engaging with a great presence.
#20. Shake It Up is about two best friends who attempt to realize their dream of becoming professional dancers by landing spots on a popular local show. On November 7, 2010, Shake It Up premiered with its first episode Start It Up with the largest 6.2 million views. After the premiere of Shake It Up, they had a premiere party.
#21. On November 15, she and Bella appeared on Radio Disney. Zendaya and Bella Thorne met Debby Ryan at the Forever 21 special event on November 17, 2010.
#22. The cast of Shake It Up appeared on Radio Disney on November 20, 2010. The music video for the Shake It Up theme song was released on December 3, 2010.
#23. Zendaya and the cast of Shake It Up are attended Bella Thorne’s Christmas Party on December 16, 2010. For the Disney Channel New Year event, the cast of Shake It Up hosted a New Year’s Eve special titled Shake It Up New Year.
#24. For Disney Channel‘s January, two new Shake It Up episodes premiered Wild It Up (3rd) and Match It Up (23rd). Zendaya and Bella have appeared at the screening of Gnomeo and Juliet on the red carpet.
#25. On February 10, 2011, she attends the screening of Never Say Never on the red carpet. Zendaya and Bella were on the cover of Tiger Beat magazine in March 2011. Zendaya and Bella Thorne went to the Millions Of Milkshakes event on March 4, 2011, to make milkshakes and dance for fans.
#26. On March 18, the cast of Shake It Up appeared on Good Morning America to talk about their show and to dance. On March 15, she appeared on Good Day New York. Zendaya and the cast of Shake It Up performed Shake It Up with Selena Gomez at the Disney/ABC upfront event on March 17.
#27. Zendaya appeared on the WPIX 11 News in the morning to talk about the show and new music, on March 18, 2011. On March 23, a preview of Swag It Out was released. Zendaya and Bella visited Paris, France on March 27, 2011, to promote Shake It Up. A Rocky Blue doll was released in Fall 2011 in the Disney V.I.P. doll lineup. On March 30, Disney Channel announced that Shake It Up would have a second season.
#28. Zendaya and Bella Thorne have visited the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France on March 30, 2011. Zendaya attended Boston World Of Wheels on April 2, 2011. Zendaya and Bella met Ashley Tisdale at the screening of Sharpay Fabulous Adventure on the red carpet.
#29. Zendaya and Bella began filming Frenemies in Canada in April 2011. She performed Swag It Out at the Myrtle Beach Sun Festival 2011 in April. Good Luck Charlie had a crossover with Shake It Up titled “Charlie Shakes It Up”.
#30. Zendaya releases her first single “Swag It Out” on May 30, 2011. The song was written and produced by Bobby Brackins and Glenn A. Foster. A preview of the music video was released on June 10, 2011.
#31. Zendaya appeared in a short film called Bad Girls Don’t Die directed by Kate Alender to promote the novel “From Bad to Cursed”.
#32, Her second single “Watch Me” was released on June 19, 2011, The song’s vocals are featured with her co-star Bella Thorne. The song was produced and written by Ben Charles, Aron Harmon, and Jim Wes. The song peaked at #63 on Billboard Hot Digital Single on Billboard Hot 100 at #86 and at US Heat at #9.
#33. Zendaya and Bella Thorne released a clothing line for their show called The CeCe and Rocky Collection on June 27. On July 5, she and Bella were interviewed by KTLA about their single Watch Me.
#34. Zendaya was on the cover of Dream Magazine in July 2011. Zendaya was on the Red Team for Disney’s Friends For Change Games which was the winning team.
#35. Zendaya attends Phineas and Ferb’s The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension on August 7, 2011, on the red carpet. Shake It Up’s second season premiered on September 18, 2011. The cast of Shake It Up are attended the D23 Expo and danced there.
#36. Zendaya celebrates her 15th birthday party at the beach. Zendaya promoted Shake It Up on WLS-TV in Chicago on September 5, 2011.
#37. Zendaya and Australian musician Cody Simpson guest-starred on PrankStars episode Walk the Prank on September 23, 2011. Zendaya attended Cody Simpson’s album release party on September 20. She attended the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party.
#38. Zendaya attends Real Steel on the red carpet on October 2, 2011. On November 19, 2011, Zendaya was voiced in Pixie Hollow Games as Fern. On October 15, 2011, Zendaya and Bella Thorne attended the Make Your Mark event. Zendaya, Bella Thorne, Davis Cleveland appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on October 14.
#39. Zendaya and dozens of celebrities attended Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing event on October 17. She attended Variety’s Power Of Youth event on October 22. Zendaya read stories to children at Ronald McDonald’s Halloween Carnival on October 24. Zendaya and Bella were on the cover of Total Girl magazine.
#40. On October 28, Zendaya released her third single “Dig Down Deeper on Radio Disney. On November 24, Zendaya performs Dig Down Deeper at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. On November 5, she appeared on Radio Disney and taught dances on the show. Dig Down Deeper music video was released on November 7, 2011.
#41. On November 19, Zendaya performed the U.S. national anthem at the Bloomington Blaze Hockey Games. On 25, Zendaya and Bella had a dance battle for the Zswaggers and Bella won while crying. On November 28, Zendaya was on the cover of Kontrol magazine.
#42. Zendaya and Bella Thorne performed Watch Me at the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on Christmas Day and met Canadian musician Justin Bieber. On December 15, the Swag It Out music video was released. On December 7, she did a cover of White Christmas.
#43. On December 19, 2011, Zendaya and Bella appeared on Good Morning America to promote Frenemies.
#44. In January 2012, Zendaya appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine. Zendaya and Bella were on the cover of Girl Life magazine. Zendaya got nominated for an NAACP Image Award but sadly did not win. On January 21, Zendaya and Bella had a return to Millions of Milkshakes to make more milkshakes for fans.
#45. The soundtrack’s single “Something To Dance For” was released on February 29, 2012, on Radio Disney, and the music video was released on March 9. The song was featured on the soundtrack Shake it Up: Live 2 Dance which was released on February 20.
#46. Zendaya appeared on Phineas and Ferb’s Platypus Walk music video. She attends John Carter on the red carpet with Bella Thorne. Zendaya and Bella Thorne have arrived at the Dancing With The Stars set to support her co-star Roshon Fegan on March 20.
#47. On March 24, 2012, Zendaya and Bella Thorne visited Disney to promote their show’s soundtrack. On March 27, Zendaya and Bella toured Dubai and perform “Something To Dance For/TTYLXOX” and left Dubai on April 2.
#48. On April 6, Zendaya appeared on Disney’s Friends For Change PSA to stop bullying. At the Easter Egg Roll 2012, Zendaya performed My All, Swag It Out, Something To Dance For, and others.
#49. On April 12, Zendaya was appeared on Disney Channel’s Whodunit Weekend with the episode of Shake it Up titled “Whodunit Up”.
#50. In March 2013, Zendaya became a contestant on the 16th season of the ABC dance competition show Dancing with the Stars. She beat out Shawn Johnson as the youngest contestant ever to be on the show. Her professional partner was Val Chmerkovskiy. Despite receiving praise from the judges and adding the highest scores throughout the season, she placed runner-up on the last night, losing out to eventual winner Kellie Pickler and her partner, Derek Hough.
#51. Her debut single, “Replay” was released as the album’s lead single on July 16, 2013. The song debuted at number 77 and reached the peak of 40 on Billboard Hot 100, making Replay her first Top 40 and was certified platinum by RIAA. The song also made appearances on New Zealand and Canadian charts, peaking at number 18 and 83 respectively.
#52. Zendaya’s self-titled debut album was released on September 17, 2013, by Hollywood Records and debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 51, selling around 7,458 copies in its first week.
#53. Also in that year, Zendaya filmed a 2014 movie titled Zapped, which will be released in the summer. In early 2014, Zendaya filmed a pilot for the Disney Channel series K.C. Undercover.
#54. Zendaya will also co-produce “Super Awesome Katy” which is the working title. Zendaya released two promotional videos for the song “My Baby“, the album version on January 28, 2014, and the remix version, featuring hip-hop rapper Ty Dolla $ign, on February 15, 2014. In May 2014, it was reported Zendaya had been cast as the lead in a new Disney Channel original series K.C. Undercover and will begin production in the summer for an early 2015 release.
#55. In 2017, Coleman starred in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “The Greatest Showman,” which were both massive hits, grossing $880.2 million and $435 million, respectively.
#56. Zendaya reprised the role of MJ in 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” which was even more successful, bringing in $1.132 billion at the box office, and in October 2019, it was announced that she would be returning for “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
#57. In 2018, she voiced Chris Jenkins in “Duck Duck Goose” and Meechee in “Smallfoot,” and in 2019, she guest-starred in three episodes of the Netflix series “The OA” and began starring as Rue Bennett on HBO’s “Euphoria,” a role that earned her a Primetime Emmy.
#58. In 2020, she was cast as Ronnie Spector in a biopic that is based on Spector’s 1990 memoir “Be My Baby,” and she will also be producing the project.
#59. Coleman has been the face of Madonna’s Material Girl clothing line as well as CoverGirl, Beats Electronics, and Chi Hair Care.
#60. She was a spokesmodel for Lancôme in 2019 and Valentino and Bulgari in 2020, and that year the CNMI Green Carpet Fashion Awards honored her with a Visionary Award for “her efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in fashion and film.”
#61. In 2021, Zendaya starred in the film “Malcolm & Marie,” voiced Lola Bunny in “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” and played Chani in the sci-fi epic “Dune.”
#62. Zendaya is still acting to date, reprising her role as MJ in Spider-Man: No Way Home (which premiered Dec. 17, 2021) and starring as Chani in the October 2021 remake of Dune, along with several projects in pre-production.
#63. She is also a producer on the upcoming A White Lie and Be My Baby, and is a spokesmodel for Lancôme, Bvlgari, and Valentino.
#64. She holds an American nationality and has her belief in the Christian religion. She is also a feminist.
#65. Her Zodiac sign is Virgo. She weighs about 130 pounds or 59kg and has a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 177 cm (1.77 m) tall.
#66. Zendaya currently lives in Los Angeles with her large family, a pet Giant Schnauzer dog named Midnight.
#67. Her interests include singing, dancing, and designing fashion.
#68. Zendaya wished that just as theater led her to television, Shake It Up! would lead her to opportunities in the music industry for some days, which it already has. In October 2010, Zendaya explained to Variety, “I love singing and would love to record an album at some point.”
#69. Her official Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Mobli, and Instagram is “Zendaya”, “Zendaya”, “Zendaya” “Zendaya”, and “Sunday area”.
#70. Bella Thorne is her co-star and best friend, and they used to wake up in the morning to began filming their show.
#71. Coleman is a vegetarian and she has said of making the choice to give up meat, “My main reason for being a vegetarian is that I’m an animal lover – definitely not because I love vegetables.”
#72. She considers Roshon Fegan as a brother.
#73. Zendaya has been starstruck by Justin Bieber and Cat Deeley when she meets them.
#74. Her motto is Don’t Forget To Smile.
#75. Zendaya has supported numerous charities, such as the American Heart Association, DonorsChoose.org, Toys for Tots, Donate My Dress, and Friends for Change.
#76. She was named an ambassador for Convoy of Hope in 2012, and she has been a spokesperson for UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat campaign and the Verizon Foundation’s #WeNeedMore initiative.
#77. Coleman participated in the January 2017 Women’s March on Washington and the June 2020 George Floyd protests, and in September 2020, she was involved with Michelle Obama’s “When We All Vote” organization.
Zendaya’s Relationship Life
#78. Since 2017, there have been rumors that Zendaya and her “Spider-Man” co-star Tom Holland were dating, with a source telling “People” magazine, “They’ve been super careful to keep it private and out of the public eye but they’ve gone on vacations with each other and try and spend as much time as possible with one another.” Coleman and Holland denied the rumors for years, but in July 2021, they were spotted kissing in Tom’s car in Los Angeles.
#79. Zendaya was also rumored to have dated her “Euphoria” co-star Jacob Elordi and NFL player Odell Beckham Jr.
Awards and Nominations
#80. In 2020, Zendaya won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for “Euphoria.” The series also earned her a Black Reel Award for Television, International Online Cinema Award, People’s Choice Award, and Satellite Award.
#81. Coleman has been nominated for 11 Teen Choice Awards, winning Candie’s Choice Style Icon in 2014, Choice Summer Movie Star: Female for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017, Choice Movie Actress: Drama, Choice Movie: Ship (shared with Zac Efron), and Choice Music: Collaboration (shared with Efron) for “The Greatest Showman” in 2018, and Choice Summer Movie Actress for “Spider-Man: Far from Home” in 2019.
#82. She has earned seven Kids’ Choice Award nominations, taking home the prize for Favorite TV Actress (2016) and Favorite Female TV Star (2017 and 2019) for “K.C. Undercover” and Favorite Movie Actress for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “The Greatest Showman” (2018).
#83. Zendaya won People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Female Movie Star of the Year for “Spider-Man: Far from Home” in 2019 and Favorite Style Star of the Year in 2020, and she also received a Best Supporting Actress award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for “Spider-Man: Far from Home.”
#84. She was honored with the SeeHer Award at the 2021 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, and the Shorty Awards named her Best Celebrity in 2020.
#85. In 2021, “Malcolm & Marie” earned Coleman a NextGen Award from the Critics’ Choice Celebration of Black Cinema Awards and a Virtuosos Award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
#86. In 2017, Zendaya paid $1.4 million for a home in Northridge, California. In March 2020, she paid $4 million for a 5,000 square foot home sitting on four acres in Encino, California. She continues to own the Northridge home as of this writing.
Zendaya Coleman’s Net Worth & Movie Salaries
#87. Zendaya Coleman has an estimated net worth of $15 Million in 2022, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
#88. Zendaya Coleman’s sources of income are acting, singing, dancing, producing, and brand influencing.
#89. Zendaya’s Euphoria salary isn’t publicly known, but Sydney Sweeney, her co-star, reportedly made $325,000 for 13 episodes. Reports have claimed that her Euphoria co-star, up-and-comer Sydney Sweeney, made $25,000 per episode. Seeing as Zendaya was already a household name, as well as an executive producer of the show, chances are she made at least twice that amount per episode, likely at a minimum $50,000.
#90. Zendaya’s Spider-Man: No Way Home Salary: apparently spun up quite the fortune from playing MJ in the latest Spider-Man franchise. It was reported in February 2022 that the most recent Spider-Man movie up to that point, December 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, paid her $10 million just in bonuses, suggesting there was some upfront amount she was paid before that as well.
#91. Zendaya’s Shake It Up Salary isn’t publicly known, but at least one report suggests she made $140,000 for her three seasons on the show—which seems dramatically low; our best guess is that she likely earned at least that much per season.
Zendaya Social Media Accounts
#93. Instagram: @zendaya with 132 Million Followers
#94. Twitter: @zendaya with 20.3 Million Followers
#95. Facebook: @zendaya with 13 Million Followers
#96. YouTube: @Zendaya
97. Official Website: www.zendaya.com
|2011||Pixie Hollow Games||Fern||Voice role|
|2012||Frenemies||Halley Brandon||Main role, Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2014||Zapped||Zoey Stevens||Main role, Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2017||Spider-Man: Homecoming||Michelle Jones||Supporting role, Marvel Cinematic Universe|
|2017||The Greatest Showman||Anne Wheeler||Supporting role, Feature film|
|2018||Duck, Duck, Goose||Chi||Voice role|
|2019||Spider-Man: Far From Home||Michelle Jones||Supporting role, Marvel Cinematic Universe|
|2021||Space Jam: A New Legacy||Lola Bunny||Voice role|
|2021||Dune||Chani||Supporting role, Feature film|
|2021||Spider-Man: No Way Home||Michelle Jones||Supporing role,Marvel CinematicUniverse|
|2010 – 2013||Shake It Up||Rocky Blue||Main role; Disney Channel Original Series|
|2011||Good Luck Charlie||Rocky Blue||Crossover episode: “Charlie Shakes It Up!”|
|2011||Disney’s Friends For Change Games||Herself|
|2011||PrankStars||Herself||Episode: “Walk the Plank”|
|2012||A.N.T. Farm||Sequoia Jones||Episode: “creative consultANT”|
|2015-2018||K.C. Undercover||K.C. Cooper||Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series|
|2015||Black-ish||Rasheida||Episode: “Daddy’s Day”|
|2017||Walk the Prank||Herself||Episode: “K.C. Undercover Edition”|
|2009||Kidz Bop: ‘Hot n Cold’||Performer||Music video. She confirmed in an interview that she wasn’t the singer; she was lip-synching.|
|2011||From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender||Sunshine girl||Book trailer: here|
|Watch Me||2011||Bella Thorne & Zendaya||Shake It Up: Break It Down||2:55||Music video: here|
|Swag It Out||2011||Zendaya||Single||3:12||Music video: here|
|Dig Down Deeper||2011||Zendaya||Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust||3:08||Pixie Hollow Games theme song Music video: here|
|Something to Dance For||2012||Zendaya||Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance/ Make Your Mark||2:42||Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance soundtrack|
|Something to Dance For/TTYLXOX (Mash-Up)||2012||Zendaya & Bella Thorne||Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance||2:58||Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance soundtrack Music video: here|
|Fashion Is My Kryptonite||2012||Zendaya & Bella Thorne||Shake It Up: Made In Japan||2:44||Preview: here|
|Made In Japan||2012||Zendaya & Bella Thorne||Shake It Up: Made In Japan||2:56||Preview: here|
|Same Heart||2012||Zendaya & Bella Thorne||Shake It Up: Made In Japan||3:34||–|
|Contagious Love||2012||Zendaya & Bella Thorne||Shake It Up: I ♥ Dance||2:15|
|Shake Santa Shake||2012||Zendaya & Bella Thorne||Disney Channel Holiday Playlist||2:56|
|This Is My Dance Floor||2013||Zendaya & Bella Thorne||Shake It Up: I ♥ Dance||3:07|
|Contagious Love||2013||Zendaya & Bella Thorne||Shake It Up: I ♥ Dance||2:15|
|Beat Of My Drum||2013||Zendaya||Shake It Up: I ♥ Dance||3:16|
|I’m Back||2013||Zendaya||Shake It Up: I ♥ Dance Walmart Bonus Track||2:26|
|Keep it Undercover||2015||Zendaya||TBA||2:36|
|My Jam||2015||Bobby Brackins ft. Zendaya and Jeremiah||To Live For||4:45|
|Neverland||2015||Zendaya||Finding Neverland: The Album||3:45|
|Something New||2016||Zendaya & Chris Brown||3:34|
Awards and Nominations
|2011||Young Artist Award||Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series||Shake It Up (TV series)||Nominated|
|2012||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program (Series or Special)||Shake It Up (TV series)||Nominated|
|2013||2nd place in Dancing with the Stars||Dancing||Dancing with the Stars||Runners-Up|
Frequently Asked Questions About Zendaya
What is Zendaya’s net worth?
Zendaya’s net worth is estimated at $15 million.
How did Zendaya become famous?
Zendaya got her start as a model and dancer, working mostly in commercials. Peep her in a Sears commercial as a kid alongside none other than Selena Gome!
Zendaya’s big break came in 2010 when she starred on The Disney Channel’s Shake It Up with Bella Thorne. Her role as Rocky Blue propelled her to fame among the tween set, and she starred in several other Disney Channel projects, including A.N.T. Farm, Good Luck Charlie, Frenemies, Zapped, and K.C. Undercover, to name a few.
She released a debut single, “Replay,” and a self-titled debut album in 2013.
Zendaya left the House of Mouse for good in 2018, writing, “The end of an era. On to the next. Thank you for continuing to grow with me.”
Following her Disney tenure, she also competed on Season 16 of Dancing With the Stars, coming in second place.
What is Zendaya’s last name? Why does Zendaya have one name?
Zendaya’s last name is Coleman. She dropped her last name professionally—not because she doesn’t love it, but because she wanted to imitate two of her idols. “I [dropped my last name because I] just thought it was cool,” she told Allure in 2016.
What is Zendaya’s real name?
Zendaya’s full real name is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman. (And for the record, her first name is pronounced exactly how it’s spelled: “zen-day-uh,” not “zen-die-yuh.”) She explained to Teen Vogue, “I think a lot of people see my name and think it’s more fancy than it is. They think ‘Zendaya’ like ‘papaya.’ It’s just day.”
Is Zendaya a millionaire?
Zendaya is, in fact, a multimillionaire! Her net worth is estimated at $15 million.
Does Zendaya have a BF?
Zendaya is rumored to be dating her co-star from Spiderman, Tom Holland
What nationality is Zendaya?
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, to teachers Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman. Her father is African-American, with roots in Arkansas; her mother has German and Scottish ancestry.
Who are Zendaya’s siblings?
Zendaya’s siblings are Katianna Stoermer Coleman Austin Stoermer Coleman, AnnaBella Stoermer Coleman, Kaylee Stoermer Coleman, and Julien Stoermer Coleman.
What did Zendaya win an Emmy for?
Zendaya won the 2020 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Euphoria. She was the youngest actress to ever win in that category. Her speech, delivered at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic (and before vaccines were available for most individuals), was a testament not just to her professionalism and elegance, but also to hope.
“I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating, but I just want to say that there is hope in the young people out there. I know that our TV show doesn’t always feel like a great example of that,” she said, “but there is hope in the young people. And I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets, I see you, I admire you, I thank you, and yeah, thank you so, so much! This is—whoa, okay, thank you!”
What is Zendaya doing now?
Zendaya is still acting, reprising her role as MJ in Spider-Man: No Way Home (which premiered Dec. 17, 2021) and starring as Chani in the October 2021 remake of Dune, along with several projects in pre-production. She is also a producer on the upcoming A White Lie and Be My Baby, and is a spokesmodel for Lancôme, Bvlgari, and Valentino.
She made a deliberate choice to step away from music and focus on acting, explaining to Vogue Australia that actors are typically afforded somewhat more privacy than singers from the public. “I got worn out on music, because the industry felt like it wasn’t really for the music, and it didn’t make me happy,” she said. “So I allowed myself to step away from it until that passion comes back or until I’m ready to step back into it.”
She’s also an activist and uses her platform to raise the volume for Black voices in media and longs to use her power for good.
“Other than becoming a director, my dream is to create my own things. I would love to make films that allow space for young up-and-coming artists, writers, and filmmakers—because especially with Black talent, it’s not a lack thereof; it’s a lack of opportunity,” she told InStyle. “I’d like to give those opportunities: Partner upcoming filmmakers with different writers and mentorships, connect them with the actors they want to see in their films, and create those special bonds. And make sure they get paid and taken care of.”
How much did Zendaya get paid for
Zendaya’s Euphoria salary isn’t publicly known, but Sydney Sweeney, her co-star, reportedly made $325,000 for 13 episodes. Seeing as Zendaya was not only the main character in the series but also served as an executive producer on the project, she likely made at least twice that amount.
How much did Zendaya make from Spider-Man?
Zendaya’s apparently spun up quite the fortune from playing MJ in the latest Spider-Man franchise. It was reported in February 2022 that the most recent Spider-Man movie up to that point, December 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, paid her $10 million just in bonuses, suggesting there was some upfront amount she was paid before that as well.
To give some more contest, the franchise’s titular star (and Zendaya paramour) Tom Holland reportedly earned $250,000 for his Marvel debut in Captain America: Civil War and $500,000 for the first Spider-Man film, then $3 million for Avengers: Infinity War; he is believed to be earning $3 million to $4 million for his projects since—but again, that may just be his upfront pay; he’s almost certainly got bonuses baked into his contract just like Zendaya.
Zendaya revealed that nabbing the role of MJ in the Marvel franchise was a complete shock—but a pleasant surprise.
“I had no idea that was coming,” she told InStyle. “I actually went to see Spider-Man on my first date when I was 16. The version with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.”
How much did Zendaya make from Shake It Up?
Zendaya’s Shake It Up Salary isn’t publicly known, but at least one report suggests she made $140,000 for her three seasons on the show—which seems dramatically low; our best guess is that she likely earned at least that much per season.
How much did Zendaya make from The Greatest Showman?
Zendaya sang, danced and performed trapeze in The Greatest Showman. Her salary for the film isn’t known, but she trained extensively for the role and had to overcome her fear of heights to boot. “There’s singing involved, there’s acting involved, there’s dancing involved. It literally plays to everything that I love,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. She added of performing with Zac Efron, “When you’re immediately harnessed together and are just immediately running to each other in the air, that’s a really great icebreaker. That just really bonds you quite quickly.”
How much did Zendaya get paid for Malcolm and Marie?
Zendaya’s salary for Malcolm & Marie isn’t publicly known, but however much it paid, she seems pretty happy about it: She told InStyle that filming the movie during quarantine unleashed creativity she didn’t realize she had before. “I think this is a new chapter for me. There are a lot of people learning how to be creative during this time and learning how to take a leap while doing it safely in quarantine,” she said. “It was interesting to experience that with my film Malcolm & Marie, and I’m really proud of that. I also have so many beautiful projects to look forward to. How the world is going to be able to see them, I don’t really know. But that’s when it’s time to get even more innovative and figure out how we are going to exist in this industry with this new world.“
How much did Zendaya make for Space Jam?
Zendaya’s salary for voicing Lola Bunny in Space Jam: A New Legacy isn’t publicly known, but she was incredibly flattered and excited to play the iconic animated character.
“I got a call from Ryan Coogler, who is a producer on the film… I’ve always wanted to work with him,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “So when he called, I was like, ‘I’m probably going to say yes to whatever you tell me.’ And when he told me about this, I was like, ‘Whoa, this is a big deal.’ They had already started that reimagining of what she was, and I guess there’s some spiritual connection between who Lola is in this film and maybe who Zendaya is, and maybe my voice would make sense for that new version of who she is. So I felt very lucky that they wanted to do that with me. And it was a nice small part, so there’s pressure for sure, but it could be worse—it could be all me. So there wasn’t too much weight on my shoulders. But it was a really special experience, and I just leaned on our incredible director Malcolm to take the lead and tell me what he wanted. And I really enjoyed myself.”
How much did Zendaya get paid for Euphoria per episode?
Reports have claimed that her Euphoria co-star, up-and-comer Sydney Sweeney, made $25,000 per episode. Seeing as Zendaya was already a household name, as well as an executive producer of the show, chances are she made at least twice that amount per episode, likely at minimum $50,000.
How much does Zendaya make per Instagram post?
Zendaya isn’t into #sponcon per se, as in you won’t see her shilling flat tummy tea or anything else considered low-brow. She does, however, use her platform to give even more visibility to her brand endorsements, which have included Tommy Hilfiger, Beats by Dre, Dolce and Gabbana, Bvlgari, Valentino, Cover Girl, Lancôme, Boohoo, Chi Haircare, and even her own shoe line (Daya by Zendaya) and Mattel Barbie doll throughout her career. That said, the specific numbers for each of her endorsements hasn’t been reported.
Zendaya makes a point to not post too often to the platform. She told InStyle in fall 2021, “I haven’t been posting, and my fans probably hate it, which I understand. But I get too overwhelmed with having to post things, and if I think too much about it, I’m not gonna do it. It’s not worth it.” She added, “I’d rather do what I love and then post when I have a project to promote.”
How much did Zendaya make for K.C. Undercover?
“I didn’t feel like there was any other choice. I was like, ‘If I’m going to do this, this is how it has to be. There needs to be a black family on the Disney Channel,’” she recalled. “A lot of people who aren’t people of color can’t quite understand what it’s like to grow up and not see yourself in mainstream media. And you know, there is so much work left to be done. I’ve talked about this before, but can I honestly say I would be in the position I’m in if I weren’t a lighter-skinned black woman? No.”
How much did Zendaya make for Dune?
Zendaya’s Dune salary isn’t known, but she told Empire that she wasn’t actually on the set of the film for very long.
“I was only there for four days and I did not want to leave,” she said, adding that director Denis Villeneuve was a dream to work with. “I don’t want to jinx anything but I can’t wait to explore her more. I hope I get to learn more from Denis. I love to learn from people who are great at their job.”
Does Zendaya do charity work?
Zendaya is an outspoken activist for the Black community, especially Black women, and a staunch supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. She also has worked with UNICEF throughout her time in the spotlight.
How much does Zendaya make from Lancôme?
Zendaya’s salary for Lancôme isn’t publicly known, but she’s been with the brand since February 2019, promoting their fragrances and cosmetics. The brand previously paid Julia Roberts a whopping $50 million to serve as a spokesmodel, so you can imagine Zendaya commanded at least seven figures for her deal with the beauty giant.
The brand isn’t her first rodeo as the face of a beauty brand—she previously worked with Cover Girl.