Zendaya Coleman is an American actress and singer from Oakland who started her career as a child model and backup dancer before gaining prominence through acting. She worked as a fashion model for Macy’s, Mervyns and Old Navy.
She also got featured in an iCarly toys ad as well as a backup dancer in a Sears commercial, featuring Disney actress Selena Gomez. She then made her feature film debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017. She has since earned acclaim for acting. The 25-year-old is regarded as one of the best actresses in Hollywood and one of the richest actresses in America.
Zendaya is famous for her role as Rocky Blue in Disney Channel series “Shake It Up” (2010–2013), 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).
In January 2019, she was cast as Chani in the Denis Villeneuve adaptation of Dune. She became a Lancôme spokesmodel in February of that year. In June that same year, she began starring in the HBO drama series “Euphoria”, starring as Rue, a drug-addicted teen.
Cheatsheet reports that Zendaya is the richest star in the “Euphoria” cast. And according to Celebrity Net Worth, the young actress has a net worth of $15 million following her transition from a child actor on Disney shows to a movie star and successful entrepreneur.
Her success on the screen has also won her several nominations and awards. She won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for “Euphoria” in 2020. She also grabbed the Black Reel Award for Television, International Online Cinema Award, People’s Choice Award, and Satellite Award for her role in Euphoria.
Emmy-winner Zendaya was born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California to Claire Marie Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu. Her mother, Stoermer, comes from Scottish and German ancestry, and her father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, is African American.