Who Is Zendaya? Biography, Net Worth, Partner & More

Zendaya is one of the fast rising American actresses in the country. Her talent and potential is there for all to see hence it’s not surprising that she has received this much recognition even at her age.

She was awarded with the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2020 at the age of 24 which made her the youngest actress to win it at the time. She was also named in Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2022.

The subsequent paragraphs provides further interesting facts about the talented actress and singer.

Zendaya Biography 

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is a talented American actress and singer born on September 1, 1996 in Oakland, California, U.S. Her parents, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman and Claire Stoermer are both teachers.

Her father is of African American descent whiles her mother is of German and Scottish descent. She is the youngest child of her parents six children.

The superstar actress we see today is a natural. She developed the love for acting at a young age and by six was already performing in plays. She gradually became a regular performer at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California. At the time, her mother worked there during summer as the house manager hence the young Zendaya would go there to help her mother sell fundraising tickets and seat the guests.

Her first professional acting job was in 2012 in the movie “Frenemies”, a Disney Channel Original Movie. But before that, she worked as a fashion model for Macy’s, Mervyns and Old Navy.

She has since gone on to star in a number of films and television series like Spider Man: Homecoming, Spider Man: Far From Home, Spider Man: No Way Home, Dune, The Greatest Showman, Shake it up, The Story of Zendaya, etc.

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Zendaya Education 

The actress started her education at Fruitvale Elementary School, the same school her mother was teaching at the time. She later went to Oakland School for the Arts and was actively involved in acting whiles in Oakland school for the Arts to the extent that Keith Kreitman of San Mateo Daily Journal once said the young Zendaya was a pure delight after watching her performance.

As part of her quest to become even better in acting, she had to go and educate herself at the American Conservatory Theater and CalShakes Conservatory program.

She graduated from Oak Park High School in 2015 despite her acting commitments.

How Old Is Zendaya? 

The actress is 26 years old at the time of writing this biography. She was born on September 1, 1996 in Oakland, California in the U.S.

Zendaya Parents 

The actress was born to Kazembe Ajamu Colema, an African American and Claire Stoermer who is of German and Scottish descent. Both her parents were teachers and in fact attended the elementary in which her mother taught for more than two decades called Fruitvale Elementary School.

Does Zendaya Have Siblings? 

Yes. The actress is the last child of her parents six children. Their names are  Julien Stoermer Coleman, Katianna Stoermer Coleman, Kaylee Stoermer Coleman, Austin Stoermer Coleman and AnnaBella Stoermer Coleman.

Is Zendaya A Vegetarian? 

Yes. The actress is a vegetarian and according to her it’s simply because of her love for animals and not because she loves vegetables.

Is Zendaya Still In A Relationship With Tom Holland? 

Yes. The actress has been in a serious relationship with fellow Spider Man star, Tom Holland for some time now and it’s clear they are enjoying every bit of it.

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Is Zendaya African? 

No. Despite being born to an African American father, Zendaya is an American born in Oakland, California in the United States.

How Did Zendaya Get Her Name? 

According to the actress, she prefers to use only her first name professionally. Her name, which means “to give thanks” is obtained from the Shona name Tendai.

Zendaya Net Worth 

The actress and singer has an estimated net worth of over $20 million as at 2022. She makes most of her money from acting, singing, as well as other businesses. She has her own show called Daya and a clothing line called Daya by Zendaya.

Properties she owns include a home in Los Angeles and a condo in Brooklyn.

Zendaya Instagram 

The love her fans have for her is quite evident in the huge followers she has on instagram with her active followers exceeding 168 million. Check her out HERE

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