Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born in Oakland, California on September 1, 1996, to teachers Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman. Her father is African-American with Arkansas roots, and her mother is of German and Scottish ancestry. Zendaya, whose name is derived from the Shona name Tendai (which means “thank you”), has five older siblings. She went to Fruitvale Elementary School, where her mother had taught for over 20 years. She and two schoolmates performed a play there for Black History Month when she was six years old. She developed as a performer in part at the nearby California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California, where her mother worked as the house manager during the summer. Zendaya attended Oakland School for the Arts and was cast in several roles in local theaters while still a student. She played Little Ti Moune in Once on This Island at the Berkeley Playhouse, and Joe, a character originally written as male, in Caroline, or Change at TheaterWorks in Palo Alto. Keith Kreitman of the San Mateo Daily Journal called Zendaya’s performance in the latter “a pure delight” in his review. She attended the CalShakes Conservatory and the American Conservatory Theater.
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is an American actress and singer better known by her stage name Zendaya. She has won several awards, including a Golden Globe and two Primetime Emmys. In 2022, Time magazine named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people on its annual list. Zendaya began her career as a fashion model for Macy’s, Mervyns, and Old Navy. She appeared in an iCarly toy commercial. Zendaya, in addition to her acting career, has dabbled in music. She released the singles “Swag It Out” and “Watch Me” in 2011, the latter of which was a collaboration with Bella Thorne. In 2012, she signed with Hollywood Records. Her self-titled debut studio album (2013) was a moderate success.Zendaya became a Lancôme spokesmodel in 2019, followed by Bulgari and Valentino the following year. Zendaya was named Glaceau SmartWater’s global brand ambassador in June 2022.
Zendaya Personal Life
Zendaya lives in Los Angeles and has a condo in Brooklyn. “My main reason for being a vegetarian is because I’m an animal lover—definitely not because I love vegetables,” she says. Zendaya is currently dating British actor Tom Holland.
Zendaya Net Worth
Zendaya has an estimated net worth of approximately $20 million.