Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman

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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California

Zendaya Coleman is an actress, singer, and dancer of mixed heritage with a multi-faceted personality. The musician is a well-rounded individual who handles racist comments with grace. Her favorite show is ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ and she is a vegetarian. She admires Michael Jackson and would have preferred him to be her partner on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but in his absence, she prefers Roshon Fegan. Zendaya entered the ranks of young authors in 2013 when she published ‘Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence,’ a book about how to rock your tween years with style and confidence.’ She appeared in several stage shows as a child and helped her mother seat spectators and sell raffle tickets to raise money for the theater. She was also enrolled in the theater’s student conservatory program at the same time. She has 33.4 million Instagram followers, 7 million Twitter followers, and over 7K Vine subscribers.

The Ascension to Stardom

The talented young lady began her career as a fashion model for retailers such as Macy’s, Old Navy, Sears, and Mervyn’s. Zendaya rose to fame after appearing in the Disney Channel television series ‘Shake It Up’ in 2010. The gorgeous girl’s songs on the show were released as singles, including ‘Watch Me,’ which reached number 86 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Around the same time, the promotional track ‘Swag It Out’ was released. Zendaya made history as the youngest ‘Dancing with the Stars’ participant in 2013. Her debut album, ‘Zendaya,’ was released the same year.

The album’s first single, “Replay,” went viral after receiving 99 million views in a short period of time.
‘Frenemies,’ a 2012 television film, was her first big break. She landed the lead role in the sitcom ‘K.C. Undercover’ in 2015. The young lady took up the Best Style award and the Choice Style Icon award at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards for ‘You’ve Got Swag’-Artist.

Zendaya’s Unique Qualities

Despite being subjected to racial discrimination on a regular basis, she maintains her composure and maintains a pleasant attitude. Her reaction to such behavior even prompted the creation of a new Barbie doll. When the multi-talented lass walked the Oscars red carpet in dreadlocks, she sent a statement that unique hairstyles should be celebrated rather than associated with racial behavior. With this approach, Zendaya signaled a shift in the way red carpet coverage is handled. The young lady does a lot of volunteer work. She is a Convoy of Hope ambassador who celebrated her 18th birthday by taking part in the feedONE campaign. The Good Samaritan has also collaborated with UNICEF, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Keep A Child Alive, and the Children’s Miracle Network as an ambassador.

Beyond the Notoriety

In 2015, the ‘Shake It Up’ star slammed cyber abusers who had targeted her parents. Zendaya was outraged after a tweet calling her parents unattractive gained a lot of attention. After being the first black actress to be cast in the character of Mary Jane Watson in the film ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ the actress became embroiled in a racial dispute. Because of her multiracial heritage, many people were against her being cast in the role. The actor has also encountered racial discrimination in the past. She said that because of her skin color, a Vons staff refused to assist her. When she wore dreadlocks to the 2015 Academy Awards, she received racist comments regarding her haircut.

Behind the Scenes

Zendaya’s father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, is African-American, while her mother, Claire Stoermer, is Caucasian and has German, Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. Her father is Zendaya’s manager, and her mother worked at the California Shakespearian Theatre as the House Manager. After eight years of marriage, the girl’s parents filed for divorce in 2016 and are poised to separate. Zendaya attended Oakland School for the Arts before leaving to pursue the role of ‘Rocky Blue’ on ‘Shake It Up,’ which required her to relocate to Los Angeles. In 2010, there were allegations that Zendaya was dating 12-year-old Adam Irigoyen when she was 13 years old. They were together for two years. Trevor Jackson was said to be dating the actor in 2012. The girl, on the other hand, refuted the allegations.

In 2014, she was linked to Spencer Boldman, although the connection was short-lived. Odell Beckam Jr., an NFL player, was also supposed to be dating the actress, but she refused to confirm it. Zendaya admitted that she was dating NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. in an interview with a radio station, but her father must still approve of him. James McVey, Val Chmerkovskiy, Jay Howden, and Jaden Smith have all been linked to her. In the Shona language of Zimbabwe, Zendaya means “to give thanks.”

Estimated Net Worth

Zendaya Coleman has a $15 million net worth as an actress, singer, dancer, and producer in the United States. Zendaya has gone from being a young actor on Disney series to becoming a movie star and a successful entrepreneur. She started her career as a model, appearing in advertisements for Macy’s, Old Navy, and “iCarly” goods. She has also performed in advertisements and music videos as a dancer.

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