Zendaya’s biographyZendaya – American actress and singer. Her role as Michelle MJ Jones in the superhero blockbuster «Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)» has earned her most of her popularity, as well as her role in the musical drama «The Greatest Showman» (2017).
Childhood and youthZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born on 1st of September 1996 in Oakland, California. Her special physical appearance is due to her parents’ origins: her father, Kazembe Ajamu (born Samuel David Coleman) is an African-American with Nigerian, Macedonian and Icelandic roots; among her mother’s grandparents there are Germans, Irish and Scots.
According to the actress, her name means «to give thanks» in Shona, a language spoken in South Africa.
Her mother, Claire Marie Stoermer is the owner of the jewelry shop called Kizzmet Jewelry, which specializes in handmade items. Zendaya’s father works as her manager and agent.
Television and filmZendaya kick-started her career working as a model for local clothing shops. Still then, she participated as a back-up dancer in the commercial for Sears, the star of which was Selena Gomez.
MusicIn 2009, Zendaya wrote a cover on Katy Perry’s «Hot n Cold» for the 15th kids cover collection «Kidz Bop». Many now popular singers and actors had the opportunity to work for this very same project – Olivia Holt, Becky G, and Kiana Brown.
After a year, Zendaya recorded soundtracks for the second season of «Good Luck Charlie» and signed a contract with Hollywood Records. Her debut album «Zendaya» was released on September 17, 2013. The album was greatly appreciated by the listeners, and Zendaya was nominated «Artist of the Month» by the popular radio show host Elvis Duran.