Zendaya BiographyZendaya, an American actress and singer, gained popularity for her role in HBO show "Euphoria," as Michelle "MJ" Jones in the superhero action film "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017) and in the musical drama "The Greatest Showman" (2017).
Childhood and YouthZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California. Her unique appearance comes from a mix of heritages. Her father, Kazembe Ajamu (born Samuel David Coleman), is African-American with Nigerian, Macedonian, and Icelandic roots. Her mother's ancestors include Germans, Irish, and Scots. According to Zendaya, her name means "to give thanks" in the Shona language, commonly spoken in Southern Africa.
Reflecting on her childhood, Zendaya continually expresses gratitude to her parents. They didn't try to shield her from reality or avoid discussing real-world problems, helping her grow into a self-critical young woman with sober thinking and a healthy self-esteem.
Acting CareerZendaya's professional journey began as a model for local clothing stores. During the same period, she appeared as a background dancer in a commercial for the Sears dance group, headlined by Selena Gomez.
MusicIn 2009, Zendaya recorded a cover of Katy Perry's "Hot n Cold" for the 15th album of the children's cover series "Kidz Bop." Many popular singers and actors, including Olivia Holt, Becky G, and Kiana Brown, have also contributed to this beloved American project.
Zendaya's Personal LifeFrom 2012 to 2016, Zendaya was in a relationship with American singer and dancer Trevor Jackson. The couple kept their relationship private, but fans and journalists eventually uncovered the details of the actress's first love.
After the premiere of "Spider-Man" in 2017, numerous photos suggested a relationship between Zendaya and her co-star Tom Holland, but neither commented on the rumors.
In 2013, Zendaya released her first book "Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence," addressing three million questions asked by fans on social media.