How Old Is Zendaya, What’s Her Ethnicity and How Long Has She Been Acting?

Greatness meets different people at different stages in their lives, but not too many has it met at Zendaya’s age. An actress, she has come to be known for many other things including being a social media influencer who is among the most popular on Instagram, a singer, dancer, and different other things. Beyond her age and background details, check out other facts that are worth knowing about the multitalented entertainer.

Zendaya’s Age: How Old Is She?

Inasmuch as it is simply as Zendaya that the actress has come to be known, it is as Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman that she was born on September 1, 1996. With that, one can easily figure out the age of the beautiful actress. That said, she seems to be much older because she seems to be in the entertainment world for almost forever, transitioning from modeling to singing and dancing, and then social media and acting.

Before the age of 13, she had already started her professional career as a model for Old Navy, Mervyns, and Macy’s. More so, she also took part in a number of ads including an iCarly toys ads and Sears.

Even before then, Zendaya at a very early age spent her time in the theatres where she began performing. This was mainly influenced by her mother who worked in the California Shakespeare Theater. She started out as a dancer when she was 8 years old, and from then on, she continued building on her achievements.

What’s Her Ethnicity?

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Zendaya and her parents Claire Marie and Samuel David Coleman (Image Source)

The beautiful actress is of mixed ethnicity. She has a father who is of African American ethnicity and a mother who is part German and part Scottish. Zendaya was born as the only child of her parents, Claire Marie and Samuel David Coleman who is also known as Kazembe Ajamu.

From her father’s side, she has five half-siblings. While her father worked as a bodyguard, her mother worked in a theatre as a house manager.

How Long Has Zendaya Been Acting?

Zendaya’s age when she started acting is not known, as she was said to have grown up performing in the theatre since she was a child. Before she later transitioned to professional acting, she got involved in dancing and then in 2011, she released her first single Swag It Out but it would take until 2013 before she finally released her album, Zendaya. 

In 2012, she released an extended play titled Made in Japan together with actress and singer Bella Thorne. All songs in the EP peaked at the Billboard Kid Digital Songs.

Zendaya has been acting professionally since 2010 on TV when she got her most famous role of Rocky Blue in Shake it Up. In 2011, she got a voice role for Fern in Pixie Hollow Games. Thereafter (in 2013), she appeared as a contestant in Dancing With the Stars and she ended up as a runner-up.

She continued getting some minor TV roles until 2015 when she was in K.C. Undercover, a TV show that she also co-produced. In 2019, she was in The OA as well as in the HBO miniseries Euphoria.

Zendaya’s age was 17 in 2013 when she appeared in her first film, Super Buddies, but she waited until 2017 to make her break as a film actress when she got the role of Michelle in Spider-Man: Homecoming. She was also in The Greatest Showman in the same year, and then in 2008, Zendaya appeared in Duck Duck Goose and Smallfoot in which she had a voice role for Meechee. 2019 saw her appearing in Spider-man: Far from Home. She will appear in the 2020 film, Dune.

Since she started acting, she has grown to become a producer. She got the deal to appear in and also be a producer for A White Lie.

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The acting career of Zendaya has thus far, been crowned with many nominations and awards for her many roles. She amassed a number of Young Artist Award nominations for Shake it Up and Frenemies while clinching the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for her role in K.C. Undercover. She got a Saturn Award nomination for Spider-Man: Homecoming before going on to win the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for the same role. The amazing actress also won some awards for The Greatest Showman and Rewrite the Stars.

Away from acting, she also continues her career in the modeling world as a spokesmodel for Lancôme. At her age, Zendaya has also been involved in numerous philanthropic activities.


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