Zendaya is one of those celebrities who has been involved everything from modeling to singing, dancing and acting. However, she met fame mainly as an actress since she appeared in Disney’s Shake It Up in 2010. Since the role, she has gotten a good number of acting gigs both on TV and films. She has also won many accolades for herself.
While she is very famous as an actress, there are things not so much known about her as an individual:
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Zendaya
The multitalented American was born as Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, U.S. She was birthed to an African American father and a mother of German and Scottish descent.
She has five older half-siblings all from her father’s side but she is the only child of her parents – Claire Marie and Samuel David Coleman who would later he be known as Kazembe Ajamu.
2. How She Began Her Career
As a young child growing up, she had always had an interest in becoming a performer. She was further propelled by her mother who worked as a house manager in the California Shakespeare Theater where she later started performing.
When she was 8, Zendaya, who attended Oakland School for the Arts, became a member of the dance group, Future Shock Oakland. She would also begin her career as a child model before she would later become an actress.
Her first single, “Swag It Out” was released in 2011. As a singer, she also released an album in 2013; the self-titled album had a rather good run. Overall, she has an album, an EP as well as several singles and music videos.
3. Her Movies
Before her movie roles, the actress first began as a TV actress in 2010 when she got to play the role of Rocky Blue in Disney’s Shake it up. She went on to get smaller roles in other TV shows. She had her big-screen movie debut in 2017 when she appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming; next, she was in The Greatest Showman in the same year. This was followed by Duck Duck Goose and Smallfoot in 2018 and then Spider-Man: Far from Home in 2019. She was also cast in the 2020 movie Dune.
Zendaya has received many nominations and awards as an actress. She landed multiple Young Artist Award nominations for her role in Shake It Up, a Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award for her role in K.C. Undercover, and some more Teen Choice Awards for her roles in The Greatest Showman and the single, Rewrite the Stars, which she performed with Zac Efron.
4. She Is A Powerful Social Media Influencer
Apart from being a multitalented actress and singer, she is also one of the most popular social media influencers with more than 61 million followers on Instagram.
5. Net Worth
For someone who has worked as hard as Zendaya, and has been involved in a lot of things including acting, singing, dancing, and modeling, one will naturally expect that she has a good net worth to show for all the hard work. She does.
The actress has a net worth that is estimated at around $5 million dollars. She came to make her fortune from all her endeavors, most especially as an actress. When she was only 20, she was reported to have splashed $1.4 million acquiring a 4,100-square-feet mansion in California which was designed with five bathrooms and five bedrooms.
6. Dating And Boyfriend
The beautiful actress and social media star has been linked to a number of men in the past. She was linked to Trevor Jackson whom she was rumored to have dated for four years from 2012. Despite the speculations, Zendaya insisted that there was nothing romantic between them. However, she acknowledged that at the time, she actually had a secret boyfriend whom she dated for four years.
The next person to be rumored as her boyfriend was Tom Holland, her co-star in Spider-man Homecoming. According to reports, the two started dating in 2017, but again, both the actors came out to deny that there was anything romantic going on between them.
7. Height And Body Weight
Needless to say, Zendaya is a very good looking young woman who is also blessed with an enviable physique. The actress and former child model has a height of 5 feet 10 inches, a body-weight of 59 kg or 130 and a slender body build.