Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born and raised in Oakland, California. Zendaya, whose mother and father are teachers, attended primary school at the school where her mother was a teacher, and began performing in school theater at the age of six. After going to Oakland School for the Arts, Zendaya performed in many theater plays, including William Shakespeare plays. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was in seventh grade so that Zendaya could pursue her acting career.
Zendaya started her professional career as a model. She appeared on the screen as a backup dancer for Selena Gomez in an advertising campaign. Having made her television debut in 2010 with Disney's sitcom “Shake It Up”, Zendaya has become a well-known name, with the series becoming one of the most successful productions in Disney history. Standing out with her singing direction, Zendaya portrayed the character of Halley Brandon in her first TV movie, “Frenemies”, in 2012 after the singles she released.
As a contestant on the 16th season of the TV show “Dancing with the Stars”, Zendaya became the youngest contestant to have appeared on the show to date. Zendaya, whose music career continues at full speed, became the protagonist of the TV series “K.C. Undercover” in 2015. Making her film debut with the movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017, Zendaya also appeared in the sequel “Spider-Man: Far from Home” in 2019. In 2021, she played in the movie “Dune” and appeared on the screen again with the character of MJ in the movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. Zendaya won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2020 and 2022 for her performance in the TV series “Euphoria”.