Zendaya Biography

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (/zɛnˈdeɪ.ə/;) was born on September 1, 1996. She is an American actress and singer. Zendaya began her career appearing as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up (2010–2013).



Birth Name Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
Birth Date / Age September 1, 1996 (age 23)
Birth Place Oakland, California, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Gender Female
Other Names
  • Zendeya
Partner(s) Tom Holland (2018)
Relationship Status Dating
Relationship Type Heterosexual
  • Actress
  • Singer
Years Active 2009 – present
Associated acts
  • Tom Holland
  • Hung Jackman
  • Zac Efron
Musical career
  • R&B
  • pop
Instruments Vocals
  • Hollywood
  • Republic
Net Worth $5 million
  • Claire Stoermer (Mother)
  • Kazembe Ajamu Coleman (Father)
  • Kaylee Stoermer Coleman (Sister)
  • AnnaBella Stoermer Coleman (Sister)
  • Katianna Stoermer Coleman (Sister)
  • Austin Stoermer Coleman (Brother)
  • Julien Stoermer Coleman (Brother)
Body & Measurements
Skin Complexion Medium Skin
Body Measurements 34-25-34
Height 5'10'' (178 cm)
Weight 59 kg (130 pounds)
Hair Color Brunette (Dark Brown Hair)
Eye Color Brown
Shoe Size 8
Dress Size 4 (US)
Body Type Average Body
Religion Christian
  • English
  • Oakland School For the Arts
  • American Conservatory Theater
Mobile Phone No
Mobile Phone No: n/a
Social Media Handles
Social Facebook
Website Zendaya.com

Did you know?

Zendaya means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona

Early life, Family and Education

Coleman was born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, the only child of Claire Marie (Stoermer) and Kazembe Ajamu (born Samuel David Coleman). She has five older half-siblings on her father's side. Her father is African-American, with roots in Arkansas, while her mother has German and Scottish ancestry. Zendaya, whose name derives from an African term meaning "to give thanks," grew as a performer in part at the nearby California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California where her mother works as the house manager, in addition to training at the theater's student conservatory program.

She appeared in numerous stage productions while she was attending Oakland School for the Arts, starring as Little Ti Moune in Once on This Island at the Berkeley Playhouse and the breakout role of the male character Joe in Caroline, or Change at Palo Alto's TheaterWorks.

Zendaya spent three years dancing in a dance group called Future Shock Oakland. The group did hip-hop and hula dances when she was eight.

She studied at the CalShakes Conservatory Program and at the American Conservatory Theater. Her other stage credits include William Shakespeare's Richard III, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It.


Zendaya first began her career in as an artist, in 2011 she independently recorded two singles "Swag It Out" and "Watch Me", the latter a collaboration with Bella Thorne. She signed with Hollywood Records in 2012 and later released her debut single, "Replay", which reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Zendaya's self-titled debut studio album (2013) debuted at number 51 on the Billboard 200 chart.


In 2013, Zendaya was a contestant on the sixteenth season of the competition series Dancing with the Stars. From 2015 to 2018, she produced and starred as K.C. Cooper on the Disney Channel sitcom K.C. Undercover. She made her film breakthrough in 2017, starring as Michelle "MJ" Jones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming and as Anne Wheeler in the musical drama film The Greatest Showman.

Personal life

Her interests include singing, dancing, and designing clothes. She is also a vegetarian. Zendaya currently lives in Los Angeles, California and owns a house there worth $1.4 million.


Year Film Role Notes
2013 Super Buddies Lollipop (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Michelle Jones (MJ)
2017 The Greatest Showman Anne Wheeler
2018 Duck Duck Goose Chi (voice)
2018 Smallfoot Meechee (voice)
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home Michelle Jones (MJ) Post-production

Television Television roles

Year Title Role
2010 – 2013 Shake It Up Rocky Blue
2011 Good Luck Charlie Rocky Blue
2011 PrankStars Herself
2011 Pixie Hollow Games Fern (voice)
2012 A.N.T. Farm Sequoia Jones
2012 Frenemies Halley Brandon
2013 Dancing with the Stars Contestant
2014 Zapped Zoey Stevens
2015 – 2018 K.C. Undercover K.C. Cooper
2015 Black-ish Rasheida
2017 Walk the Prank Herself
2019 Euphoria Rue



  • "Swag It Out "
  • "Replay"
  • "Something New" (featuring Chris Brown)
  • "Rewrite the Stars" (with Zac Efron) "Wonderful Life"

Music Videos

Title Year Director
"Watch Me" 2011 Lipo Chang
"Dig Down Deeper" 2011 Unknown
"Swag It Out" 2011 Glenn A. Foster
"Something to Dance For/TTYLXOX" 2012 Sanaa Hamri
"Fashion Is My Kryptonite" 2012 Marc Klasfeld
"Contagious Love" 2013 Marc Klasfeld
"Replay" 2013 Colin Tilley
"My Baby" 2014 Stephen Garnett
"My Baby" (Remix) 2014 Stephen Garnett
"Neverland" 2016 Brad Furman