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Zendaya Biography

Birth Name:
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
Birth Place:
Oakland, California, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • First name means "to give thanks" in Shona, a native Zimbabwe language
  • Modeled for Macy's and Old Navy
  • Featured in a Sears commercial starring Selena Gomez
  • Released her first solo single "Swag It Out" in 2011
  • Competed on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Appeared on the July 2017 cover of Vogue Magazine


  • 2022Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2020Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actress: winner


  • Austin Stoermer Coleman -- Brother
  • Julien Stoermer Coleman -- Brother
  • Kazembe -- Father
  • Kazembe Ajamu Coleman -- Father
  • Claire Stoermer -- Mother
  • AnnaBella Stoermer Coleman -- Sister
  • Katianna Stoermer Coleman -- Sister
  • Keylee Stoermer Coleman -- Sister