Zendaya Zendaya

Zendaya's career is just getting started.

At just 14, Zendaya burst onto the television scene with Disney Channel's successful hit show Shake It Up. Shortly after the series ended, the California native continued to show off her dancing skills and tangoed her way to second place on Dancing with the Stars. The actress has also solidified her triple-threat status with her Billboard Top 200 self-titled debut album featuring the chart-topping song "Replay." Now, 17, Zendaya is set to headline the upcoming Disney series K.C. Undercover.

Zendaya also made headlines this year after dropping out of Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic. "If I'm going to portray one of my idols and someone I feel ... so strongly about it has to be done right and it has to be done 120 percent," she says if her choice. "It wasn't there so it wasn't a good choice for me."

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