Zendaya’s full name is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman. She is an American Singer, Dancer and Actress. She was born on the 1st of September in the year 1996. She is popular for her role in the Disney Channel sitcom called
Shake It Up. She played the character of Rocky Blue. Following her success on television, she has starred in two films and played a lead role in another. She has also appeared in reality shows Prank Stars and on A.N.T. Zendaya has signed a deal in the year 2012 with Hollywood Records and has already started recording her debut album.
She has released two singles, one independently called Swag It Up and another with Bella Thorne called Watch Me. She has sung songs for Shake It Up and its sequel. One of the songs is Something to Dance For. Kazembe Ajamu (born as Samuel David Coleman) and Claire Marie (Storemer) are the parents of Zendaya. Zendaya was born in the town of Oakland in the city of California, United States. She comes from a mixed ethnic background. Her mother is white with Scottish and German ancestry.
Her father is an African-American while his roots are Arkansan. Zendaya’s career began as a fashion model for various A-list brands like Mervyns, Macy’s and Old Navy. She was also featured alongside
Stefanie Scott in an iCarly toys ad campaign. She has used her dancing skills as a backup dancer in an ad featuring teenage star
Selena Gomez. She has featured in music videos as well like Kidz Bop’s cover for Hot n Cold by
Katy Perry. The former name of the show Shake It Up was Dance Dance Chicago.
Zendaya has also hosted the show Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off in the year 2011. Her first movie character role was in the flick ‘Frenemies’ wich was released in the year 2011. It was Disney Channel’s original movie made under its banner. Zendaya featured in three dance video songs – Same Heart, Made in Japan and Fashion in Krytonite. She has also performed in Award Shows like Teen Choice Awards. At the age of 16, in the year 2013, she was the youngest contestant on the show Dancing with the Stars. She finished as a runner-up of the show.
She is also cast in the flick of the Spiderman franchise ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. Zendaya is considered Disney’s finest discovery after actors like Selena Gomez,
Miley Cyrus and
Demi Lovato. Critics and music lovers have claimed that the young star has a bright future in the Industry due to her flawless kick-start and endless talents. Zendaya currently wants to explore her sound as a singer and hence will keep acting in the backseat for a few years.