Zendaya – actress and singer
Zendaya is an American actress, singer, dancer and model. She is best known for her role as Rocky Blue in the television series Shake It Up.
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born on September 1, 1996 in Auckland, California. She has three sisters and two brothers. The girl spent her youth at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, where her mother worked as a theater manager. Zendaya took part in many productions and helped her mother to sell lottery tickets.
During her studies at the Oakland School for the Arts she played in the musical Once on This Island, as well as performed in Caroline, or Change. Later, the actress attended California Shakespeare Theater Conservatory and American Conservatory Theater.
She starred in a music video with popular actress Selena Gomez and sang a song Tell Me Your Name in the popular show Are you talented?!
At the age of 6 she sang the song I Can’t Hold You In My Arms with her father.
In 2008, she became a model for such brands as Macy and Old Navy.
In 2011, Zendaya released her debut single Swag It Out, as well as presented the song Watch Me with Bella Thorne.
In 2012, she released the song Something To Dance For and also took part in Teen Music Festival.
Zendaya played a major role in the series Shake It Up.
In 2013, she participated in the 16th season of the show Dancing with the Stars paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy and took the 2nd place.
The actress was invited guest in America’s Next Top Model and a judge in the show Under the Gunn.
In August 2013, she published her book Between U and Me and released the single Replay. In September, her debut album Zendaya was released.
In 2014, Zednaya won two awards – Radio Disney Music Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
In 2014 she played the role of Zoe Stevens in the movie Zapped. A year later, in 2015, she played in the new series K.C. Undercover. In the same year she appeared in the music video for Taylor Swift’s song Bad Blood.
The actress also participates in the dance project Sway.
In March 2016 it became known that the actress would play the lead role in the new film about the Spider-Man.