Zendaya is an American actress, singer, and dancer.
Let’s find out some fun facts about her!
1. Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born September 1, 1996 in Oakland, California.
2. She is the daughter of Claire Marie (Stoermer) and Kazembe Ajamu (born Samuel David Coleman).
3. Her father is African-American, with Arkansan roots; her mother is white, with German and Scottish ancestry.
4. Zendaya began her professional career working as a fashion model for Macy’s, Mervyns and Old Navy.
5. She was featured in an iCarly toys ad.
6. She also appeared as a back-up dancer in a Sears commercial.
7. In 2009, she was a featured performer in the Kidz Bop music video for its cover of the song “Hot n Cold”, which was released on Kidz Bop 15.
8. From 2010 to 2013, she starred in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up as Rocky Blue.
9. She has starred in two films and played one of the lead roles in the film Frenemies as Halley Brandon. She voiced Fern in the Pixie Hollow Games.
10. She appeared in Good Luck Charlie as Rocky Blue and in a Good Luck Charlie and Shake It Up crossover title Charlie Shakes It Up.
11. She appeared on PrankStars as herself in the episode “Walk The Prank” and on A.N.T. Farm as Sequoia Jones in the episode “Creative ConsultANT.”
12. Zendaya signed a deal with Hollywood Records on August 8, 2012, and started recording songs for her debut album on August 12, 2012.
13. She released a single from an independent label called “Swag It Out” and another single with Bella Thorne called “Watch Me,” which is featured on the Break It Down album.
14. On March 20, 2012, Zendaya released the song “Something to Dance For” as promotional single from Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance soundtrack.
15. Zendaya spent three years of dancing in a dance group called Future Shock Oakland.
16. The group did hip hop and hula dances when she was eight.
17. Her interests include singing, dancing, and designing clothes.
18. She has a couple of nicknames. Her friends call her “Daya,” and even “Big Head,” but her parents call her “Marie”—only in special circumstances, though.
19. She’s got virgin hair. She says he’s never dyed her hair.