Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman – Complete Biography with Facts & Life Story

Zendaya and her parents

Table of Contents

  • Zendaya’s Name, Family & Career
  • Quick Stats About Zendaya
  • Zendaya’s Career, Achievements & Other Aspects
  • Zendaya Personal Traits & Obsessions
  • Zendaya Relationships
  • Zendaya Upcoming Projects
  • Zendaya Awards
  • Some Interesting Facts About Zendaya
  • Controversy

Zendaya Coleman was born on 1st September, 1996. She completed her graduation from Oakland School for the Arts. Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, she is one of the most talented actresses of her generation. So, sit on your couch with some popcorn and scroll down for a complete biography. Let’s start with the most famous video, where the whole internet got a crush on Zendaya and Tom. 

Zendaya’s Name, Family & Career 

Zendaya’s full name is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman. Her first name is inspired by the Shona word “Tendai” which means to give thanks. Her dad has a thing for ‘Zen’ so that’s why he named her Zendaya. 

Zendaya’s Family 

Father  Kazembe Ajamu Coleman
Mother Claire Stoermer
Brothers Austin Stoermer Coleman, Julien Stoermer Coleman
Sisters  Katianna Stoermer Coleman, Kaylee Stoermer Coleman and Annabella Stoermer Coleman

Zendaya has a mixed ethnicity, her father is African- American while her mother has German, Irish, English and Scottish ancestry. Her parents filed for divorce in 2016 after 8 years of their marriage.

Family and Career

Zendaya’s family supported her. Her father quit his job so that he can move to Los Angeles with her, her mother did several jobs to support all of them financially. Zendaya told Teen Vogue that if she were not in entertainment she’d be a teacher because her parents were teachers.

Quick Stats About Zendaya

Name Zendaya Coleman 
Born on 1st September, 1996
Zendaya Age 26 Years
Zodiac Virgo
Height  5 feet 10 inches
Weight  59 kg
Body Measurements  34-35-34
Instagram Followers 151 Million
Twitter Followers 21.2 Million
Favourite Colour  Pink
Best Song Replay
Favourite Basketball Player  Stephen Curry 
Favourite Ice cream Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream

Zendaya’s Career, Achievements & Other Aspects

She started her career as a fashion model for stores like Macy’s, Sears, Old Navy and more. She got a role in Disney channel sitcom “Shake it up”. This show ran around 2013 and between this Zendaya released her first single “Swag it out”. Her other single “Watch me” took 86th spot on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Before becoming a disney star she worked as a backup dancer for Selena Gomez Sears Commercial. In 2013 her debut album ‘Zendaya’ was released, the lead track of the album received 99 millions views.  According to US Weekly, Zendaya got her role as one of the witches in ‘Shakespeare Macbeth’. In 2013 only, she participated in “Dancing with the stars” and she ended up as a runner up in the last episode. 

She also starred in Disney movies like Frenemies(2012) and Zapped(2014). Around 2015- 2018, she starred in Disney’s K.C. Undercover. 

(Look at her hard work and here I procrastinate the whole day)

Zendaya got a large fan base when she published her book “ Between You and Me: How to Rock your teen years with confidence”. She published this book around 2013. Talking about her non- Disney role, she appeared as a starring guest on the Television comedy Black-ish. Her other theatrical credits are Twelfth Night and As You like.

Other Achievements 

She also appeared in some music videos like Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood, Beyonce’s All the night, and Bruno Mars Versace on the floor. In 2017, Zendaya played her first big role as Michelle Jones (MJ) in Spider Man:Homecoming. In 2017 only she performed Trapeze and sang a famous song ‘Rewrite about the stars’. 

(TMI: I was listening to this song yesterday)

In 2019 she performed as Rue Bennet, a high school student battling anxiety and drug addiction in Euphoria. 

(Don’t tell me you love Zendaya and have not watched Euphoria). 

In 2020, she won the Primetime Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. Then Zendaya also played the role of MJ in Spider Man: Far from Home and Spider Man: No way Home. 

( “If You Expect Disappointment, Then You Can Never Really Be Disappointed”, pretty familiar with this dialogue? No)

Her other movies/drama from 2021 are Malcolm & Marie, the animated space jam: a new legacy, an adaptation of Dune. 

Not gonna lie but Zendaya really has worked hard in these past years and finally her work is paying off! I am genuinely happy for the queen


Other than acting, Zendaya loves fashion. In 2015 she appeared in the Academy Awards ceremony. In 2016 she launched her own fashion line  Daya. After that she collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger 

(Screaming from inside). Have you seen the Tommy X Zendaya collection?

That year they featured all the black models who were around 18-70 years old. 

Dealing With Hate 

During the 2015 awards, someone commented on Zendya’s dreadlocks. She posted on Instagram the next day about the racism she dealt with. The commentator apologised to her and then the famous company Mattel created a Barbie doll who looked just like Zendaya’s red carpet look. 

And here comes my favourite part, how Zendaya deals with all the hate. Have you all watched that video where Zendaya reads hate tweets about her ? If you have not then please watch it now. Here is a glimpse of it: 

Zendaya Personal Traits & Obsessions

In an interview with US Weekly, Zendaya said that she did Kindergarten twice because she was so shy. In her Vogue Cover Story her mom said that she and Zendaya’s dad used to attend a lot of seminars about timid children. 

(Crushing over Zendaya’s childhood pictures)


Zendaya has 4 obsessions.

  • With Ice creams
  • Michael Jakson 
  • Harry Potter 
  • Nails

Like who does not like Ice creams? Who is not obsessed with Michael Jackson’s dress sense and moon walk, lemme tell you hating harry potter is a crime and last but not the least I am really obsessed with nails!!

Eating ice cream with teeths? That is her superpower ITS

Likes, Dislikes and More

Zendaya does not like Syrup on her pancakes, she loves to draw and paint. She once said that  “This is some real corny shit, but I started this. It’s a journal or art book thing that my friend Hunter [Schafer] from Euphoria got me, actually. My new thing for myself is to try not to be so damn controlling all the time and just paint. Just whatever the fuck comes out, that’s what comes out.”She is a vegetarian and she hates vegetables.

Same girl, same! Who even likes vegetables?

Zendaya Relationships 

In 2016: Tom Holland and Zendaya met on Spiderman: Homecoming set. Holland told People that he is really glad to have a friend like Zendaya.

 “I’m a little worried [about dealing with fame…but] Zendaya is super famous and she’s been through this, and I just call her up and say, ‘How do I manage being famous?’ 

Around 2017, they denied all the dating rumours. In the year 2019-2020, Euphoria star Jacob Elordi was spotted kissing Zendaya. And just after that Holland posted a picture of his girlfriend on Instagram. 

Ngl but I like Jacob Elordi sm! FYI: I am team Zendaya-Holland only!

In the year 2021, Tom Holland and Zendaya were spotted kissing in Tom’s car. After that they started posting each other pictures on Instagram. During an Interview with GQ, Tom Holland said that;

 “One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn’t really in our control anymore, and a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world,” 

In this interview he kind of gave all of us a hint about their relationship. Last but not the least, In 2022, some pictures went viral on the Internet when they were holding each other’s hands.  

Holding hands??? Purest form of love! I love them so much 

Zendaya Upcoming Projects 

Zendaya’s upcoming and latest projects are listed below

  • Challengers
  • Finest Kind
  • Megalopolis
  • Euphoria Season 3
  • A white 
  • Dune Part 2
  • Be my baby 

Zendaya Awards & Interesting Facts

Zendaya has been nominated for 60 popular awards and she won around 24 awards in her career. She has won awards from Primetime Emmy Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Black Reel Awards, Critics’ choice Celebration of Black Cinema Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, Shorty Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards,Satellite Awards, Saturn Awards, and Film Festival. 

Facts About Zendaya 

Zendaya once peed in her pants on a rollercoaster when she was 8 years old.
She loves writing poetry
At the age of 19, she worked as United Nation AIDS
She is a potter-head, she watches Harry Potter once in a day 
She has faced so much criticism in terms of her appearance and acting
Zendaya’s dad didn’t permit her to date until the age of 16 


As we all know, Euphoria has become a famous series all over the world. With too much fame controversies come too! So an anti- drug organisation said  “Rather than further each parent’s desire to keep their children safe from the potentially horrific consequences of drug abuse and other high-risk behavior, HBO’s television drama, ‘Euphoria,’ chooses to misguidedly glorify and erroneously depict high school student drug use, addiction, anonymous sex, violence and other destructive behaviors as common and widespread in today’s world.” 

Zendaya who is the lead actor in this series came in defence and said in an interview with Entertainment weekly that  “Our show is in no way a moral tale to teach people how to live their life or what they should be doing. If anything, the feeling behind Euphoria, or whatever we have always been trying to do with it, is to hopefully help people feel a little bit less alone in their experience and their pain. And maybe feel like they’re not the only one going through or dealing with what they’re dealing with.”
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