Biography[edit | edit source]
Coleman was born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, the only child of Claire Marie (Stoermer) and Kazembe Ajamu (born Samuel David Coleman). She has five older half-siblings on her father's side. Her father is African-American, with roots in Arkansas, while her mother has German and Scottish ancestry. She is a Virgo. Zendaya, whose name derives from an African name meaning "to give thanks," grew as a performer in part at the nearby California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California where her mother works as the house manager, in addition to training at the theater's student conservatory program. She appeared in numerous stage productions while she was attending Oakland School for the Arts, starring as Little Ti Moune in Once on This Island at the Berkeley Playhouse and the breakout role of the male character Joe in Caroline, or Change at Palo Alto's TheaterWorks.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Sam Levinson had Zendaya envisioned for the titular role in his show before she was formally cast, doubting she would actually join.
- Her role as Rue in Euphoria has earned her, her first Emmy nomination and subsequent win.
- She lived with Rue and the other Euphoria characters for seven months of her life and she admits that it was “very strange” to step back into her own life after being immersed in this teen hyper-reality.
Credits[edit | edit source]
Season One (8/8)
- Stuntin' Like My Daddy
- Made You Look
- Shook Ones Pt. II
- '03 Bonnie and Clyde
- The Next Episode
- The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed
- And Salt the Earth Behind You
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|Rue Bennett • Alexa Demie • Jacob Elordi • Algee Smith • Sydney Sweeney • Storm Reid • Barbie Ferreira • Maude Apatow • Hunter Schafer • Nika King • Bruce Wexler • Eric Dane • Angus Cloud • Alanna Ubach • Lukas Gage • John Ales • Ruben Dario • Nolan Bateman|