Zendaya Coleman

As both a singer and an actresss, Zendaya Coleman earned stardom at a very young age, thanks to her leading role on the children's sitcom "Shake It Up!" (Disney Chanel, 2010- ). Going by her first name only, Zendaya was ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1996 in Oakland, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

K.C. Undercover 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The 6th Annual Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

2014 MTV Movie Awards Live Pre-Show 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Project Runway: Threads 2014 (Tv Show)

Judge

The Radio Disney Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Zapped 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2005, 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Make Your Mark: Shake It Up 2012 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Shake It Up! 2010 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

ANT Farm 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frenemies 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Pixie Hollow Games 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Shake It Up: Made in Japan 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Luck, Charlie 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prank Stars 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

As both a singer and an actresss, Zendaya Coleman earned stardom at a very young age, thanks to her leading role on the children's sitcom "Shake It Up!" (Disney Chanel, 2010- ). Going by her first name only, Zendaya was born on Sept. 1, 1996 in Oakland, CA, where her mother worked as a stage manager and children's acting coach at the California Shakespeare Theater. While performing in numerous productions, Zendaya attended the Oakland School of the Arts before studying at the CalShakes Conservatory Program and the American Conservatory Theater, earning credits in productions of "Richard III," "As You Like It" and "Twelfth Night." From there, the talented young actress modeled for Macy's, Old Navy, and Sears, before appearing in the music video of Kidz Bop cover of Katy Perry's "Hot n Cold" (2009). Zendaya soon landed the role of aspiring dancer Rocky Blue on "Shake It Up!" while launching her music career with the singles "Swag it Out" (2011) and "Watch Me" (2011). After making her film debut in the Disney-made "Frenemies" (2012), she released her third single, "Something to Dance For" (2012), and in 2013 was announced as a contestant on the 16th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ). In 2014, Coleman was chosen to play the late singer and actress Aaliyah in a biopic, but following a social media outcry over the light-skinned Coleman portraying the darker-complexioned Aaliyah, the actress bowed out of the production, claiming creative differences and worries over the film's music rights.

Milestones

2013

Competed on 16th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) with professional partner Val Chmerkovskiy

2012

Reteamed with "Shake It Up!" co-star Bella Thorne in the Disney Channel original movie "Frenemies"

2011

Released debut single "Swag It Out"

2010

Co-starred as an aspiring dancer on Disney Channel's "Shake It Up!"

2009

Appeared in Kidz Bop music video for its cover of Katy Perry song "Hot n Cold"

Acted with California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, CA

Began career as a model for stores such as Macy's, Old Navy, and Sears

Bonus Trivia

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The name Zendaya meant "to give thanks" in the Shona language.

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