Who is Zendaya?
Zendaya is an award-winning American actress and singer. She is popularly known for her portrayal of “Rue Bennett”, a teenager battling drug addiction in the HBO drama series, “Euphoria” and her role as “Chani” in the sci-fi movie, “Dune.” Zendaya has won two Primetime Emmy awards for her portrayal of “Rue Bennett” in “Euphoria”, making her the youngest recipient of two Emmy awards.
Zendaya also played “MJ” in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2016) and its subsequent sequels.
Zendaya’s full name is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman. She was born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, the United States to her parents: Kazembe Ajamu Coleman (father) and Claire Stoermer (mother). As of September 2022, Zendaya is 26 years old.
Meaning of Zendaya’s name
The actress’s name “Zendaya” is a derivative of the Shona name, “Tendai” which means “to give thanks.”
About Zendaya’s parents
Kazembe Ajamu Coleman (Zendaya’s father)
Zendaya’s father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman was born Samuel David Coleman. However, he later changed his name in order to feel connected to his African roots. Kazembe Ajamu Coleman is an African-American man with roots in Arkansas. He was born on February 10, 1960, and was a teacher at the time of Zendaya’s birth. However, he currently works as Zendaya’s manager and a music producer. Coleman has often accompanied his daughter to Hollywood events. He is the CEO of KZC Entertainment. As of September 2022, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman is 62 years old.
In an interview, Zendaya revealed that her father was very protective of her.
“My dad is going to vet any guy that even looks at me. If I decide to have my dad around to make sure he vets them out and makes sure they’re cool. They better go through dad first.”
Prior to his marriage to Claire Stoermer (Zendaya’s mother), Kazembe Ajamu Coleman had five children from previous relationships.
About Claire Stoermer (Zendaya’s mother)
Zendaya’s mother, Claire Stoermer was born on March 24, 1964. She is of German and Scottish ancestry. As of September 2022, Claire Stoermer is 58 years old. She got married to Kazembe Ajamu Coleman in 2008, long after Zendaya’s birth. They, however, divorced in 2016 but remain very good friends.
Like her ex-husband, Claire Stoermer was a teacher at the time of Zendaya’s birth. She also worked part-time as the house manager of the California Shakespeare Theatre in Orinda, California. Claire Stoermer currently owns a jewellery line called, “Kizzmet Jewelry.” Zendaya has always shown public support for her mother’s business, Kizzmet Jewelry.
About her mother, Zendaya said:
“Growing up, I watched my mom teach in the heart of Oakland, California at inner-city schools that were always underfunded. My mom went above and beyond, working constantly to open students’ eyes to an education that could lift them far beyond their current circumstances.”
About Zendaya’s siblings
Zendaya is the only child from her parent’s marriage. However, she has five half-siblings from her father’s previous relationships. All of Zendaya’s half-siblings added “Stoermer” to their name because they were raised by Claire Stoermer.
a. Katianna Stoermer Coleman
Katianna Stoermer Coleman is Zendaya’s half-sister. She was born in 1999. She is popularly known for being Zendaya’s stepsister. Zendaya and Katianna Stoermer Coleman have the same father but different mothers. Katianna Stoermer Coleman is currently 23 years old. Nothing is currently known about Katianna Stoermer Coleman’s biological mother. She was raised by her stepmother Claire Stoermer.
b. Austin Stoermer Coleman
Austin Stoermer Coleman is Zendaya’s stepbrother. He is an American actor known for his work in movies like “Weekend King” and “Pro Town: Greenville.” Austin Stoermer Coleman is often confused with BMX rider, Austin Daniel Coleman and Darnell Appling, Zendaya’s assistant.
c. Kaylee Stoermer Coleman
Not much is currently known about Zendaya’s other stepsister – Kaylee Stoermer Coleman. However, in October 2017, she accompanied her sister, Zendaya to the Michael Jackson Scream Album Halloween Takeover. The identity of Kaylee Stoermer Coleman’s biological mother is currently unknown.
d. AnnaBella Stoermer Coleman
AnnaBella Stoermer Coleman is Zendaya’s other stepsister.
e. Julie Stoermer Coleman
Julie Stoermer Coleman is Zendaya’s other halfbrother.
How Zendaya started her career
Zendaya started her career as a child model for fashion companies like Old Navy and Macy’s. However, she started acting on stage at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California. She appeared as a backup dancer in a commercial that featured Selena Gomez. She also featured in the Disney sitcom, “Shake It Up” where she portrayed “Rocky Blue.” In 2011, Zendaya released a song titled, “Watch Me” with Bella Thorne. On September 17, 2013, Zendaya released her self-titled debut album. In August 2013, Zendaya was cast as “Zoey Stevens”, the lead character in the Disney movie, “Zapped.”
Zendaya eventually found more success as an actress and her career in Hollywood has continued to flourish.
Zendaya’s wiki profile
|Full Name||Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman|
|Date of Birth||September 1, 1996|
|Place of Birth||Oakland, California, the United States|
|Age||26 years old|
|Occupation||Actress and singer|
|Net worth||$15 million (estimated)|
About Zendaya’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article, Zendaya is not married and does not have a husband. However, she has been in a number of high-profile relationships. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Zendaya is currently in a relationship with British actor, Tom Holland, as of the time of writing.
List of Zendaya’s boyfriends
- Zendaya dated Trevor Jackson in 2012.
- Zendaya and Odell Beckham Jr. were rumoured to be in a relationship in 2016.
- Zendaya and Jacob Elordi were reported to be dating in 2018.
- Zendaya is currently in a relationship with Tom Holland.
About Zendaya and Odell Beckham Jr’s relationship
Odell Beckham Jr. is an American football wide receiver. He has played for the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns. In 2016, Odell Beckham Jr. and Zendaya were rumoured to be in a relationship. They were first seen together at the 2016 Grammy’s after-party. Later on, they reportedly sat next to each other at a New York Knicks basketball game. Zendaya later stated that it was just the seating arrangement that put them next to each other. She added that she didn’t attend the game with Beckham and that he just happened to be there as well.
The rumours finally died off when Zendaya’s father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman said:
“What relationship? There’s no relationship. When you see my daughter out on a date without me, it’s a relationship.”
About Zendaya’s relationship with Jacob Elordi
Zendaya and Australian actor Jacob Elordi met while on the set of the TV drama series “Euphoria.” Jacob Elordi portrayed “Nate Jacobs” on the show while Zendaya played “Rue Bennett.” The two first sparked dating rumours when Elordi was seen kissing Zendaya on the forehead in the streets of New York. They were also spotted holidaying in Greece and then travelling to Australia to spend Thanksgiving with Elordi’s family. However, when asked about their relationship, Zendaya and Elordi flat-out denied it.
In a 2019 interview, Jacob Elordi said:
“She’s like my sister. Zendaya is an amazing creative, you know? She’s super dope to work with. She’s an incredible artist and a caring person to all of us.”
Jacob Elordi (who was first linked to Joey King) has since moved on to other relationships. He was involved with Kaia Gerber from 2020 to 2021.
About Zendaya and Tom Holland’s relationship
Zendaya and Tom Holland met on the set of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Just before the movie aired, Tom Holland referred to Zendaya as his best friend. In 2019, Zendaya was reported to be in a relationship with Jacob Elordi while Tom Holland was dating Nadia Parkes. However, in July 2021, Zendaya and Tom Holland were caught kissing in a car in Los Angeles. They were also seen leaving Zendaya’s mother’s home together. In August 2021, Zendaya and Tom Holland attended a wedding together as each other’s plus ones. In September 2021, Tom Holland shared a picture of himself with Zendaya on his Instagram page.
He captioned the photo:
“My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays. Gimme a call when you’re up “
In November 2021, Tom Holland refused to speak about his relationship with Zendaya. He said:
“It’s not a conversation that I can have without her. I respect her too much to say. This isn’t my story. It’s our story. And we’ll talk about what it is when we a are ready to talk about it together.”
In February 2022, there were rumours that Zendaya and Tom Holland bought a house together in South London. The “Spider-Man” actor said that the rumours were completely untrue. Zendaya does have a home in Los Angeles and a condo in Brooklyn, New York.
In August 2022, Tom Holland flew from New York to see Zendaya in Budapest where she is filming the second installment of the movie, “Dune.” On September 3, 2022, Zendaya, Tom Holland and Claire Stoermer (Zendaya’s mother) were seen having dinner together in celebration of Zendaya’s 26th birthday. Tom Holland and Zendaya are still together and going strong in whatever kind of relationship they are into.
About Zendaya’s kids
As of September 2022, Zendaya is not a mother and does not have any children. She has not shown any interest in having children anytime soon either. It’s safe to assume that she is focused on her career at this time while enjoying her beautiful relationship with Tom Holland.
About Zendaya’s net worth
As of the time of publishing this article, Zendaya has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Her main source of income is her career as an actress and singer.