Who Is Zendaya? Age & Facts About The Emmy Award Winner

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Zendaya born on 1 September 1996 is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a model for Macy’s Mervyns and Old Navy. Zendaya is well decorated with awards which include a Primetime Emmy Award, a Satellite Award, and a Saturn Award. In this post, we will look at Zendaya’s age, bio, facts, and other areas in her career. Keep reading to find out more.

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Who Is Zendaya?

Known in real life as Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, she was born on 1 September 1996 to Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman. Her name Zendaya means “to give thanks” and it was derived from the Shona name “Tendai”.

With her five older siblings, Zendaya attended Fruitvale Elementary School. Her teacher was her mum in the school. At the age of six, together with two friends, they performed a play in the school for Black History Month. At a young age, Zendaya had that strong desire to pursue acting.

At the age of 8, Zendaya joined a hip-hop dance troupe called “Future Schock Oakland” for three years. She also spent two years dancing the hula with the Academy of Hawaiian Arts. Zendaya attended Oakland School for the Arts and featured in several plays.

Check out some of the films, television shows, and music videos she was featured. Check the list below.


  • Super Buddies as Lollipop
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming as Michelle.
  • The Greatest Showman as Anne Wheeler.
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home as MJ

Television Shows

  • Euphoria as Rue Bennet
  • The OA as Fola
  • PrankStars
  • Zapped as Zoey Stevens
  • The Story of Zendaya

Music Videos

  • Watch Me
  • Dig Down Deeper
  • Swag It Out
  • Contagious Love
  • My Baby
  • Replay

How Old Is Zendaya?

Zendaya was born on born on 1 September 1996 in Oakland, California, United States. She will be 26 years on 1 September 2022.

Is Zendaya In A Relationship?

Zendaya has been in some relationships from 2011 to 2017.  She was in a relationship with Adam Irigoyen in 2011. Two years later, she fell in love with Leo Howard in 2013. The same year, Zendaya was rumored to be dating Trevor Jackson. She entered a new relationship with Spencer Boldman in 2014. Her next relationship was with Odell Beckham Jr. in 2016. Zendaya is currently rumored to be dating Tom Holland since July 2017.

Where Does Zendaya Live?

Zendaya owns a home in Los Angeles and an apartment in Brooklyn. She lives alone as she is not married and without a child.

Is Zendaya A Vegetarian?

Zendaya prefers to be a vegetarian. She revealed that her reason for being one is because she is an animal lover.

What Is Zendaya’s Net Worth?

Zendaya makes her income from being an actress and a singer. Her estimated net worth is about $5 million.

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