Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is an American actress and singer who on Sunday, September 20 – at just 24-years-old – became the youngest Emmy Award winner for best lead actress in a drama. She is also the second black woman to receive this award after Viola Davis’s epic win in 2015. 

Zendaya’s career began as a child model and backup dancer before breaking into the acting scene with her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom, Shake It Up.


Prior to the fame, at the age of eight, she acted in stage plays in a nearby California Shakespeare Theatre in Orinda, California where her mother, Claire Marie Stoermer was house manager. Zendaya Coleman is the only child of her mother but has five elder half-siblings from on father’s side. 


Currently, Zendaya plays the character Rue Bennett in the television series, Euphoria, for which she won…

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