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Overview (4)

Born in Oakland, California, USA
Birth NameZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
Nicknames Daya
Z
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after. Zendaya started her career as a fashion model for stores, such as Macy's, Old Navy, Sears, and Mervyn's. She is now on the show, Shake It Up (2010), which also includes Bella Thorne, Kenton Duty and Roshon Fegan.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rebecca Phoenix

Trivia (13)

Attended Oakland School for the Arts and had to leave, to move to LA when she got the role of "Rocky Blue" on Shake It Up (2010).
Is one of the back-up dancers in the Sears Arrive music video, featuring Selena Gomez.
Has been seen in the Kidz Bop music video "Hot N Cold".
She had a Giant Schnauzer named Midnight, who passed away in October 2015. She now has a Miniature Schnauzer named Noon.
She danced with Future Shock Oakland for three years.
Her father is African-American. His family is from Arkansas. Her mother, who is white, has German, Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry.
Favorite TV Show: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).
Favorite singer is Michael Jackson.
Is a vegetarian.
If she didn't become an actress she would've been a teacher like her parents or a basketball player.
Famously wore faux dreads with her Vivienne Westwood gown to the Oscars.
A Barbie doll was made of the look she wore to the Oscars, but it was not made for public sale as it was originally reported to be.
Was not told what film she was auditioning for when she tested for a role in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" until after she got accepted, so during the audition she presumed it was just some random high school comedy thing.

Personal Quotes (2)

If I could have a Dancing with the Stars (2005) partner, it would be Michael Jackson, but since I can't any more - sadly - it would be Roshon Fegan.
This is so beautiful... doing and making positive programming for young people is so important to me, and I will keep doing it. To all the parents out there, thank you for allowing me to be a role model for your children. I really, really do not take that for granted.

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