The future actress’s mother, Claire Marie Stoermer, and father, Kazembe Ajamu (né Samuel David Coleman), did not have any children, but she does have five half-siblings from her father’s previous marriages.
Even though she is best known by her stage name, Zendaya (pronounced Zen-DAY-uh), her full given name has significant meaning to her family’s history and culture.
The 2016 Us Weekly interviewee explained that her name “is literally me in a name” because it combines her “African first name” with the “French but we did it African spelling” a middle name she inherited from her mother. “Then there’s Stoermer, Coleman, and the rest of the gang. There is a historical era named after me, dude.”
It Was For A School Play That She Made Her Acting Debut
Zendaya told W magazine in 2016 that her first audition was for a production of “James and the Giant Peach” at her high school.
“No matter how hard I tried, I just kept getting cast as the silkworm. The truth is, I didn’t have any lines prepared. I was able to completely destroy them, “, she remarked. “Even though I looked like a worm, I was reacting and putting on a good show; I was the best dang silkworm that ever lived.”
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Zendaya Got Her Start In The Entertainment Industry As A Kidz Bop Kid And Backup Dancer For Selena Gomez
A Sears commercial featuring Zendaya dancing in support of Selena Gomez reportedly marked one of her earliest professional gigs.
She told the magazine, “That’s a funny commercial because it’s so weird to think that later on — Ross [Lynch] was in it, Leo Howard was in it — and we were backup dancers, we weren’t even the lead kids.” “It’s cool to get your feet wet, and it’s funny to see how far things have come from their humble beginnings.”
It was also in 2009 that the star, along with fellow soon-to-be Disney Channel star Lynch, joined the Kidz Bop Kids as they recorded the album “Kidz Bop 15.”
Who Are Zendaya’s Parents And Family?
Both of the Spider-Man actress’s parents were educators, and she is very close to them and the rest of her family. She has a close relationship with her mother, Claire Stoermer, and her father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, who is now her manager.
She and her three sisters and two brothers are all doing well after their parents split up. They call her “Auntie” as well.
Where Is Zendaya From?
The Dune star was raised in Los Angeles along with the rest of Hollywood’s A-listers, despite being a native of Oakland.
She and her dog, Noon, live in a house that they own outright. The house has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a swimming pool, and a large backyard full of lemon trees.
The Dune star was raised in Los Angeles along with the rest of Hollywood’s A-listers, despite being a native of Oakland. She and her dog, Noon, live in a house that they own outright. The house has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a swimming pool, and a large backyard full of lemon trees.