Zendaya wins Emmy Award

Zendaya is a very well-known and widely loved millennial American actress and singer. Her girl next door image and witty character have made her an absolute favorite among youngsters.

She is also a fashion icon which you can clearly make out from the absolutely gorgeous black dress she wore to the Emmy Awards. And a fun fact that you might not know is that this dress was completed within a week before the Awards ceremony. But nevertheless, she managed to turn heads at the prestigious Emmy Awards. The evening became more delightful for her fans as she won an Emmy for Best Actress role in the hit series “Euphoria” in which she plays a teenager who is struggling with drug addiction. When she was giving an interview after winning the award, Zendaya revealed that she texted her rumored boyfriend Tom Holland right after winning the award.

She has appeared in many acclaimed movies and series in which she has acted effortlessly and won many hearts. Time Magzine has named her as the 100 most influential people in the world in the year 2022. She has not only won accolades for her acting but also for her singing skills. This multi-talented actress is worth knowing about. So, here is our blog dedicated to Zendaya supremacy.

Early Life

Zendaya was born on 1st September 1996 in Oakland, California, USA. Her father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman is African American while her mother, Claire Stoermer, has Scottish and German ancestry. Both her parents are teachers. She is the youngest among six siblings. She went to the Fruitvale Elementary School where her mother taught for over two decades.

Her mother worked a summer job as the house manager at the adjacent California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California, where she developed as a performer. She helped with customer seating, sold tickets for a charity event, and was inspired by the theatrical performances to pursue acting.

While still a student at Oakland School for the Arts, Zendaya was given various acting opportunities in local theatres. She played “Little Ti Moune” in the Berkeley Playhouse production of “Once on This Island,” and she played Joe, a character who was initially supposed to be a guy, in the Palo Alto theatre company TheaterWorks’ production of Caroline, or Change.

Keith Kreitman of the San Mateo Daily Journal praised the latter, calling her 11-year-old performance “a genuine thrill.” She received her training at the American Conservatory Theater and the CalShakes Conservatory program.

Career

Zendaya began her career as a fashion model for Old Navy, Macy’s, and Mervyns. She appeared in the Kidz Bop music video for its rendition of Katy Perry’s song “Hot n Cold” in 2009, which was made available on Kidz Bop 15.

She went on the Disney sitcom Shake It Up’s CeCe Jones audition tape in November 2009. (titled Dance Dance Chicago at the time). She sang “Leave Me Alone” by Michael Jackson at her audition. The role of Rocky Blue was chosen for her. The November 7, 2010, launch of Shake It Up attracted 6.2 million viewers, making it the second-highest-rated premiere in the 27-year history of Disney Channel.

A promotional independent single titled “Swag It Out” was released by her in 2011. She also appeared in the book trailer for Katie Alender’s “From Bad To Cursed.” She collaborated with Bella Thorne on the song “Watch Me,” which was released in June of that year. On the Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at number 86.

In the blockbuster movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was released in July 2017, she made her acting debut as Michelle. After that, Zendaya portrayed Chani in Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction film Dune, the first of a two-part adaptation of the same-titled 1965 book. For the third time, she played MJ in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2020 at the young age of 24, and she did so for her portrayal of Rue Bennett in the HBO drama series Euphoria. She made acting history by being the youngest two-time winner when she took home the prize once more at the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards. Among her other achievements are nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Award and Satellite Award in the same category for Euphoria, as well as a Critics’ Choice Movie Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance with John David Washington in the upcoming romantic drama Malcolm & Marie.

Personal Life

Zendaya is a homeowner in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. She identifies as a vegetarian and claims that her primary motivation is her love of animals, not because she like veggies. Tom Holland, a British actor and her co-star in Spider-Man, is her boyfriend.

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