Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, better known as simply Zendaya, is an American actress, singer, dancer, and model. She appeared in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up from 2010-2013 as Rocky Blue, which she is best known for. She also starred in the 2012 Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies, and guest starred as Sequoia Jones in the A.N.T. Farm episode "creative consultANT" and as herself in the Disney Channel reality series PrankStars. In 2014, she starred as Zoey Stevens in the Disney Channel Original Movie Zapped.
In addition, she voiced Lollipop in Super Buddies and character Fern in the 2011 Pixie Hollow Games TV special, also singing the theme song, "Dig Down Deeper". She also played Maya Calais in the ABC TV show, Black-ish.
She portrayed both the titular character, K.C. Cooper, and Bernice in K.C. Undercover from 2015-2018 and guest starred as herself in the Walk the Prank episode "K.C. Undercover Edition". She also portrays Michelle Jones in the Marvel films Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Her other roles outside of Disney include Anne Wheeler in the 2017 Fox film, The Greatest Showman, Meechee in the 2018 Warner Bros. film, Smallfoot, Rue Bennett in the HBO series Euphoria, Marie Jones in the 2021 Netflix film, Malcolm & Marie, Lola Bunny in the 2021 Space Jam sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and Chani in the 2021 adaptation of Dune.
- Zendaya always goes by her first name.
- She gained fame for playing Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel show, Shake It Up.
- Zendaya was 14 when she first started out at Disney.
- Zendaya wanted to "re-invent" MJ before getting the role of Michelle. This is something Marvel also wanted to do before Zendaya was cast.
- She filmed another movie during the Coronavirus pandemic in June 2020 and had to test for the virus a lot.
- She was a part of Disney for 8 years.
- Zendaya won her first Enemy Award in 2020 for her role of Rue in "Euphoria".
- Zendaya started dating Spider-Man co-star and on-screen boyfriend, Tom Holland in 2021.
- She starred alongside Marvel co-star Don Cheadle in the 2021 film, Space Jam: A New Legacy. Zendaya voiced Lola Bunny whilst Cheadle played a live-action AI.