An acting enthusiast since a very young age, American actress Zendaya thrived from a fashion model and background dancer to a world-class actor. The Primetime Emmy winner is widely famous for her role as MJ in the box-office blockbuster Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland. Currently, she stars as one of the main cast Rue Bennett in the series Euphoria (2019- Present).
Moreover, the Oakland, California-born, turned professional in 2009, worked in many other famous TV projects too; in Shake It Up (2010-13) and K.C. Undercover (2015-18). Still, it won’t be wrong to say that she got her breakthrough with her debut as Michelle Jones, MJ, in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
No doubt, her career progression is a concern of curiosity, but much more in her love life. Is she dating her Spider-Man co-star Holland?
Who Are Zendaya’s Parents? Age, Height & Siblings!
Born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, the USA, Zendaya is 25 years old as of late 2021. Her birth name is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, but also has the nickname Daya and Marie.
An American by nationality, Zendaya Coleman comes from a diverse ethnic background- her father is African-American & her mother is white. She is the youngest of 6 children to a teacher couple: Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajambu Coleman.
All of her elder siblings are her half-siblings: Julien aka Ez, Kaylee Stoermer, Katianna, Annabella and Austin.
The Euphoria star’s height is often in the talks about her height; she stands 5 feet, 8.5 inches(1.74 meters) tall. She inherited her height from her parents: her father has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and her mother is the tallest of all, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall.
For her primary education, “The OA” actress attended Fruitvale Elementary School in California. As she grew up, she started to be more and more passionate about acting. This passion drove her to become a performer in California Shakespeare Theatre in Orinda, California. She used to play many big and small roles in dramas and plays as a theatre artist. Additionally, she also joined dance classes at a young age and learned dance forms like hip-hop, hula, and so on.
Zendaya also went to Oakland School for the Arts. However, she couldn’t continue in this school since she had to move to Los Angeles with her parents to open up further of her acting endeavors.
Journey From A Fashion Model To Prominent Actress
The 25-year-old acting sensation entered the entertainment industry at a very young age. She initiated her career as a fashion model and worked in ads for many products. One of her commendable works in advertisements is her appearance as a background dancer for the ad of Sears which featured the iconic Selena Gomez.
The “Zapped” actress debuted in acting as Rocky Blue for the Disney Channel’s sitcom “Shake It Up”, which aired from 2010 to 2013. Z was in the main role in the sitcom. Her performance in “Shake It Up” attracted many offers and opportunities. She got a chance to work in other TV shows like “Good Luck Charlie”, “PrankStars”, “A.N.T. Farm” and so on.
In 2013, she got a chance to work on big-screen as a voice artist for the character Lollipop of “Super Buddies”.
The “Shake It Up” debutant continued her work on television. She participated in season 16 of “Dancing With The Stars”, where she finished as runner-up. Apart from this, she worked in the TV film “Zapped” in 2014. She got an amazing response and attention as she co-produced and played the main role of K.C. Cooper in the TV series “K.C. Undercover”(2015-2018). The series stars many big names like Kadeem Hardison, Veronica Dunne, Trinitee Stokes, and so on.
Besides, she worked in many other TV shows like “Black-ish”, “Walk the Prank”, “The OA” and so on.
Coming to big-screen, the MJ from “Spider-Man: Far From Home” made her outstanding entry starring as Michelle in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017. It became a turning point in the career of the “Lip Sync Battle” actress. Later on, she starred in other super hit movies like “Spider-Man: Far From Home” as MJ in 2019.
In 2021, she starred as Chani in “Dune”. Her role in this movie drew remarkable public attention and appreciation. The same year, she worked as MJ in the 2021’s blockbuster “Spider-Man: No Way Home” starring Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Benedict Cumberbatch. For these two outstanding projects, she’s been a crucial part of, the “Dune” actress is a hot topic in every nook and corner of the world.
What Is Z Into Currently? Any Future Projects?
The “Black-ish” actress has been working as the major character, Rue Bennett for the teen drama series “Euphoria” since 2019. She plays the role of a 17-year-old drug addict teenager in the series. She justified the role so well that she received many accolades and awards for this role. Majorly, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is one of them. She received the prestigious awards, being the youngest winner to win it.
The vegetarian Hollywood actress is all set to become a part of the second part of her hit movie. As reported, she will play a role in “Dune: Part Two” which is releasing on 20th October 2023.
Personal Life: Is She Dating Tom Holland?
The MJ from “Spider-man” is currently dating her on-screen partner, Tom Holland. Undoubtedly, fans have always enjoyed the chemistry of this couple and wanted to see them together. It is surely mesmerizing to see their reel-life romance remaining the same in real life as well.
Tomdaya first met on the set of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2016. The amazing chemistry started since then and they started seeing each other frequently. However, they never preferred revealing about their widely-admired love as both of them wanted privacy on their personal matters.
The duo could not hide their love life after their picture, where they appeared kissing each other went viral on July 2021. The love birds were caught kissing inside a car on the red light in the road of Los Angeles. In response to the viral picture, Tom opined,
“One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn’t really in our control anymore, and a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world.”
In this statement, he silently denoted him and Zen as lovers.
Besides, the Spiderman couple has always taken time to admire each other publicly. They post each other’s pictures very often when they get relevant chances. Recently, with the release of “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, Z posted two pictures of Tom on her official Instagram account captioning, “My Spider-Man, I’m so proud of you, some things never change and good thing♥️”.
Likewise, Tom captioned “My MJ, have the happiest of birthdays. Gimme a call when your up xxx” as he posted their mirror selfie as a birthday wish for his MJ.
The couple tagging each other as “My” certainly gives a conformation about their love.
It’s not the first time that the Spider-Man actor is dating his on-screen MJ, his co-star; Tobey Maguire dated Kirsten Dunst briefly while Andrew Garfield remained in a secret relationship with Emma Stone.
How Much Is Net Worth of Zendaya In 2021?
As the “Dune” actress’s career is skyrocketing successfully, her fans from all over the world are curious to know about her updated net worth. Indeed, with so much of back to back hit movies, she must have accumulated a notable sum.
Zendaya owns a net worth of $15 million as of 2021. Although she is just in her mid-twenties, her career journey from childhood makes her acquire such a hefty wealth. Her fortune majorly constitutes the money she earned as an actress.
The young multimillionaire contributed her acting skills in many continuous super hit movies like “Dune”, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and so on. Reports revealed that she received a salary of $300000 from “Dune”$, whose box office collection was $393.5 million. Based on this range, Z must have received even more payment from her latest release “Spider-Man: No Way Home” as the movie’s box office collection has already crossed $500 million.
The “Dancing With The Stars” 2013’s runner-up possesses a good record in real estate as well. At this young age, she has transacted with some really impressive houses. Back in 2017, she bought a house in Northridge, California for $1.4 million. Again in March 2020, she paid a huge amount of $4 million for a 5000 square feet house in Encino, California. The luxurious building occupies a land of 4 acres with 6 bedrooms, a guest house, and a spa inside it.
Entrepreneurship & Brand Endorsements
Apart from being one of the most celebrated actresses, the “Euphoria” star is also an entrepreneur and fashion enthusiast. Her amazing fashion taste has always received compliments from her fans as well as other authoritative bodies. This inspired her to launch her won shoe collection “Daya” in August 2015. After receiving many positive feedbacks for her startup, she again came up with her own clothing line “Daya by Zendaya” in 2016. Although the brand was going on well, her customers didn’t seem satisfied. For this very reason, she quit her company in 2018.
The fashion diva is the one whom many people look up for her super cool fashion sense. She has endorsed many reputed brands like Valentino, CoverGirl, Chi Hair Care, and so on. Moreover, she also became a brand ambassador for Lancome and Bulgari.