The rising star of America, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman mostly known as Zendaya is the talented American singer, dancer and actress of today. The name Zendaya is a word of the Bantu language spoken by the Shona people of Zimbabwe and means “to give thanks”.
Fact 1 Childhood Days
Zendaya was born on 1st September in the year 1996 on Oakland, California. Her father is Kazembe and mother Claire Stoermer. Both her parents are teachers. She grew up as a part of California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda. From an early age, she showed her talent at music and dance. When she was only in the 1st standard, she formed her own group named Cheetah Girls. She was always anxious to be like Raven Symone regarding her career. She started performing at a very early age with Future Shock Oakland, a dance group in which she spent three years. At the age of eight only she could perform hip hop and hula dance forms. She now lives in California.
Fact 2 Professional Career
She is just a teenager now but has earned a position for herself in the professional world. She started off her career with modeling for Macy’s, Old Navy and Mervyns. She was seen in an iCarly’s toys advertisement beside Stefanie Scott. Ever since that time she never looked back. She appeared in aSears, Kidz Bop music video Hot n Cold, she auditioned for Rocky Blue to be a part of Dance Dance Chicago which was later changed to Shake It Up. She performed Leave Me Alone of Michael Jackson. In 2011, her independent label song Swag It Out was released and she won great applauses for her performance. She work is on and every release is being accepted by the audience with great enthusiasm. In March 2013, she took part in a contest of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and beat Shawn Johnson as the youngest performer on the show. Zendaya’s debut single was released on 13th July 2013 titled Replay. Her self-titled debut album came out in 2013 September 17th and was released by Hollywood Records. In 2014, her releases included My Baby, an album, television film Zapped and also made special appearance as a pilot in Disney KC Undercover. She is the lead actor in the Disney Channel Original Series too which is on its production level. A new album is also expected to release in 2015 springtime. She is working with great stars on screen and television commercials too. Zendaya is working on a clothing line also named Shake It Up Dance Clothing Line by Zendaya.
Fact 3 Her Ideas
From childhood, Zendaya was very specific in her career and always wished to create something new and exclusive that she could call her own. She loves the urban-edge mood and wishes to make her pop music a little different from the typical pop music. Her albums are lyrical and touch the heart. Michael Jackson, Beyonce and others have influenced her a lot. She has always been close to her fans and expresses that her motto in life is “Don’t forget to smile”.
Fact 4 Zendaya’s success stories so far
Zendaya has been nominated for various roles as young ensemble in TV, best performer in TV series, outstanding performance in children’s special/series, best performer in TV movie, best music video and many others for her unique performances. She has bagged the Radio Disney Music Awards for Artist with the Best Style in “Herself.” In 2013 she authored a book Between U and Me where she has shared her thoughts and advice with her innumerable fans. She has confessed that her dream is to walk down the runway during the Fashion Week and like all women, she is obsessed with diamonds.