Zendaya is a woman of many talents. She is a talented actress, singer, dancer, and author.
She first rose to fame after she starred opposite Bella Thorne in Disney Channel’s dance sitcom Shake It Up, where the pair played best friends from 2010 to 2013.
Afterward, she gained widespread fame for portraying the role of Michelle Jones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man franchise. She has also acted as K.C. Cooper/Bernice in the TV series K.C. Undercover, and Rue Bennett in the TV series Euphoria.
How Tall Is Zendaya? Her Height and Weight Details
The Spider-Man: Far From Home actress, Zendaya has an athletic build body. She reportedly stands at a towering height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 meters).
One of the main reasons for her tall height is her parents, who themselves are tall—her mother is 6 feet 4 inches (1.95 meters) tall, and her father is 6 feet 2 inches (1.89 meters) tall.
As for her weight, Zendaya weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs) – according to Healthy Celeb. Her body measurements are 34-24-35 inches. Her shoe size is 6 (U.K.), and her bra size is 32 B.
The actress is a fitness freak who likes to do yoga and follow other fitness tips to keep herself fit and healthy.
She Belongs to a Mixed Ethnicity
The California native is the daughter of Kazembe Ajamu Coleman and Claire Stoermer. Her father Kazembe is African-American, with roots in Arkansas, while her mother has German and Scottish ancestry.
Both her parents worked as teachers but they have a part-time jobs, too. Her mother is also a former house manager at the California Shakespearian Theatre whereas her father now serves as her manager.
In 2016, Zendaya’s parents decided to part ways and ended their married life.
Zendaya’s Real Name Was Given to Her by Her Father
Zendaya was born on September 1, 1996, and hails from the suburbs of Oakland, California. She goes by the full name, or real name of Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman.
The actress’s first name ‘Zendaya’ has a special meaning for her as it is given to her by her father. Her father, Kazembe, gave her first name after being inspired by the African Shona tribe’s word, which means “to give thanks.”
My dad had a thing for Z’s and zen, so he helped name me Zendaya.
Speaking of her education, Zendaya first attended Fruitvale Elementary School. After that, she got enrolled at the Oakland School for the Arts. Then, she joined the CalShakes Conservatory Program and the American Conservatory Theater.
Furthermore, the Shake It Up TV series actress’s zodiac sign is Virgo. And, as per some beliefs, a Virgo achieves great success but knows how to stay humble, which perfectly matches Zendaya’s personality.
She Was Born With One Less Tooth
Everyone has a special mark of their birth, and for Zendaya, it’s her teeth. While having a conversation with Variety in 2017, she revealed that when she went to the dentist for a regular check-up, she found out that she was born with one less tooth on the bottom row.
She also jokingly said she didn’t have to take out her wisdom teeth on the bottom as she already has enough space.
“I went to the dentist and I found out I was born with one less tooth on the bottom row,” she added. “So I don’t have to get my wisdom teeth taken out on the bottom because I have enough space.”
Her Career: Movies and TV Shows
If you look into Zendaya’s career, it could be noticed that she has achieved great success. However, she was just another struggling actress during her starting days, hoping to get a breakthrough role.
Zendaya started her career in 2010, after making her appearance as Rocky Blue in the TV Series Shake It Up (2010-13). In the following year, in 2011, she appeared in a short video titled ‘Bella Thorne & Zendaya: Watch Me’ before starring in the TV Series entitled Good Luck Charlie (2011).
However, even after that, she only managed to amass a handful of fan following. But, that was to change as she got chosen to portray the role of K.C. Cooper / Bernice in the now-hit TV show ‘K.C. Undercover’ (2015-18).
Zendaya’s career got more boosted after she played the character of Michelle “MJ” Jones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019).
Zendaya’s brilliant portrayal of Rue Bennett’s character in the show Euphoria (2019-20) even landed her a Primetime Emmy Award in 2020 for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.”
Zendaya’s recent release was the Netflix movie, Malcolm & Marie, released on February 5, 2021, starring alongside John David Washington, and preparing herself for reprising her role of MJ in the third installment of MCU’s Spider-Man franchise.