Emmy Award winning actor Zendaya is one of the most prominent and influential names in the entertainment industry today. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Zendaya grew up performing having spent much of her childhood at the local theater where her mother worked. Zendaya launched her career as an actress on Disney Channel starring in the hit series “Shake It Up!” for three seasons and “K.C. Undercover” for three seasons, which she also helped produce.
Most recently, Zendaya can be seen in Jon Watts’ “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the newest film from the Spider-Man series. In 2017, Zendaya joined the Spider-Man Universe in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” followed by “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” Zendaya can also recently be seen as Chani in Denis Villenueve’s film “Dune” opposite Timothee Chalamet and Oscar Isaac. The second installment of “Dune” is expected out in 2023.
Zendaya currently stars in HBO and A24’s second season of “Euphoria.” Her performance as Rue earned her an Emmy Award in 2020 for the first season, making Zendaya the youngest woman to win an Emmy for Lead Drama Actress. She can also be seen as titular character Marie in Netflix’s 2021 film “Malcolm and Marie.” Zendaya helped create and produce the film in the beginning of the pandemic.
Other credits include “Space Jam: A New Legacy” with Lebron James, “The Greatest Showman” opposite Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron and the animated film “Smallfoot.” Outside of acting, Zendaya is a leading fashion icon. In Spring 2019, Zendaya launched her first fashion collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger, titled Tommy X Zendaya.
In 2021, Zendaya received the CFDA’s Fashion Icon Award, making her the youngest recipient of this award in history. Currently, Zendaya is the face of Lancome, Bulgari, and Valentino.