Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known as Zendaya, is an American actress and singer from Oakland, California.
She is of African-American, German, Irish, English, and Scottish descent.
Zendaya began her career appearing as a child model and backup dancer before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up. She was a contestant on the sixteenth season of the competition series Dancing with the Stars. She made her film breakthrough in 2017, starring as Michelle "MJ" Jones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming, and as Anne Wheeler in the musical drama film The Greatest Showman. Zendaya currently produces and stars as K.C. Cooper in the Disney Channel sitcom K.C. Undercover.