Zendaya Coleman

  • 24 January 2011

Date of birth

1st September, 1996

Occupation

Actor

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.78

Zendaya Coleman (born September 1st 1996)
Zendaya is a filmstar, dancer and pop singer best known as the star of Disney's 'Shake It Up'.

Career: Zendaya began her showbiz career as a model, before landing a dancing gig in the Kidz Bop version of Katy Perry's 'Hot n Cold' video.
Zendaya landed the role of Rocky Blue in 'Shake It Up' in 2010.
2011 saw the release of her debut single 'Swag It Out', and she later teamed with Bella Thorne on a song entitled 'Watch Me'.
In 2012, she made her film debut in Disney Channel's 'Frenemies' and later signed to Hollywood Records.
The following year she appeared on 'Dancing with the Stars' becoming the youngest ever contestant.
In 2013, she released her self-titled debut album featuring the single 'Replay'. She also unveiled a book entitled 'Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence' and launched the Shake It Up Dance Clothing Line by Zendaya.
In 2015, she began starring in 'K.C. Undercover'.
Her other film ventures include lending her voice to 'Pixie Hollow Games' and 'Super Buddies'.

Personal life: Zendaya grew up in Oakland, California with her parents Claire, a theater's house manager, and Kazembe.
She went to Oakland School for the Arts and later joined the Cal Shakes Conservatory Program at the American Conservatory Theater.
She belonged to a dance troupe called Future Shock Oakland.
She lives in Los Angeles.

Zendaya at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards held at Tate Modern gallery in London. This year, Prince Charles and Johnny Marr were the big winners of the event - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th September 2018

Zendaya at the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. This year Chris Pratt has been honoured with the MTV Generation Award, and Lena Waithe has been given the Trailblazer Award - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 16th June 2018

Met Gala 2018: Pope Rihanna And Zendaya Of Arc Among Best Dressed

By Holly Mosley in Fashion / Beauty on 08 May 2018

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This year's best dressed stars at the Catholic-themed Met Gala.

The 2018 Costume Institute Gala was literally couture heaven. With the theme of 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination', celebrities showed up to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art with costumes inspired by angels, priests, saints and religious figures; some of which were totally breath-taking.

Here are some of the best dressed at the 2018 Met Gala:

Rihanna - Met Gala 2018

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Zendaya at the 2018 Costume Institute Gala (aka the Met Gala or the Met Ball) held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This year's theme was 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination' - New York, New York, United States - Monday 7th May 2018

Yeti Or Not 'Smallfoot' Is Coming

The legend of Bigfoot is turned upside down in this animated adventure from Warner Bros, featuring the voice talents of Channing Tatum and James Corden. ‘Smallfoot’ hits theatres next fall.

Migo (Channing Tatum) is a bright young Yeti who one day stumbles across something he thought was only a fireside legend - the 'smallfoot', better known as a human.

Describing his terrifying find Migos tells the rest of his village: “It’s a terrifying creature with perfect white teeth and breath that just smells all minty fresh and the only hair it has on its entire body is on the top of its head!”

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The Greatest Showman Trailer

When P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) loses his business when the company goes bankrupt, he's left to search for another job to keep a roof, albeit a leaking one, over his head. He just wants a better life for his wife Charity (Michelle Williams) and children, and one day has the most fantastic idea of open Barnum's American Museum of Curiosity. Soon he puts together a travelling circus, a freak show featuring giants and dwarves, Siamese twins and bearded ladies. But for him it isn't about exploiting people who are different for the entertainment of the general public, it's about encouraging them to be part of a dance and acrobatic show to celebrate what's special about them. To many people today, there really is no difference between the two, but it's safe to say that his unique venture made Barnum the greatest showman who ever lived.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Extraordinary

This may be the third reboot of this franchise in 15 years, risking audience exhaustion, but there are plenty of reasons not to miss this one. Most notably, this is the first Spider-Man movie that's part of Marvel's Avengers franchise, which places it in a larger story with lots of cameo possibilities. But more importantly, young British actor Tom Holland seems to have been born to play the role, infusing the entire film with cheeky teenage energy. And it's also one of the funniest, most complex blockbusters of the year.

The film opens with overexcited home videos Peter Parker (Holland) made of his adventure with the Avengers in Civil War. Now he's plunged back to the dull reality of being a high school student living with his sparky Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). He has a crush on classmate Liz (Laura Harrier), but faces rivalry from the school's alpha male Flash (Tony Revolori). And after a night out playing superhero in his Spider-Man costume, his nerdy best pal Ned (Jacob Batalon) is a bit too thrilled to discover his secret alter-ego. Meanwhile, Peter is annoyed that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his assistant Happy (Jon Favreau) are ignoring his calls, especially after he warns them that he has seen winged bad guy Toomes (Michael Keaton) dealing illegal alien weapons around New York while plotting something nefarious.

Director Jon Watts (Cop Car) cleverly maintains a nimble teen perspective throughout the film, which makes it feel more like a comedy than an action movie. And instead of snarky one-liners, the laughs come from character-based humour, most notably Holland's brilliant reactions to everything that comes along. One memorable sequence, which kicks off the final onslaught of action, is both hilarious and terrifying at the same time, perfectly balanced thanks to a knowing revelation, Watts' subtle direction and Holland's hugely engaging performance. And each breathtaking action set-piece pushes the character forward in positive ways.

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Jon Watts Praises Zendaya's Work On 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17 June 2017

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The actress is "so good" at what she does, according to the film's director.

Hitting movie theatres at the beginning of next month, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' will serve as the first solo film for the web-slinging superhero in which the titular character is a part of the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Tom Holland's portrayal of Spidey already introduced in recent MCU flick 'Captain America: Civil War', fans have already been given a taste of what to expect from the wise-cracking hero.

Zendaya at the 2016 MET Gala

It's fair to say that the history of Spider-Man movies is a little all over the place. The original trilogy was for the most part a big success, with actor Tobey Maguire heading up proceedings. Then came the two 'Amazing Spider-Man' films with Andrew Garfield, which didn't do quite as well. Now, Holland takes over the superhero mantle, and whilst his success remains to be seen, an opening weekend of $100 million is expected in the US alone. It's looking likely this version of Spider-Man could be the most beloved to-date.

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Zendaya and Tom Holland attend a photocall for their new movie 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 15th June 2017

Zendaya at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th May 2017

Rihanna, Madonna And Zendaya: The Ten Most Eye-Catching Dresses Of The 2017 Met Gala

By Holly Williams in Fashion / Beauty on 02 May 2017

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Celebrities took to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to display their edgiest red carpet looks.

This year's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit Gala paid tribute to unique Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo and her edgy label Comme des Garçons. Entitled 'Art of the In-Between', this year's theme allowed celebrities to let rip with some seriously visionary gowns.

Here are some of the most eye-catching pieces from the New York City event:

Image caption Zendaya joins #GirlLove campaign

A YouTuber named Lilly Singh - popularly known as IISuperwomanII - wants to end rivalry between all girls and encourage ladies to tell other girls when they're eyebrows are on fleek or their hair is the literal definition of beauty. Putting on a brave face, smiling at your fellow female and complimenting them whenever you get the chance could be our best hope of finding inner peace and promoting self-love all round.

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James Gunn Responds To Critics Of Zendaya's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Casting

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22 August 2016

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The actress is thought to be playing Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming reboot.

Guardians of The Galaxy director James Gunn has hit out at critics of the upcoming Spider-Man reboot who have complained about the casting of Zendaya as Peter Parker’s love interest Mary Jane Watson. Last week The Wrap reported that the former Disney star had been cast as Mary Jane in Spider-Man: Homecoming, causing backlash from those who believed the character should be played by a white actress.

Image caption Zendaya is said to be playing Spider-Man’s girlfriend Mary Jane

In a lengthly Facebook post Gunn wrote that he understands when comic book fans get upset when something they consider intrinsic to a character changes when it's adapted for film.

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Zendaya Gives Powerful Acceptance Speech As She Wins Kids' Choice Award

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 March 2016

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Zendaya was named favourite female TV star at the 2016 awards.

Last night’s Kids’ Choice Awards were filled with the usual slime and hi-jinx, but when actress Zendaya took to the stage she delivered a powerful message during her acceptance speech. Zendaya was named favourite female TV star at the awards on Saturday night and used her speech to thank parents for allowing her to be a ‘role model for their children’.

Image caption Zendaya was named favourite female TV star at the 2016 Kids Choice Awards.

"This means so, so much to me. I've been doing this for a long time, and I do it for you guys. I just want you to know that doing and making positive programming for young people is so important to me, and I will keep doing it," she said.

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Zendaya "Shocked" By Photoshopped Images After Fashion Shoot

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 22 October 2015

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Zendaya recently took part in a photoshoot for Modeliste magazine, which has since pulled the images in question.

A fashion magazine has withdrawn images of Zendaya Coleman after she criticised editors for digitally enhancing a photoshoot to make her hips and torso slimmer, and for portraying an “unrealistic” image of female beauty.

The 19 year old model and Disney actress, who has long been an advocate for positive body image, took part in a photoshoot for Modeliste magazine in Puerto Vallarta earlier in October, and said that she was “shocked” when she was sent the final images only to find they had been manipulated to make her look thinner.

Image caption Zendaya Coleman took issue with some digitally manipulated images of her in a fashion magazine

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