The youngest “drama” Emmy winner also sings. And he has nearly 80 million followers on Instagram.
At age 24, for his work in Euphoria, Zendaya became the youngest actress to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in the category “Drama.” But not only does she shine in the series where she takes on the shoes of Rue Benett, a teenager addicted to drugs: she also sings. And it is a megafigure of social networks: on Instagram, for example, he has 80 million followers. Yes, almost two complete Argentinas.
From Oakland, California, in the United States, her name is actually Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman.
She is the only child of Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, an African American from Arkansas, and Claire Stoermer, also an American, but of German and Scottish descent.
As the artist explained several times, his name means “to give thanks” in Shona, a Bantu language of Zimbabwe.
Restless, graceful, Zendaya began her professional career working as a model for Macy’s, Mervyns and Old Navy.
Then, in 2010, at just 14 years old, he became famous when he joined the series Shake It Up, de Disney Channel.
Contrary to what is assumed, her mother said that Zendaya was a very shy girl.
“When I went to the garden, Zendaya would sit in a circle with the other boys and not say a word,” explained Claire in an interview with the magazine. Vogue.
There’s still some of that girl left. Among other things, Zendaya hates to be seen crying. What’s more, when you do it in Euphoria, and although it is a fiction, generally covers his face.
Her leap into the cinema was from 2017, when she played Michelle Jones in the movies Spider man back home, and Spider man far from homeboth from Marvel.
She also played Anne Wheeler in the musical drama film. The great showman.
In 2019, it is said, he began to star Euphoria, the series that put it on everyone’s lips.
It is not for less. At the 2020 Emmy Awards, in a ceremony that stood out for how the figures managed to cope with the “distancing” caused by the pandemic, Zendaya snatched her accolade from seasoned actresses like Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Olivia Colman (The Crown), Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) and Laura Linney (Ozark).
“Thanks to the Academy and the wonderful women that make up this category. I admire them a lot. This is crazy and I’m going to cry,” said the young woman when she received her award.
And he added: “Thanks to my family and my team, who are here with me. Thanks to the cast … I am very fortunate to go to work with you and everything you do inspires me.”
Then he also said a few words to Sam Levinson, the director of Euphoria: “I am grateful for Rue and that you have trusted me to tell this story and I hope you continue to be proud of what we built together”, projection.