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American ZENDAYA

born Zendaya Maree COLEMAN

American actress, singer, dancer, and model

Source :  Jean-Yves BAXTERTim DOWLING

Born: on September 01, 1996 in Oakland, California, United States  (22 years)


Zendaya was born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, to father Kazembe and to mother Claire Stoermer. Her father is black and her mother is white. Zendaya grew as a part of the nearby California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, where her mother works as the house manager, and additionally trained with the theater's student conservatory program. Zendaya has performed in numerous stage productions. Zendaya also helped her mother seat patrons and sell raffle tickets to benefit the theater. While she was attending Oakland School for the Arts she starred as Little Ti Moune in Once on This Island at the Berkeley Playhouse and the breakout role of the male character Joe in Caroline, or Change at Palo Alto's TheatreWorks.

She studied her craft at the Cal Shakes Conservatory Program and at the American Conservatory Theater. Her other stage credits include Richard III, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It. Zendaya's official site states that her name derives from the word meaning "to give thanks" in Shona (a Bantu language native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe). She also spent three years dancing with her former dance group called Future Shock Oakland. They danced such dances as Hip Hop and Hula.

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- Category Actor, Singer & Musician, Model