Zendaya (“to give thanks” in the language of Shona), full name Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is an American actress and singer born in Oakland, California. She began her career appearing as a child model working for Macy’s, Mervyns and Old Navy. She made her film breakthrough in 2017, starring as Michelle “MJ” Jones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and as Anne Wheeler in the musical drama film The Greatest Showman (2017) alongside actors such as Tom Holland, Hugh Jackman, and Zac Efron.
‘Doing and making positive programming for young people is so important to me, and I will keep doing it. To all the parents out there, thank you for allowing me to be a role model for your children. I really, really do not take that for granted.’