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Zendaya Rocky Net Worth, Actress, Early Life

Everyone knows the name Zendaya; the singularly named starlet of the big screen and the small screen alike. She's made her name known across a wide spectrum of media as a singer, dancer, model, and actress.

Zendaya
Net Worth $23 million
Source Of WealthActress
Born1st September 1996
Birth NameZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
Height5ft 10in (178cm)

But did you know her name is actually pronounced as Zen-DAY-uh and not Zen-DYE-uh? Zendaya is an unstoppable force, gracing some of the biggest blockbuster movies and TV shows, all before her 26th birthday.

In this post, we'll examine some noteworthy and informative Zendaya net worth data, family, career history, and more. Keep reading this blog post to discover everything you want to know below.

Zendaya Net Worth

Zendaya has an estimated net worth of $23 million. One thing is certain though, Zendaya has an impressive repertoire to back her name at such a young age and it seems this is just the start. Let's delve into some of the reasons why she's an unstoppable force.

Zendaya Early Life

Zendaya was born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, CA. Her mother is Claire Stoermer, an elementary school teacher, and her father is Kazembe Ajamu Coleman (formerly Samuel David Coleman) who changed his name to honor his Nigerian ancestry.

The name Zendaya means "to give thanks" in Shona, an African language, to further honor her father's roots.

Her father works as her manager and bodyguard. Her mother Claire also has her own jewelry line called Kizzmet Jewelry.

Zendaya's full name is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, but she decided to shorten it to just Zendaya for her stage name for more appeal, like Madonna or Cher. She is 5'10" tall and comes from tall parents with her father's height of 6'2" and her mother at 6'4" tall.

Zendaya modeled for Mervyn's, Old Navy, Macy's, and Sears, as a child, even appearing with fellow child actor and singer Selena Gomez. She got her acting, singing, and dancing start on Disney Channel and from there has built up an impressive resume in entertainment.

Zendaya Family

Zendaya is the only biological child born to Claire and Kazembe. She has two half-brothers and three half-sisters from her father's previous relationship. Her half-siblings' names are AnnaBella, Katianna, Kaylee, Austin, and Julien. Zendaya is the youngest of her siblings.

Her parents, Claire and Kazembe did not actually get married until Zendaya was 12 years old in 2008. They were only married for 8 years when Claire filed for divorce from Kazembe in 2016. Despite this, they still remain close and supportive of Zendaya.

Zendaya has a cousin named Cubb Coleman who was recently outed on the ABC celebrity guessing game hosted by Kevin and Frankie Jonas called "Claim to Fame". Cubb is a record producer and engineer who produced a song for Zendaya's TV show K.C. Undercover.

Zendaya Career with Disney Channel

Zendaya's first TV role was on the Disney Channel in 2010 as a character named Rocky Blue on the kid's show Shake It Up, a dance variety sitcom. She was 14 at the time. The show ran for 3 seasons from 2010 to 2013 and Zendaya earned a reported $140,000 at the time.

In 2012, Zendaya was cast in the Disney Channel Original TV Movie "Frenemies" as Halley Brandon. Which follows the relationships of three friends. The movie also stars Bella Thorne and Mary Mouser.

Zendaya went on to have other roles with Disney later on including the starring role of K.C. Cooper on K.C. Undercover, a show she helped create and produce. K.C. Undercover involves the main character K.C. joining her parents on missions as undercover spies. The show also ran for 3 seasons from 2015 to 2018.

In 2014, Zendaya starred in another original Disney Channel movie made for TV called "Zapped." Zendaya plays Zoey Stevens, a girl whose phone accidentally becomes a device that allows her to control the unruly boys in her life, including her new stepfather and stepbrothers.

Zendaya was also featured in a number of music videos that aired on Disney Channel and helped launch her music career.

Zendaya on Dancing with the Stars

Zendaya competed as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars on ABC in 2013. At 16 years old, she was the youngest contestant ever to compete at the time. Her partner was professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

Zendaya and Val had high scores and high praise from the judges, however, it was not enough. Zendaya made it to the final night but came in as a runner-up to the winners Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough.

She returned to be a guest judge on Disney Night in April of 2016.

Zendaya Career Post Disney: 2017

The year 2017 was a banner year for Zendaya's career outside of Disney. Most child stars have difficulty transitioning into big-time roles, but not Zendaya. She broke through that barrier with not one, but two huge movies under her belt.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

The first was the highly anticipated Marvel and Sony joint venture Spider-Man: Homecoming in July 2017, where she played the role of "MJ" Jones. Zendaya played the former Mary Jane character rebooted as a sarcastic broody who prefers protesting while still showing a penchant for math.

Though some would argue that Disney's acquisition of Marvel in 2009 still made this movie a Disney venture, it went on to gross $878 million worldwide. Zendaya did not have a very big role, as she was probably busy with other projects, but it set the stage for future Spider-Man movies in the franchise.

The Greatest Showman

2017 also saw Zendaya swinging and singing with the December Christmastime release of the musical movie "The Greatest Showman." The film stars Hugh Jackman as the singular showman himself, P.T. Barnum. A loosely adapted biography of Barnum's life and rise to fame with a stellar soundtrack and showstopping dance numbers.

Fellow child star and Disney alum Zac Efron also starred as Phillip Carlyle, a wealthy character who is in love with Zendaya's acrobatic counterpart Anne Wheeler. Their love is frowned upon in this time period since Anne Wheeler is of African descent.

The movie promoted the diversity and acceptance of all people, regardless of their appearance. While critics widely panned the film, it gained great momentum with audiences who loved the showy visuals and toe-tapping music. It climbed steadily up the ranks achieving box office success with $435 million earned worldwide against a budget of $84 million.

Zendaya Career Animated Film Voiceover Work

In 2018, Zendaya lent her voice to a female Yeti called Meechee in the Warner Bros. Studio CGI animated film "Smallfoot" alongside an all-star voice cast that included Channing Tatum, Common, Danny DeVito, James Corden, and LeBron James. The premise of the film revolves around a group of Yetis in the Himalayas who discover the existence of humans.

She also voiced a duckling named Chi in an animated film called "Duck Duck Goose" produced by a Chinese animation company. The film was released on the streaming service Netflix in 2018. Duck Duck Goose involves a bachelor duck who takes two abandoned ducklings under his wings.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

2021 brought with it the release of the highly-anticipated sequel to the 1996 movie Space Jam. The movie, nearly 25 years in the making, was postponed from its original intended release date due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Space Jam: A New Legacy was released to theaters and streaming on HBO Max in July 2021 with Zendaya voicing the character of Lola Bunny. Instead of the Looney Tunes playing ball against aliens this time, they were transported into a video game created by LeBron James' on-screen son when it got hacked by a haywire AI program.

Unfortunately, it barely made back its $150 million budget with a dismal box office return of just $163.7 million worldwide. The worries of the ongoing pandemic made people feel unsafe venturing out to movie theaters. This was also paired with an entire generation of nostalgic 90s kids who refused to accept this modernized CGI movie infringing on their memories of the original animated version.

Zendaya Career: HBO's Euphoria

Despite the setback of Space Jam: A New Legacy's flop, Zendaya didn't let it get her down or stand in the way of her career goals. In 2019, she was cast as a main character by the name of Rue Bennett on the HBO show Euphoria. Euphoria is based on an Israeli show also called Euphoria and is executive produced by Drake.

Euphoria centers on a group of high school students who are dealing with drinking, drug use, and sexual encounters. Zendaya's character Rue is a recovering drug addict out of rehab who can't seem to give up her vices.

The show has garnered critical acclaim, with a renewal for a second season occurring even before the first season had ended. Zendaya's performance on the show earned her a primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 72nd annual Emmy awards in 2020.

The show continues to be a smash hit. The third season of Euphoria is now expected to be released sometime in late 2022 or early 2023.

Zendaya Career: Spider-Man Franchise Continuation

Outside of Euphoria, Zendaya's acting career continues to excel. She co-starred in two more Spider-Man movies along with Tom Holland playing the lead role once more.

The second film in the continuation of the 2017 series was Spider-Man: Far From Home. The premise of this film involves the high school students on a trip to Europe while Peter Parker teams up with a seemingly too-good-to-be-true scientist named Mysterio. Far From Home was released in theaters in June of 2019 and took in $1.1 billion in worldwide box office profits.

The third film of the trilogy so far, Spider-Man: No Way Home consists of Peter Parker opening up alternate realities in the multiverse when he tampers with one of Dr. Strange's spells. This brings him face-to-face-to-face with two other Peter Parkers played by Tobey Macguire and Andrew Garfield. No Way Home was released in December of 2021 and earned an impressive $1.8 billion worldwide.

Zendaya reprises her role as "MJ" Jones in both of these films. Her parts were expanded to include more screen time. For No Way Home, she was reportedly paid $2 million.

Zendaya in Dune

2021 also saw Zendaya play the character Chani in Dune, a Fremen warrior and an Imperial concubine. Dune is a novel written by Frank Herbert that chronicles the struggles of a dystopian future-scape.

It made over $400 million in worldwide box office numbers, certifying it as a success. This blockbuster movie only paid Zendaya around $300,000 for her small role.

A Dune sequel is already in the works filming with an expected 2023 release date.

Zendaya: Malcolm and Marie

Furthering her career and showing her chops in the entertainment business, Zendaya helped produce the film "Malcolm and Marie" with executive producer Kid Cudi. The movie was released in 2021 and was shot in a stylistic black and white format.

The film centers on two characters with Zendaya playing the role of Marie to Malcolm, played by John David Washington. It deals with their tumultuous relationship taking place over the span of one night after the couple returns from Malcolm's film premiere. The film debuted on Netflix in January of 2021.

Zendaya Relationships and Personal Life

Rumors about Zendaya's personal life are constantly swirling around. She has been linked to Odell Beckham Jr., Trevor Jackson, and Euphoria co-star Jacob Elordi.

Her chemistry with Greatest Showman co-star and fellow former Disney kid Zac Efron also lead others to believe they were dating despite an age gap of 9 years between them.

Speculation flew regarding her relationship with Tom Holland, the Spider-Man to her MJ in the movies. Though Holland and Zendaya denied this relationship for years.

But in July 2021, her relationship with Spider-Man co-star Tom Holland was confirmed when the paparazzi snapped a photo of them kissing in a car in London. They have been together ever since.

Zendaya Salary

The figures are fuzzy on Zendaya's overall salary. She does not often disclose her salaries for TV shows and movies. With some research these are the figures we've found:

  • $300,000 for her role in Dune
  • A reported $2 million for Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • $400,000 per season of K.C. Undercover (3 seasons)
  • $140,000 for Shake It Up

There are further rumors that Zendaya received $10 million total including bonuses for Spider-Man: No Way Home thanks to its stellar box office performance, which could have boosted her net worth, but there is no concrete proof to verify this.

Zendaya Net Worth Future

With an impressive career already in just 25 short years of life and even more to come on the horizon, Zendaya has already proved herself to be a powerhouse performer.

Zendaya is also slated to star in a third season of Euphoria and Dune: Part Two, along with a 2023 movie titled Challengers about rival tennis players.

Our net worths are for entertainment purposes only. We do our best to provide accurate figures, but we cannot guarantee their accuracy. The figures are based on public information and estimates, and may not reflect the true value of assets or liabilities.

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