Zendaya is an actress and singer who became known to the public as Rocky Blue in the Disney movie Shake It Up. Her second single, Watch Me, was number 9 on the US Top Heatseekers chart in 2011. She played KC Cooper in Disney’s Agent KC. In 2019, she played the role of Rue in the HBO series Euphoria, a role for which she won an Emmy in 2020.
What is Zendaya’s net worth?
At the time this article is written Zendaya has a net worth of $20 million. She is one of the most well-known stars in the entertainment industry and one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood.
It is pretty difficult to estimate how much does Zendaya earn per year because there are a lot of things to take into consideration like the magazine covers such as the British Vogue in 2021, the sponsorships from brands such as Chi Hair Care, her shoe collection and her clothing line and the deals with brands such as Tommy Hilfiger. It would be easy to find out how much she made from the individual projects either. Here are presented some of these:
- The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” movie salary: Zendaya earned around $2 million for the movie Spider-Man: No Way Home. If we also count the bonuses, it results in a total of $10 million.
- The “Shake It Up” movie salary: Zendaya made around $140,000 for her role as Rocky Blue in the three seasons of Shake It Up.
- The “Euphoria” movie salary: it is said that Zendaya made around $500,000 for her appearance in “Euphoria”
- The “Spider-Man: Homecoming” movie salary: it is said that Zendaya made around $300,000 for her appearance in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.
- The “Dune” movie salary: Zendaya made around $300,000 from her role in “Dune”.
- The “Spider-Man: Far from Home” movie salary: it is said that Zendaya made around $300,000 for her appearance in “Spider-Man: Far from Home”.
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born on the first autumn day of 1996 in California in a family of teachers. Although she was the only child of the two, the artist did not lack siblings – she has 5 older ones from her father. The name Zendaya is a testimony of African origins and means “to give thanks, to be grateful.” And she is undoubtedly grateful for the support they have given her in her career.
She was 6 years old when she went on stage for the first time, for a play prepared at school. She felt great, but she was more attracted to dancing, so she first joined a hip-hop group and then a hula group.
At the same time, she spent her summers helping her mother with her summer job as manager of a theater company. She led spectators to their seats, sold tickets, and, between drops, peeked at the actors’ rehearsals. So, she decided to take classes at the Oakland School of Arts and began appearing in plays supported by small companies in the region.
Zendaya started her modeling career for Macy’s, Mervyns, and Old Navy. She made her acting debut playing the role of young Ti Moune in the musical Once on This Island at the Berkeley Playhouse, and then in another musical, Caroline Or Change, at Theatreworks in Palo Alto, California.
Zendaya made her first appearance on the big screen on September 14, 2009 thanks to a commercial for iCarly toys, in which she stars alongside Stefanie Scott.
In 2010, Zendaya got the lead role of Rocky Blue (Raquel), alongside Bella Thorne (aka CeCe Jones), in Shake It Up, a Disney Channel series. Zendaya Coleman later becomes one of the richest Disney stars, with a salary of $60,000 per episode. With this success, like many other Disney stars, she launched her music career.
In 2013 she made another important decision for her career: to participate in the show Dancing with the Stars. Thus, at 16, she became the youngest competitor in the show’s history. She didn’t leave out music either, even working with Timbaland. And in 2015, she launched her own shoe collection, Daya, after her childhood nickname. She was only 19 at the time, so she wasn’t that far from childhood. But that’s how the new generation is: Zendaya is its perfect symbol. It is the generation of young people who don’t wait, they don’t have patience, they want a lot and everything as quickly as possible.
So, it’s no wonder that she became the youngest Emmy winner. She also had a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but also in The Greatest Showman, alongside Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Michelle Williams. And since 2020 June, she signed a contract with HBO for the series Euphoria, thanks to which she has made history at the Emmys.
The most important highlights of Zendaya’s career are the following:
- 2010 – 2013: the TV show “Shake It Up”
- 2017: the movie “The Greatest Showman”
- 2019: the TV show “Euphoria”
Regarding her personal life, Zendaya is very reserved with her statements. Though, the images captured by the paparazzi confirm what fans have been hoping for many years, namely that the actress is in love with another young Hollywood talent, Tom Holland.
And although she doesn’t have much free time at her disposal – which is why she abandoned music for a while – she is also concerned with her fashion design projects, collaborates with big names in the fashion and beauty industry, and gets involved in humanitarian campaigns. For several years she has also been a vegetarian because she loves animals very much and says that she cannot support their consumption.