Zendaya, one of the on-demand actors of Hollywood, turned 27 on September 1 2023. On the occasion of her belated birthday, let’s take a close look at how the Challengers actor made it to the star world and achieved a milestone in an industry that is so competitive.
Zendaya was born to a Scottish-German mom, Claire Stoermer, and an African-American father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman defines her nationality as American. Born in Oakland, California, Zendaya lives four miles away from her hometown in Encino.
She is an actor and entrepreneur by profession and makes colossal figures from these income sources and brand endorsements. She made her onscreen debut with a 2011 TV series, Shake It Up, and essayed the role of Rocky Blue in the series, which later became a household name.
Later on, taking her stardom journey forward, Zendaya starred in and produced Disney Channel’s show K.C. Undercover and played the lead role of K.C. Cooper in the comedy show. In 2017, Zendaya got her film breakthrough with Spider-Man: Homecoming, appearing as Michelle Jones in the Tom Holland starrer film. Later, she continued to reprise her role as Michelle Jones in the franchise’s future films.
In 2019, Zendaya’s role as Rue Benett in the HBO series Euphoria had her receive a Primetime Emmy Award. Having a passion for music and dance, Zendaya also tried her hand in both communities. In March 2013, she participated in Dancing with the Stars season 16 and was runner-up of the dance reality show on May 21, 2013.
In July 2013, she released her debut single “Replay” penned by Tiffany Fred and Paul Phamous Selton. Two months later, in September 2013, Zendaya released her debut album titled Zendaya, which secured a 51 rank on the US Billboard 200.
Apart from these, Zendaya also has a few business credits by her name, including one shoe line, Daya and one clothing line titled Daya by Zendaya.
So, you have the small deets about Zendaya’s career and family background, but are you still intrigued to know how she got so rich and famous today? What is Zendaya net worth in 2023? How much does she earn from her movies? If so, continue reading this piece.
What is Zendaya Net Worth in 2023?
Zendaya is a popular Hollywood personality whose rich acting performances, successful brands and endorsements add a large portion to her earnings. From the year she began her career as a fashion model to now when she has established herself as one of the finest Hollywood actors, Zendaya left no stone unturned to inspire all girls her age.
At just the age of 27, she is not only counted among the A-list actors of Hollywood but is also listed as one of the wealthiest personalities of her generation. As of 2023, Zendaya net worth is estimated to be $22 million. She has made this colossal figure from her ventures, acting credits and brand endorsements.
For her popular HBO show Euphoria, Zendaya reportedly charges $1 million per episode in season 3 of the series. Euphoria season 3 consists of eight episodes, which means Zendaya’s salary for Euphoria season 3 will be $8 million.
For her breakthrough films Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Home and No Way Home, Zendaya received $10 million for playing Michelle Jones in the popular superhero franchise.
For her comedy TV series K.C. Undercover, Zendaya made around $400,000 per season for playing the lead role in the show. However, her salary for her 2021 sci-fi was less than her earnings from K.C. Undercover. As Zendaya was cast in a supporting role in Dune Part One, she was paid $300,000 for playing Chani in the film. Since her popularity and face value have skyrocketed within two years, Zendaya is probably charging millions for the Dune’s second part.
Apart from these, Zendaya’s earnings from her shoe and clothing line are not disclosed yet, but sources suggest it’s a whopping amount. If we get any updates on that, we will keep you in the loop.
Zendaya’s Early Life
Zendaya, who is the youngest of six siblings, completed her studies at Fruitvale Elementary School, where her mother was also a teacher. When she was 6 years old, she participated in the play Black History Month in her school and by the age of 8, she became a member of a hip-hop dance troupe, Future Shock Oakland.
To pursue her passion for acting, she participated in various plays organized by California Shakespeare Theatre. To brush up her acting skills, Zendaya then enrolled in Oakland School For the Arts and took part in various stage performances, including Richard III, As You Like It, and many more.
When Zendaya was in her seventh standard, her family shifted to Los Angeles, where she completed her graduation from Oak Park High School while also actively appearing in TV series.
Zendaya’s Movies and TV Shows
Zendaya has over 48 acting credits by her name. From appearing as Rocky Blue in the Disney Channel Show Shake It Up to working with the world’s biggest production house, Marvel Studios, Zendaya has collaborated with various renowned Hollywood biggies who have helped her establish her authority as an actor.
Her Disney sitcom Shake It Up became the second highest-rated premiere when it came out in November 2010. The show was watched by 6.2 million viewers and soon became a household name, collecting positive responses everywhere. A year later, in September 2011, seeing the popularity and huge success of the show, the second season of the Disney sitcom Shake It Up premiered.
Prior to this, in June 2011, Zendaya released and sang a song name Watch Me along with Bella Thorne. The song starts with the lyrics. I don’t need no one to tell me ranked 86 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In 2012, Zendaya made her film debut with Frenemies by Disney Channel. The same year, in October, she performed at the Teen Music Festival. Followed by her guest appearances, singles and album releases, Zendaya featured in her breakthrough film Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017 as Michelle Jones. The MCU flick collected $880 million at the Box Office. Zendaya then continued to reprise her role in the franchise’s future films.
For reprising her role of Michelle Zone in Spider-Man: No Way Home, she was highly routed by her followers, who also praised her chemistry with her co-star/boyfriend Tom Holland in the film.
December 2017 brought a lot of good luck for Zendaya, as her character in the musical film The Greatest Snowman garnered overwhelming responses from fans and became the third highest-grossing live-action musical of all time.
In 2019, the HBO series Euphoria finally happened to Zendaya, in which she played a 17-year-old drug addict, Rue. Her convincing performance won many hearts and a Primetime Emmy Award, receiving which Zendaya became the youngest winner of the prestigious award. The second season of Euphoria also gained four Emmy and one Screen Actors Guild Award nomination to Zendaya. However, she could not win the titles. But like it’s said, hard work pays off, in 2023, Zendaya won the 80th Golden Globes Award for the lead actress in the Television Drama Series, Euphoria. While she sparked celebration on the stage, she thanked her whole team for such great support and for making Euphoria possible.
In 2021, Zendaya re-collaborated with her Euphoria creator, Sam Wilson, but this time it was for Malcolm and Marie, for which, again, Zendaya’s performance was accepted by the fans and critics alike.
On the work front, you can soon see Zendaya in a sci-fi film, Dune 2, where she will reprise her role of Chani from the first Dune movie. Dune 2 will get its theatrical release on March 15 2024. After that, in April 2024, Zendaya’s next romantic sports comedy, Challengers, will come out, which will give us goosebumps as Tom Holland’s girlfriend will be seen indulging in a threesome in the highly anticipated film.
Zendaya’s Personal Life
Zendaya, who is an animal lover, is a vegetarian. She owns a condominium property in Brooklyn and a swine home in Los Angeles. As far as her dating life is concerned, it is no secret that the Dune 2 star has been dating her Spider-Man co-star, Tom Holland, for a very long time. However, the power couple has not disclosed their marriage plans to audiences yet.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Zendaya net worth?
Zendaya net worth is $22 million in 2023.
- Who is Zendaya’s boyfriend?
Zendaya is dating her Spider-Man co-star Tom Holland.
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