Actress and singer who became known for appearing in the Disney series Shake It Up, for which she was nominated for a Teen Icon Award for Iconic TV Actress. Her second single, "Watch Me," hit #9 on the USA Top Heatseekers chart in 2011. She starred in the 2014 Disney movie Zapped with Spencer Boldman and in 2015, she began playing KC Cooper on Disney's KC Undercover.
She began her career as a fashion model for Macy's and Old Navy in 2008. In 2009, she performed on the Kidz Bop cover of Katy Perry's song "Hot n Cold."
She acted as a member of the California Shakespeare Theater and starred in the Oakland School for the Arts production of Once on This Island as Little Ti Moune. She finished runner-up in the sixteenth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
She was born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman in Oakland, California to Kazembe Ajamu Coleman and Claire Stoermer. She has three sisters and two brothers.
She and Bella Thorne both acted in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up.