Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (born September 1, 1996), known simply as Zendaya, is an American actress, singer, and dancer. In 2010 she starred in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up as Rocky Blue. She has starred in two films and played one of the lead roles in the film Frenemies as Halley Brandon. She voiced Fern in the Pixie Hollow Games. She appeared in Good Luck Charlie as Rocky Blue and in a Good Luck Charlie and Shake It Up crossover title Charlie Shakes It Up.
She appeared on PrankStars as herself in the episode “Walk The Prank” and on A.N.T. Farm as Sequoia Jones in the episode “Creative ConsultANT.” Zendaya is also a musician. She signed a deal with Hollywood Records on August 8, 2012 and started recording songs for her debut album on August 12, 2012. She released a single from an independent label called “Swag It Out” and another single with Bella Thorne called “Watch Me,” which is featured on the Break It Down album. On March 20, 2012, Zendaya released the song “Something to Dance For” as promotional single from Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance soundtrack.
Her debut album titled Zendaya was released on September 17, 2013. It was preceded by the single “Replay”, released on July 16, 2013. The song was written by Tiffany Fred and Paul “Phamous” Shelton. In June 2013, Coleman wrapped up filming for the music video. On July 25, the Disney Channel confirmed that Shake It Up will be canceled after the end of the third season.
Zendaya was cast as 16 year-old Zoey Stevens, the lead character, in the 2014 Disney Channel Original Movie Zapped, whose “smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her”.
In late 2013 Zendaya was cast as the lead in a new Disney Channel pilot called Super Awesome Katy. It was ordered to series by Disney Channel in May 2014, with the series now under the title K.C. Undercover, and with Zendaya’s character now named K.C.
Cooper rather than Katy Cooper. K.C. Undercover premiered on Disney Channel on January 18, 2015, and was renewed for a second season in May 2015. In March 2016 Zendaya was cast in the upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming, playing a character named Michelle; the film is scheduled to be released in July 2017.