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Emmy Award-Winning Actress, Singer & Dancer; Known for "Euphoria," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Dune: Part Two" & "Challengers"

Zendaya, an actress and singer, first came into prominence with her television debut on the Disney Channel sitcom "Shake It Up." Her versatility extends beyond acting into a successful music career, with her debut studio album released in 2013 and various collaborations with other artists. Notably, she has performed songs for the show "Euphoria," which she also starred in. Her ability to engage audiences on both small and large screens is evidenced by her roles in the Spider-Man film series and films such as The Greatest Showman, Malcolm & Marie, Dune: Part One, and Dune: Part Two.

Zendaya's prowess as a performer has been recognized with two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Her influence extends beyond performing arts, as she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2022. This influence is also evident in her entrepreneurial ventures, like the introduction of a shoe collection called Daya and her clothing line, Daya, by Zendaya. Her fashion sense has been recognized globally, with fashion website Net-a-Porter ranking her as one of the best-dressed women in 2018.

Despite her numerous personal achievements, Zendaya remains committed to making positive impacts on society. She has supported various relief efforts, campaigns to help feed hungry children, and women's empowerment initiatives. She has been an advocate for voting and has participated in campaigns to encourage voter registration. Her advocacy extends to issues such as racial justice, body shaming, and bullying. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by her inclusion in Forbes' 30 under 30 list and TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.


“Zendaya Becomes Youngest Drama Actress Winner”
The 24-year-old 'Euphoria' star is the second Black woman to win the award, following Viola Davis, who won for 'How to Get Away With Murder' in 2015.
Zendaya Talks to MJ Rodriguez About ‘Euphoria,’ ‘Pose’ and Learning Her Own Worth
On “Euphoria,” Zendaya plays Rue, an introverted teenager who numbs the pain of high school by turning to drugs. It’s a performance whose emotional power comes from a razor-thin closeness to the truth. Every bit as raw and real is MJ Rodriguez’s powerful turn on “Pose” as Blanca, the den mother of a group of orphan performers in the drama about transgender women in New York. They talked to each other over video chat for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue.

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