Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born

on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, to teachers

Claire Stormer Kazembe Ajamu Coleman her father is

African American with roots and her mother is 

of German, Scottish ancestry Zendaya

whose name is Shona Namtendai. Said to have

taken five older siblings and attended

Fruitvale Elementary School, where his

mother taught for two decades At the age of six

He and two friends from the s 

attended Black History Month

There she performed a play she 

developed as a performer at the

nearby California Shakespeare 

Theater in Orinda, California where

her mother took a summer job 

as a house manager helping her seat patrons

sold fundraising tickets and theatrical

performances to pursue acting and was eight 

years old who joined a hip called 

Zendaya Future Shock Oakland 

was three years old and two years with the 

with the Hawaiian Arts 

Academy dancing hull was spent