From beginning her career at age 13 to garnering dozens of working acting credits, Zendaya has taken an ambitious path in her film and television career. But what has surprised fans the most is the physical transformation she has gone through in the recent 26 years.
was one of the most popular TV shows in 2022 excitement from HBO. follows the character of the show ZendayaStarring Rue, a teenage drug addict as she navigates high school as well as dealing with substance abuse. The show has been controversial since its inception in 2019, with many critics claiming that it unfairly portrays the lives of high school students.
While those criticisms may be valid, what all viewers can agree on is the talent displayed, especially by the young cast Zendaya, The star not only headlines the cast, but also serves as an executive producer alongside show creator Sam Levinson and rapper Drake. To date, the show has been nominated for 25 Emmy Awards and has taken home three, most notably for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Zendaya.
Playing Rue, an emotionally dark character with a dark past, hasn’t been easy for Zendaya, but it has been worth it. If the predictions hold true, Zendaya will have one more reason to believe in her abilities, receiving a second Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for her character as Rue Bennett on the drama series Euphoria.
It may seem like Zendaya just stepped into this intense spotlight, but this star has been on the rise for years. Strategic and savvy, Zendaya chooses roles carefully and takes advantage of opportunities to advance her career.
Zendaya’s transition from age 13 to lead roles in film and television
Zendaya, born Zendaya Coleman, grew up in the Oakland area of California. An introverted child, the multi-talented knew she wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. And despite struggling with extreme shyness as a child, Zendaya made her dreams come true by breaking into her as a kid.
Zendaya’s first major role was in 2010 at just 13 years old. The actress had a starring role in the Disney Channel original television show “Shake It Up”, where she co-starred with Bella Thorne. By the time she landed the role on Disney Channel, Zendaya had gone anonymous, dropping her last name for a quirky stage name.