Welcome to Zendaya Online, your best and most updated source on the web for Zendaya. You know Zendaya from Disney's hit show Shake It Up! and her TV movie, Frenemies and Zapped. Zendaya released her first self-titled album, out in stores now. She is currently working on a new Disney pilot, K.C. Undercover. Here we aim to bring you all the latest news, photos, and videos and more on the rising star. Feel free to check out the site and if you have any questions email us. Thank you. - Shelby & Sara


Feb, 6 Posted by Sara

I’ve updated the gallery with photoshoot images of Zendaya from her photoshoot with Seventeen Magazine from 2012; it’s amazing to see how much she’s matured in just 3 years! I’ve also added photoshoot pictures from her recent photoshoot with JustJaredJR from a couple of months ago. She looks gorgeous!! You can view them by clicking the thumbnail set below. (Please credit if used elsewhere.)


Jan, 19 Posted by shelby

I’ve added HD (high definition) screen captures of Zendaya in the first episode of ‘K.C. Undercover.’ I’ve also added some new promoshoot pictures from the show which you can view below! I’ve also added an episode still from next week’s episode. I hope you guys liked the episode, Zendaya did awesome.



Jan, 8 Posted by Sara

I’ve added high quality images of Zendaya from her Material Girl clothing line campaign for spring 2015. She looks stunning! You can view the images by clicking the thumbnail set below, and watch a behind the scenes video.

Jan, 5 Posted by Sara

Zendaya is on the cover of the February issue of Teen Vogue Magazine! I’ve added some photoshoot pictures to the gallery as well as the magazine cover. You can read some of the interview below, and to read the rest make sure to buy the magazine when it hits stands in February. I love the military-themed photoshoot, Zendaya looks gorgeous.


Even if you have no idea who Zendaya Coleman is—and it seems a pretty safe bet that most of the adult tourist crowd at Sarabeth’s (the bustling Central Park South restaurant that serves as the setting for the 18-year-old Disney star’s Teen Vogue interview) do not—you’d probably suspect, just by looking at her, that she’s someone. In sneakers she stands an imposing five feet ten, and at lunchtime her face is expertly made up; both her pink-painted nails and her jet-black lashes are improbably long. And if her attire—which includes a pair of slim-fitting gray sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt bearing a picture of rapper Tupac Shakur, and orange Nikes, which she kicks off almost as soon as she’s seated—sends a slightly different message, it’s one that serves only to underscore the larger implication: This is a girl who doesn’t need to worry about fitting in. (The gigantic bodyguard who’d waited with her by the host station is a somewhat more obvious tip-off.)

Among those in the know, Zendaya’s willingness to stand out is a much-admired quality. But that hasn’t always been the case: Back when she was 13 and first started trying out for professional acting gigs in Los Angeles, she says, “there was this kind of energy, particularly among the other girls, of, like, ‘Oooh, I’m going to get you.’ A lot of the kids who were auditioning had been doing it since they were, like, 2. They were these purebred Hollywood children, and I was this random chick from Oakland just doing my thing,” she explains. “They’re always onstage, and I was just so not into it. Like, you’re 12. Chill out. It’s not the end of the world. I’d literally sit there before auditions with my headphones on, listening to Michael Jackson.” Needless to say, it didn’t exactly help when she promptly nabbed a starring role in the Disney Channel series Shake It Up. “I think a lot of them hated me,” she admits.

Fortunately Zendaya seems to have had no trouble taking the haters in stride, especially given that she’s been busy pursuing her dreams at full throttle. It all began, Zendaya says, when she was a kid, accompanying her schoolteacher mom to her second job as a house manager at the California Shakespeare Theater. “My passion was always in the arts,” she says. “I was that weird 8-year-old who was into Shakespeare.” On show nights Zendaya sold enough raffle tickets to earn a free trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico—which, she notes, she never actually took. And when the curtain went up, she recalls, “I had a routine. Everyone knew me, so I’d go over to the food stand and they’d give me a chocolate-chip cookie, a Snapple, and a veggie burrito, and then I’d sit in the back and watch all the plays over and over and over again.”

Her favorites included Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but she made her own stage debut in a more humble production: a children’s theater presentation of James and the Giant Peach. “I played the Silkworm, which means I didn’t have any lines—I might have said, ‘James, look!’ or something like that. But I was up there the whole time, reacting to things.” Zendaya was, she reports, an introvert (“When I was younger, my parents had to go to a seminar about shy kids”), and acting gave her a chance to break out of her shell. But it was still difficult to live apart from her mother, who remained in Oakland while Zendaya was shooting the first season of Shake It Up in L.A.—especially at the arrival of, as she puts it, “woman time,” which forced her to dispatch her clueless father to a drugstore in search of supplies.

Now, more than a year after the end of her first series, Zendaya is poised to conquer a larger audience. But she’s not quite following the path forged by fellow former child stars Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez; for one, she’s not ditching Disney at all. Instead she’s working with the network on her new show, K.C. Undercover, for which she serves, crucially, as coproducer. “It was going to be called Super Awesome Katy,” she explains, “but I changed it. I don’t look like a Katy, and I wanted something a little more mature. It wasn’t really right for the demographic that I’m trying to reach now.” Which is&? “Well, the majority of my fan base are young girls, and I don’t want to leave that world forever. But I also want to reach the preteens, the teenagers. A lot of college students watch the Disney Channel in their dorms, actually.”

Dec, 7 Posted by Sara

I’ve added a new photoshoot of Zendaya for Vibe Vixen magazine. You can view the photos by clicking the thumbnail set below.

Nov, 28 Posted by Sara

I’ve added a photoshoot picture of Zendaya looking GORGEOUS in her photoshoot for V Magazine! You can view the full size by clicking the preview image below.




By the end of 2013, she’d already starred in a hit Disney Channel series (Shake It Up), placed second on Dancing With the Stars, and released her debut album—not bad for a girl who just turned 18 in September. But Zendaya is someone who’s already onto the next one when it comes to, well, everything. “I knew what I wanted from the beginning,” the multihyphenate says, “but now I really, really know what I want. I have a clearer vision.”

Following the breakout success of her debut single, “Replay,” a crisp electro-R&B cut that garnered comparisons to Cassie and Aaliyah (a foreshadowing), the Oakland, California–born performer wasted no time putting pressure on herself to record a follow-up: “I’m a perfectionist. It may take me a while, but it’s going to be good.”

When she’s not singing, dancing, or acting her way to stardom, the diva-in-training is turning heads with her sophisticated style. In February, Zendaya stole headlines at New York Fashion Week, sitting front row at Rebecca Minkoff and Betsey Johnson. Fashion bloggers weren’t the only ones impressed: the Queen of Pop herself cast Zendaya as the latest face of Material Girl, her collaboration with daughter Lourdes. “I’m just excited that Madonna knows who I am!” Zendaya exclaims.

A young star in a world consumed by social media, she’s regularly bombarded with feedback from fans and detractors alike, as was the case when it was announced that she was to play the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic, back in June. “…all I wanna do is honor her,” she tweeted after the announcement. But perhaps all too predictably, the backlash was fierce, as critics protested the decision to cast a newcomer and questioned her likeness to the late R&B icon. When Aaliyah’s family spoke out against the project (albeit for reasons unrelated to the casting), it didn’t help matters. Two weeks later, Zendaya dropped out.

“I went through a phase when the whole Aaliyah thing happened, and after, I just came to terms with it,” she says. “There are a lot of crazy people, and there’s a lot of ignorance in the world. You just can’t give it the time…there’s so much to be happy about.” For now, she’s busy shooting her new Disney series, called K.C. Undercover, in which she plays a math wiz training to be a spy—a far cry from the singing and dancing shtick on Shake It Up. “We made it almost a point that she’s not good at that kind of stuff,” she explains. And she’s not just the star of the show this time: she’s also a coproducer. While the new role means more responsibility for the talented teenager, she’s ready for the challenge. After all, age ain’t nothing but a number.

Nov, 23 Posted by Sara

Although a photographer has been documenting her every smile and twirl for the past few hours in a Manhattan studio, 18-year-old Zendaya isn’t too tired to sneak in a few selfies. Or, rather, she has enlisted her father, a former gym teacher-turned-manager to help. Hopefully, these behind-the-scenes shots will appease the actress-singer-dancer’s 4 million social media followers, a ravenous fan base with whom Zendaya always finds time to communicate — no matter how hectic her schedule is.
Lately, her days are pretty jam-packed. The Northern California native has been making a name for herself ever since 2010, when she landed a role on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up opposite Bella Thorne. Less than five years later, Zendaya (who was born Zendaya Coleman) has already released an advice book for tweens called Between U And Me, as well as a self-titled debut album that mined pop and R&B influences with great success. (Zendaya recently went platinum, a feat in a post-Spotify world.) She was the youngest person to appear on Dancing with the Stars (she was a runner-up), and is currently working on a new Disney sitcom. Yet as fast-paced as her own life is, on a recent visit to New York City, Zendaya admits that she doesn’t think she could survive in the City that Never Sleeps. “I could see myself being here for a month, tops,” laughs Zendaya. “I would spend way too much money. My sleeping pattern would be all messed up. There’s just so much available! Anytime I was hungry, I could go out and eat. At home, things close. You have to go to sleep.”

Home now means Los Angeles, where she lives with her family and Midnight, her giant schnauzer, but for Zendaya it all began in Oakland, a city that is changing like the star herself. “It’s a very inspiring place,” she declares. “It has a bad reputation, but honestly, a lot of creative people come out of there.” As a child, Zendaya immersed herself in Oakland’s artistic communities: She spent three years performing with the youth dance troupe Future Shock Oakland, honing skills that would later be of use in her music career, and she was a regular fixture at the nearby California Shakespeare Theater, where her mother worked as a house manager and trained conservatory students.

While most girls her age are flipping through teen magazines for prom inspiration and tips on college applications, Zendaya is sitting in the front row at fashion weeks and appearing on the covers of those very same teen magazines. As she fast approaches the cusp of adulthood, it’s inevitable that her relationship with Disney and its preteen viewers will change. Unlike the most recent batch of Disney-branded starlets, Zendaya plans on sticking with the company that gave her a start. “Selena, Miley, Demi — they’re all different and they all went different ways. Everyone has their own version of their career that they want to create and things they want to do and accomplish. For me, I obviously want to continue to stay in the Disney world and grow at the same time.” So far, growing within Disney means taking on more responsibility: For the upcoming K.C. Undercover, a show about a high school student who is recruited as a spy by her parents, Zendaya will star as well as co-produce. “Now I’m able to really have a vision,” she says, leaning forward with noticeable excitement. “I can say what I want and be assertive. I can have a really, really strong voice and presence on my own show and be listened to. That’s the coolest part. I have more control; I have more freedom to make [K.C. Undercover] something that I’m proud of.”

Zendaya isn’t the first Disney star to fight for a seat at the table — Raven-Symoné, a woman whom the young actress looks up to, also produced her own Disney Channel series, That’s So Raven. “I look to her comedically,” Zendaya says of her friend and mentor. “I think she is so funny and that, to this day, she had the best Disney show that was on air. When I met her, she was a genuinely kind person, and that’s what you want to see: someone who has grown up as a young star but still has a heart of gold and is very sweet. That’s the most important thing.” When asked about the controversy surrounding Raven-Symoné’s recent interview with Oprah in which the actress claimed to be “American, not African-American,” Zendaya, herself half-black, seems unperturbed. “She’s grown; she can say whatever she wants. Everyone has an opinion. Opinions are like buttholes,” she says. “Everyone has one and everyone thinks everyone else’s stinks. Let people live.”

Surely she wishes people would’ve let her live when she was recently given the chance to pay homage to one of her heroes. The Internet exploded with criticism after Zendaya was cast as the lead in Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, a role she later backed out of due to concerns about the quality of the film’s production. One of the loudest critiques was that Zendaya wasn’t “black enough” to portray the late R&B singer. Rather than hurtful, she found the assessments just strange and ignorant. “It doesn’t make sense,” she says. “Here’s how I put it: The first African-American President of the United States is half-black. So is he not the first black president? Is he just the first half-black president? Do we take that credit away from him? No. Whoever is supposed to play [Aaliyah] — whether they are half-Asian or whatever — it’s not about that. It’s about doing it with respect and integrity.”

Yet the young star doesn’t let any ill will get her down: “It’s just irrelevant. I have so much to be thankful for — why am I going to let some random person in Idaho kill my vibe?” Zendaya has much more to do: a series to lead and produce, a second album for which she is trying to woo Drake (“He has to know I’m obsessed with him,” she laughs), charitable endeavors, and soon possibly a project with fashion. “2015 is about showing my work, showing the things I can do, and continuing to have fun in the process, ” she says. “As much as I do, I actually love it. As long as I’m happy while I’m doing it, I’m going to keep doing it for a long time.”

Nov, 20 Posted by shelby

I have added 13 beautiful images of Zendaya from her recent photoshoot with Yahoo! Style. Make sure to check them out over in the gallery! Also, i have finally given the gallery a new look so let me know what you think of the new layout!

Nov, 6 Posted by Sara

I’ve added yet another photo of Zendaya from her photoshoot with Amber Asaly. Check out the full size by clicking the preview image below.


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