It seems like only yesterday that Zendaya was introduced as Rocky Blue in Disney’s series Shake It Up. Since then, the actress has accomplished so much more. From being the youngest Primetime Emmy Award winner for her portrayal in HBO’s Euphoria to playing Mary Jane in the most recent Spider-Man movie.

But where is the 26-year-old star from and where does she live now?

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Where is Zendaya from?

Zendaya is from Oakland, California, where she still visits her hometown regularly. Her father is African-American and her mother is of German and Scottish ancestry.

Oakland was where her love for performing started, where she performed hula with the Academy of Hawaiian Arts and also dancing with Future Shock Oakland, a hip-hop dance troupe. She then later on attended Oakland school for the arts.

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Where does Zendaya live?

Zendaya now lives in star-studded Los Angeles, of course.

The actress purchased her $4 million home in Encino, Los Angeles in 2020. The flashy home contains a large garden, a guesthouse and an open pool area surrounded by palm trees. The ranch-style building was built in 1939 and has over 5,000 square feet of living space. It also includes six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

All that space just for her and her dog Noon!

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Who are Zendays parents and family?

Zendaya is super close to her mum and dad, Claire and Kazembe, although they filed for divorce eight years after they got married.

Does Zendaya have siblings?

Zendaya is an only child but does have five half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage. She has three half-sisters, Katianna, AnnaBella and Kaylee, as well as two half-brothers, Austin and Julien.

In an interview with Time, Zendaya says, “I look up to my big sister and realize the influence she’s had on me and making me a better person. Having such a big, grounded family, I realized as you get older how important that is“.

Her mum is a former teacher who now has her own handcrafted jewellery line, Kizzmet Jewellery, while dad Kazembe is Z’s manager.

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How old is Zendaya?

Zendaya was born on September 1st in 1996 making her 26 years old.

Zendaya’s career did begin when she was just ten years old. Nevertheless, her list of accomplishments is impressive for an actress so young in the profession.

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Where would you recognise Zendaya from?

At the age of 14, Zendaya landed her first major role in the teen sitcom Shake It Up, where she co-starred with long-term friend Bella Thorne.

However, the actress is now more known for her leading roles in blockbuster hits.

Such as her part in the adolescence drama series Euphoria. Zendaya’s portrayal of recovering drug addict Rue, resulted in her gaining five Emmy nominations and one win.

Zendaya has also appeared in many films. Such as her role alongside partner Tom Holland as MJ in the Spiderman and Marvel franchise.

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