The name Zendaya is a combination of Shona and parental creation

According to Zendaya, who goes by Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, she has strong ties to both her German and African roots.

She worked as Selena Gomez's backup dancer in a Sears ad before becoming a Disney Channel star.

Zendaya, at 12 years old, starred in a Sears commercial alongside Selena Gomez and a few other young people who would later go on to become Disney stars before winning parts in Disney original films.

With her front teeth, Zendaya can comfortably bite into ice cream.

Zendaya has made no secret of the fact that she adores ice cream, particularly the Häagen-Dazs coffee flavour, but she consumes it in a somewhat different way than the rest of us.

She enjoys "Harry Potter" and watches one of the films every day.

Zendaya stated to InStyle in 2019 that she finds it difficult to sit and meditate therefore she prefers to rewatch the "Harry Potter" movies when asked what "self-care" meant to her.

Zendaya's mother claimed that when she was younger, she had to repeat kindergarten due to her shyness.

"[When she was younger,] she would sit in the circle with the other kids and be totally silent," her mother, Claire Stoermer, told Vogue in 2017.

She was born with one less tooth on the bottom of her mouth

It is not pleasant to have wisdom teeth grow in and then need to be extracted, but fortunately for Zendaya, she was born with some protection.

Zendaya claimed that if she weren't an actor, she would be a teacher.

She was exposed to teaching at a young age because her parents, Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, are both educators.

One of her past red-carpet looks inspired a Barbie doll

Zendaya was honoured by Mattel with a limited-edition Barbie that year that was styled after her Academy Awards look.

She played a major role in shaping the content on Disney Channel's 'K.C. Undercover'

As a producer after the success of "Shake It Up," Zendaya had the authority to tell Disney no to aspects of the new series that she disagreed with.

She claimed their first outing together was to a "Spider-Man" movie.

She admitted in a 2017 interview with "Good Morning America" that going to see the hero in a movie was actually their very first date.