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* AmbiguouslyBrown: This is {{lampshaded|Trope}} in her guest appearance on ''Series/BlackIsh''. Her character is chosen to take part in an internationally-themed commercial, as the ad executives think she looks ambiguous enough to appeal to all races.

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* ''Series/{{Euphoria}}'' (2019) as Rue


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Smallfoot}}'' as Meechee[[note]][[MemeticMutation Zendaya is Meechee!]][[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Smallfoot}}'' (2018) as Meechee[[note]][[MemeticMutation Zendaya is Meechee!]][[/note]]Meechee!]][[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Dune|2020}}'' (2020) as Chani

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Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (born September 1, 1996), better known [[FirstNameBasis mononymously]] as Zendaya, is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She has been acting since age six, though ''Series/ShakeItUp'' was her first show as a main character (in this case, as Raquel "Rocky" Blue).

Zendaya began her professional career working as a fashion model for Macy's, Mervyns and Old Navy. She was also featured in an ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' toys ad along with Stefanie Scott. She also appeared as a back-up dancer in a Sears commercial featuring Disney Channel star Music/SelenaGomez, and in 2009, she was a featured performer in the Music/KidzBop music video for its [[CoverVersion cover version]] of the song "[[Music/KatyPerry Hot 'n Cold]]". Zendaya became known for her starring role on the Creator/DisneyChannel original series ''Series/ShakeItUp'' as Raquel "Rocky" Blue alongside Creator/BellaThorne as [=CeCe=] Jones, the comedic duo trying to dance their way to stardom. She also starred in the book trailer for "From Bad To Cursed" by Katie Alender. Her first movie role was a starring role in the 2012 film, ''Film/{{Frenemies}}'' alongside ''Series/ShakeItUp'' co-star, Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/StefanieScott from ''Series/ANTFarm''.

In August 2012, Zendaya signed with Creator/HollywoodRecords. In July 2013, She released her major label debut single "Replay" and her debut album was released on September 11, 2013, through VEVO and was released physically and digitally on September 17, 2013. She was also runner-up on Season 16 of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars''.

Her last Disney Channel role was as the title character in the TeenSuperspy action/comedy ''Series/KCUndercover'', and played Michelle in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', a role which she will reprise in ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome''. She is also known for her role as Anne Wheeler in ''Film/TheGreatestShowman''.

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!! Discography:
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Zendaya]]'' (2013)
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!! Selected filmography:
* ''Series/ShakeItUp'' (2010 -- 2013) as Rocky Blue
** ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' (2011)
* ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Pixie Hollow Games]]'' (2011) as Fern (voice)
* ''Film/{{Frenemies}}'' (2012)
* ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' (2013) {{as herself}}
* ''Series/KCUndercover'' (2015 -- 2018) as K.C. Cooper
* ''Music/{{Lemonade|2016}}'' (2016) {{as herself}}
* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' (2017) as Michelle "MJ" Jones
** ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'' (2019)
* ''Film/TheGreatestShowman'' (2017) as Anne Wheeler
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Smallfoot}}'' as Meechee[[note]][[MemeticMutation Zendaya is Meechee!]][[/note]]
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!!Tropes associated with her works:
* TheAce: On ''Dancing With the Stars''.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: This is {{lampshaded|Trope}} in her guest appearance on ''Series/BlackIsh''. Her character is chosen to take part in an internationally-themed commercial, as the ad executives think she looks ambiguous enough to appeal to all races.
* ChildPopstar: She was once a ''Music/KidzBop'' vocalist.
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: In her cover of Music/JustinBieber's song "Boyfriend", which she retitled "Girlfriend". There are some significant lyric changes as well.
%%* TheCutie
%%* DancingIsSeriousBusiness
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Unlike ''Shake It Up'', Zendaya does perform the theme song for ''Series/KCUndercover'' ("Keep It Undercover").
%%* TheFashionista
* FirstNameBasis: She is mostly credited with just her first name.
* FollowYourHeart: "Something to Dance For".
%%* GranolaGirl
* HeavyMeta: Like [[Music/SelenaGomez "Love You Like a Love Song"]], "Replay" is a [[EarWorm catchy pop song]] describing a love interest as being stuck in her head like a catchy pop song.
* IdolSinger: As per usual for a teen starlet these days.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Some of her fans mispronounce her first name. It's pronounced Zen-DAY-uh, not ZEN-da-ya or Zen-DIE-ya.
%%* ShesGotLegs
* SillyLoveSongs: Every song on her debut album, except for "Putcha Body Down", qualifies as this.
* StatuesqueStunner: 5 feet 10 inches. Plus heels, she was taller than her ''DWTS'' partner Val (who's 6 feet himself).
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