Zendaya’s Journey to Her Historic Emmy Win



Zendaya makes history with her Emmy win.

  Famous actress Zendaya Coleman, best known for her lead role in teen drama Euphoria, has more than proven herself to be the most versatile artist of our generation. From her early days on Disney Channel, to her feature in the Marvel franchise, here is the complete timeline of her career leading up to her history making Emmy win. 

  Sanderson Junior Maddie Midha loves the actress saying, “I think that she is a great inspiration and role model for young women and girls because she breaks many stereotypes and kills it while doing so.”

  Zendaya got her first big break with the 2010 Disney Channel TV show, Shake It Up. At only 14 years old, she outshined the other actors on the show with her incredible dancing and acting skills. She also released songs associated with the Shake it Up franchise that were featured in the show. In 2013 Coleman released “Replay,” the lead single from her debut album that topped charts in three countries. 

  After years of focusing on her singing career and making short appearances in other TV shows, she made her silver screen debut in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. She plays MJ, a quiet and intimidating teenager who falls in love with Peter Parker. Her role is much bigger in the sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home and her iMDb page confirms that she will be in the next untitled Spider-Man film. 

  As her acting credits continued to become more impressive, she took on 2017’s The Greatest Showman. The musical was filled to the brim with talented actors such as Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zac Efron. Zendaya played Anne Wheeler, an introverted trapeze artist in P.T. Barnum’s circus act. Coleman and Efron give a heart wrenching performance of the song “Rewrite the Stars” reminding viewers of Zendaya’s beautiful and unique voice. 

  From 2015-2018, Zendaya proved that she belongs not only in front of the camera, but behind it as well. She made her return to Disney Channel with the Emmy nominated K.C. Undercover. She starred in every episode, and either co-produced or produced 52 of those episodes. In 2017 Coleman spoke to Access Hollywood about the importance of the show saying, “I think there’s ways to tap on really important issues without making it not make sense to a kid.”

  In 2019, Zendaya gave arguably one of her best performances in the HBO original Euphoria. She plays Rue, a drug addict struggling with her addiction while navigating high school and finding her identity. Starring alongside Sydney Sweeney, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, Alexa Demie, and more Euphoria was a refreshingly authentic TV show. Zendaya won her first Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series becoming the youngest person to ever receive this award. 

  Most recently, it was revealed that Zendaya will be in the remake of the 1984 sci-fi classic Dune. The film will be released later this year and the exciting trailer has left fans on the edge of their seats. 

  Even though she has accomplished so much at such a young age, her career is only beginning. As she continues to grow as an actress, fans cannot wait to see where her career will take her next.