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Who is Zendaya’s father? – Bio of Kazembe Ajamu Coleman

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Who is Kazembe Ajamu Coleman?

Kazembe Ajamu Coleman was born in the United States of America; however, the actual date and place of his birth are unknown. He is best recognized as the father of the famous American actress and singer Zendaya. Kazembe also serves as his daughter’s full-time bodyguard and manager.

How rich is he right now? Kazembe Ajamu Coleman Net Worth

As of early 2020, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman’s net worth is more than $300K, earned through his career as a gym teacher, bodyguard and manager, thus partly due to his daughter’s popularity as Zendaya is reported to have a total net worth of more than $5 million. She also owns a $1.4 million home in Los Angeles, California.

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Early life, nationality, ethnicity

Kazembe has had American nationality since his birth in the United States. His parents were from Arkansas and apparently were only 14 years old when they got married. He belongs to the African American ethnic group. He was born Samuel David Coleman, but changed his name to Kazembe Ajamu Coleman after taking a DNA test that confirmed his African roots. His ancestry can be traced back to Nigeria, Macedonia and Iceland. Kazembe is the descendant of sharecroppers.

Personal life and children

Kazembe has five children from his first marriage named AnnaBella, Austin, Julien, Karianna and Kaylee. After his divorce, he began a relationship with Claire Marie Stoermer, and she gave birth to their only child, daughter Zendaya, in 1996.

Kazembe and Claire eventually tied the knot when Zendaya was 12 years old, but in August 2016, Claire filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Anyway, they remain close friends. Kazembe is also a grandfather as all his children from his previous marriage have children of their own.

Professional career

Kazembe Ajamu Coleman is a former gym teacher. After Zendaya’s success, he started working as her manager and as her full-time bodyguard, so he always travels alongside her and keeps an eye on her deals and appointments.

Who is his daughter? Zendaya short wiki/bio

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born on September 1, 1996 under the sign of Virgo in Oakland, California, USA.


Her first name is Afrikaans and means ‘thank you’ in Shona, a native language of Zimbabwe her middle name is French. She is of mixed ethnicity as her father is of African American descent while her mother is of Scottish and German descent.

Educational background and early career

Because her mother worked as a house director and manager at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California, Zendaya became interested in performing arts at a very young age and became active in theater. She attended the theater’s student conservatory program and then attended Oakland School for the Arts. While there, Zendaya performed in the role of Little Ti Moune in the Berkeley Playhouse production of “Once On This Island”, and played Joe in the Palo Alto’s Theater Works production of “Carolie, or Change”.

Zendaya was also a member of the ‘Future Shock Oaklan’ dance group, which trained her in hip-hop and hula dancing. She also attended the CalShakes Conservatory Program and then attended the American Conservatory Theater. Her next stage appearances include “As You Like It”, “Twelfth Night”, and “Richard III”.

Beginning of professional career

Zendaya actually started her professional career as a fashion model, working for brands like Old Navy, Macy’s and Mervyns. She also starred in the ad for iCarly toys and appeared as a backup dancer in the commercial for Sears, alongside Selena Gomez. In 2009, she auditioned for and won the role of Rocky Blue the Disney Channel sitcom “Shake It Up”.which lasted from 2010 to 2013, then reprized the role as a guest star in an episode of the Disney Channel sitcom “Good Luck Charlie”, after which she did a voice over in the 30 minute Disney Channel special “Pixie Hollow Games”, both in 2011.

In the same year, she was the host of “Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off 2011”.

Become famous

In 2012, Zendaya made her screen debut in the role of Halley Brandon in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Frenemies”. In the following year she took part in the 16e season of the show “Dancing With The Stars”, and finished second with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. She then published her book titled “Between U And Me: How To Rock Your Tween Years With Style And Confidence” (2013). It was followed by her portrayal of Zoey Stevens in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Zapped” (2014). After guest starring as Rasheida in an episode of the ABC sitcom “Black-ish” in 2015, she was chosen to play the title role in the Disney Channel comedy series “KC Undercover” created by Corinne Marshall and airing between 2015 and 2015 2018.

The role of KC Cooper earned her the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star.

Recent and upcoming projects

Zendaya rose to huge popularity in 2017, after landing the role of Michelle in the blockbuster “Spired-Man: Coming Home”, which she would later reprise in the sequel titled Spider-Man: Far from Home” (2019). She also starred as Anne Wheeler in the musical biographical drama film “The Greatest Showman” alongside Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson. She then did voiceovers in “Duck Duck Goose” and “Smallfoot”, both in 2018. Most recently, Zendaya starred as Fola in the Netflix mystery-drama series “The OA”, and landed the role of Rue Bennett in the HBO teen drama series “Euphoria”, both in 2019 – the latter role earned her the 2020 Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.

She will appear as Chani in the upcoming epic sci-fi movie “Dune” which is currently in post-production. She will also appear in the crime thriller ‘Finest Kind’.

Music career

Zendaya is also known as a singer. In 2011, she released her debut single, “Swag It Out”, then collaborated with Bella Thorne on the single “Watch Me”, which reached number 86 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and received a Gold certification from the Recording Industry. Association of America (RIAA). The girl also participated in the extended the game titled “Made In Japan”, which was released through Walt Disney in 2012. It spawned the single “Fashion Is My Kryptonite”, which peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Kid Digital Songs chart. In the same year, Zendaya signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

In 2013, she and Bella Throne recorded the single “Contagious Love”, and then announced her debut studio album in July 2013 with the hit single “Replay”, which peaked at number 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Her self-titled debut album was made public in September of the same year and reached number 51 on the US Billboard 200 chart. In 2016, Zendaya recorded the single “Something New” featuring Chris Brown through Hollywood Records and Republic Records which peaked at number 93 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2018, she released the single “Rewrite The Stars” featuring Zac Efron. for “The Greatest Showman”, which reached number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and received a platinum certification from the RIAA. The single earned them the 2018 Teen Choice Award in the Choice collaboration category. Most recently, in 2019, Zendaya released the single “All For Us”, featuring English musician Labrinth.

Appearance and vital statistics

The young actress has long dark brown hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5 ft 10 inches (1.78 m), while weighing about 130 lbs (60 kg), and her vital statistics are 34-25-34. Her bra size is 32B.

Personal life, hobbies, charity work

  • Zendaya has been in a relationship with actor Jacob Elordi since January 2020.
  • Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
  • In her free time she enjoys dancing, singing and designing clothes.
  • She is vegetarian.
  • Zendaya regularly partners with various charitable organizations. She serves as an ambassador for Convoy of Hope and supports Convoy’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative and feedOne.

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