Zendaya is the talk of Tinseltown after the latest Emmy nomination roll call. The 25-year-old superstar was tapped for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her portrayal as troubled teen Rue in Euphoria once again, making her the youngest ever two-time acting nominee in the category. If that wasn’t enough, she also became the youngest woman ever to receive an Emmy nod for producing, as she serves as executive producer on the HBO drama. To top it off, the multihyphenate beauty landed another two nominations for writing the lyrics to “Elliot’s Song” and “I’m Tired” featured in Euphoria Season 2.
Of course, the amazing news follows the Oakland native’s success with her role as MJ in Spider-Man: No Way Homethe third movie in the Marvel franchise where Zendaya plays the love interest to her real-life boyfriend Tom Holland. The critically acclaimed blockbuster became the sixth highest-grossing film of all time!
And Zendaya will keep the ball rolling as she films the second part to the sci-fi saga dune, prepares to get in the directing chair for Season 3 of Euphoria and takes notes from film icon Francis Ford Coppola for their upcoming project Megalopolis.
While she may now be one of the biggest names in Hollywood, when it comes to her family life, however, Zendaya keeps it out of the spotlight. Therefore, it may come as a surprise to fans to learn that she’s actually the youngest of six siblings. The 25-year-old has three older sisters and two older brothers, all from her father Ambassador Ajamu Coleman‘s previous marriage before meeting her mother, Claire Stoermer. Being the youngest sibling also means Zendaya is an auntie to multiple nieces and nephews. Read on to find out more about the Euphoria star’s family.
Austin Stoermer Coleman
The eldest of Zendaya’s siblings is Austin Stoermer Colema. He is reportedly also an actor, however he doesn’t have any public social media accounts so it remains difficult to maintain.
Katianna Stoermer Coleman
Zendaya has previously revealed just how much she admires her older sisters. “I look up to my big sister and realize the influence she’s had on me and making me a better person,” she told Time in a 2015 interview “Having such a big, grounded family, I realized as you get older how important that is.” Not only does her immediate family ground her, but also her adorable nieces and nephews.
“Honestly, I think about my little nieces and my little nephews first,” she told Complex in 2015. “Because one day they’re going to have Twitter and they’re going to have Instagram, and I’m going to be like, ‘This is how you handle it, kids.'”
Annabella Stoermer Coleman
While it isn’t known exactly how many nieces and nephews Zendaya has, she said during a 2019 Vogue profile, that she was picking up one of her sister’s two daughters from school. Not only does she help out where needed, she’s teaching the youngsters some valuable life skills. After Giuliana Rancic remarked that Zendaya’s dread’s made her look like she smelled of weed, the actress took to Instagram, writing, “My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough.”
“My little nieces have curly hair,” she later told Complex. “And if they were to have someone say something demeaning about what they have and what they hold dear to them, then I would want them to at least have the pride within themselves to come up with a response that made sense and that they were proud of. Honestly, I think about my little nieces and my little nephews first. Because one day they’re going to have Twitter and they’re going to have Instagram, and I’m going to be like, ‘This is how you handle it, kids.’”
Julien Stoermer Coleman
Zendaya also has a brother named Julien. Much like his other siblings, he doesn’t have a public Instagram page, so every little is known about him.
Kaylee Stoermer Coleman
The youngest of the brood is Kaylee. While she has made some appearances on the red carpet alongside her A-list sister in the past, it is not known how close she is with Zendaya.