Zendaya Through The Years: Photos Of The Actress Then & Now – Hollywood Life

Zendaya Through The Years: See Her Transformation From Disney Star To Emmy Winning Actress

Zendaya has become one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood right before our eyes! Now, we're taking a look back at where it all began and the transformation she's made.

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Zendaya is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s most successful stars. The actress has seamlessly transitioned from children’s TV to action-packed blockbuster movies and mature drama series with absolute ease. She turned 27 years old on September 1, and we’re taking a look back at where it all began and how she became the knockout performer she is today.

Zendaya stuns in a pink dress while attending a red carpet event. (AP)

Zendaya’s career kicked off in the latter half of 2009 when she began filming appearances in Good Luck Charlie and later developed a music career with hits like “Dig Down Deeper” and “Swag It Out.” She regularly partnered with her fellow Disney pal Bella Thorne, and between 2010 and 2013, she played Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up alongside Bella. By 2014, it was seemingly all about the music for Zendaya, who released her self-titled album one year prior in 2013.

Zendaya looks too cute at a previous red carpet event as a child. (AP)

The actress and singer appeared in a slew of music videos for her work, while also balancing her time as K.C. Cooper on the Disney series K.C. Undercover, which ran from 2015 to 2018. It was also during this time when the talented young star began to flourish outside of the Mouse House. In 2017 she starred alongside Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and later that year she dazzled audiences in The Greatest Showman where she showed off her singing and acting prowess.

Once K.C. Undercover officially wrapped in 2018, Zendaya went on to more mature projects. She starred in three episodes of the Netflix series The OA as Fola and reprised her role as MJ in the 2019 Spider-Man sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home. But 2019 was also the year where Zendaya would take on her most intense and dramatic work in Euphoria.

Zendaya currently leads the cast of HBO’s contemporary coming-of-age series Euphoria where she plays Rue Bennett, a recovering drug addict navigating high school amidst her struggle with her bipolar disorder. The actress is a total knockout in the series and has received immense critical acclaim for her work. She earned two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2020 and 2022, proving her role is making an incredible impact in the world of television.

In 2021, Zendaya starred alongside Timothée Chalamet in the film Dune and returned as MJ in Spider-Man: No Way Home that same year. Check out the rest of the gallery above to see more images of Zendaya through the years!