The Untold Truth About Zendaya’s Father – Kazembe Ajamu Coleman

April 18, 2024
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Who is Kazembe Ajamu Coleman?

Kazembe was born as Samuel Coleman, under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 10 February 1960, in Oakland, California USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American. Samuel changed his name as an honor to his African heritage. Kazembe is probably only known as the father of the famous actress Zendaya.

Kazembe was raised in Oakland, where he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1978, he enrolled at a private university, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, in 1982, and pursued a career as a gym teacher.

While he was working in an Oakland high school, he met his future wife Claire Stoermer who is also a teacher, and eventually, the two started dating and soon married. Their only child is Zendaya, while Kazembe has three daughters Katianna, Kaylee, and Annabella, and two sons Austin and Julien, from his first marriage.

In 2016, Claire filed for divorce after eight years of marriage, citing the reason as Claire stated are irreconcilable differences. The two stayed good friends, however, Zendaya now lives with her father, in her apartment in Los Angeles, California.

Kazembe is nowadays Zendaya’s manager and bodyguard, and can be seen escorting her to movie premiers and various Hollywood celebrity events.


He has a Facebook page, an Instagram profile, and a Twitter account under the name zendayas_dad.

He presents himself in his bio on Instagram as ‘CEO, ETA, 5Tre The Blade. KZC Inc. Mgr Consultant, Performance Coach, Music Producer’, and is today followed by nearly 18,000 people, while his Twitter account has gained nearly 10,000 followers.

Age, height, and net worth

Kazembe is 61 years old, he has long, black hair worn in dreads, dark brown eyes, weighs around 163lbs (74kgs), and is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall.

As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million.

Who is Zendaya?

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 1 September 1996, in Oakland; she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is of mixed African-American, German and Scottish descent. Shes a singer and an actress with nearly 50 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her role as Rocky Blue in the Disney series “Shake It Up”.

Zendaya was raised in Oakland by her parents; she attended Oak Park High School, and upon matriculating in 2014, she didn’t enroll at college, but pursued her acting career.

She made her acting debut in 2011 in an episode of the series “Good Luck Charlie”, followed by her role as Halley Brandon in the movie “Frenemies”, and as Sequoia in the series “A. N. T. Farm”, before she was cast to play Rocky Blue in “Shake It Up” in 2013, starring alongside Bella Thorne and Davis Cleveland.


In the following years, she made appearances in the series “Black-ish” and “Love Advent”, before she portrayed Michelle in the 2017 movie “Spider-Man Homecoming”, acting alongside Tom Holland, Robert Downey Junior and Michael Keaton.

Later that year, Zendaya portrayed Anne Wheeler in the Oscar-nominated movie “The Greatest Showman” starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Michelle Williams; the movie had 32 award nominations, including one for Oscar-Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song), and won 17.

Meantime, in Disney’s series “K. C. Undercover”, Zendaya portrayed K. C. Cooper, starring alongside Kamil McFadden and Veronica Dune, and her performance brought her three Kids’ Choice Award Favorite Female TV Star in 2016, ’17, and ‘18, and two Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy, in 2015 and ’17.

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In the following years, she was cast to play MJ in “Spider-Man: Far from Home”, and she portrayed Marie in “Malcolm & Marie” a romantic drama starring Zendaya and John David Washington, which had six award nominations and won two; Zendaya was nominated for Music Television Movie + TV Award Best Performance in a Movie.

As a voice actor, she was heard as the character of the Lola Bunny in “Space Jam: A New Legacy” alongside LeBron James, Cedric Joe and Don Cheadle, followed by one of her most notable roles as Chani in the 2021 action adventure drama “Dune”, starring alongside Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson; the movie had 104 award nominations and won 40.


Zendaya reprised her role as MJ in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” starring alongside Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch, which premiered on 17 December 2021.

In the Home Box Office (HBO) series “Euphoria”, Zendaya was cast to play Rue Bennet from 2019, starring alongside Sydney Sweeney and Hunter Schafer in this drama which had 44 award nominations and won 14, including three Primetime Emmys, while Zendaya won Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and Black Reel Awards for Television Outstanding Actress, Drama Series.

Fans of Zendaya have known that she’s also a talented singer; she released her debut single “Replay” in 2013, and while she was filming for the Disney’s series “Shake It Up” she sang with Bella Thorne, and has also sung with Zac Efron in “The Greatest Showman”.

There were various rumors concerning Zendaya’s love life, however, most of them were related to Tom Holland – it seems that the two were in a secret relationship for a while, and were photographed kissing in his car in July 2021.

They haven’t confirmed or denied their relationship, but appearing together at the premiere of the new “Spider-Man” movie, hugging while they were posing, posting some pictures and comments on their social media accounts, and according to their interviews for Cosmopolitan magazine, they might be dating.

It’s known that Zendaya was in a relationship with Jacob Elordi, her fellow actor from “Euphoria”, they met on the set back in 2019, and dated until September 2020; the reason for their break-up hasn’t been revealed, but may have something to do with Tom Holland.


As of late 2021, Zendaya seems to be in a relationship with Tom Holland, hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.

Zendaya is active on social media platforms, mostly on Instagram, which has been followed by over 15 million people, and she tweets often through her Twitter account, which has amassed nearly 20 million followers.

This beautiful, talented actress is 25 years old, with long brown hair and hazel eyes; she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.77m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-25-34.

As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at $15 million.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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