From her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise, Zendaya has captured hearts and minds with her captivating performances. With every role, the Primetime Emmy Award-winning actress effortlessly breathes life into diverse characters, leaving an indelible mark on the silver screen.
Her range is as vast as the cosmos, from heart-wrenching dramas to exhilarating adventures. So join us as we dive into the depths of Zendaya's talent by immersing yourself in five of her most stunning performances, and check out five of the Hollywood veteran’s best movie and television performances. And don't forget to catch the BET Awards 2023 on Sunday, June 26 on BET at 8 pm ET/ PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Rue Bennett / Euphoria
Zendaya’s role of Rue Bennett in HBO’s critically acclaimed series Euphoria is unlike any she’s taken on before.
K.C. Cooper / K.C. Undercover
Zendaya played K.C. Cooper, a math wiz the daughter in a family of spies in Disney’s iconic series K.C. Undercover. Very outspoken and a skilled basketball player, K.C. hopes to someday follow in her mom and dad’s spy footsteps.
Marie Jones / Malcolm & Marie
Fans were stunned to watch Zendaya in a more mature role with her performance in the Netflix romance drama Malcolm & Marie. The actress starred across John David Washington in a story about a director and his girlfriend, whose relationship is tested on one of his career's biggest nights.
Rocky Blue / Shake It Up
Zendaya took on the role of Rocky Blue in the Disney classic series Shake It Up. Blue is a background dancer on a fictional show called Shake It Up Chicago. Some may not know, but for her audition, Zendaya performed Michael Jackson's "Leave Me Alone."
MJ / Spider-Man franchise
The Golden Globe-winning actress has captured movies goers as MJ in Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise opposite Tom Holland. She first made her debut in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming and its sequels.
The 2023 BET Awards premieres Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her.