By Kirsten Howard

Zendaya is a woman of so many talents, it’s no wonder she’s hitting the A-list.

24-year old Zendaya is still best known for playing MJ in Sony and Marvel blockbusters Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

But the California-born actress has been in showbusiness for well over a decade, starting out as a child model and backup dancer.

Zendaya first made a splash in Disney comedies Shake It Up and K.C. Undercover, on which she was a producer.

Branching out into music, she released a self-titled album in 2013 and co-wrote all the songs on it, while launching her own clothing line.

Zendaya does a lot of charitable work, having become an ambassador for Convoy of Hope and a spokesperson for UNICEF.

Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF spokesperson Zendaya visits P.S. 163 Alfred E. Smith Elementary

Her big movie break arrived when she landed the part of MJ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

More than just a love interest for Peter Parker/Spider-Man, her character has often been the smartest one in the room.

Zendaya became the youngest winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in HBO’s drug addiction drama, Euphoria.

The in-demand actress also starred in this year’s Malcolm & Marie, the first Hollywood movie to be written, financed, and produced during the pandemic.

She will reprise the role of MJ in Sony and Marvel’s forthcoming Spider-Man threequel, and appear in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune.

Zendaya will also lead the cast of a new biopic adapted from Ronnie Spector’s memoir, playing the Ronettes singer.

Ronnie Spector of the vocal trio "Ronettes"  circa 1964.

It seems there’s nothing Zendaya can’t do when she puts her mind to it!