Contact Us

Zendaya Comes to the Benton-Franklin Fair — Who Is She?

You can see pop sensation Zendaya at the Benton-Franklin Fair this Saturday at 1 p.m. on the Main Stage. But who is she? I’ll tell you!

You probably saw her last on “Dancing With the Stars” where she won runner-up. That wasn’t really fair considering she is actually a professional dancer! She’s been dancing and acting since early childhood in her native Oakland, California.

She got her start in theater in Oakland and Berkeley. Her mother was a stage manager for the California Shakespeare Theater and Zendaya grew up in theaters helping out and studying acting. She was in an early Kidz Bop video (see below) before her big break on the Disney Channel in “Shake It Up.” The success of this show and her singing performances made her a pop star. Her self-titled album recently came out and she’s now a solo performer.


Her full name is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman. Her dad has an African name and gave her one as well. The name comes from Zimbabwe and means “to give thanks.”

Best of 98.3 The Key

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://keyw.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Key VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Key VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.