Well, at least to a certain extent. Some of her earliest stage-acting experience was due to the fact that her mom used to work as the House Manager at the California Shakespeare Theater.
Zendaya helped her mom do everything from selling tickets to showing people their seats, and the plays at the theater helped spark her passion for acting. That’s such a sweet story!
She's an Introvert
This sounds a bit counterintuitive when talking about a world-renowned singer, actress, and model – but Zendaya is actually a pretty shy person. Maybe less so today, but as a child, her mom actually took classes for parents with introverted kids.
We're pretty sure that nowadays Zendaya is a tiny bit less shy than she was back then, but she probably still has that quality somewhere within. Once an introvert – always an introvert.
She Did Kindergarten More Than Once
Random but interesting fact: Zendaya actually had to repeat kindergarten twice! And no, it's definitely not because she wasn't smart enough; it had to do with her excessive timidness, leading to her being somewhat behind on the social level compared to the other children.
It's all good – after twice completing kindergarten, Zendaya finally made it to the first grade, and she's managed to close the gap rather impressively since then.
She Suffered From Bullying
It's really hard to imagine someone wanting to harm such a sweet soul like Zendaya, but back at school, some kids did. The star had to deal with quite a lot of bullying back when she was younger and saw others being bullied around her as well.
Today, as an adult with a ton of influence on others, she makes sure to oppose bullying in any way she possibly can. That's so important.
What better playwright to have in your acting portfolio than the great William Shakespeare? Zendaya has always had good taste in acting gigs, even when she was young! She took part in quite a few Shakespeare plays, such as "Richard III", "Twelfth Night", "Celia", and "As you Like It".
She may not have been the lead actress in all of those, but that's still a pretty decent start.