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.
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 Owes Her Acting Career to Her Mom
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!
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.
A True Virgo
Zendaya was born on September 1st, which means she is a Virgo; and honestly, she's the epitome of how people of this sign are often characterized! Humble, hardworking, and kind; full of energy, creative, and intellectually and emotionally intelligent; and take their art very seriously.
Oh, and they're also keen on helping others. Yep, there's no doubt she's a classic Virgo.