Zendaya becomes the youngest person to win an Emmys for the Best Lead Actress in a Drama at 24 years old. The Best Lead Actor and Actress are the most prestigious award for actors and actresses in the Emmys awards. The actress picked up the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on Euphoria during the 2020 Emmy Awards, which was held on Sunday, September 20, in Los Angeles.
Zendaya was the least expected person to win. With strong competitions from her fellow nominees included Jennifer Aniston, 51 (“The Morning Show”), Olivia Coleman, 46, (“The Crown”) Laura Linney, 56, (“Ozark”) Sandra Oh, 49 (“Killing Eve”), and Jodie Comer 27, (“Killing Eve”).
Jennifer Aniston won the Golden Globes for the category earlier this year. Coleman plays Queen Elizabeth on the crown. It has garnered the Oscar-winner praise. Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer‘s was the youngest recipient for the award and had a one-year reign after she broke the record last year at 26.
Accepting her award via Zoom video, the actress was clearly shocked and not expecting to win, as the room full of family members behind her danced and shrieked. “Hope is all the young people,” she said in her acceptance speech. Euphoria has been renewed for a second season.
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born on September 1, 1996, in addition to acting, she is also a singer. She began her career as a child model and backup dancer. She gained fame on Disney series such as Shake It Up.
In 2013, Zendaya was a contestant on the competition series Dancing with the Stars. In 2019, she began playing Rue Bennett, a teenage drug addict, in the drama series Euphoria. Her film roles include supporting parts in the musical drama The Greatest Showman and the superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming and its sequel, Spider-Man: Far from Home.
Zendaya began her career in music by recording songs independently and releasing the singles Swag It Out and Watch Me in 2011. She signed with Hollywood Records in 2012 and later released her debut single, Replay, which reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. In 2013, her self-titled debut studio album debuted at No. 51 on the Billboard 200 chart. Rewrite the Stars, taken from the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, was released as a single in 2018. It reached the top twenty of the United Kingdom and Australian national charts and was certified platinum in the United States and the United Kingdom as well as double platinum in Australia.