Top 5: Zendaya Acting Performances


Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman popularly known as “Zendaya” is one of the most promising young talents in Hollywood right now. From starring in Disney shows Shake It Up and K.C Undercover, she made her film debut playing Michelle-Jones Watson in Marvel’s Spiderman: Homecoming and has been on a roll ever since. She stared in the Academy Award wining epic sci-fi drama Dune and went on to receive a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in HBO’s hit TV series Euphoria. She turns 26 today and in commemoration of her birthday I’ll be dropping a list of my top 5 Zendaya acting performances.

In no particular order;

  1. The Greatest Showman
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The Greatest Showman tells the story of P. T Barnum, an ambitious showman who surmonuts odds to build the greatest attraction the world has ever seen. Zendaya plays Anne Wheeler, an acrobat and trapeze artiste who falls in love with Zac Efron’s Phillip Carlyle.

2. MCU’s Spiderman trilogy

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Michelle Jones, the witty love interest of our friendly neighborhood spiderman is played by none other than yours truly. She has appeared in all three installments all of which have been major financial successes grossing almost $3 billion dollars in the box office.

3. Malcom and Marie

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In Malcom and Marie, Zendaya plays one half of a dysfunctional young couple who spend one long night hashing out the many things that don’t work in their relationship and also the few things that do. She starred opposite Tenet star John David Washington. She received plenty of praise for her performance as Marie and was nominated for Best Actress at the 26th Critic Choice Awards.

4. Dune

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Zendaya was one of the many A-listers that appeared in the movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction Dune. She plays the role of Chani, a mysterious woman who appears in Paul Atreides visions. The film picked up 6 Academy Awards out of 10 nominations and its sequel is currently filming set to be released in November 2023.

5. Euphoria

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Zendaya’s portrayal of Rue Bennett, a teenager suffering with drug addiction in HBO’s Euphoria is without a doubt her best acting performance till date. Her portrayal of the character earned her an Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama series and as of date, she’s the youngest person to ever win it.  

What do you think of the list? Let me know your favorite Zendaya performance in the comments below.

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