What do we know about Claire Stoermer, Zendaya’s mother? Wiki Bio
Claire Stoermer was born in the USA, on 24 March 1964, so her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. Claire is best known for being the mother of Zendaya, a famous actress and singer who starred in the film “The Greatest Showman” in 2017.
Early life and education
Claire was raised in the USA, and became interested in theatre at a very early age, often watching plays with her parents, while she was practicing acting in her room in front of a mirror, hoping to become an actress herself.
She was very active while attending high school, as she appeared in several school plays, played several sports, and was frequently going to the movies and to the theatre. Upon matriculation, Claire enrolled at a college graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1986 and did not get to launch her career as an actress.
Upon receiving her degree, Claire began working at the California Shakespeare Theater located in Orinda as their house manager, and held the position for several years before being invited to work as a teacher at an elementary school in Oakland, California. She has been teaching for over 15 years now, and is planning on retiring in 2021.
Love life and relationships
Claire met Kazembe Ajamu, born as Samuel David Coleman, in 1990 while working at the theatre. The two did not start dating until 1994, as Kazembe was married at the time. They married in 1995, and Claire gave birth to Zendaya on 1 September 1996 and she is their only daughter although sources say that Claire has five other children. Actually she was a step-mother to five of Kazembe’s children from his past marriage, who are called Kaylee, Annabella, Austin, Katianna, and Julien. After Kazembe stopped spending time with Zendaya and Claire and started living at another location, Claire filed for divorce in August 2016 which was finalized in February 2017.
She has since been single, and is focused on her job and her daughter. Zendaya’s name comes from the Shona people who are living in Zimbabwe, and it means ‘to give thanks’.
Hobbies and other interests
Claire enjoys watching movies and TV series in her spare time and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Natalie Portman, while a few of her favorite movies are “Seven Pounds”, “Enemy of the State”, and “Dear John”. Two of her favorite TV series are “South Park” and “BoJack Horseman”, while the plays she likes watching the most are “A Streetcar Named Desire”, “Death of a Salesman”, and “A Doll’s House”.
She is keen on travelling but has travelled very little due to having numerous obligations, so has been to Europe on a single occasion only, visiting France, Germany, and Italy while she has been to several other US states such as New York and Florida. Claire is a lover of animals and has a dog and several cats which are living with her – she also had a parrot for a year when it ran away in 2017.
Appearance and net worth
Claire is 55 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 140lbs (64kgs). As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $100,000, while Zendaya’s net worth is reputedly already over $5 million.
Who is Zendaya?
Zendaya Maree Stoermer was born in Oakland, California USA on 1 September 1996, her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, singer, and a model, best known for starring in films “The Greatest Showman” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, both shot in 2017.
Zendaya was raised in Oakland, and started going to the Cal,ifornia Shakespeare Theater with her mother at a very early age thus becoming interested in acting. She studied at Oakland School for the Arts, appearing in numerous plays during that time such as “Once on This Island” and “Caroline, or Change”.
She started learning how to dance hip hop and hula at the age of eight, before joining the Future Shock Oakland dance crew of which she was a member for three years. She continued practicing acting at the CalShakes Conservatory Program, later switching to the American Conservatory Theater.
She launched her career as a model, posing for Macy’s and Old Navy in 2008, and in 2009 appeared in the “Hot n Cold” music video of the Kidz Bop band. She started working on her singing career in January 2011, with the release of her song “Swag It Out” while her second song entitled “Watch Me” came out in June 2011.
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) January 13, 2020
She made her debut film appearance in 2012 in “Frenemis”, and was then invited to lend her voice to the Lollipop character in the film “Super Buddies” in 2013. She was focused on her singing career for the next four years, and then portrayed Michelle in the film “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017, which is the role that made her famous in the US. After being praised for her performance, she was invited to star in “The Greatest Showman” in 2017, and in “Duck Duck Goose” and “Smallfoot” in 2018, while her two latest appearances in movies have been in “Spider-Man: Far from Home” in 2019 and “Dune” in 2020.
She made her debut TV series appearance in 2010, starring as Rocky Blue in “Shake It Up”, and was a member of the main cast until 2013. In the meantime, she appeared in single episodes of many other TV series, such as “Good Luck Charlie”, “PrankSTars”, and “A.N.T. Farm”. Her next lead role in a TV series came in 2015, when she portrayed K.C. Cooper in “K.C. Undercover”, through until the series ended in 2018. Her latest roles in TV series have been in “The OA” and “Euphoria” in 2019.
Zendaya has been nominated for over 30 awards, winning 15 of them.