Zendaya Made History at the Emmys, and Continues to Revolutionize the World of Entertainment.

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Image courtesy of Zendaya’s Instagram.

Carolyn Malman, Staff Writer

Zendaya, at age 24, made history at the Emmys this year when she became the youngest woman to win Best Actress in a Drama Series. 

Zendaya stars as Rue, a recovering drug addict, in the hit HBO series, “Euphoria”, which focuses on the struggles of being a teenager in modern-day society. “Euphoria” is revolutionizing television with raw depictions of drugs, sex, and the harsh effects of social media on teens. It is no wonder that producer Sam Levinson chose Zendaya as the face of the tv show, for she is an extremely talented actor who has a major influence on today’s culture. Most current teens and tweens grew up watching Zendaya as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel show, “Shake it up!” or as K.C. Cooper on “K.C. Undercover”. Zendaya also acted in “The Greatest Showman” and “Spider-Man Homecoming” among others. There is no question that Zendaya has been on the screens of the future generation of Gen-Zers. This makes Zendaya a household name and one who has such an influence on the younger generation. In “Euphoria”, Zendaya reaches a new crowd of Millennial viewers and continues to amaze everyone who watches her captivating performances on screen. In addition to acting, Zendaya even had a successful music career, and according to Billboard Music, her self-titled album made it to number 51 on the Billboard 200 list.

There is no doubt that Zendaya is one of the most talented and influential up and coming artists of this generation, and at the age of 24, her career is just beginning. ”

 

Despite her growing success, Zendaya is extremely down to earth, and very appreciative of all her opportunities and recognition. After accepting her award at the Emmys, she posted on her Instagram that she “still [does not] have any words… [she is] feeling so much love right now,”. Zendaya is such a rarity in the industry, for she loves and values her support and understands that without it, she would not be the actress that she is today. There is no doubt that Zendaya is one of the most talented and influential up-and-coming artists of this generation, and at the age of 24, her career is just beginning.

You can watch Zendaya star in the sci-fi/fantasy movie titled “Dune” that will come out in December of this year. In addition, according to HBO, a second season of “Euphoria” is set to come out by the end of the year in 2020.