Look Back on Zendaya's Evolution From Disney Star to Hollywood Icon

Jul 28 2020 - 10:45am

Zendaya [1] has certainly taken Hollywood by storm over the past decade. In 2010, she kicked off her acting career on the Disney Channel's Shake It Up alongside pal Bella Thorne. She then starred in Disney's K.C. Undercover series, and is now making waves as Rue on HBO's Euphoria [2]. Along with acting, the 24-year-old star has dabbled in the music industry and released her first self-titled album in 2013. Like many stars, she has also encountered her fair share of controversy [3], but has handled it with the utmost class [4]. Overall, Zendaya is busy dealing with bigger issues like inspiring the world [5]. Read on and look back at Zendaya through the years.

August 2010

A youthful Zendaya [7] attended Disney's Summer TCA party in Beverly Hills, CA.

October 2010

She partied it up at her Shake It Up costar Bella Thorne's 13th birthday bash.

January 2011

The actress walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of Gnomeo and Juliet.

September 2011

A fresh-faced Zendaya [8] struck a pose on the red carpet at the annual Teen Vogue Hollywood party.

October 2011

The actress was a do-gooder and at a Variety event.

February 2012

Zendaya [9] was the belle of the ball at the NAACP Image Awards.

September 2012

Zendaya [10] shone bright at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood soirée.

October 2012

The actress dressed up in pink for Bella Thorne's 15th birthday celebration.

March 2013

At the Kids' Choice Awards, Zendaya [11] snapped pictures with fans.

July 2013

Zendaya [12] attended her handprint ceremony at Planet Hollywood in NYC.

October 2013

Zendaya [13] channeled Aaliyah [14] at the Keep a Child Alive's 20th annual Dream Halloween [15] soirée.

January 2014

Zendaya [16] had an ultraglam moment at the Grammy Awards.

June 2014

The actress kept things cool at the BET Awards.

November 2014

Zendaya [17] showed major skin at the American Music Awards.

February 2015

Zendaya [18] slayed on the red carpet at the Academy Awards.

May 2015

All eyes were on Zendaya [19] at the Met Gala.

September 2015

Zendaya [20] posed with her very own Barbie doll at a concert in LA.

December 2015

Zendaya [21] was a vision in white at Rihanna's second annual Diamond Ball event [22] in LA.

January 2016

All eyes were on Zendaya when she arrived on the red carpet [23] in a gorgeous crimson gown at the Golden Globe Awards.

March 2016

Zendaya [24] stunned at the LA premiere of Confirmation.

November 2016

Zendaya [25] kept things sexy for the 30th annual FN Achievement Awards in NYC.

March 2017

Zendaya [26] was glowing at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

May 2017

All eyes were clearly on Zendaya [27] at the 2017 Met Gala.

December 2017

The actress channeled her inner butterfly at the Australian premiere of The Greatest Showman.

February 2018

She kept things stylish at a Tiffany & Co. event in London.

March 2018

Zendaya [28] looked beautiful at the 2018 Oscars.

December 2018

She dazzled at a jewelry event in LA.

February 2019

Zendaya [29] wore all-red for a Lancome event in LA.

August 2019

Zendaya [30] rocked a fresh look [31] at the Teen Choice Awards in Hermosa Beach, CA.

September 2019

Zendaya gave us Poison Ivy and Princess Ariel vibes [32] at the Emmys in LA.

January 2020

Zendaya served a fierce look [33] at the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, CA.

February 2020

Zendaya rocked a cute cardigan [34] at Fendi's NYC Solar Dream collection launch.

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