Zendaya is an American actress. She stars as the aspiring young dancer Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up!. Zendaya began her professional career working as a fashion model for Macy's, Mervyns and Old Navy. She also appeared as a back-up dancer in a Sears commercial featuring Disney Channel star Selena Gomez, and in 2009, she was a featured performer in the Kidz Bop music video for it's cover version of the song Hot n Cold.
Zendaya currently stars on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up! as Raquel "Rocky" Blue alongside Bella Thorne as CeCe Jones, the comedic duo trying to dance their way to stardom.