Katianna Stoermer Coleman Information
Katianna Stoermer Coleman is the older half-sister of the American actress and singer Zendaya, who first achieved fame in her breakout roles as Rocky Blue and K.C. Cooper in the Disney Channel sitcoms Shake It Up and K.C. Undercover, respectively. She is perhaps currently best known for her role as Michelle “MJ” Jones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, and is set to reprise her role in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Including Zendaya, Katianna has five other half-siblings. She has three half-sisters, who, aside from Zendaya, are named Kaylee, and Annabella. Her two half-brothers are named Austin, and Julien. Because all of these siblings are older than Zendaya, it has been heavily implied that Zendaya has multiple nieces and nephews through them, thanks to Zendaya’s posts on Instagram featuring her large extended family. However, due to none of them possessing any public social media profiles, it is hard to determine exactly how many kids any of them, including Katianna, has.
Their large family is headed by their parents, teachers Claire Stoermer, and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman. They are a mixed-race family, with their father being an African-American, and their mother being a Caucasian with German and Scottish ancestry. Katianna is a product of Kazembe’s previous marriage, hence her status as a half-sibling to the rest of the brood.
Zendaya has mentioned her very positive relationship with her older sister Katianna, stating “I look up to my big sister and realize the influence she’s had on me and making me a better person,” in a 2015 interview with Time magazine. Indeed, the large and grounded family atmosphere they had growing up appears to be a mainly positive one, with Zendaya regularly making Instagram posts and stories showing her playing with her nephews and nieces.
Katianna and the rest of her siblings, apart from Zendaya, are not involved in showbiz in any way. We can assume that due to Zendaya’s huge star, their family prefers to live a private life. However, we can expect Zendaya to help them in many major ways to support them. Zendaya has a net worth of $15 million, and we can assume that Zendaya has given substantial amounts to all of her family members as a form of support.
Katianna likely has a spouse who also keeps a private life, however, this is just speculation based on the fact that she was shown to be carrying a baby in one of Zendaya’s family posts on her Instagram. This, coupled with the fact that she appears to be much older than Zendaya, suggests that Katianna has a family of her own, and provides for themselves with normal jobs, while still being supported by Zendaya’s generosity.
With her younger sister started acting at a very young age, and already experiencing great success at the young age of 14, there is little doubt that Katianna, alongside her parents, and her four other siblings were instrumental in the growth and development of their beloved youngest member of their family. Despite the rather poor reputation of other Disney Channel stars’ careers post-Disney, Zendaya has managed to keep an air of respectability and success, free of any scandal.
In fact, she has proven herself as a great actress beyond her usual fair of sitcoms and blockbuster movies, thanks to her performance as a struggling drug-addicted teenager on the HBO drama series Euphoria, which has earned her the honor of being the youngest recipient of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Zendaya hopes to continue her run of more serious roles with her upcoming role as Chani in the upcoming sci-fi epic Dune.
Aside from acting, Zendaya has also ventured into music, starting with releasing two singles in 2012 titled Swag It Out and Watch Me, the latter of which was produced for the Disney Channel show Shake It Up. After this, she went on to release her self-titled studio album in 2013 and achieved great commercial success with her Zac Efron collaboration Rewrite the Stars from the soundtrack of the 2018 movie The Greatest Showman.
Indeed, despite the great success Zendaya has achieved in two major areas of entertainment, Katianna and the rest of her family have helped raised her to remain a humble and down-to-earth individual, avoiding the trappings of fame and wealth, and still managing to spend time with her older siblings, and their kids.
As a further testament to Katianna’s inspiration and guidance, Zendaya has also been involved with numerous charities and causes, such as relief efforts for hurricane victims, starving children in third-world countries, and women’s empowerment initiatives. She has also helped with UN initiatives in South Africa to help people afflicted with HIV/AIDS and held fundraisers for people living with it. Most recently, she has also donated money for food drives in America to support those with lessened incomes due to the pandemic.
With regard to social issues, Zendaya has advocated for underprivileged communities and schools across America, partnering with numerous organizations to bring better equipment, facilities, and technology to students from these schools and communities. Zendaya is also a feminist, has supported numerous groups advocating for women’s rights, and has also used her experiences as a mixed-race female to advocate for racial justice and speak out against bullying.
All of this wouldn’t have been possible without Katianna’s wisdom and guidance for the young Zendaya, always reminding her of where she came from, and instilling a sense of duty to give back to not only her own family but to the wider community around her. The closeness between Zendaya and Katianna cannot be understated, and her influence can be seen in how Zendaya goes about her professional, artistic, and philanthropic lives.
This positive family relationship can also be seen in the nature of Zendaya’s other personal relationships, be they platonic, or romantic. Her wholesome friendship with Trevor Jackson comes to mind, with them having been rumored to be dating back in 2013, with the rumors gaining new credence in 2017 when Zendaya opened up about a “secret relationship” she had with an unknown man for four years.
This shows just how low-key and decent Zendaya really is, with her not opting to make headlines with a relationship announcement, and instead choosing to keep it as private as possible.
As of right now, Zendaya has been spotted being physically intimate with her beloved Spider-Man co-star Tom Holland. Her relationship with Tom started in 2016 as a friendship alongside the other young adult cast members of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The two have had undoubtable chemistry both on and off-screen, and for many fans, their eventual pairing was only a matter of time.
But overall, her relationships with both Tom, Trevor, and other men she had been rumored to have been dating all originate with a foundation of friendship, and nothing but positive things being said about one another as friends. Clearly, the wholesome family structure that Zendaya has had since she was a baby helped teach her valuable life lessons when it comes to forming relationships that work, and last.
The story of Katianna Stoermer Coleman is one of modesty and humility. She, along with her parents and four of her siblings, are directly related to one of the brightest stars in Hollywood today. Their foray into show business as a family hinged on their youngest member and started at the age of only 14. And yet, despite all the success she has gotten, neither Katianna, nor any of her other younger siblings ever made any effort to cash in on their sister’s success, and have remained steadfast in their commitment to live a normal life despite their sister’s stardom.
It is often a tragic reality in Hollywood, both in the music, and acting industries, that large families tend to leech off of a member’s success, but such is not the case for the Soermer Colemans. All of them have modest jobs, with an estimated relatively modest $500K net worth at most, and presumably, a number of them already have their own spouses and their own kids, who all live relatively normal lives despite the fact that one of their relatives is one of the most sought-after celebrities today.
The fact that not much is known about Katianna Stoermer Coleman herself, and that one must infer what sort of a sister she was via interviews from Zendaya herself, and that almost all the information and facts gathered about her were mostly just educated guesses speaks volumes about Zendaya’s family’s commitment to stay out of the public life.
One famous family member is enough, and the Stoermer Colemans have made sure that she continues to be a wholesome, down-to-earth individual who has not let any of her fame get to her head. Upon seeing any of Zendaya’s Instagram stories featuring her play dates with her nieces and nephews, it can easily be mistaken for any video from a normal, average family. Katianna Stoermer Coleman inspires.