Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you’ve probably heard of the multi-talented award-winning Hollywood actress, model, singer, and dancer Zendaya.
Yet, not that many people know anything about Zendaya’s siblings, namely Katianna, whom this post will focus on. We’ll give you exclusive details about her life, and her relationship with her famous half-sister.
So, whether you’re one of Zendaya’s greatest fans or are simply interested in learning about family ties, you’ve come to the right place.
Keep reading all about Katianna Stoermer Coleman, otherwise known as Zendaya’s older sister.
Who Is Katianna Stoermer Coleman?
We’ve seen how many siblings of celebrities choose to bask in the limelight and fame of their famous family members. Some don’t just bask in it, they go so far as to hog all the attention and fame.
Yet, as I was doing my research for this post, I quickly realized that Katianna isn’t like that.
She seems to have little interest in all that and prefers living her life away from all the lights and cameras. So little, in fact, that she doesn’t have any social media presence!
She’d much rather enjoy her privacy and does all she can to avoid being part of the luster and glamor of the entertainment industry. It’s apparent that she’s perfectly happy letting her half-sister, Zendaya, have all the fame and glory without trying to take any for herself.
Katianna Stoermer Coleman: Background
Katianna comes from a family that has a beautiful mix of different heritages, cultures, and backgrounds.
Her father, who is also Zendaya’s father, is Kazembe Ajamu Coleman. He comes from Africa.
On the other hand, Katianna’s mother, who isn’t Zendaya’s biological mother, is nowhere to be found. I couldn’t find a name nor when she and Katianna’s father divorced.
Katianna, lovingly nicknamed Kizzi by her family, was born in Oakland, California. Some sources claim she was born in 1999, whereas others argue that she’s older than Zendaya who was born in 1996.
Yet, since information on her birthdate is scarce, I couldn’t verify either one.
In addition, it was equally difficult to find more details about her early life other than that she grew up in a stable home with her stepmother, father, two sisters, Annabella, and Kaylee, her two brothers, Austin and Julien, and one half-sister, Zendaya.
Her parents divorced, and several years later, Katianna’s father became involved with Claire Storemer, who has German and Scottish ancestry and also happens to be Zendaya’s mother.
They got married in 2008 when Zendaya was 12 but got a divorce in 2016 after eight years of marriage citing ‘irreconcilable differences.’
Katianna Stoermer Coleman: Family
Katianna is neither currently married nor does she have a boyfriend. However, she’s a proud mother of two children, Imani and Isys.
She enjoys a close bond with her children away from the constant gaze and hounding of the media. Being grounded and opting to stay out of the limelight is one of the reasons Zendaya admires her older sister so much.
In an interview with Time magazine, she says, “I look up to my big sister and realize the influence she’s had on me and making me a better person. I realized that as you get older how important [having such a big, grounded family] is.”
In turn, she tries to be a good role model for her young niece and nephew, Imani and Isys. They’re still too young to realize that they have an aunt whose name is known in almost every corner of the globe.
When asked what influences her social media posts, Zendaya replied, “Honestly, I think about my little nieces and nephews first. Because one day they’re going to have Twitter and they’re going to have Instagram, and I’m going to be like, ‘This is how you handle it, kids.’”
Katianna Stoermer Coleman: Education and Career
Since grade school, Katianna has proven herself to be a competent student. It’s believed that she attended Fruitvale Elementary School probably because this is the school Zendaya attended. Plus, Katianna’s stepmother, Claire, taught at that school for nearly 20 years.
However, little is known about where she attended high school or college. Although, I did find out that Katianna did earn her bachelor’s degree.
Similarly, there’s little public information on what Katianna does for a living nor what her source of income may be.
Katianna Stoermer Coleman: Social Media
This may come as a shock to many of you, but Katianna Stoermer Coleman isn’t on social media. She doesn’t have almost any type of social media presence, except when she appears on her celebrity sister’s Instagram posts.
In comparison, Zendaya has a monumental social media presence that spans almost every social media platform out there. It’s reported that she has more than 185 million followers on Instagram, over 87,000 followers on TikTok, 19 million followers on Facebook, and nearly 21 million followers on Twitter.
Katianna Stoermer Coleman: Net Worth
Given that there’s very little information on Katiaana’s life in general, it’s difficult to determine exactly what her net worth may be.
Some have guessed that she has a net worth of $500,000, while others suggest it may be more like $5,000,000. Yet, rather than speculate without any concrete evidence, we’re better off accepting the fact that Katianna’s net worth is unknown.
Her half-sister, Zendaya, is reported to have a net worth that’s estimated at $20 million. Of course, she’s always in the spotlight, which makes her life an open book, unlike her shy and reserved half-sister, Katianna.
To Sum Up
While there’s not much information on Zendaya’s half-sister, Katianna Stoermer Coleman, I managed to put together bits and pieces. She makes it a point to keep a low profile, so it’s hard to confirm it from more than a couple of sources.
All we can do now is hope Katianna will step out into the limelight soon so we can get to know her a bit more. Until then, we respect her wish to lead a private life away from the notoriety and recognition her sister’s career demands.