Zendaya, which means “to give thanks” in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named “Midnight”. She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after. Zendaya started her career as a fashion model for stores, such as Macy’s, Old Navy, Sears, and Mervyn’s. She is now on the show, Shake It Up (2010), which also includes Bella Thorne, Kenton Duty and Roshon Fegan.
Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the son of Starla Baskett, a secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. His surname, “Efron”, which is Hebrew, is a Biblical place name, and comes from Zac’s Polish Jewish paternal grandfather. The rest of Zac’s recent ancestry is English, German, and Scottish. Zac was raised in Arroyo Grande, CA. He took his first step toward acting at the age of eleven, after his parents noticed his singing ability. Singing and acting lessons soon led to an appearance in a production of “Gypsy” that ran 90 performances, and he was hooked.
The Greatest Showman:
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Director: Michael Gracey
Writers: Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron