is the newest member of the quarter-century club, having turned 25 today.
Her name means “giving thanks” in the Shona language of Africa. In Oakland, also California, she was raised by educators Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman.
With an African-American father and a German and Scottish mother,
she is the youngest of five siblings.
Before earning the roles of Rocky Blue on the Disney aChannel sitcom Mix It Up
she worked as a child model for Macy’s and Old Navy, as well as a professional dancer.
In the year 2017, she made her feature film debut as Michelle “MJ” Jones in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Her performance in the HBO drama series Euphoria as a young woman struggling with drug addiction pushed her career even further two years later.
At the age of 21, she was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.