Zendaya Sets Emmy Record Again As Youngest Two-Time Acting Winner

Zendaya has once again made history at the Emmys. The Euphoria actress became the youngest-ever two-time acting winner.

When accepting her second Drama Actress statuette for her turn on HBO’s acclaimed teen drama series, she shared that she was “honoured to be beside” the “incredible actresses” in the category. The actresses also in the category were Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets), Laura Linney (Ozark), Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show), and Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.

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Zendaya later thanked the show’s cast and crew.

“Thank you for making such a safe space to make this very difficult show. I love you all so much,” said the star in her acceptance speech. “Thank you to the Academy, thank you to my friends and family, some of which are here tonight. Thank you to Sam [Levinson] for sharing Rue with me. Thank you for believing in me, even in moments where I didn’t believe in myself.”


The 26-year-old actress may also soon become the youngest-ever producing winner, as an exec producer on Euphoria, should the show triumph in the category of Outstanding Drama Series. Zendaya previously set an Emmys record with her first win in 2020 for her lead role in Euphoria, which made her the youngest to conquer Drama Actress

Euphoria returned to HBO this year after a lengthy hiatus due to COVID-19. The cast also includes Hunter Schafer, Nika King, Eric Dane, Colman Domingo, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Dominic Fike, Storm Reid, and Austin Abrams.

Euphoria Season 3 is set to enter production in the coming months for a 2024 premiere.