HBO’s Euphoria star Zendaya has made history in her acting career by becoming the youngest two-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series two years in a row. The 26-year-old actor-singer has shared a heartfelt message after bagging the second trophy at the Emmys stating that her greatest wish for the show was it could heal people.

Actress Zendaya
Actress Zendaya becomes the youngest two-time Emmy winner in history

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Zendaya Bagging Her Second Trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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Snap of Actress Zendaya in Spider-Man No Way Home

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The 26-year-old actor-singer Zendaya has become the first Black woman to be a two-time winner of an Emmy. She was nominated along with other candidates including Jodie Comer from Killing Eve, Laura Linney from Ozark, Melanie Lynskey from Yellowjackets, Sandra Oh from Killing Eve, and Reese Witherspoon from The Morning Show.

Upon accepting the award, she addressed the nominees of the award stating, “To all the incredible actresses in this category, I’m so honored to be beside you.” She also shared her gratitude to the cast and crew of Euphoria, including those who have shared their stories of struggling through addiction with her.

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She went on to share her greatest wish for the drama stating, “My greatest wish for Euphoria was that it could help heal people, and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shared their story with me.”

Adding to that, she shared, “I want you to know that anyone who has loved a Rue or feels like you are a Rue, I’m so grateful for your stories and I carry them with me and carry them with her.” Ending her speech, she again thanked everyone for bestowing her the award.

A Brief Note on Zendaya’s Euphoria

Zendaya in Euphoria
Zendaya in Euphoria

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Based on the Israeli miniseries of the same name, Euphoria is the American teen drama series written by Sam Levinson for HBO that has received much appreciation for its cinematography, score, cast performances, and approach to its mature subject matter. With its popularity rising, it has become the second most watched show in HBO history, behind Game of Thrones.

The series has been renewed for the third season. It revolves around a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, s*x, trauma, and social media. Apart from Zendaya, the cast includes Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith, and Sydney Sweeney.

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