Zendaya Makes Emmy History As First Black Woman To Win Lead Actress In Drama Series Twice, Also Youngest 2x Winner
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Zendaya Makes Emmy History As First Black Woman To Win Lead Actress In Drama Series Twice, Also Youngest 2x Winner

Zendaya has made history once again as the first Black woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series twice and the youngest 2-time Emmy winner.

Monday night, she won her second Emmy for her lead role in HBO’s Euphoria.

In 2020, Zendaya became the first young actress to win an Emmy for her performance in a drama.

The now 26- year old has become the youngest actress to win two Emmys and the first Black woman to win the Emmy for lead actress in a drama twice.

After a successful season 2, Euphoria renewed for a third season.

Zendaya was up against Jodie Comer, Laura Linney, Melanie Lynskey, Sandra Oh and Reese Witherspoon. 

 

Zendaya humbly thanked the cast and crew of “Euphoria” as well as those that offer their stories of addiction.

“My greatest wish for ‘Euphoria’ was that it could help heal people, and I just want to say thank you to everyone who shared their story with me,” she said. “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. Thank you so much.”

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