LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 20: Zendaya attends the HBO Max FYC event for "Euphoria" at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on April 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic


  • Zendaya won outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her performance in "Euphoria" at the 2022 Emmys Monday
  • The 26-year-old beat "Killing Eve" duo Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and "The Morning Show" star Reese Witherspoon
  • Zendaya became the youngest lead actress in a drama winner with her first Emmy win for "Euphoria" in 2020

Zendaya made history once again by winning outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her performance in "Euphoria" at the 2022 Emmys Monday.

Zendaya became the youngest lead actress in a drama winner with her first Emmy win for "Euphoria" in 2020. With her second win, the 26-year-old becomes the youngest two-time winner for acting in Emmys history, Deadline reported.

She also became the first Black woman to win the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series twice, according to Variety.

During this year's ceremony, Zendaya beat "Killing Eve" duo Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, "The Morning Show" star Reese Witherspoon, "Yellowjackets" actress Melanie Lynskey and "Ozark's" Laura Linney for the trophy.

Should "Euphoria" win outstanding drama series, the "Dune" star may also become the youngest-ever producing winner as she serves as an executive producer on the HBO series.

Zendaya was also nominated this year in the outstanding original music and lyrics category alongside Labrinth, Muzhda Zemar-McKenzie and Sam Levinson as a co-lyricist of the "Euphoria" tracks "Elliot's Song" and "I'm Tired."

However, they failed to beat "Schmigadoon" co-creator and showrunner Cinco Paul, who wrote all of the songs of the musical comedy series.

"Euphoria" made waves on the internet with every episode due to its relatable characters and plot that tackled trauma, drugs, family, friendships, love, identity and sex.

The series was written, directed, created and executive produced by Levinson and was inspired by an Israeli show of the same name that was created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin.

Other prominent cast members of the hit HBO series include Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira, Storm Reid, Angus Cloud, Maude Apatow, Colman Domingo and Eric Dane.

In total, "Euphoria" has been nominated for 25 Emmys since 2020. In addition to Zendaya's win, Domingo also won outstanding guest actor in a drama series.

"Euphoria" was renewed for a third season following the success of its cliffhanger second season, which premiered in January.

In an official statement in February, vice president of HBO programming Francesca Orsi praised the cast of the series, saying, "Sam, Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of 'Euphoria' have taken season two to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart."

The exec continued, "We couldn't be more honored to work with this gifted, wildly talented team or more excited to continue our journey with them into season three."

The official release date of "Euphoria" Season 3 has yet to be announced, but fans can watch the past seasons on HBO Max.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: Zendaya attends the Bvlgari B.zero1 Rock collection event at Duggal Greenhouse on February 06, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images