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With her second Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actress for Euphoria, Zendaya makes history

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In other words, the Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy Award went to Zendaya for her role as Rue Bennett in Euphoria.

Having won two acting Emmys, Zendaya has set a new record for the actress. She won the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in Euphoria at the 2022 Emmy Awards. The Emmy win marks the actress’ second Emmy win in the same category after she earned a trophy in 2020 for her performance in Euphoria.

With her latest honor, she has become the first black woman to win twice for outstanding lead actress in a drama series and the youngest two-time Emmy winner in the acting category. Zendaya has received much praise for her performance in the second season of Euphoria as she played her recurring role of Rue Bennett. Zendaya said in her acceptance speech, “Thank you to the Academy, thank you to my friends and family, some of whom are here tonight.” A message to Mr. Levinson, Rue’s father and good friend. Thank you for introducing me to Rue and sharing her with me. I appreciate your belief in me even when I did not believe in myself.

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In addition, she mentioned how she aims to heal people through the show, saying, “Anyone who has loved a Rue, or feels like a Rue, I want you to know that I’m so grateful for your stories, and I carry them with me, and I carry them with her.”

Earlier this year, Zendaya made history by becoming the youngest Drama Actress Emmy Award-winner in 2020. It’s more than winning one big prize, actress Lily Rabe outpaced competitors Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets), Laura Linney (Ozark), Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show) and Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh in our annual celebrity assessment.

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