Vanessa Anne Hudgens ( / ˈhʌdʒəns /; born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (2003), Hudgens rose to fame portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series (2006–2008), which brought her significant mainstream media success. 
Vanessa Hudgens, Actress: High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina Hudgens (née Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens, a firefighter, was from a ...
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Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina Hudgens (née Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines.
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Vanessa Hudgens had an early love of show business that drove her to perform in local musical productions by the age of eight. She got her big break in 2006 when she landed the lead role in Disney’s wildly popular High School Musical film franchise. The actress followed with grittier roles in films like Sucker Punch, Spring Breakers and The Frozen ...
Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born on December 14, 1988, in Salinas, California, to secretary Gina Guangco and firefighter Greg Hudgens. She and her younger sister, Stella, grew up in San Diego. The family later moved to Los Angeles when her consistent auditioning began to yield results. She briefly attended Orange County High School of the Arts but the...
Directed by Kenny Ortega, in 2006, the Disney Channel’s High School Musical became a global phenomenon that only expanded with the sequels, 2007’s High School Musical 2 and 2008’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Hudgens starred as the brainy and bookish Gabriella Montez with Zac Efronstarring as Troy Bolton, the star athlete at a small-town hig...
Hudgens and co-star Efron scored a massive hit when their duet “Breaking Free” from High School Musical soared to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006. Later that year, Hudgens released her debut album V, which was certified gold on the strength of the single, “Come Back to Me,” which samples from the song "Baby Come Back," by the 1970s rock band...
'Slamband,' 'Sucker Punch'
On paper, Hudgens’ role in 2009’s Slamband doesn’t sound like a big leap from High School Musical: She's the new kid who arrives in town and decides to put together a rock band to compete with other bands. However, Hudgens told The New York Times that she was attracted by the screenplay’s description of her character as “deadpan,” “introverted” and “a bit off.” Sucker Punch(2011) provided more of a departure from her Disney image, as she played a young woman in a mental institution who fantas...
'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,' 'Spring Breakers,' 'Gimme Shelter'
In 2012, Hudgens went from the big-budget Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), which put her opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Josh Hutcherson, to the vice-ridden Spring Breakers (2012), in which her character, Candy, participates in a wet-and-wild threesome with co-stars James Franco and Ashley Benson in a backyard pool. In 2013, she starred as a pregnant homeless teenager in Gimme Shelter and as a stripper in The Frozen Ground (opposite Nicolas Cage and John Cusack). She also had a...
'Dog Days,' 'Second Act,' 'The Princess Switch'
After starring the short-lived comedy series Powerless, based on the DC Comics universe, Hudgens went back to work on feature films in 2018. In Dog Days, she plays a disillusioned barista who, along with an ensemble cast, leans on their furry companions to help them get through life. She also had a supporting part in Second Act, starring Jennifer Lopez and Milo Ventimiglia, and took on two roles in the Netflix romantic comedy The Princess Switch.
Hudgens began working in musical theater productions when she was still a child, performing in various roles in shows such as The Wizard of Oz, The King & I, Carousel, The Music Man and Cinderella. In 2015, she made her Broadway debut in the titular role of the beloved Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical Gigi. Unfortunately...
In 2017, Hudgens teamed up with EcoTools and their national campaign #MyTrueBeauty, which aimed at telling young girls to celebrate their individual beauty. In an interview with Teen Vogue, she said, "It’s all about taking the intimidation out of makeup application. And it’s also about empowering women to embrace their own true beauty, which I thin...
Hudgens and her on-screen love interest Efron became a couple off-screen as well. Their highly followed romance lasted through both sequels of the High School Musicalfranchise, until 2010. Hudgens then began dating actor Austin Butler in September 2011, their long-term relationship enduring until it was reported they had split in early 2020.
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