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Vanessa Hudgens is an American actress and singer

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BirthdayDecember 14, 1988
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm Actress, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Rhythm & Blues Singers, Pop Singers, ESFJ
HobbiesPhotography
City/StateCalifornia
SiblingsStella Hudgens
Known asVanessa Anne Hudgens
Universities
  • Orange County School of the Arts
Birth PlaceSalinas
ReligionCatholicism
Height155cm
GenderFemale
FatherGreg Hudgens
MotherGina Guangco
Net Worth$14 million
Sun SignSagittarius
Born inSalinas
Famous asFilm actress

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Who is Vanessa Hudgens?

Vanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actress and singer, familiar as Gabriella Montez from the popular TV musical 'High School Musical' trilogy. Most of her childhood was spent travelling, so getting education at school was never much of an option. Her grandparents were musicians and inspired her to sing and perform in musical theatres from a very young age. After a couple of years of experience she began giving auditions for commercials and TV shows. From these, the journey to films and albums wasn't very difficult for her, as she had already proven her skills in the previous years. In her brief career, she's starred in many movies with some very big names of the industry. For some time, she took a break from singing professionally to focus more on her acting career and just recently she announced that she is back to recording new music. Vanessa is an active volunteer for many charitable activities around the world and like any other young and rich celebrity she's had her share of controversies

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Childhood & Early Life

Vanessa Hudgens was born as Vanessa Anne Hudgens on December 14, 1988 in Salinas, California. Her father, Gregory was a fire-fighter and her mother, Gina shifted from one job to the other to support the family.

She has a younger sister, Stella, who is also an actor. Their parents raised them as Roman-Catholics and the girls attended Orange County High School of the Arts till seventh standard.

She started singing in local plays when she was eight. After a couple of years of experience, she gave auditions for several TV commercials. Her parents shifted to Los Angeles when she got selected for one of TV commercials and home-schooled both their daughters from thereon.

Career

In 2002, Vanessa had her TV-debut as a guest appearance on CBS sitcom 'Still Standing'. This show was followed by another guest appearance in 'Robbery Homicide Division' the same year.

In 2003, she made her film debut with the movie 'Thirteen'. The movie garnered positive reviews. In 2004, her second movie 'Thunderbirds' was released. The movie, however, failed to make an impact at the box-office..

The movie 'High School Musical' came out in 2006 and made Vanessa, Zac Effron and Ashley Tisdale instantly famous. It was the second most watched movie in the US and UK that year. Even its soundtrack charted #1 at the Billboard Hot 200 list.

Vanessa signed a contract with Hollywood Records and on September 26, 2006 she released her debut album titled 'V'.

In 2007, her film 'High School Musical 2' was released and it was an even bigger hit than its prequel. It won the 'So Hot Right Now' award at the Nickelodeon Australian Kid's Choice Awards.

On July 1, 2008 she released her second album titled 'Identified' which failed commercially. After this, Vanessa parted ways with Hollywood records.

The film 'High School Musical 3' came out on October 24, 2008. It was a huge hit and debuted at #1 in the US. After the movie, Vanessa took a break from singing professionally to focus on her acting career.

Her next movie 'Bandslam' received mediocre ratings, however critics praised her performance. She made a return to theater productions in a musical called 'Rent', directed by Neil Patrick Harris.

On March 4, 2011, her film 'Beastly' was released. The movie also starred Alex Pettyfer and Mary-Kate Olsen. The movie didn't grab a lot of positive acclaim.

On March 25, 2011 the film 'Sucker Punch' came out. Its DVD and Blu-ray version were released on June 28 with 18 more minutes of animated scenes.

In 2012, Vanessa's next movie, 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' was released. The film also starred Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson, and received mixed reviews.

On March 6, 2013, her film 'Spring Breakers' was released. In this movie Vanessa shared the screen with Selena Gomez, James Franco and Ashley Benson. The movie was based on drug use, sexual escapades and violence amongst teenagers.

The film 'The Frozen Ground' was released on August 30, 2013 in which she got the chance to work with Nicholas Cage and John Cusack. She also acted in the movies 'Machete Kills' and 'Gimme Shelter', which were also released in 2013.

Awards & Achievements

In 2006, she won the Teen Choice Awards in the 'Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female' category.

In 2010, she won the ShoWest ''Female Star Of Tomorrow” Award.

Personal Life & Legacy

Vanessa started dating Zac Effron in 2005. The relationship lasted for five years. She then started dating Austin Butler from 2011.

In 2007, Brian Schall sued her for an alleged 'breach of contract'. He claimed Vanessa owes her $150,000. She retorted by saying that at the time of signing the contract (i.e. October 2005) she was still a minor and couldn't possibly do so.

On September 6, 2007 several pictures of Vanessa were released on the internet. A major controversy engulfed her, as some of them were nude and in others she was seen in lingerie. The same incident happened again in August 2009.

Net Worth

Vanessa Hudgens has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Trivia

In 2008, Vanessa became the featured celebrity for Sears' back-to school campaign. Later she became a part of 'Stand Upto Cancer (SU2C): Change The Odds' campaign.

She regularly volunteers for charitable activities for Best Buddies International (a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.), Lollipop Theatre Network, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

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Vanessa Hudgens biography timelines

  • // 14th Dec 1988
    Vanessa Hudgens was born as Vanessa Anne Hudgens on December 14, 1988 in Salinas, California. Her father, Gregory was a fire-fighter and her mother, Gina shifted from one job to the other to support the family.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, Vanessa had her TV-debut as a guest appearance on CBS sitcom 'Still Standing'. This show was followed by another guest appearance in 'Robbery Homicide Division' the same year.
  • // 2003 To 2004
    In 2003, she made her film debut with the movie 'Thirteen'. The movie garnered positive reviews. In 2004, her second movie 'Thunderbirds' was released. The movie, however, failed to make an impact at the box-office..
  • // 2005 To 2011
    Vanessa started dating Zac Effron in 2005. The relationship lasted for five years. She then started dating Austin Butler from 2011.
  • // Oct 2005 To 2007
    In 2007, Brian Schall sued her for an alleged 'breach of contract'. He claimed Vanessa owes her $150,000. She retorted by saying that at the time of signing the contract (i.e. October 2005) she was still a minor and couldn't possibly do so.
  • // 2006
    The movie 'High School Musical' came out in 2006 and made Vanessa, Zac Effron and Ashley Tisdale instantly famous. It was the second most watched movie in the US and UK that year. Even its soundtrack charted #1 at the Billboard Hot 200 list.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, she won the Teen Choice Awards in the 'Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female' category.
  • // 26th Sep 2006
    Vanessa signed a contract with Hollywood Records and on September 26, 2006 she released her debut album titled 'V'.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, her film 'High School Musical 2' was released and it was an even bigger hit than its prequel. It won the 'So Hot Right Now' award at the Nickelodeon Australian Kid's Choice Awards.
  • // 6th Sep 2007 To Aug 2009
    On September 6, 2007 several pictures of Vanessa were released on the internet. A major controversy engulfed her, as some of them were nude and in others she was seen in lingerie. The same incident happened again in August 2009.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, Vanessa became the featured celebrity for Sears' back-to school campaign. Later she became a part of 'Stand Upto Cancer (SU2C): Change The Odds' campaign.
  • // 1st Jul 2008
    On July 1, 2008 she released her second album titled 'Identified' which failed commercially. After this, Vanessa parted ways with Hollywood records.
  • // 24th Oct 2008
    The film 'High School Musical 3' came out on October 24, 2008. It was a huge hit and debuted at #1 in the US. After the movie, Vanessa took a break from singing professionally to focus on her acting career.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, she won the ShoWest ''Female Star Of Tomorrow” Award.
  • // 4th Mar 2011
    On March 4, 2011, her film 'Beastly' was released. The movie also starred Alex Pettyfer and Mary-Kate Olsen. The movie didn't grab a lot of positive acclaim.
  • // 25th Mar 2011
    On March 25, 2011 the film 'Sucker Punch' came out. Its DVD and Blu-ray version were released on June 28 with 18 more minutes of animated scenes.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, Vanessa's next movie, 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' was released. The film also starred Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson, and received mixed reviews.
  • // 6th Mar 2013
    On March 6, 2013, her film 'Spring Breakers' was released. In this movie Vanessa shared the screen with Selena Gomez, James Franco and Ashley Benson. The movie was based on drug use, sexual escapades and violence amongst teenagers.
  • // 30th Aug 2013
    The film 'The Frozen Ground' was released on August 30, 2013 in which she got the chance to work with Nicholas Cage and John Cusack. She also acted in the movies 'Machete Kills' and 'Gimme Shelter', which were also released in 2013.

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Vanessa Hudgens's FAQ

  • What is Vanessa Hudgens birthday?

    Vanessa Hudgens was born at 1988-12-14

  • Where is Vanessa Hudgens's birth place?

    Vanessa Hudgens was born in Salinas

  • What is Vanessa Hudgens nationalities?

    Vanessa Hudgens's nationalities is American

  • What is Vanessa Hudgens hobbies?

    Vanessa Hudgens's hobbies is Photography

  • Who is Vanessa Hudgens siblings?

    Vanessa Hudgens's siblings is Stella Hudgens

  • What was Vanessa Hudgens universities?

    Vanessa Hudgens studied at Orange County School of the Arts

  • What is Vanessa Hudgens's religion?

    Vanessa Hudgens's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Vanessa Hudgens?

    Vanessa Hudgens's height is 155

  • Who is Vanessa Hudgens's father?

    Vanessa Hudgens's father is Greg Hudgens

  • Who is Vanessa Hudgens's mother?

    Vanessa Hudgens's mother is Gina Guangco

  • What is Vanessa Hudgens's sun sign?

    Vanessa Hudgens is Sagittarius

  • How famous is Vanessa Hudgens?

    Vanessa Hudgens is famouse as Film actress