Vanessa Hudgens

Actress, Singer
As one of the more popular tween stars of the early millennium, singer-actress Vanessa Hudgens rapidly rose to stardom thanks to her leading role in the wildly popular hit "High School Musical" (Disney Channel, 2006) ... Read more »
Born: 12/14/1988 in Salinas, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

The Kitchen Sink 2015 (Movie)

Lorelei (Actor)

Gimme Shelter 2014 (Movie)

Agnes "Apple" Bailey (Actor)

The Great Migration 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Conan 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Machete Kills 2013 (Movie)

Cereza (Actor)

Spring Breakers 2013 (Movie)

Candy (Actor)

The Frozen Ground 2013 (Movie)

Cindy Paulson (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vanessa & Ashley: Inner Circle 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D 2012 (Movie)

Kailani (Actor)

Punk'd 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Beastly 2011 (Movie)

Lindy (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

Blondie (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Bandslam 2009 (Movie)

Sa5m (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 (Movie)

Gabriella Montez (Actor)

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Family Television Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

High School Musical: The Concert 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Drake and Josh 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quintuplets 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thunderbirds 2004 (Movie)

Tin-Tin (Actor)

Thirteen 2003 (Movie)

Noel (Actor)

Robbery Homicide Division 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Still Standing 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grease Live (TV Show)

Actor

High School Musical (TV Show)

Actor

High School Musical 2 (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Performer
Music (3)

Beastly 2011 (Movie)

("All Day And All Of The Night") (Song Performer)

Christmas in Washington 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 (Movie)

("Right Here Right Now") (Song Performer)

Biography

As one of the more popular tween stars of the early millennium, singer-actress Vanessa Hudgens rapidly rose to stardom thanks to her leading role in the wildly popular hit "High School Musical" (Disney Channel, 2006). Thanks to the movie's surprisingly massive success, Hudgens and co-star Zac Efron - with whom she engaged in a high-profile romance from 2006-2010 - led the way for a new generation of kid-friendly Disney superstars. But after the equally popular "High School Musical 2" (Disney Channel, 2007), her wholesome image came crashing down when nude photos taken on her phone were leaked on the Internet. Apologizing profusely to fans and expressing embarrassment over the incident, Hudgens soldiered on with the theatrically released "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" (2008) while branching out with "Bandslam" (2009) and the unusual "Beastly" (2011). On the music side, she recorded her first album V (2006) and followed up with Identified (2008), but appeared better suited on the screen with roles in "Sucker Punch" (2011) and the high-octane thriller "Spring Breakers" (2013), which allowed Hudgens to expand her horizons into more adult roles and begin the process of shedding her Disney image.

Relationships

Zac Efron Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring in "High School Musical" (2006) Dated for several years before splitting in December 2010

Gina Guangco

Mother

Greg Hudgens

Father

Stella Hudgens Actor

Sister

Josh Hutcherson Actor

Companion
Co-starred on "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" (2012)

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Dwayne Johnson in the adventure sequel "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"

2011

Co-starred in "Sucker Punch," an action-fantasy film written and directed by Zack Snyder

2011

Starred in "Beastly," a retelling of the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast"

2010

Cast in the role of Mimi in the Hollywood Bowl production of the musical "Rent," directed by Neil Patrick Harris

2009

Co-starred in the musical-romantic comedy "Bandslam"

2008

Reunited with Zac Efron and cast mates in feature film "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"

2007

Reprised role in the Disney Channel sequel "High School Musical 2"

2006

Released debut album V

2006

Breakthrough role as shy and talented student Gabriella Montez in the Disney Channel Original Movie "High School Musical"

2004

Appeared in the feature adaptation of "Thunderbirds"

2003

Made feature debut in "Thirteen"

2002

Made television debut on an episode of "Still Standing" (CBS)

Appeared in local productions of "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Music Man"

Began performing in musical theater at the age of eight

Moved to Los Angeles after winning an audition for a commercial

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