Name: Vanessa Anne Hudgens
Birth Date: December 14, 1988
Birth Place: Salinas, California, United States.
Height: 4½” (1.64 m)
Nationality: American Ethnicities: Irish and American Indian (from her father), Filipina, Chinese,and Spanish (from her mother) .
Famous as: Actress, Singer
Genres: Pop, dance
Vanessa Hudgens’s father: Greg Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens’s mother: Gina Guangco
Vanessa Hudgens’s sister: Stella Hudgens (younger sister)
Vanessa Hudgens Career:
Vanessa Hudgens is known as an American actress and singer, who is best known for her portrayal of the character Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series. She also earned vital recognition for her role in the 2009 filmBandslam.
Her acting career begun at the ages of 15, and she briefly attended Orange County High School of the Arts, followed by homeschooling with tutors
Being an actress, Vanessa Hudgens has appeared in many TV programs of the CBS including Still Standing, The Brothers García, Drake & Josh, Quintuplets and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody before landing in the R-rated coming-of-age drama Thirteen. She made her screen debut in the 2003 drama film Thirteen as Noel, a pig-tailed, good-girl classmate of Wood’s out-of-control character. She got her first starring role in the 2004 science-fiction-adventure filmThunderbirds as Tin tin.
Tapped to star as brainy good girl Gabriella Montez in High School Musical, a new, made-for-TV Disney film, Hudgens meets and eventually begins secretly dating costar Zac Efron (right). Efron, also a relative unknown, will soon become a world class teen heartthrob. “We kind of hit it off in the very beginning,” Hudgens tells CBS’s The Early Show in 2007. “He’s not a hard guy to get along with, so it’s fun.”
High School Musical becomes the top rated program in Disney Channel history with 7.7 million viewers in its first United States broadcast. The soundtrack, on which Hudgens sings lead vocals in lots of songs, becomes the top-selling album of 2006. 9 original songs make the Billboard Hot 100, including Hudgens’ “When There Was Me and You.”
Vanessa Hudgens reprised her role as Gabriella Montez in High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Her acting in the film made her win favorite movie actress in the Kids Choice Awards 2009.
In October 2010, it was announced that Hudgens will be joining the sequel to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth alongside Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson, playing Hutcherson’s love interest. The film is set to release in 2011.
Hudgens’ debut album V was launched on September 26, 2006. Her music album entered the Billboard 200 at number 24, and was later certified Gold.
In August 2007 Hudgens was named the Choice Breakout Singer – Female at the Teen Choice Awards. She won against some famous American Idolcontestants namely Katharine McPhee, Amy Winehouse, Corrine Bailey Rae and Lily Allen.
Vanessa Hudgens released her 2nd album, Identified, on July 1, 2008 in U.S.
Since 2007, Vanessa Hudgens became the spokes person for Neutrogenaproducts. Hudgens is the chosen face of Neutrogena appearing both in film and print ads. Hudgens is also promoting the brand Ecko Boys & Girls in Brazil. She is also a part of the Disney Channel Games 2006 which aired two months later.