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Vanessa Hudgens is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen, Hudgens rose to prominence portraying Gabriella Montez in the  High School Musical film series, which brought her significant mainstream success. The success of the first film led to Hudgens acquiring a recording contract with  Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V and Identified. In addition to High School Musical, Hudgens has also appeared in various films and television series for the Disney Channel.

Birth Name

Vanessa Anne Hudgens

Nickname

Nessa, V, Van, Baby V, Vanney

Profession

Actress, Singer

Genres

Pop, R&B

Instruments

Vocals

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Vanessa Hudgens was born on December 14, 1988 in Salinas, California, United States.

Age

She is currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Nationality

American

Ethnicity

She is half Filipino and half American.

Religion

Roman Catholicism

Education

As her singing career was started at the age of 8, she has not studied much. But, she briefly attended Orange County High School of the Arts, followed by homeschooling with tutors.

Family Details

  • Father – Greg Hudgens (Firefighter)
  • Mother – Gina Guangco (née Guangco)
  • Siblings – Stella Hudgens (Younger Sister)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Vanessa Hudgens dated –

  • Drake (2005) – Vanessa was RUMOred to be with Drake in 2005. She appeared on Drake’s show, which was “Drake & Josh.” Then, she took her n*de pictures and sent them to Drake. On being asked, Drake told that he didn’t get any of her pics. But, this news became hot when her pics hit the internet.
  • Zac Efron (2005-2010) – Vanessa and Zac performed together in the High School Musical series. Their relationship has went from ON screen to OFF screen as well, which started in September 2005. They dated for over 5 years until December 2010. They had a safe bonding without any drama or cheating scandal.
  • Josh Hutcherson (2011) – They first met in 2011 while filming for the 2012 movie Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The duo dated from January 2011 to September 2011.

  • Austin Butler (2011-Present) – Austin and Vanessa were first seen in September 2011 at a milkshake joint followed by a red carpet event. They were seen kissing at LAX nightclub in December. They are still dating each other.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 1 inches
  • In centimeters – 155 cm
  • In meters – 1.55 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 50 kg
  • In Pounds – 110 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-24-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32A

Body Build

Slim

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Dress Size

Her dress size is 3 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

She is best known for portraying the role of Gabriella Montez in High School Musical starting from 2006 and its related sequels in the year 2007 and 2008.

Film Debut

In 2003, American drama film Thirteen is her first film, in which she portrayed the role of Noel.

Album Debut

Vanessa’s first album was titled released on September 26, 2006, under the label “Hollywood”. There are a total of 12 tracks in this studio album of hers.

Television Debut

In 2002, she got a chance to appear in American sitcom television series Still Standing. She did the role of Tiffany when she appeared in episode #4 of season 1 titled “Still Rocking”.

Brand Endorsements

Vanessa has been affiliated with Neutrogenia. In 2008, she was the featured celebrity for Sear’s back-to-school campaign. She served as spokesperson for Marc Ecko products for two years from 2007.

Distinctive Features

  • Very dark eyes
  • Long dark hair

Awards & Nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2006 Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress – Television High School Musical Nominated
Choice TV Chemistry High School Musical Won
Choice TV Breakout Star High School Musical Nominated
2007 Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female N/A Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress High School Musical Nominated
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice Hottie N/A Won
2009 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress High School Musical 3: Senior Year Won
Breakthrough Female Performance High School Musical 3: Senior Year Nominated
Best Kiss High School Musical 3: Senior Year Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance High School Musical 3: Senior Year Nominated
High School Musical 3: Senior Year Nominated
Choice Hottie N/A Nominated
2010 ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow N/A Won
Australian Kids’ Choice Awards Cutest Couple High School Musical 3: Senior Year Won
2011 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Movie Star Under 25 N/A Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet Fashion Icon – Female N/A Nominated
Choice Movie: Liplock Beastly Nominated
2012 Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Nominated
Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Nominated
Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent Spring Breakers Nominated
2014 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Spring Breakers Nominated
Trendsetter Award N/A Won
2017 Teen Choice Awards “See Her” Award N/A Won

Vanessa Hudgens Favorite

  • Favorite Movies – Thirteen (2003), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  • Favorite Color – Red
  • Favorite Fashion Idols – Natalie Wood
  • Favorite Music Genre – Rock
  • Favorite Singers – Alicia Keys, Celine Dion
  • Favorite Song to perform in Concert – Let’s Dance
  • Favorite Hobby – Photography
  • Favorite Food – Chocolate, sushi
  • Favorite TV Program – Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001-)

Vanessa Hudgens Net Worth

Vanessa Hudgens’s net worth has accumulated to approximately $15 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vanessa Hudgens

  • Vanessa’s father was a firefighter while her mother held a succession of office jobs.
  • She started her career at the age of 8 by singing in local theaters and appearing in productions like Carousel, Cinderella and others.
  • Vanessa had desired to study business in the college.
  • Once, she had a thought to audition in the famous TV show “American Idol”.
  • In 2005, Hudgens was cast as Gabriella Montez, one of the lead roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical.
  • In 2007, work on the second film in the High School Musical series began, and Hudgens was confirmed to be returning for the sequel.
  • In 2007, Hudgens began work on her second studio album, partly due to the success of the High School Musical franchise.
  • In October 2010, Hudgens joined the cast of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), the sequel to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth, alongside Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson, playing Hutcherson’s love interest.
  • In April 2011, it was reported that she would star in Gimme Shelter with Brendan Fraser, a film written and directed by Ron Krauss.
  • In November 2011, Hudgens announced on her official website that she would be starring with Selena Gomez and James Franco in Spring Breakers.
  • In January 31, 2016, Hudgens starred in the role of Rizzo in Grease: Live, Fox’s live broadcast based on the original Broadway musical.
  • In May 2016, Hudgens paid $1,000 in restitution for damage of U.S. Forest Service  property by carving initials within a heart on a rock in the Coconino National Forest and displaying it on her personal Instagram feed.
  • Visit her official website @ vanessahudgensofficial.com.
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