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Zac Efron is an American actor. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s and rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical franchise. During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray and the comedy film 17 Again. He has since appeared in the films New Year’s Eve, The Lucky One, The Paperboy, Neighbors, Dirty Grandpa, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Baywatch, The Greatest Showman and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

Birth Name

Zachary David Alexander Efron

Nickname

Zefron, Zaccy

Profession

Actor, Singer

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Zac Efron was born on October 18, 1987, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

Age

He’s currently 31 years old.

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

White

His ancestry is Ashkenazi Jewish, English, German and Scottish.

Religion

Agnostic

Education

Zac completed her schooling from Arroyo Grande High School in 2006. He, then, went to the University of Southern California for some time. But, then decided to pursue an acting career. Zac also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Santa Maria, California to get acting training.

Family Details

  • Father – David Efron (Electrical Engineer at a power station)
  • Mother – Starla Baskett (Secretary at the same power plant)
  • Siblings – Dylan Efron (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Harold Efron (Paternal Grandfather), Dorothy Rhe Karcher (Paternal Grandmother), Robert Harold Baskett (Maternal Grandfather), June Helene Glidden (Maternal Grandmother)

Marital Status

Single

Girlfriend / Spouse

Zac Efron has dated –

  • Vanessa Hudgens (2005-2010) – Vanessa and Zac performed in the High School Musical series. Their relationship 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.
  • Lily Collins (Feb 2012 – June 2012; October 2013-December 2013) – American actress, Lily Collins dated Zac Efron for a short period of time until June 2012. Despite his best efforts to dodge from media, he was believed to be together with Lily. The relationship soon saw an end in mid-2012. But, again in October 2013, the duo were seen holding hands, when going for a movie. They finally separated at the end of 2013.
  • Maika Monroe (2012) – While working in the 2012 movie At Any Price, actors Zac and Maika Monroe developed a warm relationship which went off screen as well in 2012.
  • Halston Sage (2014) – Nearing April-May 2014, the actors were RUMORed to be dating each other.
  • Michelle Rodriguez (2014) – From June 2014 to August 2014, the actors Zac and Michelle Rodriguez dated each other.
  • Sami Miro (2014-2016) – In September 2014, Zac started dating Sami Carter Oberstone (better known as Sami Miro). It was confirmed by US Magazine. She is not an actress but a professional model, who was working at Demand Media Studios when they started dating in September 2014. The couple separated in April 2016.

  • Alexandra Daddario (2017) – From May to August 2017, actors Alexandra Daddario and Zac were rumored to be dating with each other after they appeared on the 2017 action comedy film Baywatch.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 75 kg
  • In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 44-16-34
  • Chest  – 44 inches
  • Biceps – 16 inches
  • Waist – 34 inches

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

His films done in 2006, 2007 and 2008 year after year. This movie was “High School Musical” series. He portrayed the role of Troy Bolton and achieved a number of awards for this movie.

Film Debut

Zac Efron landed his first starring role as Stuart Wasser in the 2003 film Melinda’s World. the film is based on the novel of the same name by Marianne Kennedy.

Television Debut

Zac started his television career with a guest role in the TV series Firefly. He played Young Simon Tam in the episode titled Safe.

Singing Debut

Zac Efron has contributed in soundtracks in his own films. He has not released any album, though. Efron’s contribution is in the 2007 film “Hairspray” and 2006-2008 film series “High School Musical”. Zac was also nominated for the High School Musical 3 for “Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Album – Soundtrack” award.

Brand Endorsements

He was the face of Philippine clothing brand Penshoppe in 2012.

Awards & Nominations

Award Year of Ceremony Category Nominee/Work Result
ASTRA Awards 2008 Favourite International Personality or Actor High School Musical 2 Nominated
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2008 Best Acting Ensemble Hairspray Won
Best Comedy Nominated
Best Family Film Nominated
Best Song
for “Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)”
Nominated
CinemaCon 2016 Comedy Star of the Year Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Won
Gold Derby Awards 2007 Best Ensemble Cast Hairspray Nominated
Golden Raspberry Awards 2012 Worst Screen Ensemble New Year’s Eve Nominated
2018 Worst Actor Baywatch Nominated
Hollywood Film Awards 2007 Ensemble Acting of the Year – Musical/Comedy Hairspray Nominated
MTV Movie Awards 2008 Best Breakthrough Performance Hairspray Won
2009 Best Male Performance High School Musical 3: Senior Year Won
Best Kiss Nominated
2010 Best Male Performance 17 Again Nominated
2011 Best Male Performance Charlie St. Cloud Nominated
2014 Best Shirtless Performance That Awkward Moment Won
2015 Best On-Screen Duo Neighbors Won
Best Shirtless Performance Won
Best Fight Nominated
Best Musical Moment Nominated
2017 Best Kiss Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Nominated
Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards 2007 Fave Movie Star Hairspray Won
2009 Fave Movie Star 17 Again Won
2010 Cutest Couple N/A Won
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2010 Favorite Movie Actor 17 Again Nominated
Nickelodeon UK Kids’ Choice Awards 2007 Best TV Actor High School Musical Won
Online Film and Television Awards 2008 Best Original Song
for “Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)”
Hairspray Nominated
Best Adapted Song
for “You Can’t Stop the Beat”
Nominated
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2008 Best Ensemble Cast Hairspray Won
People’s Choice Awards 2008 Favorite Song from a Soundtrack
for “You Can’t Stop the Beat”
Hairspray Won
2009 Favorite Star Under 35 N/A Nominated
2011 Favorite Movie Star Under 25 N/A Won
2013 Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor The Lucky One Won
2015 Favorite Comedic Movie Actor Neighbors Nominated
2017 Favorite Comedic Movie Actor Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Hairspray Nominated
ShoWest Convention 2009 Breakthrough Performer of the Year High School Musical 3: Senior Year Won
Teen Choice Awards 2006 Choice Breakout TV Star High School Musical Won
Choice TV Chemistry Won
2007 Choice Male Hottie N/A Won
2008 Choice Male Hottie N/A Nominated
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon – Male N/A Nominated
2009 Choice Comedy Movie Actor 17 Again Won
Choice Music/Dance Movie Actor High School Musical 3: Senior Year Won
Choice Movie Rockstar Moment 17 Again Won
Choice Movie Liplock High School Musical 3: Senior Year Nominated
Choice Male Hottie N/A Nominated
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon – Male N/A Nominated
2010 Choice Summer Movie Actor Charlie St. Cloud Nominated
Choice Male Hottie N/A Nominated
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon – Male N/A Nominated
Choice Smile N/A Nominated
2011 Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon – Male N/A Won
2012 Choice Drama Movie Actor The Lucky One Won
Choice Romance Movie Actor Won
Choice Movie Voice The Lorax Nominated
Choice Movie Liplock The Lucky One Nominated
2014 Choice Male Hottie N/A Nominated
2016 Choice Comedy Movie Actor Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Won
Choice Movie Hissy Fit Nominated
2017 Choice Comedy Movie Actor Baywatch Won
Choice MovieShip Nominated
2018 Choice Drama Movie Actor The Greatest Showman Won
Choice MovieShip Won
Choice Collaboration Won
Choice Liplock
(shared with Zendaya)
Nominated
Choice Male Hottie N/A Nominated
Young Artist Awards 2005 Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Supporting Young Actor Miracle Run Nominated
2007 Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor High School Musical Nominated
Young Hollywood Awards 2014 Best Cast Chemistry – Film Neighbors Nominated
Best Threesome Nominated
Best Threesome That Awkward Moment Nominated

Zac Efron Favorites

  • Favorite Band – The Wallflowers
  • Favorite Movie – The Goonies (1985)
  • Favorite People – Liza Minnelli (Fashion Idol), Kobe Bryant, Jessica Alba, Johnny Depp
  • Favorite Songs – Anything But Country
  • Favorite Books – Busting Vegas (by Ben Mezrich), Robinson Crusoe (by Daniel Defoe)
  • Favorite Place – San Francisco, California
  • Favorite Color – Blue
  • Favorite Food – Orange Chicken, Sushi, Wheat Thins, Exotic Foods
  • Favorite TV Programs – Rocko’s Modern Life (1993-1996), Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (2003-), American Idol (2002- Present), The Wiggles (2001- Present)

Zac Efron Net worth

Zac Efron has a total net worth of $25 million dollars as of 2019. He has several properties in possession including the $1 million dollar house in Los Angeles and the $3.9 million dollar luxury house in Hollywood Hills among others. He owns an Audi S5, an Audi S6 and a Porsche Cayenne.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Zac Efron

  • He started acting in theatre productions at the age of eleven. He apparently worked at The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, where he took singing lessons.
  • His lead role as Troy Bolton in the 2006 teen musical television film High School Musical was a huge turning point in his acting career. He became popular among the teenage audiences for his contributions as an actor and singer in the series. The film’s soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum, making it one of the best-selling albums of the year in the United States.
  • Zac has many pets – Australian Shepherd (Dog – Dreamer), Australian Shepherd (Dog – Puppy from 2007-2008), Siamese cat (Cat – Simon).
  • He has reprised the role in the second and third installment of the films series in 2007 and 2008.
  • He appeared on no. 92 in Forbes Celebrity 100 List in 2008, with estimated earnings of $5.8 million.
  • Efron was on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2008 at number 92, with estimated earnings of $5.8 million from June 2007 to June 2008.
  • In April 2009, his personal wealth equaled about $10 million.
  • In May 2015, Efron’s net worth was $18 million.
  • He is a huge fan of the Baseball team, San Francisco Giants.
  • He has been sober since June 2013.
  • He credits Johnny Depp as his acting idol.
  • Efron sought treatment in early 2013 after struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse.
  • In 2019, Efron played a drug-addled libertine in the Harmony Korine film The Beach Bum, opposite star Matthew McConaughey.
  • Visit his official website @ zacefron.com.
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