Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Ann Hudgens was born on December 14, 1988, in Salinas, California. She was raised along the West Coast and is known as an actress and pop singer. She is best known for her role as Gabriella Montez in the “High School Musical” film series that came out between 2006 and 2008. Her success with the films led her to sign a recording deal with Hollywood Records where she released two studio albums. She has appeared in various films and recorded a lot of music since then.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Vanessa Anne Hudgens

Nickname:

Baby V

Birth date:

December 14, 1988

Age:

35

Zodiac Sign:

Sagittarius

Height:

5' 1"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$18 million

Vanessa's Social Media:

Background

Vanessa Ann Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her mother, Gina, was an office worker and her father, Gregory, was a firefighter. She has a younger sister, Stella, who is also an actress and they were raised Catholic by their parents.

Hudgens had her film debut in 2003 in a film titled “Thirteen,” but she is best known for her role as Gabriella Montez in the “High School Musical” film series that came out between 2006 and 2008. Her success with the films led her to sign a recording deal with Hollywood Records where she released two studio albums, “V” in 2006 and “Identified” in 2008. Since the release of her studio albums and the “High School Musical” franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career. She appeared in the films “Bandslam” in 2009, “Beastly” and “Sucker Punch” in 2011, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and “Spring Breakers” in 2012, “Second Act” in 2018, “Bad Boys for Life” in 2020, and “Tick, Tick…Boom!” in 2021. She has also starred in a few Netflix movies, such as “The Princess Switch” and its sequels in 2018, 2020, and 2021, as well as “The Knight Before Christmas” in 2019, which she co-produced. Hudgens played the role of Emily Locke in the N.B.C. series “Powerless” in 2017. She also played a role on Broadway as Gigi in the musical “Gigi” in 2015 and had two roles in two of Fox’s live musical productions: one in “Grease: Live” in 2016 and one in “Rent: Live” in 2019.

Hudgens has won various awards for her acting performances, including a Broadway World Washington D.C. Award for ‘Best Actress in a Musical — Large Professional Theater’ in 2018, and a Blackbird Vineyards Visionary Award at the Napa Valley Film Festival in 2019.

Vanessa Hudgens Movies

Movie

Year

Role

Entergalactic2022Karina
The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star2021Fiona Pembroke, Queen Margaret, Stacy
tick, tick…Boom2021Karessa
My Little Pony: A New Generation2021Sunny Starscout
Asking for It2021Beatrice
The Princess Switch: Switched Again2020Fiona Pembroke, Queen Margaret, Stacy
Bad Boys For Life2020Kelly
The Knight Before Christmas2019Brooke
Rent: Live2019Maureen Johnson
Polar2019Camille
Second Act2018Zoe
The Princess Switch2018Stacy, Lady Margaret
Dog Days2018Tara
Grease Live!2016Betty Rizzo
Freaks Of Nature2015Lorelei
Gimme Shelter2013Agnes ‘Apple’ Bailey
Machete Kills2013Cereza
The Frozen Ground2013Cindy Paulson
Spring Breakers2012Candy
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island2012Kailani
Sucker Punch2011Blondie
Beastly2011Lindy
Bandslam2009Sa5m
High School Musical 3: Senior Year2008Gabriella Montez
High School Musical 22007Gabriella Montez
High School Musical2006Gabriella Montez
Thunderbirds2004Tintin
Thirteen2003Noel

Career timeline

2003
Her Film Debut

Vanessa Hudgens stars in her film debut in “Thirteen.”

2006
Her Big Break

She stars in “High School Musical” and this becomes her big break in film.

2018
“The Princess Switch”

Hudgens stars in the well-received Christmas film, “The Princess Switch.”

2019
Her Visionary Award

She wins the Blackbird Vineyards Visionary Award at the Napa Valley Film Festival in 2019.

Why We Love Vanessa Hudgens

  1. Her career

    Vanessa Hudgens has an impressive acting career. She is a hustler and continues to entertain her loyal fans to this day. Her hard work and dedication to her craft are very inspiring!

  2. She is charitable

    Hudgens is very passionate about charity. She often volunteers for charities and events, including events hosted by Best Buddies International, Lollipop Theater Network, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

  3. Her style

    Hudgens is known for her Boho-chic fashion which she shows off at Coachella every year. She is also very chic and her red carpet looks are always to die for.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Her family history

    All of Vanessa Hudgens’s grandparents were musicians, so music is in her blood.

  2. Her job title

    Despite being known as a pop singer, Hudgens has only ever released two studio albums and prefers acting.

  3. Her skills

    Hudgens is a very skilled actress and has starred in productions ranging from film, T.V., and stage.

  4. She loves Coachella

    Hudgens attends this popular festival almost every year.

  5. She’s athletic

    Not only does she have a sportswear line, but Hudgens also has a workout collection with Avia.

Vanessa Hudgens FAQs

Is Vanessa Hudgens married to Zac Efron?

No, but they dated in the 2000s during their time together on “High School Musical.”

Does Vanessa Hudgens have children?

No, she doesn’t have any children.

Does Vanessa Hudgens have a twin?

No, but she played one in “The Princess Switch” franchise.

Does Vanessa Hudgens have a boyfriend?

She has been dating baseball player Cole Tucker since the end of 2020 and officially announced their relationship on Instagram in February 2021.

What is Vanessa Hudgens' ethnicity?

Vanessa Hudgens has mixed ethnicity. Her mother is Filipina, and her father was of Irish, Native American, and French descent.

Vanessa Hudgens’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2023December 14Thursday
2024December 14Saturday
2025December 14Sunday
2026December 14Monday
2027December 14Tuesday

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