Vanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actress and singer. Hudgens rose to prominence playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series. Hudgens has also appeared in various films and television series for the Disney Channel. She had her feature film debut in the 2003 film Thirteen, a teenage drama in which Hudgens had a supporting role. She had mainstream success following the release of the High School Musical trilogy, and her relationship with co-star Zac Efron was heavily publicized. Her appearance in the series helped make her a household name. Songs from the films also charted worldwide, with the song “Breaking Free” peaking inside the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. This led to Hudgens releasing her debut album, V, on September 26, 2006 which entered the Billboard 200 at number 24, and was later certified Gold. Her second album, Identified, was released on July 1, 2008 in the United States. Since the release of her albums and the High School Musical franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career. In 2009, she earned critical acclaim for her role in the film Bandslam. She has also appeared in the film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island alongside Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson. She later appeared in the film Spring Breakers, alongside Selena Gomez. Hudgens also appeared in the film Machete Kills, directed by Robert Rodriguez, and played the title role in the Broadway musical Gigi in 2015.
Name: Vanessa Anne Hudgens
Nickname: Nessa, V, Van, Baby V, Vanney
Date of Birth: December 14, 1988
Place of Birth: Salinas, CA
Place of Residence: New York City, NY
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5’1″ / 155 cm
Weight: 110 lbs / 50 kg
Shoe size: 7 / 37.5 (EU)
Dress size: 2 (US)
Bra size: 32A
Measurements: 33-24-34 in / 84-61-86 cm
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Facebook: Vanessa Hudgens
- Zac Efron (2005 – 2010)
- Josh Hutcherson (2011)
- Austin Butler (2011 – present)
Awards and Honors:
- Teen Choice Award (Several times)
- 2009 – Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actress
- 2010 – Sho West Award for Female Star of Tomorrow
- 2014 – Young Hollywood Awards
- Maxim’s Hot 100
Hobbies and Interests: Photography
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Sushi, chocolate
Favorite Music: Alicia Keys, Celine Dion
Favorite Perfume: Aqualina Pink Sugar
Favorite Movie: Lara Croft: The Tomb Raider, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Moulin Rouge
Favorite Book: The Four Agreements
Favorite TV Show: Degrass: The Next Generation
- Her mother is Filipino, Chinese and Latina and her father is a mix of Irish and American Indian.
- She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress.
- She started her career in show business at the young age of 8 as a singer.
- Her first kiss was in fifth grade.
- She attended the Orange County High School of the Arts, but soon she dropped out.
- She sang “Angels” by Robbie Williams at her “High School Musical” audition.
- She says she can’t whistle.
- Her favorite fast food joint is In-and-Out burger.
- She is a huge fan of horror movies.
- She has a toy poodle named Shadow, three turtles, and some fish.