Vanessa Hudgens is anis an American actress, voiceover artist, stage actress, producer, and singer who became popular with her role as Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series.
Vanessa was born on 14 december,1988 in Salinas, California. Her full name is Vanessa Anne Hudgens. Her father Gregory Hudgens was a firefighter and mother Gina. Her father died of cancer in February 2016. She has a young sister, Stella, who is also an actress. Her grandparents were musicians. She completed her schooling from Orange Country School of Arts. After schooling, she did her graduation from Guajome Park Academy for making her debut in the acting field.
In year 1998, she appeared in local productions of Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, The Music Man and Cinderella. At the age of 15 she started her career. In year 2002, she selected for first acting role in an episode Still standing arising on CBS. Later that year, she starred as guest in the episode of the series Robbery Homicide Division. Next she appeared in drama film Thirteen in supporting role of Noel. The film received positive critical reviews. In year 2004, she landed a role in science fiction adventure film Thunderbirds. In year 2006, she played lead role in the Disney channel Original movie High School Musical, played the role of Gabriella Montez. Hudgens returned to the role of Gabriella in High School Musical 2 in 2007. The premiere drew 17.2 million people in the United States, nearly ten million more than the previous instalment, making it the most-watched Disney Channel Original Movie of all time.Her second album, ‘Identified,’ was released on July 1, 2008, but it was a commercial failure. Vanessa then ended her relationship with ‘Hollywood Records.’ On October 24, 2008, the film ‘High School Musical 3’ was released. It was a tremendous smash in the United States, debuting at number one. Vanessa took a hiatus from professional singing after the film’s premiere to concentrate on her acting career. ‘Bandslam,’ her next film, garnered mixed reviews, but critics applauded her acting. ‘Rent,’ a musical directed by Neil Patrick Harris, was her return to theatre productions.Her film ‘Beastly’ was released on March 4, 2011. Alex Pettyfer and Mary-Kate Olsen also starred in the film. The film did not earn favourable reviews from critics. The film ‘Sucker Punch’ was released on March 25, 2011. On June 28, a DVD and Blu-ray version featuring 18 additional minutes of animated scenes was released.
Vanessa’s next film, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” was released in 2012. Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson also starred in the picture, which got mixed reviews.
Her film ‘Spring Breakers’ was released in the United States on March 22, 2013. Vanessa appeared alongside stars Selena Gomez, James Franco, and Ashley Benson in this film. The film was based on adolescent drug addiction, sexual exploits, and violence. The film ‘The Frozen Ground’ was released in the United States on August 23, 2013. Vanessa collaborated with Nicholas Cage and John Cusack in the film. She also appeared in films including “Machete Kills” and “Gimme Shelter,” both of which were released in 2013. ‘Powerless,’ a short-lived sitcom on the NBC network, starred her in 2017. On the 14th season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ she also participated as a judge. She appeared in the film ‘Princess Switch’ in 2018.She co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in the comedy film Second act in December, 2018. In November she starred in Netflix film The Knight Before Christmas. In 2020, she appeared in the Bad Boys for Life. She also starred and produced the 2020 sequel The Princess Switch:Switched Again. In 2021, she appeared in the Netflix film adaption of the musical Tick, Tick… Boom!.
Vanessa Hudgens is a short stature woman with a mere height of 5 feet 1 inches , making her perfect for portraying teenage roles on the big screen. She weighs about 50 kg or 110 pounds and follows intermittent fasting to stay in shape. Vanessa Hudgens is a fitness enthusiast. Her activity includes kettlebell training, yoga, and Pilates.
Vanessa Hudgens’s dating streak started at a young age; she was rumored to be dating Drake Bell in 2005, with whom she has shared some intimate pictures, which were leaked over the internet. Another celebrity who has shared a significant share of her past is Zac Efron, who has dated from 2005 to 2010.
In 2011, Vanessa Hudgens started dating Austin Butler, and they were seen together on several occasions. This is the longest relationship she had been in her life, and after nine years, the couple separated because of long-distance issues.In 2020, Vanessa Hudgens started dating the famous baseball player Cole Tucker as they were seen together on a date night in Los Angeles. This relationship was confirmed by Vanessa herself on Instagram when she shared their pictures and declared it to be official on Valentine’s Day.
Vanessa Hudgens’ net worth is expected to reach $16 million in 2021. She made her fortune working in theaters and exhibiting her acting, singing, and dancing abilities in a number of commercial films and television shows. She’s also a spokesperson for Neutrogena and Sears’ Arrive.