Vanessa Hudgens is an American actor and singer, best known for playing ‘Gabriella Montez’ in the popular ‘High School Musical’ trilogy. Most of her childhood was spent traveling, which made it difficult for her to receive a standard education at school. Her grandparents were musicians and inspired her to sing and perform in musical theatres from a very young age. After a couple of years of experience, she began giving auditions for commercials and TV shows.
In her career so far, she has starred in many movies alongside some of the major stars of the industry. For a brief period, she took a break from professional singing to focus on her acting career. Later on, she announced that she would be recording new songs and albums. She actively participates in many charitable activities around the world. Like many other young and rich celebrities, she’s had her share of controversies. Let’s know more about her through this article.
Who is Vanessa Hudgens’ Ex-boyfriend, Austin Butler?
What is Vanessa Hudgens famous for?
- An American actor and singer.
- Her role as Gabriella Montez in the popular High School Musical trilogy.
How old is Vanessa Hudgens?
Recalling her early life, Vanessa was born in Salinas, California in the year 1988. Currently, she aged 31 years old. She moved with her family along the West Coast for her mother’s, Gina Guangco, work. Her father, Gregory Hudgens, was a firefighter. She and her sister, Stella was raised Roman Catholic and attended Orange County High School of the Arts. She began acting in school at the age of eight. She and her sister were home-schooled after they began their acting careers.
When did Vanessa Hudgens begin her acting career?
- Moving towards her career, Vanessa made her TV debut, appearing briefly on the ‘CBS’ sitcom ‘Still Standing.’ This was followed by another brief appearance in the ‘Robbery Homicide Division.’
- In 2003, she made her film debut with the movie ‘Thirteen.’ The movie received positive reviews. In 2004, her second movie ‘Thunderbirds’ was released. The movie, however, failed to make an impact at the box office.
- The movie ‘High School Musical’ came out in 2006 and made Vanessa, Zac Efron, and Ashley Tisdale famous. It was the second most-watched movie in the US and UK that year. Even its soundtrack peaked at number one on the ‘Billboard Hot 200’ list.
- She signed a contract with ‘Hollywood Records.’ On September 26, 2006, she released her debut album titled ‘V.’
- In 2007, her film ‘High School Musical 2’ was released, and it was an even bigger hit than its prequel. It won the ‘So Hot Right Now’ award at the ‘Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards.’
- On July 1, 2008, she released her second album titled ‘Identified’ which failed commercially. After this, Vanessa parted ways with ‘Hollywood Records.’
- The film ‘High School Musical 3’ came out on October 24, 2008. It was a huge hit and debuted at number one in the US. After the movie’s release, Vanessa took a break from professional singing to focus on her acting career.
- Her next movie ‘Bandslam’ received mediocre ratings, but the critics praised her performance. She returned to theater productions through a musical titled ‘Rent,’ which was directed by Neil Patrick Harris.
- On March 4, 2011, her film ‘Beastly’ was released. The movie also starred Alex Pettyfer and Mary-Kate Olsen. The movie failed to receive positive reviews from critics.
- On March 25, 2011, the film ‘Sucker Punch’ came out. Its DVD and Blu-ray version was released on June 28 with 18 extra minutes of animated scenes.
- In 2012, Vanessa’s next movie ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ was released. The film also starred Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson and received mixed reviews.
- On March 22, 2013, her film ‘Spring Breakers’ was released in the USA. In this movie, Vanessa shared the screen with actors like Selena Gomez, James Franco, and Ashley Benson. The movie was based on drug use, sexual escapades, and violence amongst teenagers.
- The film ‘The Frozen Ground’ was released on August 23, 2013, in the USA. In the movie, Vanessa worked with the likes of Nicholas Cage and John Cusack. She also acted in movies, such as ‘Machete Kills’ and ‘Gimme Shelter,’ which were also released in 2013.
- In 2017, she was seen in ‘NBC’ network’s short-lived comedy ‘Powerless.’ She also served as a judge on the 14th season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’ In 2018, she acted in the movie ‘Princess Switch.’
- She starred in another Fox live musical presentation, Rent: Live, like Maureen Johnson, in January 2019. In November 2019, she starred in and served as an executive producer on the Netflix film The Knight Before Christmas.
- She appeared in the third entry in the Bad Boys franchise, Bad Boys for Life, in January 2020. She will also star in and executive produces the upcoming 2020 sequel The Princess Switch: Switched Again, portraying an additional third role. She has committed to starring in a Netflix film adaption of the musical Tick, Tick… Boom!, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Who Is Vanessa Hudgens dating?
Reflecting on her personal life, Vanessa had a five-year relationship with High School Musical co-star Zac Efron. The pair’s relationship ended in 2010. She was fined a thousand dollars in 2016 for carving her name and that of a long-term boyfriend, Austin Butler in a rock at Coconino National Park. She was involved in two phone hacking scandals.
In 2007 pictures of her posing nude were leaked on the internet. More naked photos were leaked online in 2009. She sued the website www.moejackson.com for posting the photos.
How much is Vanessa Hudgens worth?
Being an actress and singer, Vanessa earns a decent amount of money and popularity through her profession in the field of the entertainment industry. Based on some online reports, her estimated net worth said to be $14 million at present. However, her salary is yet to be disclosed.
How tall is Vanessa Hudgens?
Observing her body physics, Vanessa stands a height of 5 feet 1 inch and weighs around 50 Kg. Similarly, she has an average body with a body measurement of 34-24-34 inches. He used 34B bra size and 2 (US) dress sizes. Further, her eye color is dark brown and hair color is black.