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Vanessa Hudgens Biography

Aug 21, 2007

Birthday: December 14, 1988
Birthplace: Salinas, California

Vanessa Hudgens may still be just a teenager, but she's already captured the hearts of millions of fans (not to mention Zac Efron!). We're taking a look at this rising star!

A Star Is Born

Vanessa Anne Hudgens' multi-racial family is made up of her Irish and Native American father Greg, her Filipino and Chinese mother Gina and her younger sister Stella, who is also an actress. When Vanessa was eight years old, she began acting in local theater. She appeared in such classic plays as Carousel, The King and I, and The Wizard of Oz.

Vanessa Hudgens BiographyVanessa Hudgens Biography

Small Screen Success

Vanessa and her family moved to Los Angeles after she won a role in a television commercial. From there, Vanessa Hudgens landed roles on Still Standing, Quintuplets and Thunderbirds. She also snagged the role of Noel in the critically acclaimed teen movie Thirteen, alongside Evan Rachel Wood and Holly Hunter. Little did she know that an unassuming [KWLINK ]TV movie[/KWLINK] was about to make her career.

High School Hijinks

Although Vanessa never went to high school herself (she was home schooled), her role as Gabriella Montez in High School Musical made her a household name. She has since reprised the role in High School Musical 2 and is expected back for High School Musical 3, due out in 2008. She also launched her debut album, V, in September 2006, which has sold more than 500,000 copies.

The cast of High School MusicalThe cast of High School Musical

Did U Know?

  • Vanessa is a spokesmodel for Neutrogena.
  • Vanessa is dating her High School Musical love interest, Zac Efron, in real life.
  • Both sets of Vanessa's grandparents were musicians.
  • Vanessa toured with the Cheetah Girls while promoting her album, V.

Vanessa Hudgens in a Neutrogena commericalVanessa Hudgens in a Neutrogena commerical

Vanessa Hudgens Says...

"This sounds so stupid - but I always dreamed of being a prom queen. That's the only thing that I kind of missed. I missed the whole high school opportunity because I've been home schooled since I was in seventh grade."

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