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Vanessa Hudgens (born 14.12.1988)

Vanessa Hudgens is an American singer and actress. She is perhaps best known for playing Gabriella Montez in High School Musical.

Vanessa Hudgens: Childhood

Vanessa Hudgens was born in Salinas, California, to Gina and Gregory Hudgens. Her mother is an office worker and her father a firefighter. Her younger sister, Stella Hudgens, is also an actress and all of her grandparents were musicians.

As a child, Vanessa Hudgens began performing in musical theatre productions, such as Carousel, Cinderella and The Wizard of Oz.

Vanessa Hudgens: Career

Vanessa Hudgens played a small role in the 2003 film Thirteen, alongside Evan Rachel Wood. The following year, she appeared in the film version of Thunderbirds, but the film was not a success.

2005 saw Hudgens appearing in TV shows, such as Quintuplets, Drake & Josh, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Brothers Garcia. Later that year, she landed her breakthrough role; playing Gabriella Montez in High School Musical, opposite Zac Efron. The role brought her global fame and she reprised the role in 2007 in High School Musical 2 and again in 2009's High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

Later on in 2009, Hudgens also appeared in Bandslam. Her acting in the film earned her comparisons to Thandie Newton and Dorothy Parker.

At the 81st Academy Awards, Vanessa Hudgens performed a musical number, with Zac Efron, Beyonce Knowles, Hugh Jackman, Dominic Cooper and Amanda Seyfried.

Hudgens later performed voices for an episode of Robot Chicken, the animated series created by Seth Green. Also in 2009, Vanessa Hudgens was involved in Beastly - the film based on Alex Flinn's novel of the same name.

Two years later, Sucker Punch was released: an action film directed by Zack Snyder and featuring Hudgens alongside Emily Browning, Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish. Hudgens played the role of Blondie, a girl who has been institutionalised in an asylum.

Hudgens was also announced as one of the actors set to appear in the 2011 remake of Journey to the Centre of the Earth, along with Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson.

Vanessa Hudgens has also had a successful musical career, signing a contract with Hollywood Records, via whom her debut album, 'V' was released in 2006. The album was certified gold in 2007. At the end of the year, she was invited to sing for then-president, George Bush, at the National Building Museum in Washington DC.

Vanessa Hudgens: Personal Life

Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron became romantically involved around two years after they started to work on High School Musical, though their relationship ended in December 2010.



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Vanessa Hudgens And Sister Stella Hudgens Arrive At Forest Lawn Memorial Park For Preparations Of The Funeral Of Their Father Gregory Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens , Stella Hudgens - Vanessa Hudgens and sister Stella Hudgens arrive at Forest Lawn Memorial Park for preparations of the funeral of their father Gregory Hudgens at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Burbank, California, United States - Tuesday 2nd February 2016

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Vanessa Hudgens Shines In 'Grease: Live!' Just Hours After Announcing Her Father's Death


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Vanessa Hudgens took part in Fox’s special ‘Grease Live’ event on Sunday evening, just hours after announcing her father’s death. Hudgens played Rizzo in the special, the role made famous by Stockard Channing in the original film, alongside Julianne Hough as Sandy and Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko.

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens starred as Rizzo in ‘Grease Live’.

Just hours before the broadcast Hudgens announced on twitter that her beloved father Greg had lost his battle with cancer. "I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer. Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers," Hudgens wrote.

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Vanessa Hudgens And Sister Stella Hudgens Leave Sugarfish Sushi Restaurant

Vanessa Hudgens , Stella Hudgens - Vanessa Hudgens and sister Stella Hudgens leave Sugarfish sushi restaurant in Studio City - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th January 2016

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'High School Musical' Stars To Reunite For Movie's 10th Anniversary


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Can you believe it’s been ten years since we were first introduced to High School Musical? No we can’t either. But to mark a decade since the movie’s Disney Channel premiere, members of the cast have reunited for a special sit-down celebrating all things HSM which will air on Wednesday (January 20th).

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens is among the HSM cast members reuniting for the film’s 10th anniversary.

Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman have all taken part, with the reunion being filmed at a high school gym in suburban Los Angeles. But one essential cast member was missing, Zac Efron, who played Troy Bolton.

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FOX Winter TCA 2016 All-Star Party

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2016 Winter TCA Tour - FOX All-Star Party

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InStyle And Warner Bros 73rd Annual Golden Globes After Party

Vanessa Hudgens - InStyle and Warner Bros 73rd Annual Golden Globes after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, CA, Golden Globes, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 11th January 2016

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Vanessa Hudgens Reveals Her Father Has Stage 4 Cancer


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High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens has revealed that her father Greg is battling stage 4 cancer. The actress shared the sad news on Wednesday (August 19th) during an emotional speech at the Industry Dance Awards which were held in aid of cancer charity The Circle of Hope.

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"Last year, my boyfriend, Austin, lost his mom, Lori, to cancer, and my dad has just been recently diagnosed with stage four cancer," Hudgens told the audience. "Let me tell you, I hate cancer. I hate cancer with every cell of my being.”

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Vanessa Hudgens Supported Selena Gomez At Met Gala: 'We Didn't Try To Avoid Justin Bieber'


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Vanessa Hudgens supported Selena Gomez at the Met Gala earlier this month when there was a chance Gomez may have bumped into her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber. 26-year-old Hudgens revealed she hadn't specifically intervened in ensuring Gomez avoided Bieber but had been there for her best friend throughout the event.

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Read More: Julianne Hough & Vanessa Hudgens Will Play Sandy & Rizzo in Fox's Grease: Live.

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Julianne Hough & Vanessa Hudgens Will Play Sandy & Rizzo In Fox's 'Grease: Live'


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Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens are set to star in a live version of the musical Grease. Fox made the casting announcement on Saturday (17th January) at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California.

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Julianne Hough is set to star in Grease: Live.

Read More: TCA Press Tour: Lea Michele to Star in Fox's Scream Queens.

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Lea Michele To Star In Fox's Upcoming Comedy-Horror Anthology Series 'Scream Queens'


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Lea Michele is set to star in Fox's upcoming comedy-horror anthology, Scream Queens. The upcoming anthology, from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, will premiere in autumn 2015. The first season will consist of 15 hour long episodes with the plot centring on a series of murders on a college campus, according to Billboard

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Lea Michele will star in Scream Queens.

Read More: Ryan Murphy to Create Yet Another FX Anthology Series, American Crime Story, Focussing On O.J. Simpson Trial.

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Vanessa Hudgens Is Quite The Lady In Broadway's 'Gigi'


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Audrey Hepburn is a hard act to follow for anyone, but former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens proves she's more than capable in a remarkable transformation in a preview for the upcoming Broadway re-run of 'Gigi'.

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Vanessa Hudgens at the preview of Broadway's Gigi Credit: Neilson Barnard at Getty Images Entertainment

Hudgens has been making a big impression on the movie industry in recent months, swapping her 'High School Musical' role for the more grown-up likes of 'Sucker Punch', 'Spring Breakers' and, most breathtakingly, the harrowing teen drama 'Gimme Shelter'. But now she's tackling the theater once again, taking on Hepburn's landmark stage role as the title character in 1973 Paris musical 'Gigi'.

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Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens & Mary-Kate Olsen Reportedly Latest Victims Of Nude Photo Leak Scandal


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The FBI may be hot on the trail of the hackers (or so we hope) but that hasn't stopped what appears to be the perpetrators of 'The Fappening' from leaking yet more nude celebrity photographs.

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Kim Kardashian has reportedly become a victim of the hackers. 

Read More: Kaley Cuoco Made 'A Joke' Out Of 'The Fappening' Nude Photo Leaks.

Continue reading: Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens & Mary-Kate Olsen Reportedly Latest Victims Of Nude Photo Leak Scandal

Vanessa Hudgens Brands Boyfriend Austin Butler The "Love Of My Life" In Sweet Message


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Vanessa Hudges is definitely over her ex-love, and 'High School Musical' co-star, Zac Efron as she seems to be head over heels for her acting boyfriend Austin Butler, and to celebrate his 23rd birthday, the actress branded him the "love of my life."

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Hudgens is definitely in love with Butler

The 25 year-old beauty shared a heartfelt message, via Tumblr, addressed to Butler alongside a photograph of the pair posing in black sunglasses. "Yesterday was the love of my life's birthday.

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Vanessa Hudgens

Date of birth

14th December, 1988

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.55




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