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.
Vanessa Hudgens, in a recent interview, explained how she had supported Selena Gomez at the Met Gala when there was a possibility Gomez would see her ex, Justin Bieber.
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.
Vanessa Hudgens heading to the Met Gala earlier this month.
Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens will star in Fox's 'Grease: Live', due to be broadcast in January 2016.
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.
Julianne Hough is set to star in Grease: Live.
Fox has announced the cast for their new upcoming series 'Scream Queens'.
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.
Lea Michele will star in Scream Queens.
Making her Broadway debut is Vanessa Hudgens in 50s musical 'Gigi'.
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'.
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'.
Continue reading: Vanessa Hudgens Is Quite The Lady In Broadway's 'Gigi'
More nude photographs reportedly of another group of female celebrities have been leaked online. The latest victims of what appears to be the same group of hackers as the August leak include Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Avril Lavigne and Mary-Kate Olsen.
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.
Kim Kardashian has reportedly become a victim of the hackers.
Kaley Cuoco used humour in order to deal with the leak of her nude photos.
Kaley Cuoco, whilst appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, explained how she dealt with her leaked nude photos.
Kaley Cuoco at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in August 2014.
Continue reading: Kaley Cuoco Made 'A Joke' Out Of 'The Fappening' Nude Photo Leaks
The 25 year-old actress wanted to share her affection for her acting boyfriend on his 23rd birthday.
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."
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.
Kris Jenner isn't the only celebrity who has had a personal social media account hacked in to (although her hacker may have the best sense of humour).
In perhaps our favorite recent news story, Kris Jenner, matriarch and momager of the Kardashian Klan, had her Instagram account hacked. So, what did the sneaky hacker post? Were they a string of well-crafted witty parody posts, which saw ‘Kris’ acknowledge her reputation as a bit of a hard ass who will do anything to make her daughters famous? Errr, sort of, apart from the clever, well-crafted bit.
Kris Jenner's Twitter account was hacked into, she has since regained control of the account
One of the posts read: “So this happened today. Shout out to all my followers. I don’t like Kanye West. I just pretend I do so my daughters can make a profit. I can’t stand Kanye and I hate Karim…that’s French Montana. Anywho the first to #IhateKanye will get a follow.”
Continue reading: Kris Jenner Instagram Hacker Tries To Make '#IhateKanye' Happen
Pussy Riot may be involved in the sequel to the 2012 comedy ‘Spring Breakers’ if they manage to appear at the Cannes Film Festival and talks with ‘Spring Breakers: Second Coming’ producers go ahead.
The sequel to Spring Breakers, the hit 2012 comedy, is going ahead and Pussy Riot may be the stars.
Nadya Tolokonnikova is one of the most notorious members of Pussy Riot.
Pussy Riot, the highly politicised Russian punk band, consists of a number of women the most prominent being Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha” Alyokhina. They have, allegedly, a meeting with Spring Breakers: Second Coming director Jonas Akerlund and the film’s producers which is scheduled to take place in Cannes later this week, according to Variety.
Continue reading: Pussy Riot Linked To 'Spring Breakers' Sequel 'Second Coming'
With the cult novelist on board, the project will shop for backers at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
When the end credits rolled on Spring Breakers last year, it didn’t seem like sequel material – all in all, things were pretty neatly tied up at the end of the original. Don’t worry, this article is completely spoiler-free. According to Vincent Marabal, speaking for French production company Wild Bunch, Spring Breakers: The Second Coming (a working title) will not be a direct sequel, but it will reference some of the original characters. The French powerhouse studio will be pitching the project at Cannes this year, according to MTV.
Apparently Spring Breakers caused enough of a stir to warrant a sequel.
Because director Harmony Korine is not on board this year (neither are any of the original, the studio has attached Swedish filmmaker Jonas Akerlund – the mind behind Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi and Telephone videos. So if nothing else, we can expect some continuity in the neon colour scheme. Akerlund will direct from a script by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Filth) meaning the tone might get heavier, if anything. The plot summary, per Wild Bunch, proclaims: “the Spring Breakers doing battle with an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them.”
Continue reading: With Irvine Welsh On Board, A "Spring Breakers" Sequel Is Underway
Date of birth
14th December, 1988