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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.
Efron shared a 2008 cast pic from back when he was better known to millions of teens as Troy Bolton.
Zac Efron has shared the most epic of all the epic throwback pics, a flashback to his days on the set of High School Musical. The now 28-year-old shared a pic taken back in 2008 which showed him smiling alongside his co-stars Ashley Tisdale, ex-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu.
Continue reading: Zac Efron's 'High School Musical' Throwback Pic Is Everything
The Disney star carved “Austin + Vanessa” into a red rock on Valentines Day.
Actress Vanessa Hudgens has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine after defacing national park property over Valentine’s Day Weekend. Hudgens carved the message “Austin + Vanessa”, for her boyfriend Austin Butler, into a red rock at Coconino National Forest park in Arizona on Valentines Day and got in trouble with authorities after sharing a picture of the carving on Instagram.
Vanessa Hudgens has paid a $1,000 fine, after defacing a red rock.
According to the Associated Press Hudgens agreed to pay a $1,0000 fine in order to resolve a citation she was issued on a misdemeanour count of damaging a natural feature on US Forest Service land.
Continue reading: Vanessa Hudgens Pays $1,000 Fine For Defacing Rock
Check out what the original cast is up to as the new sequel is announced.
It's been eight years since the last sequel to Emmy winning Disney Channel original 'High School Musical' and 10 years since the fun began, but it's finally set to return with an all-new cast in the form of 'High School Musical 4', set to be directed by Jeffrey Hornaday.
What are the old cast doing now?
Casting for the film was announced to have started taking place yesterday (March 1st 2016), with director Jeffrey Hornaday ('Teen Beach Movie', 'Shout') announced to replace Kenny Ortega at the helm and also choreograph the movie.
Continue reading: 'High School Musical 4' Is Coming! But Where Are The Original Stars Now?
The actress has apparently broken a national law.
Apparently, just because you're famous doesn't mean that vandalism is okay, no matter how tasteful the graffiti. Consequently, Vanessa Hudgens has found herself under investigation after apparently defacing the precious red sandstone of Sedona rock in Arizona with a Valentine's Day message.
Vanessa Hudgens could be in deep trouble
27-year-old Hudgens posted a photo on Instagram of a jagged heart with 'Austin + Vanessa' inside it etched on the rock surface on Monday (February 15t 2016). Not exactly ambigious, though it's very likely that the she and her boyfriend Austin Butler didn't they were doing anything wrong. Allegedly, it's actually against federal law to cause damage to a protected natural phenomenon such as this, and they are now being investigated because of it according to a public affairs officer for Coconino National Forest.
Continue reading: Vanessa Hudgens Being Investigated For Sedona Rock Vandalism?
Hudgens played Rizzo in the TV special, which aired live on Fox on Sunday night.
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 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.
The Disney Channel will air a special cast reunion to mark a decade since the film first aired.
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 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.
Continue reading: 'High School Musical' Stars To Reunite For Movie's 10th Anniversary
The actress revealed that sad news at a benefit for The Circle of Hope charity on Wednesday.
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.
Vanessa Hudgens has revealed her father has cancer.
"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.”
Continue reading: Vanessa Hudgens Reveals Her Father Has Stage 4 Cancer
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.
Date of birth
14th December, 1988
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