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Who is Vanessa Hudgens ? Read Some Details About Her

Who is Vanessa Hudgens ? Read Some Details About Her

Who is Vanessa Hudgens ? Read Some Details About Her

Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in December 14, 1988, is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (2003), Hudgens rose to fame portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series (2006–2008), which brought her significant mainstream success. The success of the first film led Hudgens to acquire a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V (2006) and Identified (2008).

Since the release of her studio albums and the High School Musical franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career. She has appeared in the films Bandslam (2009), Beastly, Sucker Punch (both 2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Spring Breakers (both 2012), The Princess Switch, Second Act (both 2018), and Bad Boys for Life (2020). Hudgens played the role of Emily Locke in the NBC series Powerless (2017). She also played the title role in the Broadway musical Gigi (2015) and had roles in two of Fox’s live musical productions: Rizzo in Grease: Live (2016) and Maureen Johnson in Rent: Live (2019). She is set to star in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial film debut Tick, Tick…Boom! (2021).

Starting in 1998, Hudgens performed in musical theater as a singer, and appeared in local productions of Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, The Music Man, and Cinderella, among others. Two years after her career in stage plays and musicals, she started auditioning for commercials and television shows, and her family moved to Los Angeles after she won a role in a television commercial. Her acting career started at the age of 15, and she briefly attended Orange County High School of the Arts, followed by homeschooling with tutors.

Hudgens had her first acting role in an episode of the sitcom Still Standing, in which she portrayed Tiffany. Following her appearance on the series, she guest starred in an episode of the series Robbery Homicide Division, airing on CBS in 2002. Hudgens made her theatrical debut in the 2003 drama film Thirteen, in the supporting role of Noel. The film, which revolved around teenager Tracy trying to fit in and getting caught up in the wrong crowd, was somewhat of a commercial success, grossing $10 million worldwide. Despite its minor commercial success, the film received positive critical reviews. USA Today called Thirteen the most “powerful of all recent wayward-youth sagas”. Hudgens subsequently landed a role in the 2004 science fiction-adventure film Thunderbirds, based on the 1960s television series. Hudgens portrayed the character of Tin-tin. The film was a commercial failure and was strongly criticized for “abandoning the original concepts”.

Hudgens was in a relationship with her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron from 2005 to 2010, and with actor Austin Butler from 2011 to 2020. In 2021, Hudgens confirmed via Instagram that she was in a relationship with Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker. Hudgens was raised Catholic, but now identifies as a non-denominational Christian. She attends the Los Angeles affiliate church of Hillsong Church.

In May 2016, Hudgens paid $1,000 in restitution for damage of U.S. Forest Service property by carving initials within a heart on a rock in the Coconino National Forest and displaying it on her personal Instagram feed. In March 2020, Hudgens made a video in which she said it is “inevitable” that people will die from the COVID-19 pandemic. The video caused controversy because she appeared to be minimizing the impact of the disease and the need for preventive measures. She subsequently apologized for her “insensitive” remarks.