Who is Vanessa Hudgens?
Vanessa Hudgens is a well-known celebrity in the entertainment industry. The actor gained popularity as an American actress as well as a singer. The actress has been active in the acting career since 1998. Vanessa gained attention after she played the role of Gabriella Montexin in the series “High School Musical“. Since then the actress has appeared on numerous films and TV screens.
Vanessa Hudgens was born on December 14, 1988, as the name Vanessa Anne Hudgens, in Salinas, California, US. She was born to her father Greg Hudgens and his mother Gina Guangco. Greg worked as a firefighter and Gina had a series of office jobs. She has the star sign of Sagittarius. Likewise, she grew up along with her younger sister Stella Hudgens in San Diego. Stella is also an amazing actress.
Furthermore, she holds an American nationality. Regarding ethnicity, she belongs to mixed, as her father was of Irish and Native American descent and mother was the origin of Manila, Philippines. She is Roman Catholic by religion. With a height of 5 feet 1inch, and weigh about 50 kg, she has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy. Also, she has kept the body in shape along with body measurement 33-24-34 inches.
Early Life of Vanessa Hudgens
From an early age only, she showed an interest in acting. For education, firstly she attended Orange County High School of Arts. She studied there until grade seven. Furthermore, just at the age of eight, she started singing in local plays. Eventually, at an early age only, she gave an audition for many TV commercials. She did one TV commercial and then her family moved to Los Angeles. There she studied being home-schooled.
Vanessa, for the first time, appeared on the screen from the CBS sitcom “Still Standing” in 2002. Then, as a short role, she starred in the “Robbery Homicide Division”. In the next year, she had a role in the movie “Thirteen”. Her role in the film has been loved by critics, so she started getting further roles. She appeared in her second movie “Thunderbirds” in 2004.
Meanwhile, in 2006, she played in “High School Musical” alongside Zac Efron, and Ashley Tisdale. The show gained hit in the box office as it became the second most-watched film in the US and UK, in addition to being the number one in the Billboard Hot 200 for the soundtrack.
Eventually, on September 26 of the same year, she signed a contract with Hollywood Records. She then released her first album, named “V”. As the High School Musical became hit, it’s the second season released in 2007. Moreover, it gained an award “So Hot Right Now” at the “Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards”. She released her next album on July 1, 2008, named “Identified” which did not gain success. Then, she separated from Hollywood Records.
More About Her Career
In 2008, the third season of High School Musical released which gained a huge hit and became number one in the US. Then, taking a break on the singing, she concentrated on her acting career. She appeared in the film “Bandslam” where her role became loved. Likewise, she played on several films then.
Venessa appeared in the film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” in 2012, alongside Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson. Next year, she starred in the film “Spring Breakers” alongside Selena Gomez, James Franco, and Ashley Benson. The film story became loved as it was based on drug use, sexual abuse, and violence on teenagers. The actress appeared in the films “The Frozen Ground”, “Machete Kills”, and “Gimme Shelter” in 2013. Likewise, he performed in the short-lived comedy “Powerless” in 2017. Also, as a judge, she appeared in the 14th season of “So You Think You Can Dance”.
Furthermore, the actress worked as an executive director in the Netflix movie “The Knight Before Christmas”, and also appeared in the film. Also, she will be seen in the upcoming sequel “The Princess Switch: Switched Again”.
Personal Life of Vanessa Hudgens
People are always eager to know about the personal life of high profile celebrities. Moreover, when it comes to a beautiful actress, fans show more interest in knowing about the love life. So, here is the information if Vanessa is married, divorced, dating anyone, or enjoying the single life.
About the personal life of Vanessa, previously, she has been in a relationship with the co-star of High School Musical, Zac Efron. They had been dating each other from 2005 to 2010, for five years. Then, in 2011, she started dating an actor Austin Butler. Though they had a happy relationship, they broke up in early 2020.
Vanessa Hudgens has earned massive popularity from her professional career. Likewise, along with earning name and fame, she has been able to earn a decent amount of money. She has an estimated net worth of $14 million as of 2020.