- Horoscope: Sagittarius
- Net worth: $14 000 000
- Ethnicity: Irish-Filipino
- Nationality: American
- Fathers name: Gregory Hudgens
- Mothers name: Gina Hudgens
- Education: Orange County High School
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: Dark Brown
Vanessa Hudgens: biography
Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in California on the 14th of December, 1988. Her parents Gina and Gregory Hudgens immigrated to the USA a couple of years before their daughter's birth. The girl has rather different roots: her father has the Indian and American origin (though before he moved to the USA, he was living in Ireland), and mother has Chinese, Spanish and Philippine ancestors. Perhaps, such an interesting mix of various nationalities in her genes contributed to Vanessa's artistry and bestowed her with such extraordinary beauty.
Since young years the girl liked to try versatile roles: she was enthusiastic about arranging spectacular performances, and after some time she began to act in the local musical theater. In a short time, it became evident that Vanessa is not only an inherent actress but also a great vocalist. The girl almost always received the leading roles and was so busy in the theater that she even couldn’t attend the school.
That’s why the girl’s parents were engaged in her education in the format of homeschooling. Later, Hudgens was repeatedly grateful to her parents for the fact that they always supported her, helped her on her path to the goal, and didn't impose their point of view on her. In a way due to this since the age of eight, she took part in the musical performances of The King and I, Carousel, The Music Man, Cinderella, The Wizards of Oz and many others.
When Vanessa has become more mature and has finally made up her mind that she wants to become a famous actress, her parents sold their house and moved together with their daughter to Los Angeles. In the beginning, the pretty girl managed to get a couple of episodic roles in the advertising videos. However, soon the charming, beautiful girl was noticed, and she began to receive invitations to the TV shows. In such a way, Hudgens appeared in the projects Still Standing, Quintuplets, Robbery Homicide Division.
Of course, the shootings in the commercials and TV shows differed from the real things about which the young actress was dreaming. But due to these shooting, the actress has gained considerable experience. To improve her professional skills, Vanessa began to attend the acting courses. At the same time she continued to visit auditions with persistence, and in 2003 she, at last, had her debut in the big cinema. The girl received the role of Noel in the picture under the title Thirteen. The movie told a story about the difficult teenage life, including alcohol and drug addiction, and sex of the underaged people. Such films usually receive a controversial response from the public but become well-known.
Thanks to the sensation of the movie Thirteen, Hudgens was also noticed by other directors. The same year when the girl just turned sixteen, she also took part in the movies Thunderbirds and The Brothers García.
Vanessa received her next significant role in 2006: the girl with charismatic appearance and great voice performed the leading female character in the television movie High School Musical. Zac Efron played the leading male role in this film. The picture turned out to be popular among the teenagers and young people, and in 2007 and 2008 there were shot the second and third parts of High School Musical.
This movie turned out to be a real breakthrough for the little-known actress Vanessa. The character of Gabriella Montez performed by her has become one of the most popular characters of pop culture of that time. The journalists didn't stop writing about the actress, and the fans of the movie were crazy about her. Besides, due to this picture, the girl got a couple of nominations and awards: for Teen Choice Awards, Kid's Choice Awards, and ShoWest Convention.
Vanessa has liked to sing and dance so much that after the huge success of High School Musical she decided to start her solo singing career. In 2006 the actress released her first full-fledged album under the title "V," and in 2008 the disc "Identified" came out. For these musical works, the girl also received the prize at Teen Choice Awards ceremony (she became the winner in the category Breakout Artist – Female).
In the second half of 2000, Hudgens made up her mind to return to her acting career. First, she took part in several movies similar to her previous works. These movies were primarily intended for teenage and youth audience. These are the following projects - Beastly, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Spring Breakers.
It was obvious that the girl couldn't stay in such a role: otherwise, she would be stable in the status of the actress who takes part in the teenage movies only. That’s why in 2013 she received the offer to take part in the dramatic thriller The Frozen Ground in which John Cusack and Nicholas Cage became her partners on the movie set. The same year there was released the fighter Machete Kills with Michelle Rodriguez and Danny Trejo in the leading roles. In the last tape, Vanessa played the supporting role.
In 2017 there was held the premiere of the TV series Powerless with Hudgens in the leading role. These series must become the first comedy sitcom based on the DC Universe’s characters. Vanessa performs the character of Emily Locke, Director of Research & Development one of the departments of the well-known Batman's Wayne Enterprises company. This branch develops different products to increase the safety of ordinary people who can be the victims of the collisions between the supervillains and superheroes.
Vanessa is only 155 cm tall. Always smiling and being delicate and tiny, she captivates the public with her charisma what can be proved by her numerous photos. Ashley Tisdale is one of her closest friends. The girls have even made tattoos dedicated to their solid friendship: Ashley has a tattoo on her foot, with the words "jamais seule" (in translation from the French language – "I am never lonely"), and Hudgens has hers on the reverse side of her hand – it’s a sacred sign "Om".
As well as many modern famous people, the girl leads her accounts on the social networks. Also, she has an official account on Instagram and Twitter. At the beginning of 2017, Vanessa chose the poster from the Powerless series as a header photo. At present, it's exactly this series that take most of the girl's time.
At the end of 2000, the hackers twice published the intimate pictures of the girl which were intended for the private viewing on the web. There burst out the scandal because of this situation. Though, Vanessa was strong enough to apologize to her fans and to overcome this unpleasant period.
During the shootings of High School, Musical Hudgens had relations with her screen partner - Zac Efron. However soon after the release of the third part of the movie Vanessa and Zac broke up. During the shootings of the movie Journey 2: The Mysterious Island the actress met her new beloved - Josh Henderson. The relationship of Hudgens with this guy didn’t result in the marriage as in 2016 she was already meeting another handsome star - Austin Butler.
- 2002 – Still Standing
- 2002 - Robbery Homicide Division
- 2003 - Тhirteen
- 2003 - The Brothers García
- 2003 - Thunderbirds
- 2005 - Quintuplets
- 2006 – High Class Musical
- 2006 - Drake & Josh
- 2006 - The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
- 2009 - Bandslam
- 2011 - Beastly
- 2011 - Sucker Punch
- 2012 - Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
- 2012 - Spring Breakers
- 2013 - The Frozen Ground
- 2013 – Мachete Kills
- 2013 - Gimme Shelter
- 2015 - The Great Migration
- 2015 – Freaks of Nature
- 2017 - Powerless