American actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens shot to fame portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series. That success helped her sign a whopping recording deal
Vanessa Hudgens Biography
Vanessa Anne Hudgens
Nessa, V, Van, Baby V, Vanney
Vanessa Hudgens was born on 14 December 1988, in Salinas, California, U.S.
She’s currently 33 years old.
She has Irish and Native American ancestry from her father’s side while her mother is of Filipino descent and a native of Manila and the Philippines.
Vanessa Hudgens briefly attended Orange County High School of the Arts, followed by homeschooling with tutors.
- Father – Gregory Hudgens (Firefighter)
- Mother – Gina (née Guangco)
- Siblings – Stella Hudgens (Younger Sister) (Actress)
Vanessa Hudgens Love Life
Vanessa Hudgens has been dating Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker since 2021.
She dated American actor and singer Austin Butler from 2011 to 2020. They first met in September 2011 at a milkshake joint followed by several other occasions and they soon fall in love with each other.
Prior, she was in a relationship with the Journey 2: The Mysterious Island co-star Josh Hutcherson and she had an On and Off kind of relationship with Zac Efron from 2005 for five years until 2010.
- Feet – 5 feet 1 inch
- Centimeters – 155 cm
- Meters – 1.55 m
- Kilograms – 50 kg
- Pounds – 110 lbs
- Measurements – 33-24-34
- Bust – 33 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 34 inches
- Bra Size – 32A
She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 2 (US).
Vanessa Hudgens was first seen in the 2003 American drama film “Thirteen,” in which she played Noel.
In 2002 she appeared in the American sitcom “Still Standing,” for her role as Tiffany in the fourth season of season one titled “Still Rocking”.
Vanessa Hudgens released her debut album, “V” on September 26, 2006, under the label Hollywood Records. The album peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200, was certified Gold in the United States, and was certified Platinum in Argentina by the CAPIF. The album sold over 570,000 copies.
Her second album, “Identified” was released on June 21, 2008, and reached #23 on Billboard 200. She also released various singles recorded for the High School Musical series and most of them had commercial success.
Having played Gabriella Montez in the Disney Channel Original Movie “High School Musical” in 2006 and its related sequels in the years 2007 and 2008. She also appeared in several other Disney productions.
Vanessa has been affiliated with Neutrogena. In 2008, she was the featured celebrity for Sear’s back-to-school campaign. She served as spokesperson for Marc Ecko products for two years from 2007.
- Food – Chocolate, sushi
- TV Shows – Degrassi: The Next Generation
- Movies – Thirteen (2003), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Moulin Rouge! (2001)
- Color – Red
- Singers – Alicia Keys, Celine Dion
- Hobby – Photography
Vanessa Hudgens Net Worth
As of 2023, Vanessa Hudgens has a net worth of $16 million. That money comes from her acting portfolio and lucrative endorsement deals as well as singing.
Vanessa Hudgens Facts
Growing up, she 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.
In 2006, she won the Teen Choice Awards in the ‘Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female’ category.
Vanessa became the subject of controversy in September 2007 when a series of her private photos leaked on the internet. She later apologized, saying that she was “embarrassed over the situation” and regretted having “taken [those] photos”.
In December 2008, Hudgens was ranked No. 20 in the list of Forbes “High Earners Under 30”, with estimated earnings of $3 million in 2008.
She was included in People’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People” 2008 and 2009 lists.
In 2012, Vanessa was cast as Kailani Laguatan in the adventurous film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island with Dwayne Johnson.
She practices non-denominational Christianity and attends the Los Angeles affiliate church of Hillsong Church.
In 2015, She played the title role in the Broadway musical Gigi and the role of Rizzo in Grease: Live in 2016.
In 2017, Hudgens played Emily Locke on NBC’s comedy series Powerless, which was based on DC Comics characters.
She was raised Catholic and now identifies as a non-denominational Christian. She attends the Los Angeles affiliate church of Hillsong Church.
In 2017, she won the Teen Choice Awards under the category “See Her” Award.
In June 2021, she and singer-songwriter Madison Beer launched the skincare brand Know Beauty.
Hudgens has been the spokesperson for sportswear brand Fabletics’ velour line since December 2021.