Vanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actress and singer. Hudgens rose to prominence playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series. Hudgens has also appeared in various films and television series for the Disney Channel. At the age of 8, she started appearing in musical theatre. She briefly attended Orange County High School of the Arts. She began auditioning and was successfully cast in a TV commercial. This prompted her family to move to Los Angeles. She started homeschooling so she missed out on the high school experience, until she landed her breakthrough role in High School Musical (2006).
Vanessa is also a burgeoning singer and can be found hanging out with co-star Ashley Tisdale. The young stars seem mature for their age and aren’t found partying at clubs or drinking and driving. Just, you know, posing nude for boyfriends sometimes.
Growing up in Salinas, California with her parents and younger sister Stella, Vanessa (whose mother is Filipina, Chinese,and Spanish, and whose father is Irish and American Indian) trained in dance, piano and voice. Her first professional job was playing a munchkin in a local stage production of The Wizard of Oz, for which she was paid $50.
She kicked off her music career and released her debut album, V, in 2006. Her next album, Identified, was released July 1, 2008. She is a proud Neutrogena spokesperson.
Vanessa Hudgens Height and Weight, Bra Size, Body Measurements
Vanessa Hudgens Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Vanessa Hudgens Height: 5′ 1″ (1.55 m)
Vanessa Hudgens Body Measurements: 34-24-34 in (86-61-86 cm)
Vanessa Hudgens Bra Size: 34A
Vanessa Hudgens Bra Cup Size: A
Vanessa Hudgens Shoe Size/Feet Size: 7 US (38 EU)
Vanessa Hudgens Dress Size: 2 (US)
Vanessa Hudgens Hair Color: Black
Vanessa Hudgens Eye Color: Dark Brown
Vanessa Hudgens Star Sign: Sagittarius
Vanessa Hudgens Net Worth: $10 million
Date Of Birth: 14 December 1988
Birth Place: Salinas, California, USA
Birth Name: Vanessa Anne Hudgens
Nickname: Nessa, V, Van, Baby V, Vanney
Race/Ethnicity: Filipina, Chinese,and Spanish (from her mother); Irish and American Indian (from her father).
Religion: Roman Catholic
Partner: Zac Efron (2002-2010), Austin Butler
Siblings: Stella Hudgens
Parents: Greg Hudgens, Gina Guangco
Vanessa Hudgens Fact:
Older sister of Stella Hudgens
Ethnicities: Filipina, Chinese,and Spanish (from her mother); Irish and American Indian (from her father).
She is a fan of the late Natalie Wood.
She can sing, act and dance.
She got her first gig when her friend couldn’t go to an audition for a commercial and asked if Vanessa could go.
She is a fan of horror movies.
Favorite TV show: Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001).
Was named “The Heartbreaker” in Disney channel’s first DC games in 2006.
Was chosen to be a member of the blue team in DC games held in the Summer of 2006.
Her two favorite singers are Alicia Keys and Céline Dion.
She sang “Angels” by Robbie Williams at her “High School Musical” audition.
She has been home-schooled since the seventh grade.
She has already graduated from high school.
At one point, she actually planned to audition for American Idol (2002).
Her song “Whatever Will Be” is really a song that reflects on her motto.
Her favorite kind of music is rock.
Both sets of her grandparents were musicians during the Big Band era.
Is best friends with Kayslee Collins.
Her favorite scene in High School Musical (2006) is the final one in which the cast sang and danced to “We’re All In This Together”.
She used to reside in the state of Oregon.
Recorded her first solo album, V, in just under two months.
In June 2006, she signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records.
Her first job was acting in a local production of “The Wizard of Oz” where she played a munchkin and was paid $50.
Her first solo album V debuted at #24 on the US Billboard album chart with 34,000 copies sold during its first week.