Vanessa Hudgens

35, from Salinas, California, USA

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Biography

Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born 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 media 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 appeared in the films Bandslam (2009), Beastly, Sucker Punch (both 2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Spring Breakers (both 2012), Second Act (2018), Bad Boys for Life (2020), and Tick, Tick...Boom! (2021). She starred in the Netflix Christmas movies The Princess Switch (2018) and its sequels (2020 and 2021) and The Knight Before Christmas (2019), and co-produced the latter three.

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). In 2022, Hudgens co-hosted the Met Gala in Manhattan.

Timeline

2024Aged 36

  • Poster for French Girl

    Ruby Collins

  • Poster for Bad Boys: Ride or Die

    Kelly

2023Aged 35

  • Poster for Dead Hot

    Self

  • Poster for Downtown Owl

    Naomi

2022Aged 34

  • Poster for Honoring a Broadway Legacy: Behind the Scenes of tick, tick...Boom!

    Self

  • Poster for Asking For It

    Beatrice

  • Poster for Entergalactic

    Karina (voice)

  • Poster for Haunted House: Trick-VR-Treat

    The Fairy / Doll Woman

2021Aged 33

  • Poster for My Little Pony: A New Generation

    Sunny Starscout (voice)

  • Poster for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3

    Self

  • Poster for tick, tick... BOOM!

    Karessa Johnson

  • Poster for The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

    Fiona Pembroke / Lady Margaret / Stacy

2020Aged 32

  • Poster for Bad Boys for Life

    Kelly

  • Poster for The Princess Switch: Switched Again

    Stacy De Novo / Lady Margaret Delacourt / Fiona Pembroke

2019Aged 31

  • Poster for Polar

    Camille

  • Poster for Rent

    Maureen Johnson

  • Poster for The Knight Before Christmas

    Brooke

2018Aged 30

  • Poster for Dog Days

    Tara

  • Poster for Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash

    Self - Host

  • Poster for The Princess Switch

    Stacy De Novo/Lady Margaret

  • Poster for Second Act

    Zoe

2016Aged 28

  • Poster for High School Musical: 10th Anniversary

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Grease Live

    Betty Rizzo

2015Aged 27

  • Poster for Freaks of Nature

    Lorelei

2013Aged 25

  • Poster for WWE Royal Rumble 2013

    Herself (voice)

  • Poster for Spring Breakers

    Candy

  • Poster for The Frozen Ground

    Cindy Paulson

  • Poster for Machete Kills

    Cereza Desdemona

  • Poster for Gimme Shelter

    Agnes 'Apple' Bailey

  • Choose You

    Ex-Girlfriend

2012Aged 24

  • Poster for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

    Kailani Laguatan

2011Aged 23

  • Poster for Beastly

    Lindy Taylor

  • Poster for Sucker Punch

    Blondie

2009Aged 21

  • Poster for Zac Efron's Pool Party

    Self

  • Poster for Bandslam

    Sa5m

2008Aged 20

  • Poster for High School Musical 3: Senior Year

    Gabriella Montez

  • Poster for High School Musical 3: Making Of A Musical

    Self

2007Aged 19

2006Aged 18

  • Poster for High School Musical

    Gabriella Montez

2003Aged 15

  • Poster for Thirteen

    Noel