Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born on December 14, 1988, in Salinas, California, to Gregory and Gina Hudgens. She has one sister, Stella , who is seven years younger.
After performing in musicals and stage plays as a child, Vanessa made her film debut with a small role in 2003's Thirteen , but it wasn't until 2005 that she would land her breakout role, Gabriella Montez in the 2006 TV movie High School Musical . She appeared on a number of other Disney TV series, and reprised the role of Gabrielle in two High School Musical sequels, the third of which was released in theaters. After tweaking her musical persona in 2009's Bandslam , she starred alongside Alex Pettyfer in 2011's Beastly , based on the novel of the same name, an adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Vanessa and Alex were honored as Female and Male Stars of Tomorrow at the 2010 ShoWest Convention. Vanessa was cast in Sucker Punch by director Zack Snyder .
Selected Filmography Edit
- Sucker Punch (2011)
- Beastly (2011)
- Machete Kills (2013)
- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
- 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.