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Hudgens at the Sydney premiere of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in 2012
|Birth name||Vanessa Anne Hudgens|
|Also known as||Nessa, Baby V, V, Vaness, Vanney|
December 14, 1988|
Salinas, California, United States
|Genres||Pop, dance, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Actress, singer, dancer|
Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is most well known for starring in High School Musical and High School Musical 2 on Disney Channel. Hudgens has won many awards and been nominated since High School Musical. She has been on many TV shows and movies. She began acting and singing at an early age. She was dating Zac Efron, with whom she acted in the High School Musical movies.
Hudgens was born in Salinas, California, and has lived with her parents along the West Coast, from Oregon to Southern California. Her mother, Gina (née Guangco), held a succession of office jobs, and her father, Gregory Hudgens, was a firefighter.he has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. She was raised as a Roman Catholic. Her father is of Irish and Native American ancestry, and her mother, a native of Manila, Philippines, is of Spanish-Chinese-Filipino ancestry. All of her grandparents were musicians.
- The Party's Just Begun Tour (2006)
- High School Musical: The Concert (2006/2007)
- Identified Summer Tour (2008)
Awards and nominations
|2006||Imagen Foundation Awards||"Best Actress – Television"||Nominated|||
|2006||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice TV Chemistry" (shared with Zac Efron)||Won|||
|2006||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice TV Breakout Star"||Nominated|||
|2007||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female"||Won|||
|2007||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress||Nominated|||
|2008||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice Hottie"||Won|||
|2009||Kids Choice Awards||"Favorite Movie Actress"||Won|||
|2009||MTV Movie Awards||"Breakthrough Female Performance"||Nominated|
|2009||MTV Movie Awards||"Best Kiss" (shared with Zac Efron)||Nominated|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance"||Nominated|||
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice Movie: Liplock" (shared with Zac Efron)||Nominated|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice Hottie"||Nominated|
|2010||ShoWest||"Female Star Of Tomorrow"||Won|||
|2011||People's Choice Awards||"Favorite Movie Star Under 25"||Nominated|||
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||"Red Carpet Fashion Icon - Female"||Nominated|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice Movie: Liplock" (shared with Alex Pettyfer)||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy"||Nominated|
|2013||Kids Choice Awards||"Favorite Movie Actress"||Nominated|||
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- "Hollywood Actress Vanessa Hudgens Profile". The Hollywood Actress Portal. 2009. http://www.hollywoodactress.org/Vanessa-Hudgens-Profile.php. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
- "Vanessa Hudgens: ’My young fans have put me off having kids!’". The Daily Mirror. 2009-08-02. http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/celebs-on-sunday/2009/08/02/vanessa-hudgens-my-young-fans-have-put-me-off-having-kids-115875-21553938/. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
- Lynn Barker (2006-05-17). "Interview: Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens: High School Musical". TeenHollywood. http://www.teenhollywood.com/d.asp?r=123403&c=1038&p=10. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
- 21st Annual Imagen Awards Finalists[dead link] (2006). Accessed 2014-01-12.
- Stephen M. Silverman (2006-08-21). Nick, Jessica Dodge Run-In at Teen Awards. People. Accessed 2014-01-12.
- Jennifer McDonnell (2007-07-31). 2007 Teen Choice Awards Winners. Montreal Gazette. Accessed 2014-01-12.
- 28th Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations. Young Artist Foundation. 2007-03-10. Accessed 2014-01-12.
- 2008 Teen Choice Awards winners and nominees. Teen Choice Awards 2008. 2008-06-17. Accessed 2014-01-12.
- Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2009. Scoop — Independent News. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
- "209 Teen Choice Awards Nominees & Voting! (Full List)". Backseatcuddler.com. 2009-06-16. http://backseatcuddler.com/2009/06/16/2009-teen-choice-awards-nominees-voting-full-list/. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
- Vanessa Hudgens: ShoWest Winner. Celebrity-Gossip.com. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
- And the winners are.... People's Choice Awards. Retrieved 2014-01-12
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