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Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens 15, 2012.jpg
Hudgens at the Sydney premiere of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in 2012
Background information
Birth nameVanessa Anne Hudgens
Also known asNessa, Baby V, V, Vaness, Vanney
BornDecember 14, 1988 (1988-12-14) (age 31)
Salinas, California, United States
GenresPop, dance,[1] R&B
Occupation(s)Actress, singer, dancer
Years active2002–present
LabelsHollywood (2006-2009)
WebsiteVannessa Hudgens

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.

Early life

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.[2] She was raised as a Roman Catholic.[3] Her father is of Irish and Native American ancestry, and her mother, a native of Manila, Philippines, is of Spanish-Chinese-Filipino ancestry.[4][5] All of her grandparents were musicians.



Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Link
2006 Imagen Foundation Awards "Best Actress – Television" Nominated [6]
2006 Teen Choice Awards "Choice TV Chemistry" (shared with Zac Efron) Won [7]
2006 Teen Choice Awards "Choice TV Breakout Star" Nominated [7]
2007 Teen Choice Awards "Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female" Won [8]
2007 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Nominated [9]
2008 Teen Choice Awards "Choice Hottie" Won [10]
2009 Kids Choice Awards "Favorite Movie Actress" Won [11]
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 [12]
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 [13]
2011 People's Choice Awards "Favorite Movie Star Under 25" Nominated [14]
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 [15]


  1. "Vanessa Hudgens". Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  2. "Hollywood Actress Vanessa Hudgens Profile". The Hollywood Actress Portal. 2009. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  3. "Vanessa Hudgens: ’My young fans have put me off having kids!’". The Daily Mirror. 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  4. Lynn Barker (2006-05-17). "Interview: Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens: High School Musical". TeenHollywood. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  5. [1]
  6. 21st Annual Imagen Awards Finalists[dead link] (2006). Accessed 2014-01-12.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Stephen M. Silverman (2006-08-21). Nick, Jessica Dodge Run-In at Teen Awards. People. Accessed 2014-01-12.
  8. Jennifer McDonnell (2007-07-31). 2007 Teen Choice Awards Winners. Montreal Gazette. Accessed 2014-01-12.
  9. 28th Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations. Young Artist Foundation. 2007-03-10. Accessed 2014-01-12.
  10. 2008 Teen Choice Awards winners and nominees. Teen Choice Awards 2008. 2008-06-17. Accessed 2014-01-12.
  11. Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2009. ScoopIndependent News. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  12. 209 Teen Choice Awards Nominees & Voting! (Full List). 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  13. Vanessa Hudgens: ShoWest Winner. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  14. And the winners are.... People's Choice Awards. Retrieved 2014-01-12

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