One of the most talented American actresses and singers, Vanessa Hudgens, is best known for her role as Gabriella Montez in the movie sequence High School Musical.
Multi-talented actress and singer who debuted her career at the age of 15 have contributed a lot to both the movie industry and the music industry.
Some of her most-watched movies are Bandslam, Beastly, Sucker Punch, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Spring Breakers, etc.
With her outstanding performances, Hudgens is able to receive several awards to stand out in the industry. Let us dig into the biography of Vanessa Hudgens, starting with some quick facts.
Quick Facts: Vanessa Hudgens
|Full Name:||Vanessa Anne Hudgens|
|NickName:||Baby V, Nessa, Van, V, and Vanney|
|Birth Date:||December 14, 1988|
|Age:||32 years old|
|Birth Place:||Salinas, California, United States|
|Father’s Name:||Gregory Hudgens|
|Mother’s Name:||Gina Guangco|
|Siblings:||Stella Hudgens (Younger sister)|
|Height:||5 feet 1 inches(155cm)|
|Weight:||50 kg or 110 pounds|
|Body Measurements:||33-24-34 inches or 84-61-86 cm|
|Ethnicity:||Multiracial(Asian, Hispanic, and White)|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Education:||Guajome Park Academy, Orange County School of the Arts|
|Profession:||Actor, Model, Singer, Film Producer, Book editor, Film actor|
|Marital Status:||In a Relationship|
|Social Media Presence:||Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr|
Early Life and Education of Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Anne Hudgens, aka, Vanessa Hudgens was born on December 14, 1988, in the beautiful city of Salinas, California, United States of America but was raised along the West Coast.
She is a proud daughter of Gina and Gregory Hudgens. Her mother was an office employee, and her father was a firefighter.
Also, Vanessa has a younger sister named Stella, who also pursue her career as an actress.
Hudgens grew up as a Catholic as her father was of Irish, French, and Native American descent, whereas her mother is Filipino, a native of Manila, Philippines. Her father died in February 2016 due to cancer.
Vanessa Hudgens: Age and Body Measurements
Beautiful and stunning American actress Vanessa Hudgens is currently living her 32nd years of age as a musician. Hudgens’ zodiac sign is Sagittarius, representing her character as a generous, great sense of humor, and idealistic.
Vanessa has an average body height of 5 feet and 1 inch, i.e., 155cm, and a total body weight of 50 kg, i.e., 110 pounds. This American beauty has a banana-shaped body, due to which many boys fall for her.
Talking about her banana-shaped figure, her body measurement results to 33-24-34 inches representing her breast size, waist size, and hip size, respectively. Hudgens has a pair of black eyes with dark brown hair color.
Personal Life of Vanessa Hudgens
With the perks of the good-looking face, amazing body figure, and of course, talent, many boys wanted to be in a relationship with Hudgens.
During her cast on High School Musical, she was in a relationship with Zac Efron from 2005 to 2010.
After her breakup with Zac Efron, she began dating Austin Butler for 9 long years, from 2011 to 2020. Currently, this beautiful actress is in a relationship with Cole Tucker.
Cole Tucker is an American baseball player and currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates of MLB. He currently wears a jersey of number 3.
Career Life of Vanessa Hudgens
Hudgens began her professional life, starting as a singer performing in musical theaters and local productions such as The Wizard of Oz, Carousel, The Music Man, The King and I, and Cinderella.
After a couple of years as a singer, she decided to go for commercials which she got in a television commercial.
Her professional career as an actress began at the age of 15 with her first role in an episode of Still Standing as Tiffany. She then made her theatrical debut with the movie Thirteen in 2003 as Noel a supporting role.
After a big success with Thirteen grossing $10 million worldwide, she got another movie role in Thunderbirds, where she portrayed Tin-tin’s character.
In 2006, Vanessa played a lead role in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical as Gabriella Montez.
This movie became the most-watched film of 2006 with over 7.7 million views until the record was broken by The Cheetah Girls 2 with over 8.1 million views.
During the movie, she, along with Zac Efron, recorded the song “Breaking Free,” which peaked at number 4 on US Billboard Hot 100.
Hudgens released her first album, which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in February 2007. More of her songs were released which were, “Come Back to Me” and “Say OK.”
Hudgens was once again provided the role of Gabriella in High School Musical 2, and the movie crossed over 17 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched Disney Channel Original Movie of all time.
Her second album, Identified, was released on July 1, 2008.
On the third sequence of High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Hudgens was again reprised for the role of Gabriella.
The movie grossed $42 million in its first weekend, making it the record-breaking opening by a musical movie. The movie earned a total of $252 million worldwide at the end.
Awards won by Vanessa Hudgens
- Radio Disney Music Awards as Best Team Anthem for “We’re All In This Together” in 2006.
- Radio Disney Music Awards as Best Video That Rocks for “Come Back to Me” in 2006.
- Radio Disney Music Awards as Best True Ringer Ring Tone for “Breaking Free” in 2006.
- Teen Choice Awards as Choice TV Chemistry for High School Musical in 2006.
- Teen Choice Awards as Choice Music: Breakout Artist-Female in 2007.
- Radio Disney Music Awards as Best Soundtrack Song for “Gotta Go My Own Way” in 2007.
- Teen Choice Awards as Choice Hottie in 2008.
- Kid’s Choice Awards as Favorite Movie Actress for High School Musical 3: Senior Year in 2009.
- ShoWest Awards as Female Star of Tomorrow in 2010.
- Australian Kid’s Choice Awards as Cutest Couple with Zac Efron for High School Musical 3: Senior Year in 2010.
- Young Hollywood Awards as Trendsetter Award in 2014.
- Broadway.com Audience Awards as Breakthrough Performance for Gigi in 2015.
- MTV Movie & TV Awards as Best Musical Moment for “You’re the One That I Want” in 2017.
- Broadway World Washington DC Awards as Best Actress in A Musical-Large Professional Theatre for In The Heights in 2018.
- Napa Valley Film Festival Award as Blackbird Vineyards Visionary Award in 2019.
- Long dark hair
- Very dark eyes
- Soft Voice
Vanessa Hudgens: Favorite Things
- Favorite TV program: Degrassi: The Next Generation
- Favorite Food: Sushi, Chocolate
- Favorite Color: Red
- Favorite Movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas(1993), Thirteen (2003), Moulin Rouge! (2001)
- Favorite Music Genre: Rock
- Favorite Singers: Celine Dion, Alicia Keys
- Favorite Fashion Idols: Natalie Wood
- Favorite Song to Perform in Concert: Let’s Dance
- Favorite Hobby: Photography
Some Interesting facts about Vanessa Hudgens
- Vanessa started her career as a singer since she was 8 years old by singing in local theaters and appearing in productions like Cinderella, Carousel, and others.
- She is fond of horror movies.
- Once, she had thought of auditioning for the famous TV show “American Idol.”
- Hudgens recorded her debut studio album V in just 2 months.
- Vanessa is a pet lover. She earlier had Cheetah (and it is not a wild animal; it is just a name), Shadow Hudgens(Dog). As of 2020, Hudgens had a dog named Darla.
- All of Vanessa’s grandparents were musicians.
- Vanessa has also become a part of several stage productions like The Musical, Charlotte’s Web, The Music Man, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The 24 Hour Plays, Gigi, and The Wizard of Oz.
- In December 2020, she had hosted the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time.
- GG Magree is her best friend.
In 2016, Hudgens was fined $1,000 for carving initials on a rock in the Coconino National Forest and posting on her Instagram.
Vanessa made a video and released it where she stated that people would die from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On September 6, 2007, some private photos of Hudgens: one posing in Lingerie, and the next one is a nude photo and posted on the Internet. She apologized and regretted taking such photos and declined to comment further.
Due to those leaked photos, she was dropped from High School Musical 3, but later on, The Walt Disney Company cast her because of her apology.
Another set of her topless photos were leaked on the Internet in August 2009. She then sued the site for posting her nude photos against her will.
Net Worth and Income
Work more to earn more; similarly, this beautiful American actress and singer work hard to earn more.
After several record-breaking movie performances by Hudgens, surely she is sitting on the thrones of millions.
The total estimated net worth of Vanessa Hudgens as of 2021 is around 16 million dollars. This 32 years old actress earns maximum income through her acting career and her singing career as well.
We can surely see Vanessa spending her millions to live a luxury and dream life through her social media accounts.
Social Media Presence
Hudgens has a charming look, great body figure, great acting, and singing skill that many people adore and admire.
Also, she is popular on social media, and she is quite active on several social media platforms.
Hudgens is more active on her Instagram account as she has got a massive number of followers, over 40 million.
However, in the YouTube channel, she has over 229 thousand subscribers.