Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born on December 18, 1988, in Salinas, California. She is most noted for her lead female role in the trilogy High School Musical. She has also released two albums - V (2006) and the other in 2008.
Biography and Career:
She was shifted to San Diego with her younger sister, Stella, in her childhood. Since then, she developed a strong interest in music, conceivably inspired from her grandparents who were part of the musical scenario of the 30s.
From the age of 8, she began participating in the musicals of her locality like The King and I, Cinderella and Evita. After a while, she went to London, with her parents, to pursue music and drama. After brushing up her talents in performance and singing in the UK, she returned to the States and settled in Los
Angeles. With the huge support from her family, the rising star had started giving tireless auditions for making her place in Hollywood. Her first breakthrough came with a couple of television shows: Still Standing, and Robbery Homicide Division.
The next year, Vanessa played a role in the drama Thirteen, with rising stars like Evan Rachel Wood and Nikki Reed. After that, she acted in Thunderbirds (2004) with Ben Kingsley
and, thereafter, in TV shows like The Brothers Garcia and Quintuplets.
Vanessa Anne Hudgens soon came into the limelight with her role as Gabriella Montez in the superhit movie High School Musical (2006). In that movie she starred opposite Zac Efron
and with Ashley Tisdale. Her onscreen chemistry with Zac won her the Teen Choice Award for Choice Chemistry. Later on, Vanessa and Zac became a couple and Zac has been quoted saying her to "outshine" other girls.
With the success of High School Musical, Vanessa determined to follow her passion in music. The result of this and two months of rigorous work was the album V (2006) under the label of Hollywood Records. It was an instant hit and scaled the 24th spot on US pop album charts. Apart from these, she had appeared on Disney's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Why is she famous?
Vanessa Hudgens became famous for her role in the High School Musical trilogy where she played the role of Gabriella Montez. Later her album V, was a hit in the US. She was ranked 61 in AskMen.com's "Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2008".
- She ranked 12 on "Hot 100 Women 2008" by Maxim.
- She received the award of Choice Female Breakout Star from Teen Choice Awards in 2007. The same year, the High School Musical cast was awarded "Choice TV Movie".
- More than 500,000 copies of her debut album were sold and the album achieved gold status in 2007.
- In the year 1999, she acted in the Old Globe Theater, San Diego, for How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
- She loves chocolate and sushi and eats cereals made of whole grain only, and she stays miles away from carrots.
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