Vanessa Hudgens is an American actress and singer. She had her breakthrough role playing feisty Gabriella Montez in three High School Musical TV movies on the Disney Channel. Feature film roles followed including leading roles in Beastly (2011) and Bandslam (2009), and supporting parts in Sucker Punch (2011), Spring Breakers (2013), and Machete Kills (2013).
With her singing career, Vanessa has released two albums so far titled V (2006) and Identified (2008). She continues to perform in musicals both on stage and in film.
Hudgens was born on December 14, 1988 in Salinas, California. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Her middle name is Anne.
Hudgens is not political, she doesn’t mix the press with her personal politics. We’ve found circumstantial evidence that Vanessa could either have left or right-leaning viewpoints.
At one point, she led a choir girl group called “America Liberty Children” for Jeb Bush’s 2016 campaign. It was all in good fun and something for Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show. (1)
We know that she has political beliefs. She was photographed wearing an “I Voted” sticker during Election Day 2016. (2)
Vanessa is a Christian. She attends Hillsong Church. “They really focus on you having your own personal relationship with Jesus, which is wonderful.” (3)
She grew up as Catholic, but “never felt very connected to it.” (3)
As a youth Vanessa grew up in towns in California and Oregon. Her father Greg was a firefighter (of Irish and Native American ancestry) and her mother Gina (from the Philippines) an office worker. Her grandparents were all musicians. (4)
Vanessa also has a younger sister named Stella who is also an actress.
Hudgens has been seeing actor Austin Butler since 2011. The two have been steady by each other’s side. (5)
Prior to her relationship with Austin, Vanessa was dating her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron.
In the past ten years Vanessa has donated her time and image to support a number of worthwhile charities. She’s helped raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Stand Up to Cancer, and for the Special Olympics.
1: E Online
2: Daily Mail
5: E Online
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