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Vanessa Hudgens
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Hudgens at the Sydney premiere of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in January 2012
Born
Vanessa Anne Hudgens

December 14, 1988 (1988-12-14) (age 31)
Salinas, California, United States
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2002–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels Hollywood

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.

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. She 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.

Discography

  • V (2006)
  • Identified (2008)

Tours

  • The Party's Just Begun Tour (2006)
  • High School Musical: The Concert (2006/2007)
  • Identified Summer Tour (2008)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Link
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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