Vanessa Hudgens

Birthplace: Salinas, California

Birthday: December 14, 1988


Vanessa Hudgens starting her career on theater, start production of Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, and Cinderella, like in other country, the first story for kindergarten school. Her farther was Irish and her mother was a mix of Filipino and Chinese and Spanish. She begins Play Theater when she was eight years old. When she becomes a commercial audition then she moved to Los Angeles for more concentrate and full time on acting career.


In 2005, Disney Channel executives set out to revive the movie musical genre, with the plan of using young stars who grew up watching stage classics such as "Peter Pan" and "Les Miserables." An audition for a yet untitled project that was to be directed by Kenny Ortega – previously best known as the choreographer of 1987's "Dirty Dancing" – called for fresh new faces that Disney Channel fans could relate to. Hudgens won the coveted role of Gabriella Montez, a newly transferred student and academic decathlete who finds herself drawn to East High's star athlete and resident hunk Troy Bolton (Efron). Together, they try out for the school musical and break free from the cliques they once belonged to.


To say the TV movie was an overnight smash, was an understatement. "HSM" became the Mouse channel's most successful movie, with 7.7 million viewers in its premiere broadcast in the U.S. The movie's soundtrack also went beyond expectations, becoming the best selling album of 2006, thanks to songs like "Breaking Free" and "When There Was Me and You" – on both of which Hudgens sang lead vocals.


She beginning get success after on September 2006 marked as a milestone for the tween set's latest "It" girl. She signed with Hollywood Records and released her debut album V. The album reached gold, while the infectious first single "Come Back to Me" became a radio and MTV staple. Another single, a ballad titled "Say OK" reunited Hudgens and Efron in the music video, fueling rumors among fans that the two were more than just co-stars. With her first album a success, Hudgens announced in 2007 that she was going to record her second album.


The massive success of "HSM" also inspired a hugely-successful U.S. and Latin American tour, starring Hudgens and her co-stars Bleu, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel and Monique Coleman. Efron was the only original cast member who did not go on the road because he was in Toronto filming the movie musical "Hairspray" (2007), leaving singer and songwriter Drew Seeley (who also sang Troy's parts in "HSM") to fill in for him.


She also a cable TV star and success on August 2007, "High School Musical 2" broke TV records as expected. A total 17.2 million viewers made it the highest rated basic cable broadcast of all time. The road to a third "HSM" movie hit a major bump however, when The National Enquirer reported they were going to print controversial nude photos of Hudgens. Many speculated it was a hoax, until a full frontal nude photo of the star surfaced on the Web on Sept. 6. It was confirmed later that day on TMZ.com by Hudgens' representatives, with a statement that claimed the photos were taken privately and it was unfortunate they had been leaked to the public.

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