Vanessa Hudgens is one of the fortunate actresses who got the opportunity to grow up with her grandparents. Both of her grandparents were musicians. These days encouraged her to start singing from a young age. And she even started performing in theatres at a young age. 

Quick Info 
Full NameVanessa Anne Hudgens
Date of BirthDecember 14, 1988
Birth PlaceSalinas, California, United States
ParentsGina Guangco
Greg Hudgens
ProfessionActress, Singer, Producer
Age31 years
Height5 ft 1 in
Weight50 kg
Net WorthUS $16 million

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Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens started appearing in TV shows and commercials. Vanessa is known for her acting and singing enrichment to the “High School Musical.” She was also the judge of the famous dancing reality show “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 15 in 2017.


Early Life

The birthplace of Vanessa is Salinas, California, USA. She came into the world on 14th December 1988. Her father’s name is Greg Hudgens. He was a firefighter. Her mother’s name is Gina Guangco. She used to do several jobs to support her family. 

Vanessa grew up with her younger sister Stella. She started to sing in the local plays when she was only eight years old. Along with her family, Vanessa Hudgens moved to Los Angeles after she got selected for an advertisement.



Along with her sister, Vanessa went to “Orange County High School of the Arts” for studies. They were in the school till grade seven. Both of the sisters became homeschool students after they moved to Los Angeles. Her passion for acting and singing created a few hurdles for quality education.



Vanessa started her TV career in the situational comedy “Still Standing” in 2002.  The same year she was part of the “Robbery Homicide Division” in a minor role. Only after a year, she did her first movie, “Thirteen” in 2003. The film succeeded in getting good reviews from the audience and the critics. She soon as part of the second movie “Thunderbirds” in 2004.

Moreover, she was part of the movie “The High School Musical” in 2006. Vanessa Hudgens was into acting and singing in the film. She, along with her co-stars Ashley Tisdale and Zac Efron, became the stars overnight. The movie became the “Second Most-Watched Movie” in both the UK and the US that year. The film’s music also succeeded in reaching number one in the list of “Billboard Hot 200.”

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens released her first album, “V,” along on 26th September 2006. She signed the contract for the album with “Hollywood Records.” Vanessa was also part of the second movie, “High School Musical 2” in 2007. The film was more successful than the first part. The movie succeeded in winning the “So Hot Right Now” award. It was during the “Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards.”

Vanessa Hudgens came up with her second album, “Identified,” on 1st July 2008. But the movie failed to create magic both commercially and musically. Moreover, Vanessa takes it as a lesson of her life and moves ahead. She came up with the movie “High School Musical 3” on 24th October 2008. The film succeeded in becoming number one in the United States. Then, Vanessa shifted her focus from singing to acting. 

Similarly, Vanessa won the hearts of critics from her performance in the movie “Bandslam.” However, the film lost to perform great at the box office and received average ratings. She also did theatre at the same time. Vanessa was part of the play “Rent.” She shared the screen with Mary-Kate Olsen and Alex Pettyfer in the movie “Beastley” on 4th March 2011.

Vanessa Hudgens was also part of the movie “Sucker Punch” on 25th May 2011. She appeared in the film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” in 2012. She shared the screen with the stars like Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson. Vanessa was part of the movies like “Spring Breakers,” ” The Frozen Ground,” “Gimme Shelter,” and “Machete Kills”  in 2013. She appeared in the “Powerless” in 2017.

Vanessa was also part of the dancing reality show “So You Think You Can Dance” in the 14th and 15th seasons and even the movie “Princess Switch” in 2018. Vanessa has been part of the film like “Polar” and “The Knight Before Christmas” in 2019 and “Bad Boys For Life” and “The Princess Switch: Switched Again” in 2020. Vanessa has also been part of the TV shows like “Rent: Live” in 2019 and “The Disney Family Singalong” in 2020. She is busy with the shoot of “Tick, Tick… Boom.” 


Relationship/Personal Life

Vanessa dated Zac Efron during 2005-2010. He is also an actor. Vanessa Hudgens was in a relationship with Austin Butler between 2011 and 2020.

Vanessa Hudgens

Social Media

Vanessa Hudgens goes with the name of “@vanessahudgens” on Instagram with 39.7M followers and “Vanessa Hudgens” on Twitter with 6.9M followers. Her Facebook page “Vanessa Hudgens” has 14M followers. 


Net worth

Vanessa has been part of the acting industry for more than fifteen years. She has been part of stage, TV, movies, and commercials. According to, she has an approximate net worth of $16 million.


Nutshell Bio

The full name of Vanessa is Vanessa Anne Hudgens. Her nationality is American. She belongs to Irish, American, and Filipino ethnicity. Her current age is 31 years. She has a short height of 5 feet 1 inch with a complimentary weight of 50 kgs.