Full Name- Vanessa Anne Hudgens
Birthday- December 14, 1988
Ethnicities- Filipino, Chinese, and Puerto Rican (from her mother); Irish and American Indian (from her father)
Schools- Shes was homeschool ever since she was in 7th grade (never went to highschool)
Nicknames- Nessa, V, Baby V
BFF- Ashley Tisdale (HSM co-star)
BF- none yet
Pets- Shadow (toy poodle), 3 turtles, fish, and a bunny
Favorite Color- deep, dark, rich red
Favorite Music- chill, mellow things like Frou Frou, Zero7
Favorite Food- hot cheetos, chocolate, and sushi
Hidden Talent- "I'm a crazy awesome hula hooper!"---Vanessa
Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born December 4, 1988 in Salinas, California. She grew up in San Diego, and at 5"4, is 18 years old. Vanessa's background appeals to a variety of ethnic groups and cultures, like Native American, Irish, Phillipino, Chinese, and Spanish... no wonder she's so pretty! Eight of Vanessa's grandparents were musicians. Stella Hudgens, Vanessa's younger sister, is also an actress.
When Vanessa was 8 years old, she began preforming and singing. She appeared in local productions such as Evita, Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, The King and I, and Damn Yankees.
Vanessa starred on the big screens in Thirteen where she played Noel. Thirteen was nominated for an Oscar in 2003! The following year, Vanessa started working on Thunderbirds,which also came out in theatres.
Vanessa has recently guest-starred on Quintuplets, Still Standing, Cover Me, Brothers Garcia, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Drake and Josh, when she played as Drake's girlfriend. But, her career finally exploded when she starred in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL as Gabriella Montez. She and Zac Efron won the "Best Chemistry" Award at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards! Vanessa has also appeared on swimwear commercials for Old Navy!
In June 2006, she signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Her album, Vanessa Hudgens, "V", was released in September 2006! She preformed at the Cheetah Girls concert that traveled from coast to coast and was a big hit. Just a few months later, Vanessa went on tour with her buddies from HSM. Going nationwide, Vanessa has definitely wowed her fans!
Vanessa has agreed to take part in High School Musical 2, Sing It All or Nothing, so look for her in the summer of 2007 on Disney Channel!
---written by Jessie and Sophie
---Information from various sources