Vanessa Hudgens (full name - Vanessa Anne Hudgens) was born December 14, 1988 in the US city of Salinas, California. With eight years of the future actress was involved in urban theater. In high school, she moved to a home schooling, as was constantly busy with rehearsals and performances.
Already at a young age, Vanessa appeared in the television series "Five Twins", as well as in the TV show Cover Me, Still Standing, then in 2003, the year she made her debut in the film - she received a role in the film "Thirteen".
In 2006, Vanessa starred in "High School Musical", which made it popular worldwide. Also, this year, on September 26 Handzhes released her first music album V, who almost immediately took off on the 24th place in the famous hit parade Billboard 200 chart.
In 2007, Vanessa was named the "Best aspiring singer" according to the Teen Choice Awards. In the same 2007, the year of the continuation of the picture came out - "High School Musical: Vacations", and even a year later, his third part - "High School Musical: Senior Year".
Also, in 2008, Hudgens released her second album called Identified and was placed on the 62nd place in the "Sexiest Women in the World" magazine FHM.
August 14, 2009 at the screens released film with its participation - a comedy "Bandslam". In the same year he won Handzhes Kids Choice Awards in the category "Best Actress" for his part in the third part of "High School Musical" and Maxim magazine included it in its list of "100 sexiest men of the year".
In 2011, Vanessa got roles in two movies: in the film "Beastly" and in the film directed by Zack Snyder's "illegal hold".
Since the release of the first part of "High School Musical" in 2006, Vanessa met with his partner in the film, actor Zac Efron. However, in December 2010, the couple announced their separation.