Interesting Biography Facts
Vanessa Anne Hudgens
December 14, 1988
Salinas, California, United States
Orange County High School, Kingsbrook Business and Enterprise College
Vanessa Hudgens family members
Stella Hudgens (younger sister)
Is Vanessa Hudgens a lesbian/bisexual?
What is Vanessa Hudgens marital status?
Who are Vanessa Hudgens parents?
Gregory Hudgens (father)
Date of birth: June 22, 1950
Date of death: January 30, 2016
Vanessa’s fans know that Father’s Day is quite painful for the actress. The reason is her father’s tragic death from cancer in 2016. Several months before that sad event Vanessa announced on her Twitter page that her father had been diagnosed with 4 stage cancer. He passed away just one day before her great performance in “Grease: Live!”, produced by Fox. She devoted her performance to her father.
Greg was a firefighter, and as his former colleagues tell, he was fearless at fires. Besides, he was a good friend and a great family man. The walls of his room at work were decorated with his wife’s and daughters’ pictures.
Now he lives in his family members’ memories.
Gina Hudgens (mother)
Vanessa’s mother was born as Gina Guangco. She has Filipino roots. Mrs. Hudgens spent her childhood in Manila. She taught her daughters, Vanessa and Stella, to love and respect their heritage.
Gina was an office worker. But she always had enough time to care about her daughters and husband. She stands behind Vanessa’s success.
Vanessa Hudgens siblings
Stella Hudgens (younger sister)
Date of birth: November 13, 1995
Vanessa has just one sibling – a younger sister Stella. Previously, she tried to follow her sister’s steps and become an actress – she featured on such projects as “Smoky Knights”, “Powerless” and “Players”.
Besides, she is very active on social media – Stella has a highly followed page on Instagram. She has an account on Twitch, YouTube, and Tik Tok.
Vanessa’s sister characterizes herself as an easy-going person, who likes to entertain people. She also struggles against meat-eating and for saving the planet.
Stella owns a dog, named Ruby. She is dating Eric Unger, a child star, three years her younger. Previously, she was in relationships with Jaden Smith, the actor, and Dylan Efron, Zac Efron’s brother.
You may know the actress and singer Vanessa Anne Hudgens as Gabriella Montez from the famous Disney melodrama “High School Musical”. The film, where Vanessa’s co-star was the heartthrob Zac Efron became the real sensation of the 2000s and made Vanessa a rising Hollywood star.
She cemented that initial success by featuring on such popular TV series as “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” and “Drake & Josh”. Among her recent achievements is her participation in the crime comedy “Bad Boys for Life” and voicing the character Sunny in the animation film “My Little Pony: A New Generation”.
Vanessa Hudgens was born in Salinas, CA, but was raised in San Diego. She has liked singing and acting since the earliest age. She was just 8 years old when she won an audition for her first commercial in Los Angeles. After graduation from high school, she moved to England to study drama. She was trained as an actress at Kingsbrook Business and Enterprise College. After finishing it she returned to Los Angeles, being ready for a successful career as an actress. Vanessa immediately landed roles in the series “Still Standing” and “Robbery Homicide Division”. She also depicted the character Noel in the Film “Thirteen”.
She demonstrated all the aspects of her acting and singing talent in the movie “High School Musical”. Then she was discovered as a singer and was immediately offered a recording gig. In autumn 2006 Vanessa presented the debut album “V”. Two years after that she released her second set of songs “Identified”. Her success as a musician was marked with The Choice Breakout Singer award.
Interesting and fun facts
- Since 2020 Vanessa has been in relationships with Cole Tucker, a professional baseball player. Before that, she has been dating an actor Austin Butler for 9 years. Additionally, she was the girlfriend of Zac Efron.
- Her fashion idol is the actress Natalie Wood, who tragically died in 1981.
- Every year on the 1st of January she makes a vision board. Vanessa prints the photos of places she plans to visit the next year; the money she wants to save, and the films she dreams to star in. After that, she puts it up on the wall of her room and watches it every day.
- Her net worth is $16 million. In one of her interviews, she confessed, that she spends more money than she would like.
- Her height is 155 cm and her weight is 50 kg.