The recognition Hudgens received for her early work quickly brought her to the screen, and she made her feature film debut in Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, starring Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood. Soon thereafter, she co-starred in the action-adventure film Thunderbirds, and was a recurring guest star on Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Her other television credits include appearances on Quintuplets, The Brothers Garcia, Still Standing and Robbery Homicide Division.
It was Hudgens' role in Disney Channel's breakaway sensation High School Musical that garnered her the most praise and attention. She played Gabrielle Montez, the sweet girl torn between her attraction to both basketball jock Troy Bolton and the school musical auditions. With critics and fans clamoring for more, Hudgens reprised her role in the highly successful follow ups, High School Musical 2 and the feature film High School Musical 3: Senior Year. She then followed up those hits by starring in Bandslam, a film which centers around a high school misfit and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their love for music.
Hudgens can currently be seen Beastly, a modern-day take on Beauty & the Beast', and just wrapped Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
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Vanessa Hudgens Facts
|Birth Name||Vanessa Anne Hudgens|
|Birthday||December 14, 1988 (30)|
|Birthplace||Salinas, California, USA|
|Height||5' 2" (1m57) How tall is Vanessa Hudgens compared to you?|
|High School Musical 3: Senior Year|
|Journey 2: The Mysterious Island|
|High School Musical|
|High School Musical 2|
|High School Musical: The Concert: Extreme Access Pass|