About Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Anne Hudgens, currently 25 years old, is a popular American singer and actress. She gained recognition portraying Gabriella Montez in Disney series High School Musical. The success of this trilogy turned Vanessa into a teenage diva and household name over the night. What brought an additional attention to Hudgens was her relationship with her co worker, another teenage star, Zac Efron. Vanessa made her movie debut in 2003, appearing in a teenage drama Thirteen. High School Musical is also responsible for Hudgens’ success in music industry. Some songs from this movie, such as “Breaking Three”, charted not only in the US, but all over the world. Following this breakthrough the starlet released her debut studio album, entitled V. Vanessa Hudgens net worth is currently estimated at $5 million.
Vanessa was born in California, in a family of Gina and Gregory Hudgens. Her mother switched between various jobs in office, while her father was firefighter. Hudgens was the first child in the family and has a sister, Stella Hudgens. Just like Vanessa, she is an actress. Stella made her television debut at the age 7, appearing in television series American Family.
The career on stage, which eventually boosted Vanessa Hudgens net worth to enviable heights, began when the girl was eight. That year she already performed in a number of local productions, including The Music Man, The King and I and Carousel. At the age of 11 Hudgens started auditioning for television commercials. Seeing that their daughter really has a chance in this field, her parents decided to move to Los Angeles. Soon enough, Vanessa landed her first real acting job. Although it was just a small role on one of the episodes of Still Standing, for the aspiring actress this was an invaluable experience. Following this Vanessa was cast for two movies, Thirteen and Thunderbirds.
A real breakthrough in Hudgens’ career came up in 2005, when a nineteen-year-old landed a major role in Disney’s movie High School Musical. Although the film received mixed or rather poor critical evaluations, the audience was enthusiastic. The movie’s premiere in 2006 attracted nearly eight million viewers and encouraged Disney to build two sequels and spin-off series, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventures. Each of these films was commercially successful and made a significant contribution to Vanessa Hudgens net worth growth.