Vanessa Hudgens


Vanessa Anne Hudgens (; born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (2003), Hudgens rose to fame portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series (2006–2008), which brought her significant mainstream media success. The success of the first film led Hudgens to acquire a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V (2006) and Identified (2008).

Since the release of her studio albums and the High School Musical franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career. She appeared in the films Bandslam (2009), Beastly, Sucker Punch (both 2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Spring Breakers (both 2012), Second Act (2018), Bad Boys for Life (2020), and Tick, Tick...Boom! (2021). She starred in the Netflix Christmas movies The Princess Switch (2018) and its sequels (2020 and 2021) and The Knight Before Christmas (2019), and co-produced the latter three.

Hudgens played the role of Emily Locke in the NBC series Powerless (2017). She also played the title role in the Broadway musical Gigi (2015) and had roles in two of Fox's live musical productions: Rizzo in Grease: Live (2016) and Maureen Johnson in Rent: Live (2019). In 2022, Hudgens co-hosted the Met Gala in Manhattan.


June 27, 2022

Vanessa Hudgens Visits ‘High School Musical’s East High & Quotes Emotional Movie Moment

"Remember in kindergarten how you'd meet a kid and know nothing about them ...," she began her caption.

June 10, 2022

Vanessa Hudgens Reflects on ‘High School Musical’ Audition & Meeting Zac Efron: ‘The Time Just Keeps Flying’

"That's like the magic of musicals, though," Hudgens said of the legacy. "They don't go out of style."

June 9, 2022

Here's the First Look at Kid Cudi's 'Entergalactic' Series Starring Timothée Chalamet, Jessica Williams, and More

The adult animated series is expected to debut this fall. The voice cast also includes Ty Dolla Sign, Macaulay Culkin, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jaden Smith.

June 3, 2022

How to Watch the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards Online

Vanessa Hudgens returns as host of the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards with music from DJ Snoopadelic.

May 23, 2022

Vanessa Hudgens to Host 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Leslie Jones hosted the show last year. Nikki Glaser hosted the 'Unscripted' show. This year's host of that show will be announced later this week.

May 3, 2022

Olivia Rodrigo & Vanessa Hudgens Bond Over ‘High School Musical’ at 2022 Met Gala: ‘We’re Soul Sisters!’

"I always feel like I have such a connection to you because of that," Hudgens told Rodrigo on the Met Gala red carpet.

April 6, 2022

Vanessa Hudgens Says She Can Talk to Ghosts: 'I See Things and Hear Things'

In a new interview on the 'Kelly Clarkson Show,' 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' actress Vanessa Hudgens said that she she can communicate with ghosts and spirits.

April 5, 2022

Vanessa Hudgens Credits Kelly Clarkson For Inspiring Her Career: Watch

The actress revealed she wanted to audition for 'American Idol' before landing her big break in 'High School Musical.'

March 23, 2022

Vanessa Hudgens to Co-Host ‘The Oscars Red Carpet Show’

Actor Terrence J and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell are Hudgens' co-hosts on the 90-minute special.


Louder Than Words

October 22, 2021

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Lay With Me (Remixes)

December 7, 2018

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Lay With Me

September 28, 2018

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January 1, 2013

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Sneakernight the remixes!

January 1, 2008

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January 1, 2008

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Come Back To Me

January 1, 2006

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January 1, 2006

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