Vanessa Anne Hudgens rose to fame in her role as Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series. After the release of two albums and hit singles, the actress and singer decided to break away from her Disney star image to focus on a career in movies like Spring Breakers and has since expanded into Broadway and musicals like Gigi and Grease: Live! In honor of her 29th birthday coming up, here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Vanessa Hudgens!
Vanessa Hudgens was born in Salinas, California on December 14, 1988, to her parents, Gina and Gregory Hudgens. She has an extremely diverse cultural background as her mother is Filipino, Chinese and Latina and her father was a mix of Irish and American Indian. She grew up with one sibling, a younger sister named Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress.