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Vanessa Hudgens

Highest Rated:   91% Grease: Live! (2016)
Lowest Rated:   19% Thunderbirds (2004)
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Birthplace:   Salinas, California
Born December 14th, 1988, actress Vanessa Hudgens showed a talent for performing so early in life that she was appearing on-stage in musicals by the time she was eight years old. After cutting her teeth in shows like The Wizard of Oz, Carousel, and The Music Man, Hudgens won an audition for a commercial, which was the catalyst her career needed to transplant her to L.A. Her feature-film debut came in 2002 with the movie Thirteen, though it wasn't until a few years later that her popularity skyrocketed when she was cast in the Disney TV movie High School Musical. A chance both to showcase her charisma and her singing ability, the movie became a huge success that was wildly popular among kids and preteens, and the young actress signed on for the sequel while heading into the studio to record her first solo CD.Hudgens reprised her role as Gabriella Montez for High School Musical 2 in 2007, and again for High School Musical 3: Senior Year in 2009. Fresh off the success from the High School Musical franchise, Hudgens decided to further focus on her acting career, and took on a role of a socially awkward teenager for the musical comedy Bandslam. Hudgens' performance was praised despite the film's lack of mainstream success. 2011 found the actress starring in Beastly, a modern day take on Beauty & the Beast in which she played (what else?) the beauty, though her role in sucker punch, in which she played a mental patient, took her out of her comfort zone. Hudgens joined the cast of 2012's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (the follow-up to 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth), which also starred Dwayne Johnson and Joh Hutcherson.She finally broke out of her family-friendly mold with Spring Breakers (2012), directed by Harmony Korine, playing one of a group of girls that robs a restaurant to fuel their spring break trip. Opposite James Franco, Ashley Benson and Selena Gomez, the film had a buzzy marketing campaign, featuring Hudgens and the other girls in bikinis. The following year, she appeared in Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills. In 2015, she made her Broadway debut as the title character in Gigi. In early 2016, she played Rizzo in Fox's Grease: Live. Hudgen's father succumed to cancer the day before the broadcast, and she was widely praised for going on with show and turning in a strong performance.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% Grease: Live!
  • Betty Rizzo
2016
No Score Yet Freaks Of Nature
  • Lorelei
2015
23% Gimme Shelter
  • Agnes "Apple" Bailey
2014
28% Machete Kills
  • Cereza
2013
61% The Frozen Ground
  • Cindy Paulson
2013
67% Spring Breakers
  • Candy
2013
43% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Kailani
2012
23% Sucker Punch
  • Blondie
2011
21% Beastly
  • Lindy Taylor
2011
81% Bandslam
  • Sa5m
2009
No Score Yet Zac Efron: The Ultimate Idol
  • Actor
2009
65% High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Gabriella Montez
2008
57% High School Musical 2
  • Gabriella Montez
2007
No Score Yet High School Musical: The Concert
  • Actor
2007
56% High School Musical
  • Gabriella Montez
2006
19% Thunderbirds
  • Tin-Tin
2004
81% Thirteen
  • Noel
2003

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Project Runway All Stars
2012-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet MTV 10 on Top
2010-2013
  • Host
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
64% Powerless
2016
  • Emily Locke
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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