Some people may have questions about Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler, or Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron, but we don't give a crap. What we care about are Vanessa Hudgens' movies. And, yes, we know it all starts with the High School Musical trilogy, but it goes in a very different direction from there. If you haven't seen her in Spring Breakers, Sucker Punch, The Frozen Ground or Freaks of Nature, then you haven't really seen Vanessa doing her thing. But the good news is, it's never too late to get started.
Born on Dec. 14, 1988, Vanessa began starring in musical theater at the age of eight, in such productions as The Wizard Of Oz, Evita, The Music Man, Cinderella and Damn Yankees. Eventually she managed to score some commercials and made her film acting debut in 2003’s Thirteen. This led to her starring in the sci-fi adventure Thunderbirds (2004). She has also appeared in a number of television series, among them The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody, where she got to co-star with best friend (and High School Musical co-star) Ashley Tisdale.
Two years later, the original High School Musical aired on the Disney Channel and her life changed forever.
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