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Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego whilst she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina (Guangco), an officer worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Gregory Hudgens, a firefighter, has Irish and Native American ancestry.Vanessa was interested in acting and singing at a young age, inspired by her grandparents who were musicians. At the age of 8, she started appearing in musical theatre. She briefly attended Orange County High School of the Arts. She began auditioning and was successfully cast in a TV commercial. This prompted her family to move to Los Angeles. She started homeschooling so she missed out on the high school experience, until she landed her breakthrough role in High School Musical.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Vanessa Hudgens -- $1k Fine For Rock Carving

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$1k Fine For Rock Carving

Vanessa Hudgens has officially copped to defacing a rock in a national forest near Sedona, and now she'll have to dig into her wallet. Vanessa will pay $1k ... earmarked for a volunteer group… READ MORE >

Vanessa Hudgens and Sister -- Who's Who? (PHOTO)

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Who's Who

One of these chicks is 27-year-old Vanessa Hudgens.  The other is her sister who's 7 years younger. The 2 were clothes shopping Saturday in Miami Beach. READ MORE >

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Vanessa Hudgens -- My Friends and I Love Each Other ... Like a Rock (VIDEO)

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My Friends and I Love Each Other ... Like a Rock

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- 223 days ago
Vanessa Hudgens -- Criminal Investigation for Defacing Precious Rocks

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Criminal Investigation for Defacing Precious Rocks

Vanessa Hudgens and her boyfriend are under investigation for defacing one of Arizona's most prized treasures ... TMZ has learned. We're told the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino… READ MORE >

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Vanessa Hudgens vs. Jessica Alba -- MAD Fashion Trend

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MAD FASHION TREND?!

Here's Vanessa Hudgens (26) cruising with her matte black mane and sable sombrero alongside Jessica Alba (34) rocking her angelic ombre locks and snow white chapeau -- and below them is their… READ MORE >

- 377 days ago
Vanessa Hudgens -- Alleged Stalker Gets Lost in Translation

Vanessa Hudgens
Alleged Stalker Gets Lost in Translation

Vanessa Hudgens was all set to take legal action against an African guy who was sending her emails ... about his angelic penis, by the way -- which clearly sounds bizarre.But turns out he just… READ MORE >

- 662 days ago
Vanessa Hudgens ... The Guy's Not a Stalker ... It's an African Thing

Vanessa Hudgens
The Guy's Not a Stalker It's an African Thing

Vanessa Hudgens -- with the help of her sharp lawyer and the LAPD -- just reached what may be the best resolution ever in a stalking case ... a case with a culture clash.TMZ broke the story ...… READ MORE >

- 663 days ago
Vanessa Hudgens Stalker -- I Want to Marry You

Vanessa Hudgens
Stalker: I Want to Marry You!

Vanessa Hudgens got a restraining order from a man who traveled from Africa to L.A. to marry her.A man sent Hudgens a slew of emails, saying, among other things, "Hello, I love you and want… READ MORE >

- 673 days ago
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When Hotties Collide

John Stamos showed restraint Friday in West Hollywood ... after running into one of the hottest girls in Hollywood outside of a gym -- as far as we know he didn't bang her. Vanessa Hudgens and… READ MORE >

- 781 days ago
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Ashley & Vanessa
Throw Boat Load of Ass Party

Ashley Tisdale celebrated her bachelorette party with pal Vanessa Hudgens on a huge yacht in Miami -- and Ash made sure to flaunt her ass in a tiny thong before it's, y'know ... locked… READ MORE >

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