Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series (2006 - 08). She made her film screen debut in the 2003 drama film Thirteen.

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Spring Breakers (2013)

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After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harmony Korine
CAST:  James Franco  •  Selena Gomez  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Benson

After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harmony Korine
CAST:  James Franco  •  Selena Gomez  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Benson

High School Musical (2006)

Troy, the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella, the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school's musical. As they reach for the stars and follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Tisdale  •  Lucas Grabeel

Troy, the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella, the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school's musical. As they reach for the stars and follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Tisdale  •  Lucas Grabeel

Thirteen (2003)

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Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before Tracy's new world and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Nikki Reed  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Holly Hunter

Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before Tracy's new world and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Nikki Reed  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Holly Hunter

Thunderbirds (2004)

Dangerous missions are the bread and butter of the Thunderbirds, a high-tech secret force employed by the government. Led by Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton), the Thunderbirds are at the top of their game, but their nemesis, The Hood (Ben Kingsley), has landed on their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Brady Corbet  •  Soren Fulton  •  Debora Weston  •  Lou Hirsch

Dangerous missions are the bread and butter of the Thunderbirds, a high-tech secret force employed by the government. Led by Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton), the Thunderbirds are at the top of their game, but their nemesis, The Hood (Ben Kingsley), has landed on their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Brady Corbet  •  Soren Fulton  •  Debora Weston  •  Lou Hirsch

High School Musical 2 (2007)

The East High Wildcats are gearing up for big fun as they land the coolest summer jobs imaginable. Troy, Gabriella, Chad, and Taylor have scored sweet gigs at the Lava Springs Country Club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family. Sharpay's first rule of business: Get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Tisdale  •  Lucas Grabeel

The East High Wildcats are gearing up for big fun as they land the coolest summer jobs imaginable. Troy, Gabriella, Chad, and Taylor have scored sweet gigs at the Lava Springs Country Club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family. Sharpay's first rule of business: Get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Tisdale  •  Lucas Grabeel

Bad Boys for Life (2020)

Marcus and Mike are forced to confront new threats, career changes, and midlife crises as they join the newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department to take down the ruthless Armando Armas, the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adil El Arbi  •  Bilall Fallah
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Derrick Gilbert  •  Vanessa Hudgens

Marcus and Mike are forced to confront new threats, career changes, and midlife crises as they join the newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department to take down the ruthless Armando Armas, the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adil El Arbi  •  Bilall Fallah
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Derrick Gilbert  •  Vanessa Hudgens

Freaks of Nature (2015)

In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robbie Pickering
CAST:  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Ed Westwick  •  Joan Cusack

In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robbie Pickering
CAST:  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Ed Westwick  •  Joan Cusack

Machete Kills (2013)

Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Mel Gibson  •  Amber Heard  •  Michelle Rodriguez

Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Mel Gibson  •  Amber Heard  •  Michelle Rodriguez

The Frozen Ground (2013)

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An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Walker
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  John Cusack  •  Radha Mitchell

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Walker
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  John Cusack  •  Radha Mitchell

Gimme Shelter (2013)

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After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Krauss
CAST:  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Stephanie Szostak

After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Krauss
CAST:  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Stephanie Szostak

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Peyton
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Kristin Davis  •  Vanessa Hudgens

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Peyton
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Kristin Davis  •  Vanessa Hudgens

Sucker Punch (2011)

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A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Emily Browning  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Jena Malone  •  Vanessa Hudgens

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Emily Browning  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Jena Malone  •  Vanessa Hudgens

Beastly (2011)

A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the weaker and less ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barnz
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Erik Knudsen  •  Mary-Kate Olsen

A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the weaker and less ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barnz
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Erik Knudsen  •  Mary-Kate Olsen

Bandslam (2009)

A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Graff
CAST:  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Aly Michalka  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Gaelan Connell

A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Graff
CAST:  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Aly Michalka  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Gaelan Connell

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

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It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor – and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Tisdale  •  Lucas Grabeel

It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor – and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Tisdale  •  Lucas Grabeel

Grease Live (2016)

After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Rudzinski  •  Thomas Kail
CAST:  Julianne Hough  •  Aaron Tveit  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Carlos PenaVega

After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Rudzinski  •  Thomas Kail
CAST:  Julianne Hough  •  Aaron Tveit  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Carlos PenaVega

Choose You (2013)

This is what it looks like when Lena Dunham, Spike Jonze, Avicii, Vanessa Hudgens and Michael Shannon get together. Dunham wrote a short film for Sunday night's YouTube Music Awards about a heartbroken guy (Nick Lashaway) whose ex-girlfriend (Hudgens) is hooking up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Nick Lashaway  •  Dree Hemingway  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Michael Shannon

This is what it looks like when Lena Dunham, Spike Jonze, Avicii, Vanessa Hudgens and Michael Shannon get together. Dunham wrote a short film for Sunday night's YouTube Music Awards about a heartbroken guy (Nick Lashaway) whose ex-girlfriend (Hudgens) is hooking up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Nick Lashaway  •  Dree Hemingway  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Michael Shannon

Dog Days (2018)

A group of people in Los Angeles are brought together thanks to their canine friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Marino
CAST:  Nina Dobrev  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Adam Pally  •  Eva Longoria

A group of people in Los Angeles are brought together thanks to their canine friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Marino
CAST:  Nina Dobrev  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Adam Pally  •  Eva Longoria

Second Act (2018)

Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a second act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Leah Remini  •  Milo Ventimiglia

Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a second act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Leah Remini  •  Milo Ventimiglia

Rent (2019)

The story of several friends in New York City facing financial poverty, homophobia, AIDS, and, of course, rent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Rudzinski
CAST:  Jordan Fisher  •  Brennin Hunt  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Kiersey Clemons

The story of several friends in New York City facing financial poverty, homophobia, AIDS, and, of course, rent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Rudzinski
CAST:  Jordan Fisher  •  Brennin Hunt  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Kiersey Clemons
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