Vanessa Hudgens is an American actress and singer born on December 14, 1988, in Salinas, California. She began her acting career in 2002, appearing in various television shows before gaining prominence for her role in the “High School Musical” film series. She has also acted in films such as “sucker punch” and “Spring Breakers”. In addition to acting, Hudgens is a singer, and has released two studio albums: “V” and “Identified”. She has also appeared in various theater productions including “Rent” and “Gigi”. Hudgens is also involved in various philanthropic causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She continues to work in the entertainment industry and has been involved in various film, television, and stage projects, as an actress and singer.