Biography: A triple threat, Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born on December 14, 1988, to multi-racial parents. She can sing, dance, and act; proving that she is capable of all three in High School Musical, the highest rated Disney Cannel Original Movie (DCOM) so far. Vanessa started in show business when she replaced her friend who couldn’t make it to a commercial. Since then, Vanessa broke through as an actress, and has appeared in several theatre productions, television shows, and movies; starting with the film Thirteen. Vanessa is only beginning to thrill audiences and capture hearts.