For you search query Vanissa we found around 254850 songs. We may show you only some of them on this page. Vanessa Hudgens, Actress: High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina Hudgens (née Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens, a firefighter, had Irish and. Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, ) is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (), Hudgens rose to fame portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series (–08), which brought her significant mainstream success. The success of the first film led to Hudgens' acquiring a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with.