Vanessa Hudgens

by ethnic on March 13, 2008

Birth Name: Vanessa Anne Hudgens

Place of Birth: Salinas, Monterey, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 14, 1988

*Irish, possibly Native American (father)
*Filipino, along with Spanish and Chinese (mother)

Vanessa Hudgens is an American actress and singer, also credited under her full name, Vanessa Anne Hudgens. She is known for her role in the High School Musical franchise, among other films. Her sister is actress Stella Hudgens.

Vanessa’s father, Gregory Hudgens, was caucasian, and had Irish ancestry; he was also said to have Native American roots, although it is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Vanessa’s mother, Gina (Guangco), is Filipino, and has Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry.

Vanessa does not speak Tagalog. She has stated that her mother tried to teach her the language when she was younger. Vanessa has also stated that she loves Filipino food and is proud to be a Filipina.

Photo by kathclick/

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Pegzi May 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

I doubt that there is any Native American there

alexgxo January 25, 2017 at 8:04 pm

You know Filipinos claiming to be part Spanish seems to be like every American of European descent claiming to be part Cherokee lol. Sometimes it’s true, sometimes it’s very distant and more often not, it’s false.

Adrian1Cram February 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm

I just see latina.

Greyface March 20, 2016 at 10:03 pm

you don’t see it because it’s not there

bearboy July 1, 2016 at 11:14 pm

She is very pretty. I thought she was the most attractive actres in High School Musical which I didn’t really like honestly.

alexgxo January 25, 2017 at 8:05 pm

I don’t see Latina. She looks distinct from your average mestizo imo.

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