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.
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