Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (2003), Hudgens rose to fame portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series (2006–2008), which brought her significant mainstream success.
The success of the first film led to Hudgens' acquiring a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V (2006) and Identified (2008).
Lin-Manuel Miranda is taking a seat behind the camera for his directorial debut. The celebrated creative powerhouse is helming the cinematic adaptation of the Broadway musical, which dropped its first trailer on Thursday.Andrew Garfield stars in the big-screen take of Jonathan Larson's semi-autobiographical work.Read more on etonline.com