Singer and actress who starred in Disney's High School Musical. Her debut album, V, was certified Gold in 2006. She portrayed Rizzo in the 2016 Fox broadcast of Grease Live! and landed a starring role in NBC's Powerless. In 2017, she became a judge on So You Think You Can Dance.
She played roles in several local musicals before traveling to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
She was born to Greg Hudgens and Gina Guangco and she has a younger sister named Stella. She began a relationship with co-star Zac Efron in 2005, and they ended the relationship in December 2010. She then dated actor Austin Butler from 2011 to 2020. She began dating Cole Tucker in late 2020.