She has appeared in the films Bandslam (2009), Beastly (2011), Sucker Punch (2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), Spring Breakers (2013), and Machete Kills (2013).
She has also played the title role in the Broadway musical Gigi in 2015, and the role of Rizzo in Grease: Live in 2016.
It is at least the second visit to New Zealand for the actress.
Hudgens previously came to the country in 2015 when Butler was here filming the first season of the hit series, sharing photos from a trip to Bethels Beach.
Starting at the age of eight, Hudgens performed in musical theater as a singer, and appeared in local productions of Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, The Music Man, and Cinderella, among others.
Two years after her career in stage plays and musicals, she started auditioning for commercials and television shows, and her family moved to Los Angeles after she won a role in a television commercial.
Hudgens and Butler started dating in 2011 after meeting at a party.After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (2003), Hudgens rose to prominence portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series, which brought her significant mainstream success.The success of the first film led to Hudgens's acquiring a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V (2006) and Identified (2008).The two besties and actresses joined Peyton List, Bailee Madison, Rowan Blanchard, Joey King, Yara Shahidi, Just Jared.com‘s Jared Eng and more for the event held alongside Selena Gomez‘s Revival tour stop.Inside the suite, guests danced to Selena‘s hits and sipped on specialty cocktails for the night. Hudgens was born in Salinas, California, and lived with her parents along the West Coast, from Oregon to Southern California.Her mother, Gina (née Guangco), held a succession of office jobs, and her father, Gregory Hudgens, was a firefighter.In addition to High School Musical, Hudgens has also appeared in various films and television series for the Disney Channel.Since the release of her studio albums and the High School Musical franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career.Ashley also posted a cute pic on Instagram: “Rockin out to @selenagomez with my girl @vanessahudgens. Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer.