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Emily Ratajkowski lands role opposite Zac Efron

Emily Ratajkowski lands role opposite Zac Efron

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) --Emily Ratajkowski to appear with Zac Efron in "We Are Your Friends."
Danielle Haynes
Zac Efron says he used drugs as a 'social lubricant' to deal with celebrity

Zac Efron says he used drugs as a 'social lubricant' to deal with celebrity

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) --Zac Efron had a candid conversation with Bear Grylls about what exactly made him lose himself in drugs in Monday's episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls."
Veronica Linares
Michelle Rodriguez debuts new bangs in 'new life, new look' selfie

Michelle Rodriguez debuts new bangs in 'new life, new look' selfie

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --"Fast & Furious" star Michelle Rodriguez took to Instagram Tuesday to share a photo of her new bangs along with a cryptic message about starting a new life.
Veronica Linares
Bear Grylls, Zac Efron rappel shirtless in 'Running Wild' clip

Bear Grylls, Zac Efron rappel shirtless in 'Running Wild' clip

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) --Bear Grylls and Zac Efron descend a cliff in the Catskill Mountains shirtless in a clip from the series premiere of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls."
Annie Martin
Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez have reportedly hooked up before

Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez have reportedly hooked up before

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) --Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez's romance in Italy isn't surprising to insiders who say the pair have a history of hooking up.
Annie Martin
Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor discusses crush on Zac Efron

Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor discusses crush on Zac Efron

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) --Christie Brinkley's teen daughter, Sailor, opened up about dating and her celebrity crush during an interview for Fashion Week Daily's The Daily Summer.
Veronica Linares
Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez spotted kissing on vacation in Sardinia

Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez spotted kissing on vacation in Sardinia

PORTO CERVO, Sardinia, July 7 (UPI) --Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez were spotted kissing and cuddling on a yacht off the coast of Sardinia over the weekend.
Annie Martin
Zac Efron dances again, this time to Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What'

Zac Efron dances again, this time to Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What'

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) --Zac Efron shows off more dancing skills in a new Instagram video.
Kate Stanton
Zac Efron dances on a table to Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle'

Zac Efron dances on a table to Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle'

PORTLAND, Ore., July 1 (UPI) --"High School Musical" star Zac Efron shows his friends he's still got it while on vacation in Italy.
Annie Martin
'Running Wild with Bear Grylls' to feature Channing Tatum, Zac Efron on survival adventures

'Running Wild with Bear Grylls' to feature Channing Tatum, Zac Efron on survival adventures

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) --New NBC series "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" will see the British host take celebrities on wilderness survival adventures.
Annie Martin
Entertainment reporter gets celebrities to congratulate his bride in surprise wedding video

Entertainment reporter gets celebrities to congratulate his bride in surprise wedding video

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) --Sky News' reporter Joe Michalczuk asked celebrities he interviewed to send their best wishes to his bride-to-be.
Kate Stanton
'Neighbors' charges past 'Spider-Man 2' at weekend box office

'Neighbors' charges past 'Spider-Man 2' at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) --Neighbors took in $51.1 million at the weekend box office.
Kate Stanton
Rose Byrne says her 'Neighbors' character is as 'irresponsible and irreverent' as the guys

Rose Byrne says her 'Neighbors' character is as 'irresponsible and irreverent' as the guys

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) --Australian actress Rose Byrne says she relished the chance to play a former party girl and new mom in the edgy, big-screen comedy, "Neighbors."
Karen Butler
Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Jimmy Fallon think James Franco is 'ew'

Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Jimmy Fallon think James Franco is 'ew'

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Seth Rogen and Zac Efron joined Jimmy Fallon on the "Tonight Show" for his "Ew!" segment where they dance to "Turn Down for What" by Lil John.
Aileen Graef
'Neighbors' baby was played by Andy Serkis, filmmakers joke

'Neighbors' baby was played by Andy Serkis, filmmakers joke

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- The creative brains behind "Neighbors" joked that the baby featured in their raunchy comedy was actually played by performance-capture artist Andy Serkis.
Karen Butler
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Zac Efron appears backstage with the award for best male performance for "High School Musical 3: Senior Year", at the MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on May 31, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron (born October 18, 1987) is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and became known to young audiences after his roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. In 2007, before the release of High School Musical 2, Rolling Stone declared him the "poster boy for tweenyboppers" and featured him in their late August 2007 issue. Efron has since starred in the films 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, and Charlie St. Cloud, and is due to star in New Year's Eve and The Lucky One.

Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, and later moved to Arroyo Grande, California. His father, David Efron, is an engineer at a power plant, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is a former secretary who worked at the same power plant. Efron has a younger brother, Dylan, and had a self-described "normal childhood" in a middle class family. He is an agnostic, having never been religious. His surname, "Efron", means "lark" in Hebrew (his paternal grandfather was Jewish).

Efron has said that he would "flip out" if he got a "B" and not an "A" in school, and has also described himself as having been a class clown. Efron's father encouraged him to begin acting when Efron was 11 years old. He subsequently appeared in theater productions at his high school, worked in a theater called The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, and began taking singing lessons. Efron performed in plays such as Gypsy; Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up; Little Shop of Horrors; and The Music Man. He was recommended to an agent in Los Angeles by his drama teacher, Robyn Metchik (the mother of actors Aaron Michael Metchik and Asher Metchik). Efron was later signed to the Creative Artists Agency.

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