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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
Zac Efron opens up about about addiction: 'It's a never-ending struggle'

Zac Efron opens up about about addiction: 'It's a never-ending struggle'

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Zac Efron, the former Disney Channel star who's long past his High School Musical days, opens up in a revealing interview.
Kate Stanton
Zac Efron reportedly dating actress Halston Sage

Zac Efron reportedly dating actress Halston Sage

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Zac Efron and Halston Sage started dating on the set of their new film, "Neighbors."
Kate Stanton
Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' big winners at MTV Movie Awards

Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' big winners at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" named movie of the year, while two stars take home acting awards.
Danielle Haynes
Zac Efron goes shirtless at the MTV Movie Awards

Zac Efron goes shirtless at the MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- The "Neighbors" star took home the MTV Movie Award for Best Shirtless Performance.
Kate Stanton
Twitter to roll out Facebook-like design update

Twitter to roll out Facebook-like design update

SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 (UPI) -- Twitter will begin rolling out its new profile page design in the coming weeks, and the redesign already appears on certain celebrity pages.
Ananth Baliga
Zac Efron slaps Seth Rogen in the face with a sex-toy in new 'Neighbors' trailer

Zac Efron slaps Seth Rogen in the face with a sex-toy in new 'Neighbors' trailer

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures has released a new, not-safe-for-work trailer for the new Seth Rogen film "Neighbors."
Annie Martin
Zac Efron will produce and star in John Grisham's 'The Associate'

Zac Efron will produce and star in John Grisham's 'The Associate'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- Zac Efron will produce and star in an upcoming film adaptation of John Grisham's novel, "The Associate."
Annie Martin
Zac Efron's friends are 'worried sick' about him, think he's using again

Zac Efron's friends are 'worried sick' about him, think he's using again

March 28 (UPI) -- Zac Efron's friends are skeptical about the actor's incident with a group of transients over the weekend.
Veronica Linares
Zac Efron was attacked during L.A. fight

Zac Efron was attacked during L.A. fight

March 27 (UPI) -- Zac Efron was socked in the mouth by transients after getting stranded in a questionable part of Los Angeles Sunday night.
Veronica Linares
List of Lindsay Lohan's lovers goes public

List of Lindsay Lohan's lovers goes public

March 12 (UPI) -- A list of Lindsay Lohan's lovers has gone public -- and sources say the actress penned it herself.
Annie Martin
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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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