Vanessa Hudgens turns 30: A look back(21 images)

Actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, known best for her breakout role as Gabriella Montez in the "High School Musical" trilogy, turns 30 on Friday. Here's a look back at her career through the years.

The cast of the Disney Channel film "High School Musical," from left to right, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman, Corbin Bleu, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens appear backstage after winning the Best TV show, Comedy/Musical award at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif., on August 20, 2006. Hudgens plays Gabriella Montez in the film. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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