Who knew the kid from Disney’s High School Musical would turn out to be the hottest and one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. Yes! You are right, I am talking about the one with piercing blue eyes and an enchantingly beautiful smile, the one and only Zac Efron.
Zac Efron Biography (Childhood, Early Life, Education)
Zac Efron was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on October 18th, 1987 in the northern Californian city of San Luis Obispo. Zac is now 31 years old, while his professional career took a start in 2002. His full name is Zachary David Alexander Efron and Despite having a very biblical Jewish name, Zac’s brought up was completely secular.
Zac and his family, later on, moved from San Luis Obispo to Arroyo Grande which is also in the same state of California. His father, David Efron, is an electrical engineer at a power station, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is a secretary who worked at the same power plant. Zac is known to be very close to his younger and only brother, Dylan. While his big brother’s at home onscreen, it seems that Dylan has spent time on the production side of Hollywood and is also a very good poet. Zac once said that his brother plays a very important in determining the directions of his relationships, He said.
Zac and his family, later on, moved from San Luis Obispo to Arroyo Grande which is also in the same state of California. His father, David Efron, is an electrical engineer at a power station, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is a secretary who worked at the same power plant. Zac is known to be very close to his younger and only brother, Dylan. While his big brother’s at home onscreen, it seems that Dylan has spent time on the production side of Hollywood and is also a very good poet. Zac once said that his brother plays a very important in determining the directions of his relationships, He said;
“…he’s really grounded. He lived a more normal life than I did growing up, so he’s a great barometer for me. He’ll be like, ‘Are you sure you’re happy? Is this what you really want?’ Having my brother around is a really great thing.”
Efron graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2006 and was then accepted into the University of Southern California but did not enroll. He also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, a community college located in Santa Maria, California.
How many times Zac Efron fell in Love? – Personal Life
Mentioned Above, Zac announced in 2014 that his first relationship was with his highschool darling but it didn’t work out and after stepping in films, he fell in love with his co-star Vanessa Hudgens in High School Musical, It happened when they first met on the set of HSM, the relationship lasted for 5 years, Zac hasn’t had any relationship longer than that ever since. He was rumored to have a fling with the Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez, it was later confirmed by the couple when they posted videos of them hooking up on a beach in summer, but unfortunately, it only lasted for a month.
Next up, Zac dated Olympic gymnast Sami Miro, The couple celebrated their first anniversary in September 2015, however, the relationship didn’t last any longer after the first anniversary. Being a handsome young actor in Hollywood always comes with rumors of you dating your co-stars, these rumors caught him with his co-star Alexandra Daddario from Baywatch and later with Lily Collins. After a healthy long run, Zac now wants to settle down for life-long love and it is rumored that he is currently dating a Professional Swimmer Sarah Bro.
Zac Efron Career Beginnings
Zac’s father encouraged him to begin acting when he was only 11 years old. He was also known in high school for his theatrical performances. He also started taking singing lessons at a very early age. It is said that Efron had great help from his drama teacher, Robyn Metchik, who recommended him to an agent in Los Angeles and was later signed to the Creative Artists Agency.
Earlier in his career, he was given guest roles in several television shows including Firefly, ER, and The Guardian. He was cast as a recurring side character in the first season of Warner Bros’ series Summerland and by the second season, he was promoted to the main cast of the show. His first Award Nomination was of Young Artist Award, for his performance as one of the autistic twins, in the film Miracle Run (2004) by Lifetime Television.
Breakthrough in Hollywood
Efron’s career’s golden breakthrough came in 2006, when he played the lead role of Troy Bolton, the star athlete at a small-town high school, in the teen musical television film High School Musical. The film is said to be the modern Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet, which is true, High Praise. Despite being a known singer, Zac couldn’t sing for High School Musical because at that time he couldn’t hit high notes required for his role in the film, thus Drew Seeley sang most of his part while Zac lip-synced.
The female lead role was played by Vanessa Hudgens, and it was later announced that Zac got into a relationship with Vanessa during that period, and it lasted for 5 years. The film was a major hit and it led to the ultimate success of Zac among the teenage audience, The film’s soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA, which made it one of the best-selling albums of the year 2006 in the United States.
Next year, Zac appeared in the musical comedy ‘Hairspray” (2007), playing the role of Link Larkin, which was also critically acclaimed by the audience. Later, Zac reprised his role of Troy Bolton, in the subsequent sequels of his 2006 hit film High School Musical, High School Musical 2 (2007) and High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), which was the first one in the franchise to receive a theatrical release. Though, he sang for his own role in every musical film that followed except for the very first one.
After The Success:
After getting his scene on, Zac starred in a commercially hit but not so much critically acclaimed film Charlie St. Cloud (2010). In the Year 2011, He played the character of Paul in the film New Year’s Eve In 2012, Zac appeared in 5 films, including, At Any Price, Liberal Arts, The Lucky One, The Paperboy and The Lorax, where he played the voice role of Ted.
After emerging as a commercially successful Hollywood actor and shedding off his Disney kidskin, Zac starred in hit movies along with other successful actors like, Seth Rogen in Neighbors (2014), Robert De Niro in Dirty Grandpa (2016), Rose Byrne and Chloë Grace Moretz in the comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Priyanka Chopra in Baywatch (2017), James and Dave Franco in The Disaster Artist (2017), Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman (2017), Opposite Matthew McConaughey in The Beach Bum (2019) and finally the role of Ted Bundy opposite Lily Collins in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
Rich and Famous
Zac Efron was on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2008 at number 92, with estimated earnings of $5.8 million from June 2007 to June 2008. In April 2009, his declared personal wealth was about $10 million, which rose to $18 Million in May 2015.
- Efron was caught up in alcoholism and substance abuse for which he sought treatment in early 2013, and Luckily, He has been sober since June 2013.
- Efron was once fell so terribly at home that he broke his jaw and had it wired shut.
- Efron once engaged in a mutual fight with a homeless man in Skid row.
- Efron started his own production company in 2010, under Warner Bros., Ninjas Runnin’ Wild. The company played a great part in some of his critically acclaimed films.
- Efron is also running a Youtube Channel since March 2019, where he uploads fun daily life adventure vlogs, in a series called “Off The Grid w/ Zac Efron and also makes “Gym time” videos featuring famous celebrities.
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