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Zac Efron Biography

Birth Name:
Zachary David Alexander Efron
Birth Place:
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Began acting in community theater when he was 11
  • Accepted to University of Southern California, but deferred his spot in order to concentrate on acting
  • Duet with Vanessa Hudgens, "Breaking Free" (from High School Musical), jumped from No
  • 86 to No
  • 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in one week, the biggest leap at that point in the chart's history
  • The first new artist to have two songs ("Breaking Free" and "Get'cha Head in the Game") debut simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Cast in the 2011 remake of Footloose, but dropped out of the project before filming began in order to tackle more diverse projects
  • Donated his first car (and a chance to hang out with him) to a Make-A-Wish auction in 2014


  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Song: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated