Is Zac Efron married? No, he isn’t. This means that there is no one in Efron’s life to whom he may identify as his wife. His sexual orientation is straight and has been into the relationship with beautiful girlfriends. Previously, he met his former girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens in 2005 while working together for the filming of High School Musical.
They were reported to have broken up in late 2010. In September 2014, he was reported to have been dating model Sami Miró. The love partners separated in April 2016. He was also rumored to have dated his co-star of Baywatch, actress Alexandra Daddario who was in the relationship with actor Logan Lerman and Jason Fuchs in the past. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Efron below:
Who is Zac Efron?
Born as Zachary David Alexander Efron, he landed the planet on October 18, 1987, which makes the age of Zac Efron be 31 years old now. His place of birth is in San Luis Obispo, California, in the United States of America. He is an American actor who stepped into the industry in the early 2000s. However, he gained massive stardom and fame in the late 2000s after portraying the leading role in the High School Musical franchise as Troy Bolton.
He was also seen in 2007’s musical film Hairspray and impressed the audience through his outstanding role in 2009’s comedy film 17 Again. In addition to that, he is also credited for his appearances in movies like New Year’s Eve (2011), The Paperboy (2012), Dirty Grandpa (2016), Sorority Rising (2016), The Greatest Showman (2017) and much more.
Early Life and Education
The American actor was born in 1987 and his place of birth is in San Luis Obispo, California. He was the son to father David Efron and mother Starla Baskett. Talking more about his parents, his father is a professional electrical engineer whereas his mother is a secretary by profession. Both of his parents used to work for the same power station. He is not the only son to his parents but is also blessed with a brother named Dylan. Zac has spent a normal childhood period and later moved to Arroyo Grande, California with his family.
Belonging to the middle-class family, Zac’s possesses an Ashkenazi Jewish surname and regarding his religion, he is Jewish. However, he didn’t practice religion at an early age because he was grown up in an agnostic household.
It was Zac’s father who encouraged him to get interested in the acting field at the age of eleven. At first, he appeared in his high school’s theater productions. After that, he started contributing to The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville and also started taking music classes.
Soon, he performed in various shows like Gypsy, The Music Man and so on. His drama teacher named Robyn Metchik recommended him to a Los Angeles based agent. His drama teacher Robyn Metchik is none other than the mother of actors Aaron and Asher Metchik. He made a big breakthrough in his acting career by signing with the Creative Artists Agency.
In 2006, Zac completed his graduation from the Arroyo Grande High School. He didn’t enroll at the University despite being accepted by the University of Southern California. Later, he joined the community college named Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts which is located in Santa Maria, California.
Career and Professional Life
Initially, Zac started his professional acting career by appearing in guest roles on numbers of television series like The Guardian. He appeared in the first season of the WB series Summerland in 2004 playing the role of a recurring character.
Analyzing his performance, he was promoted to the main cast in the second season of the series. He also became the part of the 2004’s movie named Miracle Run which is a Lifetime television films. From the role in the film, he earned the nomination for Young Artist Award and was highly appreciated for his impressive role as an autistic twin.
Breakthrough from High School Musical
One of the biggest turning points in Zac’s professional acting career came when he became the part of the teen musical television film High School Musical in 2006. The television film was premiered in January 2006 on the Disney Channel and was described as Rome and Juliet’s modern adaptation. Zac appeared as a high school basketball player Troy Bolton and was starred alongside Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman and Corbin Bleu.
For his lead role, he was able to get recognition, especially among teen audiences. In 2007, he appeared in the musical comedy film Hairspray appearing as Link Larkin. The film turned out to be commercially successful and gained critical success as well. He reprised his lead role appearing as Troy Bolton in High School Musical 2 and 3. In 2009, he appeared in comedy 17 Again playing the role of a 34-year old man called Mike O’Donnell who turned into 17 years old.
His next release was drama Me and Orson Welles which premiered in September 2008 and was able to collect positive reviews from the audiences as well as from the critics. In 2010, he appeared in Charlie St. Cloud appearing in the title role. The movie was based on a supernatural romantic story that made an average performance in the box office. He played the role of Paul in romantic comedy film New Year’s Eve which is directed by Garry Marshall.
Despite being successful in the box office, the movie couldn’t impress the critics leaving it to earn negative reviews. In 2012, Zac played a supporting role in comedy-drama film Liberal Arts. The same year, he appeared in The Paperboy as Jack Jansen which was directed by Lee Daniels. John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, David Oyelowo and Matthew McConaughey were also starred in the movie alongside him.
The movie received mixed reviews from the critics and was released widely in May 2012. The same year, he contributed his voice for the animated movie called The Lorax which became commercially successful. He made a lead role as Logan Thibault in the romantic drama The Lucky One. His next release was drama At Any Price and the historical drama Parkland which were premiered in Venice International Film Festival in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
In 2014, he portrayed the role of Jason in the comedy-romantic drama film That Awkward Moment. He was also the executive producer of the movie and was starred alongside Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller. The same year, Zac was seen in adult comedy film Neighbors which was directed by Nicholas Stoller. He made a single film released in 2015 which was We Are Your Friends by Max Joseph. In the drama, he played the role of a struggling DJ named Cole Carter.
His next release was the adult comedy Dirty Grandpa which was released on January 22, 2016, and also stars Zoey Deutch, Robert De Niro and Aubrey Plaza. For its crude humor, the film mainly received critics’ negative comments but proved to be commercially hit. He appeared in the sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising released in May of 2016 and was both successful commercially and from critics. Zac appeared in Baywatch which is an action-comedy movie directed by Seth Gordon and released on May 25, 2017, in the United States.
The movie earned positive reviews and comments and was able to collect five nominations. The same year, he appeared as Phillip Carlyle in the American musical film titled The Greatest Showman which was directed by Michael Gracey. The news came out in May 2017 which stated that Zac would appear as a serial killer named Ted Bundy in the upcoming thriller movie directed titled “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”.
Zac Efron isn’t married and therefore we could introduce his wife as of now. At present, the American actor is believed to be single but might have maintained his personal profile low. Regarding his past relationship, he dated actress Vanessa Hudgens and ended their relationship in December 2010. He also remained in the relationship with model Sami Miró from September 2014 to April 2016.
Zac Efron stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches tall and has a well-maintained physique. He has done hard jobs to get such an adorable body and fitness. It’s amazing to see him turned from scrawny to brawny and the credit goes to his workout and diet plans.
Previously, he was struggling with alcoholism and therefore went for the treatment in early 2013. Since July 2013, he has quit drinking habits completely and adopted a healthy way of living. He injured his jaw in November 2013 by falling in his home. He was caught involved in the fight with a homeless man in March 2014.
Salary and Net worth
American actor Zac Efron has an estimated net worth of 24 million USD. He is in the professional acting industry since 2002 and has amassed an impressive amount of fortune in his account. It’s amazing to see a boy born and raised in a middle-class family is now a millionaire with millions of people on his followers’ list.
Besides these monetary fortunes, Zak has made the number of awards and nominations in his name. He is the receiver of the Teen Choice Awards in various categories for multiple times and has garnered the awards like Choice Romance Movie Actor, Choice Drama Movie Actor, Choice Movie Rockstar Moment, Choice Breakout TV Star, Best Ensemble Cast, Best TV Actor, Fave Movie Star, Best Shirtless Performance, Best Breakthrough Performance, Comedy Star of the Year and Best Acting Ensemble.
Wiki and Facts
One can explore Zac Efron’s bio on various wiki sites including IMDb and Wikipedia. The American actor is active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @ZacEfron, @zacefron and @ZacEfron respectively. He has garnered more than 18, 37 and 16 million followers in his Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profile respectively.