Zac Efron (Zachary David Alexander Efron) is a Hollywood actor who became famous for his Disney movie series “High School Musical”. He mostly appears in comedies (“17 Again”, “Dirty Grandpa”), but the genre of melodrama (“The Lucky One,” “We Are Your Friends”) as well. Besides, the popular actor has a good voice – some songs for movies are recorded directly by the actor. He is young, famous, and rich. Follow this article and find out more about his roots and background.
Zac Efron Early Life
The talented actor was born on the 18th of October 1987, Zodiac of Libra. Actors parents, Daffyd Efron and Starla Baskett have Jewish roots. The boy’s father worked as a powerhouse engineer, and his mother served as a secretary in the office. He and his five years younger brother Dylan spent their childhood in the small Californian town of Arroyo Grande, about a three-hour drive from Hollywood. Despite being close to the center of the world film industry, their family lifestyle was ordinary. As a boy, he was always trying his best to bring great colors in everyday life; he was always around the house, singing songs of his composition.
David and Starla noticed the elder son’s singing talents and decided to steer him in the right direction, encouraging his interest in all kinds of auditions and talent competitions. When he was 11, the boy was sent to the Alan Hancock College of Performing Arts; where he immediately got into a performance of “Gypsy”, which he performed at the city’s theater. The performance was successful and popular, so he went on stage to perform this show almost 90 times. This is the time when his acting career started.
The second time he got the role in 2006 to be a star in the movie “High School Musical” along with the beautiful Vanessa Hudgens. Teenagers, whose life turned to cast on a school musical, were so pleasant to young viewers that soon two more films saw the light: “High School Musical 2” and “High School Musical 3: Senior Year“. In the first part, the young man sang on the soundtrack, but for the second and third parts, he personally recorded eight and ten songs.
In 2009, the actor was busy filming the comedy “17 Again”. In the story, hero Matthew Perry miraculously “gets younger” and starts school again with his children. The audience liked a good family movie and gave to the young celebrity’s career a new plus. Besides his acting skills, in this movie, the actor was also able to demonstrate an excellent basketball talent. This was not surprising since he is a big fan of sports and was practicing many, especially alpine skiing, snowboarding, and golf.
In 2015, the youth drama “We are your friends” about love and friendship, betrayal, and loyalty. In this film, our star appeared to the audience as DJ Cole, tormented by a dilemma between the heart and one advice.
In 2016, viewers could see their idol in the usual comedy genre. In January, the premiere of “Dirty Grandpa,” saw the light, where Zack stars as the grandson of hero Robert De Niro.
In 2017, the actor got the role in an entire remake of the popular ’90s Lords of Malibu series, where he starred next to Alexandra Daddario and Dwyane Johnson, as well as in the Golden Globe-nominated film The Greatest Showman.
It is too much to say that young celebrity was changing girlfriends like “gloves”; but still, the stories of his love affairs are very impressive. Many Western tabloids claimed that the actor returned to Vanessa Hudgens (his big love from the past); but he did not comment on these rumors, and in 2016 he still enjoyed his status as a Hollywood bachelor.
It is rumored that Alexandra Daddario, his partner in the movie “The Rescuers of Malibu,” was more than a friend. But as Alexandra later said, “We are friends, very good friends.” His girlfriend in 2024 is Halston Sage.
Zac Efron Net Worth 2024
As of 2024, Zac Efron has an estimated net worth of $24 million. The successful actor is the owner of an outstanding mansion in Los Angeles, California. He bought this luxurious house for $3.9 million.